Top Water Lures

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Massimo - QD160 - Floating Stickbait

Massimo - QD160 - Floating Stickbait Massimo lures are 100% handcrafted stick baits made in New Z...

Massimo - QD160 - Floating Stickbait Massimo lures are 100% handcrafted stick baits made in New Zealand by creator Hiroyuki Mashimo. These lures have an incredible finish with 11 layers of epoxy coatings, including an undercoating to make it extra durable and one tuff lure. The unique shape helps the lure sit vertically on the water whilst paused, then creating a bubble trail once swept through the water.   The QD160 is one of Massimo’s lighter top water stick baits coming in at 160mm long, p...

$125.95

TP Kustom - Catelyn 150g - Floating Stickbait

TP Kustom - Catelyn 150g - Floating Stickbait The Catelyn floating stickbait is one of TP Kustom...

TP Kustom - Catelyn 150g - Floating Stickbait The Catelyn floating stickbait is one of TP Kustom’s earliest designs with a proven track record. This larger version comes in at 150 grams and 240mm in length. The Catelyn is a floating stickbait that is easy to work in all weather conditions. This lure leaves an awesome bubble trail and then dives erratically underneath the surface of the water where it swims in a side-to-side action. The slender, responsive design means you can make easy adjus...

$67.95

FCL Labo - EBI SC220 102g - Popper

FCL Labo - EBI SC220 102g - Popper The FCL EBI SC220 is one of the easiest poppers to work thanks...

FCL Labo - EBI SC220 102g - Popper The FCL EBI SC220 is one of the easiest poppers to work thanks to is slender design. Seen here is the 102 gram, 220mm length version. The lure is tail weighted and will cast great distances. The weight distribution also ensures this lure sits tail down in the water, making it a go-to in rough conditions. Like all FCL Labo products, the EBI SC220 is built from high quality materials, with an exceptional paint finish and many layers of epoxy. This saltwater po...

$79.95

TP Kustom - Sansa 120g - Sinking Stickbait

TP Kustom - Sansa 120g - Sinking Stickbait The Sansa is another top notch sinking stickbait from ...

TP Kustom - Sansa 120g - Sinking Stickbait The Sansa is another top notch sinking stickbait from the legendary TP Kustom that we’re excited to offer to anglers in Australia. This larger version weighs 120g and in 210mm in length. This slow sinking lure combines body roll with an enticing ‘S’ swimming action to imitate a wounded baitfish with every sweep of the rod. The Sansa stickbait is a great lure to use in rougher conditions. When surface bites dry up, let the Sansa sink lower in the wate...

$64.95

Massimo - QD220 - Floating Stickbait

Massimo - QD220 - Floating Stickbait Massimo lures are 100% handcrafted stick baits made in New Z...

Massimo - QD220 - Floating Stickbait Massimo lures are 100% handcrafted stick baits made in New Zealand by creator Hiroyuki Mashimo. These stick baits have an incredible finish with 11 layers of epoxy coatings, including an undercoating to make it extra durable and one tuff lure. The unique shape helps the lure sit vertically on the water whilst paused, then creating a bubble trail once swept through the water.   Massimo’s QD220 stick bait comes in at 100g and 220mm long. Best suited for medi...

$165.95

Massimo - QD270 - Floating Stickbait

Massimo - QD270 - Floating Stick bait Massimo lures are 100% handcrafted stick baits made in New ...

Massimo - QD270 - Floating Stick bait Massimo lures are 100% handcrafted stick baits made in New Zealand by creator Hiroyuki Mashimo. These stick baits have an incredible finish with 11 layers of epoxy coatings, including an undercoating to make it extra durable and one tuff lure. The unique shape helps the lure sit vertically on the water whilst paused, then creating a bubble trail once swept through the water.   One of Massimo’s larger editions, the QD270 is perfect for chasing your next tr...

$185.95

FCL Labo - CSP-S220S 137g - Sinking Stickbait

FCL Labo - CSP-S220S 137g - Sinking Stickbait FCL Labo bring us another surefire winner with the ...

FCL Labo - CSP-S220S 137g - Sinking Stickbait FCL Labo bring us another surefire winner with the CSP S220S. It’s designed to be used with a long powerful sweeping action combined with pauses under the surface. The lure’s scintillating action is thanks to its sharp, chiseled face design which forces water to flow past its sides. As it sinks down the water column, the lure creates a bubble trail that nearby predators find irresistible.  The CSP series is known for its hypnotic wobble. The basic...

$64.95

FCL Labo - TG163 62g - Floating Stickbait

FCL Labo - TG163 62g - Floating Stickbait Another topwater weapon from FCL Labo, the TG163 Minnow...

FCL Labo - TG163 62g - Floating Stickbait Another topwater weapon from FCL Labo, the TG163 Minnow is a floating stickbait that works just under the surface when retrieved, due to the angled head of the lure. Packed with incredible detail and an exceptional finish, it’s the perfect lure for reef flats as it won’t sink too deep and get snagged up. The FCL Labo name is synonymous with quality, and at Fish Pig we’re proud to be stocking this top quality brand. Anglers love the superior build and ...

$67.95

FCL Labo - CSPEXT230S 215g - Sinking Stickbait

FCL Labo - CSPEXT230S 215g - Sinking Stickbait Given a wider design than the CSP-S220S, the CSP-E...

FCL Labo - CSPEXT230S 215g - Sinking Stickbait Given a wider design than the CSP-S220S, the CSP-EXT230s is blessed with near perfect buoyancy when matched with the correct hooks. The recommended technique for this stickbait is using long sweeps or short and fast sweeps with long pauses in between. When the lure is sitting perfectly still is when predators like kingfish, tuna and GT will strike. The CSP series is known for its hypnotic wobble. The basic wobble method can be characterised by se...

$89.95

TP Kustom - Catelyn 70g - Floating Stickbait

TP Kustom - Catelyn 70g - Floating Stickbait The Catelyn floating stickbait is one of TP Kustom’s...

TP Kustom - Catelyn 70g - Floating Stickbait The Catelyn floating stickbait is one of TP Kustom’s earliest designs with a proven track record. This 70 gram, 180mm version is the smaller of the floating Catelyn lures. The Catelyn has an attractive action that’s easy to work in all weather conditions. This lure leaves an awesome bubble trail and then dives erratically underneath the surface of the water where it swims in a side-to-side action. The slender, responsive design means you can make e...

$55.95

TP Kustom - Jaime 150g - Popper

TP Kustom - Jaime 150g - Popper The TP Kustom Jaime is a long popper with an elongated design and...

TP Kustom - Jaime 150g - Popper The TP Kustom Jaime is a long popper with an elongated design and a large cup face. This version of the Jaime weighs 150g and is 225mm in length. It’s designed to displace a lot of water, creating a huge commotion and drawing the attention of all nearby fish. Its design allows for a long cast—simply close the bale arm just before the lure hits the surface to ensure the line is tight, and you’ll get a big pop as soon as it hits the water. To create the popping a...

$65.95

TP Kustom - Sansa 70g - Sinking Stickbait

TP Kustom - Sansa 70g - Sinking Stickbait TP Kustom bring another weapon to the table with this 7...

TP Kustom - Sansa 70g - Sinking Stickbait TP Kustom bring another weapon to the table with this 70 gram, 170mm length smaller version of the Sansa. The Sansa is a sinking stickbait that’s a joy to work in all weather conditions. Like its bigger siblings, this is a slow sinking lure with a hypnotic ‘S’ swimming action with every sweep of the rod. The Sansa stickbait can be worked just below the surface on a fast retrieve, or let it sink, because it’ll happily go lower in the water column. This...

$60.95

Stickbaits

Stickbait lures are generally a long shape with a thin profile designed to imitate the swimming action of a fish in distress, either on the surface of the water or sub-surface. Stickbaits require the angler to create some action through moving the rod, and each lure will impart its own unique action. This action is usually created through long sweeps of the rod combined with pauses and short, sharp sweeps. You can also vary the action by switching between a fast retrieve and slow retrieve. 

Stickbaits are usually broken down into two types: floating and sinking. You can find out more about each type below.

Floating Stickbaits 

Floating stickbaits sit on the surface when paused, and dive under the water when retrieved to impart their unique action. When choosing a floating stickbait there are a couple of things to consider: firstly, what type of fish you are targeting, and secondly the specifications of the rod. Once you have determined that it’s time to think about hook size. Hook size is important because you need the lure to maintain its balance to work correctly and stay inside the parameters of your rod specs. There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to hook type and size, so long as the hook will be sufficiently strong to cleanly hook the fish and not straighten during the fight.  

Sinking Stickbaits

Sinking stickbaits, as the name suggests, sink down the water column. They are heavier than floating stickbaits in order to properly sink. When it comes to sinking stickbaits there are many different varieties available, with the main differences being in sinking speed and action. Some may sink horizontally, while others are designed to impart action while sinking. You should keep these factors in mind when selecting your hooks, however hook size on a sinking stickbait is not as crucial as it is with floating stickbaits— due to the sinking nature of the lure, weight is your friend. Larger hooks can help with sink rate and targeting bigger fish. So long as the lure is still working as designed then you are good to go. We’ve found stickbaits to be particularly lethal when chasing kingfish, Spanish mackerel and dogtooth tuna. If you have any questions about fishing with stickbaits, feel free to get in touch.

Popper Lures 

Poppers tend to be a large profile lure with a cup face which varies in size and depth. The cupped face is the fundamental design feature of the lure; when the popper is worked correctly, water is displaced by the cup face, creating an explosion of water and a distinctive “bloop” sound. This is intended to imitate a surface strike of a smaller fish, waking up bigger predators in the area which are then attracted to the action and sound that the popper makes. 

Pencil Poppers

Pencil poppers have become popular with topwater anglers over the years as this long slender profile lure with a small cup faces imitates the action of a fleeing bait fish. This action is very effective as predatory fish revert to their instincts and don’t want to miss an opportunity for an easy meal.

Diving Poppers

Diving Poppers have a smaller cup face profile are very effective lures for diving deeper when surface bites are shut down. These poppers still create a “bloop” and displace water, but also dive sub-surface, leaving an attention-grabbing bubble trail behind the lure as it imparts action under the water. The diving popper will then float back to the top and sit on the surface. This is a very effective hybrid lure. Like stickbaits, there are many different shapes and sizes of popper to choose from. It’s important to have a selection of big cup-face poppers, pencil poppers and diving poppers. Poppers can be devastating when used correctly and are great for targeting pelagics of all sizes.