The new Leverage Buzzbait ($6.99) may look like a fresh water bass lure, but it's equally effective on a number of marine species, especially those that live in shallow, weedy habitat. In addition to producing a loud, fish-attracting commotion on the surface, the lure has many other advantages. Because the hook on the Leverage Buzzbait is rigged on a flexible cable, fish can't use the weight of the frame to throw the hook. The cable also allows the upturned hook to ride over snags more easily. Another benefit is the lure's extra-long hook, which helps guard against missed strikes. Leverage Buzzbaits are available in numerous skirt colors and sizes. McGuinness Fishing Products, Athens, GA; (706) 227-2248; www.bassbait.com.