The War Eagle Front Runner provides another perspective to all topwater baits. Tie the floating War Eagle Front Runner 8 to 12 inches in front of a popper or spook type bait. This double bait combo moves in tandem when twitched and provides multiple offerings. It is common to hook multiple fish, especially during a feeding frenzy and schooling situation.
Comments: there's no reason this bait shouldn't be working for you. Yes it can be a pain when trying to store if on a rod, but during the various times of the year when fish are schooling I will always have one tied on in front of a spook or sammy. It's fun to hook up on a small fish and then have a 6 lber nail the other bait. A lot of times I'll have a fish hit the front runner and not the bait behind it. I throw mine on a 7' MH rod and usually 15 or 20 lb mono.
From: Chris: Raleigh, NC 12/22/14
Comments: I have had great success using these in front of a Chug Bug or super spook jr. I have had days when the bass would only hit the front runner and not the main bait. I find that it works well they are keying in on very small bait fish.
From: Jeff: Atlanta, GA 7/5/14
Comments: Awesome addition for chasing after Fall schooling fish. I catch doubles all the time using this in front a LC Gunfish or Spook Jr. As with all baits, it has a time and a place. You just have to figure out that part of the puzzle for yourself.
From: David: KY
Comments: I put it in front of a Spook. The Spook dances left and the Front Runner dances right, or vice-versa. Plenty of action. It is a pain to cast though, so I generally don't want to deal with it.
From: Dale: Atlanta, GA