Summer 2022:

Seems as if bluefish in the Northeast have been prevalent this year. Maybe the new regulations are working in their favor. Whatever the case, it's been a banner year for gators. Let's hope the trend continues! I love this fish, except when trying to release them with no harm to either myself or fish. Click here to see what I decided to do about that: CLICK


Magnum Walker

A large profile bait imitation at 8". Weighing in at 3 oz it has a weight to length ratio of 3/8, but this is not a distance plug. This is a finesse plug intended to be "walked" slowly back and forth on the water's surface to elicit explosive strikes. Size 4/0 belly and tail hooks. Floating.


A small profile bait imitation at 6". Weighing in at 1.75 oz it has a weight to length ratio of 3/10. This is a finesse plug intended to be "walked" slowly back and forth on the water's surface to elicit explosive strikes. Great for freshwater pike and bass as well as in the salt. Size 2/0 belly and tail hooks. Floating.

Glider Fat

Much like the Shad Swimmer this plug is intended to represent deeper bellied baitfish such as bunker, butterfish, pinfish and shad. This is a slow sinking lure that will swim relatively quickly back and forth just under the surface. 6" - 2.65 oz - 3/0 hooks. Sinking.

Shad Swimmer

A swim bait with a 1/2 Pikie lip to swim deeper in the water column, especially in heavier currents. Sides are flattened and splayed to move the weight towards the rear for casting distance and action. Belly weighted to ensure position in current. 6-1/2" long weighing 2.85 oz. 3/0 belly treble and 4/0 dressed single siwash hook on tail. Sinking.

Big Eye

A shorter plug at 6" and at 2.25 oz weight has a weight/length ratio of nearly 2/5. Max diam. 1-1/8". It's shorter length allows for less wind resistance when casting so distance is achieved. The shorter length also allows for a more rapid side to side action. A full 1/2" diameter eye for max attraction. Size 3/0 tail and belly hooks. Sinking, but works on surface.


A long, slender baitfish imitation. Unweighted and measures 8" long with a weight of 2 oz. A bucktail dressed teaser hook at the tail and a belly treble gives the right balance when combined with this plug's profile. Size 3/0 belly treble and dressed 4/0 single inline tail hook. Floating.


A long 7-1/2" plug + fully dressed 5/0 single tail hook. Made out of hardwood, this plug is designed to target fish actively feeding on squid, typically found in rips set up from moving tides. Diameter at the eye is 1", but the plug is slender and weighs 2 oz. Floating.

Sand Eel

A small imitation of one of the most important baitfish available for the northeast inshore fishery. A 6-1/2" needle type lure that weighs just 1 oz., yet casts well especially on lighter braid. A single 3/0, fully bucktail hook at the rear increases the attraction. Floating.


Our Darter is a nose-up floating plug but due to its shape it will swim at 5-10 feet of depth. Its special cupped face imparts a slight wobble, allowing this plug to be cast or trolled. Plug is 7" in length; 2.25 oz. and has two size 3/0 hooks. Sinking.

Janet Messineo Signature Series

Poombah Plugs has teamed up with Janet Messineo as one of our Pro-Staffers. We are pleased to offer some of her favorite plugs as a Signature Series. Click her name below to see some of what she considers he go-to plugs. 7" long and weights 2.5 oz. Two 3/0 tebles. Sinking.

Poombah Pencil

This is the plug that started it all. Made from Tulip Poplar, this 7-1/2" - 2.5 oz plugs floats high in the water and works well with both a fast and slow retrieve. Many use it as a cross-over between a pencil popper and spook style plug. Two 3/0 tebles. Floating.



All of our plugs are made from kiln dried, FSC certified wood. FSC stands for the Forest Stewardship Council and wood that is FSC certified ensures that the wood we use was harvested using sustainable forestry practices.


Our Gliders and Shad Swimmers use the standard in the industry: 0.062" annealed 304 stainless steel wire. Easy to work with; corrosion resistant. Its tensile strength is approximately 75,000 psi which translates to 225 lb test for its diameter.

The rest of our plugs use a Grade 5 Titanium aerospace wire. Same diameter, but 43% lighter and 84% stronger. That's 416 lb test! While also annealed, it's yield strength is over 300% greater than that of annealed 304 stainless (it doesn't deform as easy). And yes: it's completely corrosion resistant.

Aerospace grade titanium wire. Sound expensive? Well, normally yes. In fact, usually about 50 times more expensive than stainless. But, we have a line on a very inexpensive yet sustainable source, and we'd like to offer these to you at a very reasonable cost. If you're a hobbyist or own your own custom plug business, give these a try!

Pre-Bent Titanium Wire - 12", package of 10

SKU 100123GRY.............................................................. $3.00

Length below eye: 12"

Short leg below eye: 2"

Outside eye diameter: 3/8"

Wire diameter: 0.062"


We use VMC swivels size #2 on all our plugs. These are rated at 310 lb test.

Split Rings

We use Wolverine Tackle stainless steel triple wound split rings. The majority use size 6 which are 200 lb test. Our new "Peanuts" use size 4 which are 120 lb test.


We use VMC hooks on all our product. They have over 100 years experience making fish hooks using the finest quality metals.