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10 New Berkley Topwater Fishing Lures Released for 2018

Berkley Topwater Fishing Lures
Justin Hoffman

Elevate your bass game with these 10 new topwater lures.

Berkley made a big splash in the bassin’ game with the release of these 10 new topwater fishing lures.

The 10 shapes in 16 sizes, which were recently revealed at the annual ICAST show, are guaranteed to give bass anglers a “fin up” on the competition. These lures will hit tackle store shelves this September—just in time for some fall bass fishing.

Teaming up with BASS pros Justin Lucas and Scott Suggs, the new line of Berkley topwater fishing lures provide elite surface action. The lineup includes prop baits, wake baits, poppers and walk-the-dog style lures, all of which are designed to cast like a bullet while being easy to fish.

I got my first glimpse of the new Berkley topwater fishing lures back in October. The folks at Pure Fishing invited me out to Mexico to test their new rods and reels while staying at Anglers Inn International on Mexico’s world-famous Lake El Salto.

On the second morning of my trip, Berkley Brand Manager Jeremy Albright hooked into this 6-1/2-pound largemouth bass while tossing a prototype J-Walker 120. Not too shabby for only the third cast!

Berkley Topwater Fishing Lures

I was fortunate to receive the complete line of baits to field test just last week, and from a design standpoint, they’re very impressive. The Choppo 120 was a definite hit for me the first evening it got wet.

Berkley Topwater Fishing Lures

Here’s the full lineup of the new Berkley topwater fishing lures for 2018.

Note: Model number listed in parenthesis is also body size length in milimeters. All prices in U.S. dollars.

Bullet Pop (60, 70, 80)

Berkley Topwater Fishing Lures

Crafted to deliver exciting topwater action, the Berkley Bullet Pop combines versatility and proven popper action. It’s sleek tail weighted design provides excellent casting performance while the tapered back provides a flat surface for added flash. Not only does the Bullet Pop’s cupped mouth deliver a classic spit-and-surface swell, but its unique balance allows anglers of all skill levels to easily walk it with near-180-degree turns with minimal movement. It’s ideal for covering open water and targeting cover.

Available in three sizes and 14 colors
MSRP: $6.99

Cane Walker (125)

Berkley Topwater Fishing Lures

Ideal for calling fish up, as well as any situation with a slight chop, the Berkley Cane Walker delivers the most surface disturbance of any Berkley topwater lure. With a loud-rattling chamber, a spitting cup, and long-distance casting ability, the Berkley Cane Walker is sure to get their attention.

Available in 10 colors
MSRP: $7.99

Choppo (90, 120)

Berkley Topwater Fishing Lures

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a seasoned pro, this easy-to-use topwater lure is designed to deliver explosive topwater action. Toss the Berkley Choppo around cover and in open water for a serious waking action. The Choppo’s durable tail propeller won’t melt in your tackle box, and the enhanced surface area provides more sound and spray. The precision balance of the bait ensures that its action begins immediately and it swims straight at a variety of speeds.

Available in two sizes and 10 colors
MSRP: $9.99

Drift Walker (110)

Berkley Topwater Fishing Lures

Ideal for finesse topwater presentations, the Berkley Drift Walker features a slim hydrodynamic profile and a long-walking stride for those slick calm days. The tail-weighted design provides long casts, while the subtle clicking sound draws fish in from a distance. Complete with three sharp Fusion19 hooks, the Berkley Drift Walker will stick even the slightest topwater strikes.

Available in 10 colors
MSRP: $7.99

HighJacker (100)

Berkley Topwater Fishing Lures

You can also experience explosive topwater action with the Berkley HighJacker. Designed for targeting aggressive, schooling fish, the Berkley HighJacker delivers the long-distance casting needed for targeting fish that are actively chasing schools of bait. It’s unique hydrodynamic shape is ideal for matching smaller bait, while its weighting system allows for easy walking actions at high speeds.

Available in 10 colors
MSRP: $7.99

J-Walker (100, 120)

Berkley Topwater Fishing Lures

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a seasoned pro, this classic topwater lure is designed to deliver explosive topwater action. Berkley J-Walkers feature a sleek, tail-weighted design that’s been refined through countless prototypes to provide casting distances while their hydrodynamic shape, precise balance point and resting position allow for an easy walk-the-dog action. Fusion19 hooks top this one off, making the Berkley J-Walker a lure that’ll impress anglers of all skill levels.

Available in two sizes and 14 colors.
MSRP: $7.99

Spin Bomb (60)

Berkley Topwater Fishing Lures

Create a topwater commotion they can’t resist with the Berkley Spin Bomb. Not only does the Spin Bomb’s shape make it ideal when there are smaller baitfish present, but its unique shuttering action when paused is a perfect wounded bait imitator. Its clear, plastic props feature a cupped design with an enhanced surface area that can spin at slower speeds with maximum spray. Twitch it, rip it or simply reel it across the surface for irresistible spraying action.

Available in eight colors
MSRP: $7.99

Spin Rocket (110)

Berkley Topwater Fishing Lures

Create a topwater commotion they can’t resist with the Berkley Spin Rocket. The Spin Rocket’s slender hydrodynamic profile is an excellent minnow imitator that glides across the surface. It features the same clear, plastic props as the Spin Bomb, giving you that same incredible spraying action.

Available in eight colors
MSRP: $7.99

Surge Shad (130) and Surge Shad Jointed (130)

Berkley Topwater Fishing Lures

Berkley Topwater Fishing Lures

An extremely versatile lure, the Berkley Surge Shad and Surge Shad Jointed provide an exaggerated wobbling action that’s ideal for fish actively feeding on the surface or those that are suspended. Berkley tailored this bill design for multiple presentations. Simply reel it, twitch it or aggressively jerk it and this silent lure will excel in those slightly calmer situations. 

Available in eight colors
MSRP: $7.99

Wake Bull (60, 70)

Berkley Topwater Fishing Lures

Offering a tempting surface-waking action at any speed, the Berkley WakeBull combines the popular Squarebull body, a shallow-pitched bill and tail-wagging action. Its bill and well-balanced design not only allows it to deflect off surrounding cover, but also allows anglers to fish it at higher speeds without blowouts. WakeBull’s sound resonance chamber amplifies the knocking sound with each wag of the tail, enticing the curiosity of surrounding fish.

Available in two sizes and 10 colors
MSRP: $6.99

Here’s a sneak peek of the new Berkley topwater fishing lures in action:

To view the full topwater lineup or place an order, check out the Berkley website HERE.

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