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Unfair Lures "DawgWalker"

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Unfair Lures "DawgWalker"

Lure Make & Model

Use:
Saltwater
Lure type:
MSRP ($):
9.99

Unfair Lures offers an expanding line of hard baits, that fit the bill for many kayak anglers. Each with features that make it unique in the market. The “DawgWalker” features a swivel tie point to reduce line twist and enhance action, and has five internal rattles for fish-attracting sound.

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(Updated: April 08, 2014)
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Unfair Lures Dawgslider 68

During a recent fishing trip I received a box of different Unfair Lures to try. One of the lures, the Dawgslider 68, I was particularly interested in trying. I didn’t get a chance during the trip to test it out, but after I returned home that little lure permeated my thoughts. I had to try it out because it looked like a deadly little topwater bait.

I finally had the chance one morning as I loaded my truck for a few hours of beach snook fishing. I tied the Dawgslider 68 in the Gold Pearl Tan color to one of my rods and stopped by a little bass pond on the way to the beach. I cast the lure out onto the still morning water. The little lightweight lure sailed through the air and landed an impossible distance away. I worked the lure as a “walking” style topwater lure and noticed how slow I was able to retrieve it while still maintaining the action of the bait. On the first cast it was slammed and disappeared below the water. I reeled up a small bass and continued to the beach. One cast, one fish. It looked like the start of a great day.

I arrived at beach access #7 on Bonita Beach, an area renowned for summertime snook fishing. I walked up the beach a short distance without seeing any fish. There was baitfish moving about 30 feet from the shore, so I casted the little topwater lure out and began my retrieve. About 20 feet out, a snook launched itself out of the water, taking my Dawgslider 68 with him. After a short fight, I landed the snook and saw that he had inhaled the small lure. I performed a delicate hook extrication with my needle nose pliers and the snook was released. About one hour and three snook later, I called it a morning.

As with all Unfair Lure products, the Dawgslider 68 is assembled in China with multiple components “Proudly sourced in the USA”. It has two Eagle Claw Lazer Sharp trebles (the rear hook dressed with Mylar) and instead of the usual split-ring tie point, it has a Crane swivel attachment. There is an obvious attention to detail lacking in similar lures that are priced higher. This little lure weighs a scant 3/8 oz, but casts like a bullet! Its about 2.75 inches long. The retail price is around $7.95 and is available in Independent Tackle Shops only. As far as the warranty for Unfair Lures, if anything goes wrong with your lure, Paul will repair or replace it with pleasure.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
7-15 times

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Pros:
Price, size, colors, ease of use
Cons:
availability
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