Breaking Down The LUNKERHUNT Spider

The LUNKERHUNT Spider is one of the most innovative bass baits to hit the market in a long time. There's been lots gimmicks thrown at anglers over the years but this is a bait that does not disappoint!

In this video our good friend Jeff at Burly Fishing breaks down the bait and then at the 4:20 mark starts giving you some live fishing action with some topwater blowups. You want to wish this video if you're trying to land more fish via topwater baits. 

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Video Transcript
Jeff Burlingame:

What is going on, you guys? It's Jeff from Burly Fishing here on the MONSTERBASS channel. I'm talking to you guys about these dangly crazy things right here. You guys may have received a Lunkerhunt Phantom Spider in your limited edition Lunkerhunt takeover box this month for MONSTERBASS. If you did, I want to talk to you about why this bait is hands down one of my favorite baits of all time. If not my favorite bait of all time, definitely my favorite frogging hollow body style bait of all time. I'm going to talk to you guys about why here in a second. Before I do, be sure to subscribe to the MONSTERBASS channel and go check out my channel Burly Fishing. Subscribe to both, hit that like button, ringing notification bell, do all the good things, so you can see when we're dropping more videos for hot tips, giveaways and all that jazz.

Jeff Burlingame:
Let's talk about this bait though, for a second. Okay. So the Lunkerhunt Phantom Spider retails for about nine bucks anywhere you can get it. So you already know you're getting a sick deal, getting one of these bad boys in the box this month. The reason it's such a fantastic bait, I believe, is just that it's more of the finessey hollow body bait. So this is a top water obviously. We've got the hollow body at the tail end of the spider there. It looks, gosh, dang realistic, doesn't it? That's awesome. And then you get this crazy action from these legs.

Jeff Burlingame:
So normally with a hollow body frog bait, you're looking at a little heavier than this. This is a quarter ounce. It's going to have a lighter drop or plop on the water, if you will. It's not going to really create that big old splash that you get with a frog. You're also not getting that long tail skirt that you get on a lot of different frogs or even a prop on the back. So I consider this more of a finessey option. If I got finicky bass, it's a super hot day. I'm just having a tough time getting bites on the frog and I really want that top water bite, this is my go-to choice 100% of the time. I always keep this in my tackle box. I've got two different colors I normally carry. I know you've got one in this box, but we actually gave one away over the winter too. It was in the box. So if you've been with MONSTERBASS for a while, like me, you might have two. Or else, go, just pick up another one.

Jeff Burlingame:
I like having a light body for one option and a dark body for another option so that you have two major presentation options for the fish.

Jeff Burlingame:
As far as colors go, it comes in plenty of different colors. But for me personally, if I have one light, one dark, I'm pretty much good to go in 99.9% of conditions.

Jeff Burlingame:
Let's talk about the action on this thing. How you're going to fish this is maybe a little different than you would fish your normal top water, hollow body frog. You can pop this across the water so you can work it with the rods, just snap, snap, snap. I like to do a little pop, pop, pause, pause on lily pads. And then I like to actually slow reel it from pad to pad. Whenever you have an open pocket, these legs, they actually freestyle swim, basically, over those open water sections. So it's a swimmable top water bait where these legs have so much action and they're a lot wider, right? So normally a frog, you're going to get maybe like that with right there.

Jeff Burlingame:
This thing brings you out to double, maybe triple the width of most frogs. So it was covering a lot of surface area and causing little micro disruptions on the water and it drives a bass freaking crazy. Pretty amazing to see.

Jeff Burlingame:
The other nice thing, and again, why I consider this more of a finessey type top water bait. Look at the hooks. So normally on a frog, you're going to have much more stout hooks that you have to hammer into the top of that bass's mouth. These are slightly lighter wire hooks. So they're easier to actually hook a bass with which is nice. It means you can catch small ones and big ones and they're super sharp. Barb is good. They stay pinned, trust me. In fact, let me show you guys right now some top water actions.

Jeff Burlingame:
So here's a week of fishing I did with my buddy Paul. Co-host of my podcast, the Burly Fishing podcast, #shoutout. We went fish just a tiny little pond. We're like, "Hey, let's try some top water action." And we wanted to make sure we caught some fish on this bad boy. So here's a couple of solid catches. You guys can see how this thing actually works a little bit on the water too. Also, the fact that I thought it was a joke. This is not a joke. It's not a joke in a box. It's a real deal. So check it out.

Jeff Burlingame:
Dude, look at this spider. It's got some pretty good action. We're going to try this out. First, cast with the spider. It's really light, dude. It's a good amount of splashing going on. And then I think you can even kind of... If you reel it, the legs kind of crawl across the top, which is pretty sweet.

Jeff Burlingame:
So we're going to have a time casting this, but I think it's going to be worth it. This would also be a good open water hollow body bait, I think, with those legs. Kind of stoked for the black. That real dark, the dark body. That dark silhouette should be pretty good for us I think. Not taking on water, which is nice. We might have to get way, way back there I'm thinking.

Jeff Burlingame:
Yo, yo, we're on. Oh God. Yes, yes, yes, yes. Freak, yes. You got it. The spider. The spider. Yes. That looks so bad ass in the mouth. Are you kidding me? Boys, the spider happened. Look at how dinky he is. This guy ate a giant spider. Come on, you. Bye, dude. And she's okay. She held up, man. She's durable. I'm surprised. I thought I was going to lose some legs right away. That was right on. Right when it landed.

Jeff Burlingame:
Let's see, we've got a monster back here. That's what I'm waiting for. Yup. On again, boys. Stay, stay, stay, stay. Yes. Are you freaking kidding me? Dude. Twice. Twice. Dude, yes. That right there is another drink, but they are loving these spiders dude. Later, friend. Yes, it wasn't a fluke. All right. So we've had three blow ups, two landed. Not a bad frog percentage. I'd say if you guys are getting into frog fishing, having a good hook on that frog makes obviously a lot of difference. It's going to mean the difference between you landing five blowups or missing five blowups, right? I even slipped off on that one. Let go of the reel and still landed them.

Jeff Burlingame:
And they're kind of like in a little two, three pop pause. They're tiny, but I mean, who cares? Dude, getting a frog bite at all is so dope. Getting it on a spider or those ridiculous top water baits so much better.

Jeff Burlingame:
If you guys are struggling with landing bites on these hollow bodies too, kind of like top water, I like to hear the explosion, see the explosion. As soon as you see the water ripple down, give it half a second and then set the hook hard. Bass do like to spit their baits. But the way the hooks are set up on a frog, it's hard for them to spit it. So they'll take the whole bait and inhale it from the surface and go down. As soon as they go wonder that's when you want to set that hook hard. You'll have them.

Jeff Burlingame:
This is the spot. This is the spot. Oh my God. He hit it so subtle. I waited, man. I waited. He hit it so subtly. Dang it. I told you that was the spot, told you. Dang it. He didn't eat it at all. Fricking eh, dude. Twice. That could be the same fish. That could be the same fricking fish. Yanked on my spider. Dude, twice. Twice he hit that. Are you kidding me?

Jeff Burlingame:
All right. Third time's a charm, baby. Third time. Come on. Yep. Yep. Yep. Yep. You're mine, you're mine, your mine. You're mine. Oh, three times. Three times. Are you freaking kidding me? Three times to get this stupid fish. Oh my gosh. Thank you buddy. Thanks for being patient. That was awesome. If you can get the bass to inhale it, these freaking dinks... This one, I'm telling you, if you guys aren't throwing frogs, because you're like, "Oh, only big fish are going to eat it." I'm telling you, this guy went for this thing. That right there, anything will eat this. You got to be kidding me. Love you, bud. Thank you so much.

Jeff Burlingame:
Yo, we're on. It's taken, it's taken, taken. Yes. Dude, look at the dink. This is all that's in here. Oh my gosh. Holy cow. Oh, that was a good hook set. Look at that. That was probably my best of the day. For sure. There we go. There we go. All right. This little buddy's bringing them. Bring them back. Yeah, buddy.

Jeff Burlingame:
All right. So as you can see, this thing works. No joke. It catches fish. You guys need to take this out right now and go fish those top water situations. Anywhere you see pads, dirty cover, tall grass, all that stuff, chuck this into that dirty, dir


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Breaking Down The LUNKERHUNT Spider

Breaking Down The LUNKERHUNT Spider

Jul 16, 2020 7 Comments Fishing Tips

The LUNKERHUNT Spider is one of the most innovative bass baits to hit the market in a long time. There's been lots gimmicks thrown at anglers over the years but this is a bait that does not disappoint!

In this video our good friend Jeff at Burly Fishing breaks down the bait and then at the 4:20 mark starts giving you some live fishing action with some topwater blowups. You want to wish this video if you're trying to land more fish via topwater baits. 

If you're interested in taking your tackle selection to the next level, our team hand selects perfect tackle & gear based on where you love to fish the most.

Join today and save $10 off your first box. 
Use code SAVE10 at checkout.  JOIN NOW

 

Video Transcript
Jeff Burlingame:

What is going on, you guys? It's Jeff from Burly Fishing here on the MONSTERBASS channel. I'm talking to you guys about these dangly crazy things right here. You guys may have received a Lunkerhunt Phantom Spider in your limited edition Lunkerhunt takeover box this month for MONSTERBASS. If you did, I want to talk to you about why this bait is hands down one of my favorite baits of all time. If not my favorite bait of all time, definitely my favorite frogging hollow body style bait of all time. I'm going to talk to you guys about why here in a second. Before I do, be sure to subscribe to the MONSTERBASS channel and go check out my channel Burly Fishing. Subscribe to both, hit that like button, ringing notification bell, do all the good things, so you can see when we're dropping more videos for hot tips, giveaways and all that jazz.

Jeff Burlingame:
Let's talk about this bait though, for a second. Okay. So the Lunkerhunt Phantom Spider retails for about nine bucks anywhere you can get it. So you already know you're getting a sick deal, getting one of these bad boys in the box this month. The reason it's such a fantastic bait, I believe, is just that it's more of the finessey hollow body bait. So this is a top water obviously. We've got the hollow body at the tail end of the spider there. It looks, gosh, dang realistic, doesn't it? That's awesome. And then you get this crazy action from these legs.

Jeff Burlingame:
So normally with a hollow body frog bait, you're looking at a little heavier than this. This is a quarter ounce. It's going to have a lighter drop or plop on the water, if you will. It's not going to really create that big old splash that you get with a frog. You're also not getting that long tail skirt that you get on a lot of different frogs or even a prop on the back. So I consider this more of a finessey option. If I got finicky bass, it's a super hot day. I'm just having a tough time getting bites on the frog and I really want that top water bite, this is my go-to choice 100% of the time. I always keep this in my tackle box. I've got two different colors I normally carry. I know you've got one in this box, but we actually gave one away over the winter too. It was in the box. So if you've been with MONSTERBASS for a while, like me, you might have two. Or else, go, just pick up another one.

Jeff Burlingame:
I like having a light body for one option and a dark body for another option so that you have two major presentation options for the fish.

Jeff Burlingame:
As far as colors go, it comes in plenty of different colors. But for me personally, if I have one light, one dark, I'm pretty much good to go in 99.9% of conditions.

Jeff Burlingame:
Let's talk about the action on this thing. How you're going to fish this is maybe a little different than you would fish your normal top water, hollow body frog. You can pop this across the water so you can work it with the rods, just snap, snap, snap. I like to do a little pop, pop, pause, pause on lily pads. And then I like to actually slow reel it from pad to pad. Whenever you have an open pocket, these legs, they actually freestyle swim, basically, over those open water sections. So it's a swimmable top water bait where these legs have so much action and they're a lot wider, right? So normally a frog, you're going to get maybe like that with right there.

Jeff Burlingame:
This thing brings you out to double, maybe triple the width of most frogs. So it was covering a lot of surface area and causing little micro disruptions on the water and it drives a bass freaking crazy. Pretty amazing to see.

Jeff Burlingame:
The other nice thing, and again, why I consider this more of a finessey type top water bait. Look at the hooks. So normally on a frog, you're going to have much more stout hooks that you have to hammer into the top of that bass's mouth. These are slightly lighter wire hooks. So they're easier to actually hook a bass with which is nice. It means you can catch small ones and big ones and they're super sharp. Barb is good. They stay pinned, trust me. In fact, let me show you guys right now some top water actions.

Jeff Burlingame:
So here's a week of fishing I did with my buddy Paul. Co-host of my podcast, the Burly Fishing podcast, #shoutout. We went fish just a tiny little pond. We're like, "Hey, let's try some top water action." And we wanted to make sure we caught some fish on this bad boy. So here's a couple of solid catches. You guys can see how this thing actually works a little bit on the water too. Also, the fact that I thought it was a joke. This is not a joke. It's not a joke in a box. It's a real deal. So check it out.

Jeff Burlingame:
Dude, look at this spider. It's got some pretty good action. We're going to try this out. First, cast with the spider. It's really light, dude. It's a good amount of splashing going on. And then I think you can even kind of... If you reel it, the legs kind of crawl across the top, which is pretty sweet.

Jeff Burlingame:
So we're going to have a time casting this, but I think it's going to be worth it. This would also be a good open water hollow body bait, I think, with those legs. Kind of stoked for the black. That real dark, the dark body. That dark silhouette should be pretty good for us I think. Not taking on water, which is nice. We might have to get way, way back there I'm thinking.

Jeff Burlingame:
Yo, yo, we're on. Oh God. Yes, yes, yes, yes. Freak, yes. You got it. The spider. The spider. Yes. That looks so bad ass in the mouth. Are you kidding me? Boys, the spider happened. Look at how dinky he is. This guy ate a giant spider. Come on, you. Bye, dude. And she's okay. She held up, man. She's durable. I'm surprised. I thought I was going to lose some legs right away. That was right on. Right when it landed.

Jeff Burlingame:
Let's see, we've got a monster back here. That's what I'm waiting for. Yup. On again, boys. Stay, stay, stay, stay. Yes. Are you freaking kidding me? Dude. Twice. Twice. Dude, yes. That right there is another drink, but they are loving these spiders dude. Later, friend. Yes, it wasn't a fluke. All right. So we've had three blow ups, two landed. Not a bad frog percentage. I'd say if you guys are getting into frog fishing, having a good hook on that frog makes obviously a lot of difference. It's going to mean the difference between you landing five blowups or missing five blowups, right? I even slipped off on that one. Let go of the reel and still landed them.

Jeff Burlingame:
And they're kind of like in a little two, three pop pause. They're tiny, but I mean, who cares? Dude, getting a frog bite at all is so dope. Getting it on a spider or those ridiculous top water baits so much better.

Jeff Burlingame:
If you guys are struggling with landing bites on these hollow bodies too, kind of like top water, I like to hear the explosion, see the explosion. As soon as you see the water ripple down, give it half a second and then set the hook hard. Bass do like to spit their baits. But the way the hooks are set up on a frog, it's hard for them to spit it. So they'll take the whole bait and inhale it from the surface and go down. As soon as they go wonder that's when you want to set that hook hard. You'll have them.

Jeff Burlingame:
This is the spot. This is the spot. Oh my God. He hit it so subtle. I waited, man. I waited. He hit it so subtly. Dang it. I told you that was the spot, told you. Dang it. He didn't eat it at all. Fricking eh, dude. Twice. That could be the same fish. That could be the same fricking fish. Yanked on my spider. Dude, twice. Twice he hit that. Are you kidding me?

Jeff Burlingame:
All right. Third time's a charm, baby. Third time. Come on. Yep. Yep. Yep. Yep. You're mine, you're mine, your mine. You're mine. Oh, three times. Three times. Are you freaking kidding me? Three times to get this stupid fish. Oh my gosh. Thank you buddy. Thanks for being patient. That was awesome. If you can get the bass to inhale it, these freaking dinks... This one, I'm telling you, if you guys aren't throwing frogs, because you're like, "Oh, only big fish are going to eat it." I'm telling you, this guy went for this thing. That right there, anything will eat this. You got to be kidding me. Love you, bud. Thank you so much.

Jeff Burlingame:
Yo, we're on. It's taken, it's taken, taken. Yes. Dude, look at the dink. This is all that's in here. Oh my gosh. Holy cow. Oh, that was a good hook set. Look at that. That was probably my best of the day. For sure. There we go. There we go. All right. This little buddy's bringing them. Bring them back. Yeah, buddy.

Jeff Burlingame:
All right. So as you can see, this thing works. No joke. It catches fish. You guys need to take this out right now and go fish those top water situations. Anywhere you see pads, dirty cover, tall grass, all that stuff, chuck this into that dirty, dir

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Donnie Rhodes

One hit from a dink, about 3/4 lb., and the spider never floated again. Best it would do was run about 3 inches under the surface and, Yes, I squeezed the water out of it.