The Wave Walker is a nicely finished cigar shaped topwater plug that is versatile nearshore, especially around obstructions. A "walk the dog" type retrieve or a steady retrieve with pauses can elicit big attacks from below. Gibbs did a good job with the finish on this line of plugs.
Gibbs "The Original" Danny Surface Swimmer 3.5 OZ
The outstanding ability of this plug to attract big bass is due to the unique swimming action it creates. Unlike minnow type plugs that swim from the nose, the Danny pivots from a fulcrum in the center of its body.
Let the current do most of the work, and vary your retriever as you move the bait through different types of water. An occasional jerk of the rod tip that causes the plug to spurt or splash lightly can be very effective. At night however, a steadier retriever is more desirable. Fine-tuning should be restricted to the stainless wire eye of the plug, leaving the pan lip in its original shape. Bend the eye up slightly to obtain a deeper retriever, and down for more surface action. Unlike our direct tie recommendation with other plugs, the Danny will work better from a black Duo Lock snap for a freer swimming action. A swivel is not needed. Remember, keep those hooks sharp and re-tie frequently to keep fresh line at the business end of your efforts.
Elite Tackle Tip. This is a big plug for big bass that excels around rocky shorelines, especially at night. This is a plug that has historically been modified with an eel skin covering the plug for even more big fish appeal.
Gibbs Casting Swimmer
More commonly referred to as the "Bottle Plug" this is our "Derby Special" due to "derby" winners it has been credited with. No metal lip allows fthis plug to really reach the "off beach" rips.
FISH Northeast Tip-In still water, keep this plug moving steadily since the nose creates the action. The bottle plug needs far less effort fished in a current. A great plug to put a teaser in front of for added appeal.
Gibbs Lures NeedleFish
The needlefish is a surf casting classic. Initiating a sand eel or similar narrow bodied bait fish, a slow, steady retrieve in shallower water can draw explosive strikes. Fishes even better with a dropper fly 20” or so ahead of the plug. A must have plug for Striper hunting after dark. Full wood construction with heavy duty components and VMC hooks.