Heddon Super Spook Jr. “How To” + Review [Top 3 Pros & Cons]

By: Luke Simonds on September 10, 2018
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Heddon Super Spook Jr.

Looking for a topwater lure that produces big fish?

Want to know how to “walk-the-dog” to generate strikes?

One of my favorite topwater lures to use inshore is the Heddon Super Spook Jr.

This is a good “walk-the-dog” (side to side) motion topwater lure with an attractive profile in the water.

In this article, I give you an independent review of the Heddon Super Spook Jr. and show you the specs for this lure.

You can also see the top pros and cons and a tutorial on how to work this lure in the video review at the bottom of the article.

Note: If you have used this lure, please share your thoughts with us in the Comments section at the bottom of this post. We are not affiliated with their company at all, so your review will not get censored in any way… all good or bad reviews will get approved.

Heddon Super Spook Jr. Specs

Heddon Super Spook Jr. Underwater

The Heddon Super Spook Jr. comes with one lure to each pack.

Here are the specs for the Super Spook Jr.:

  • Size: 3.5 inches
  • Weight: 1/2 oz
  • Standard Hooks: #4 saltwater treble hooks

These lures generally run about $7-10 depending on where you buy them from.

Note: I don’t like the treble hooks that come with the super spook jr lures, so I replace them with single hooks built for replacing trebles. I like the 1/0 Owner Model #: 4101-111 for this lure (discount details below).

Heddon Super Spook Jr. Video Review

In this video, I go over my top pros and cons for the Heddon Super Spook Jr. and show you how to properly work this lure.

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Note: We recommend the very popular Non-Slip Loop Knot for connecting to this lure.

How did you like the split-screen footage?

Let us know in the comments.

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Luke Simonds and Heddon Super Spook Jr.

This is a great topwater that catches fish. It has good action and is a solid choice for targeting redfish, snook, seatrout, bass, tarpon, and pretty much any other fish that feeds on baitfish at the surface.

While the lure is not perfect, it has proved to produce over the years so I highly recommend adding one of these to your tackle box if you do not yet have one.

Club Members: You can get this lure and/or the single hooks referenced in this post (+ many other lures, rods, reels, etc.) for 15%+ off by taking advantage of the group discount program explained on the Discounts Page (2nd item on the list).

If you have any questions or feedback about this lure, let us know in the comments.

Tight Lines!

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Floyd Nevseta

Nice vid. You mention in the vid to use a loop knot to maximize the action. You should have a link to tying it.

Christopher Hobby

Hey Floyd google the “canoe man” knot. Easy as pie with that loop knot. It’s what I use 100% with all my lures.

John Miller

The split screen is awesome.

Kevin L. Perkins
Kevin L. Perkins

I absolutely freaking love the Zara Spook!! It is one of, if not THE BEST lure to use in open water to walk the dog!! If you want HUGE top water explosions, and nice bucket heads, this is the lure. Around structure, above grass lines, but especially in open water!! I usually start my retrieve with a 1, 2 tempo, and alternate it with a 1-2 tempo, to a stop. “Chick-a, chick-a, chick-a, BOOM!!!” That’s the cadence. I love my bullfrog color so much that I ordered them straight from the factory. (Noticed I said “them.”) Windy days, choppy water, calm, in the evening, in the morning or if you just want to drive some fish HAWG WILD, tie one one, cast it far, hold on tight!!! Not recommended for “dirty” water, also not to be fished like a soft body frog. TIP: don’t let the explosion tempt you into a quick hookset, by the time you can say, “there’s one!” It’ll be time to set the hook.

Robert Hicks

Great video Luke, love the split screen action. I’ve got one of these in my arsenal, I’ve just got to get the single hooks for them. Off to the Discount page. Thanks my friend.

Douglas Furnback

I have been using the Super Spook Junior for many years. I have noticed that when a Trout start tracking this bait it is best to pause, the strike usually happens as soon as you restart. If a Redfish is following I keep increasing the speed until the strike. Now snook seem to either commit or not. I find that Stripers like a very slow retrieve and Bluefish well you can reel it straight back you don’t even have to walk the dog. The first thing I do when I take a new one out of the box is change the treble hooks to a VMC 4X strong #4 this hook is a little heavier and changes the action of the bait somewhat. I have not tried the single hooks like you show. Try Academy, limited colors but $5.99

Larry Williams
Larry Williams

Better puts some hooks on it. I missed more than half the bites until loading it with trebles.

John Benson

Totally agree that the SSj is a great top water bait. My go to bait mainly in low light situations when the weather is calm or mostly calm. When the wind is causing more than a slight ripple on the water, I prefer a Mirrolure She dog or She Pup. The rattle in the SSj is just too subtle for those days IMO. The Mirrolures noted have a Hi Frequency rattle that seem to get noticed better on those windy days.

Joseph Koziol

Thanks that was a helpful comment.

Raleigh Thomas

Split screen is great for showing reaction to rod movement. I ‘fish’ in my pool often too, just for that reason. And the Owner single replacement hooks KICK BUTT! I’m replacing dozens of lures hooks to them. They are STRONG, and ‘sticky-sharp’!

Bart Poe

Hi Luke,
Is that your standard replacement hook on the HSSjr or do you vary depending on targeted species??
Nice video! Thanks!


Like split screen, what size hooks did you use.

Bill Arkilander
Bill Arkilander

Luke – What about color selection for the Super Spook?