Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3719 Aug 31- Sept 14 - Page 10
Aug 31 - Sept 7, 2018
VOL.37 • ISS. 19
Silhouette, Vibration and Erratic
Action: That’s How You Tickle
The Fancy Of Trout & Salmon! by Cal Kellogg
hat are the characteristics of the
most consistently productive
trolling lures for trout and landlocked
I’ve spent thousands of hours trolling for
trout and salmon over the course of my
fishing career and I’ve had the privilege of
fishing with some of the best guides and
anglers on the West Coast.
Based on what I’ve seen the best lures
offer vibration, erratic, unpredictable
or “skip beat” action and a baitfish like
silhouette… The Apex Trolling Lure
meets all these criteria and as a result it
To Fish ®
is one of my go to trolling baits.
Apex Lures are manufactured by the
Hot Spot Company. Hot Spot is a top
manufacturer of ocean salmon fishing gear
and the original generation of Apex Lures
were designed for ocean kings. These
large Apex Lures ranging up to 6 ¼ inches
remain a favorite of ocean salmon trollers.
With large Apex Lures slaying ocean
salmon, it’s not surprising that a member
of the Hot Spot brain trust came up with
the idea of offering smaller Apex Lures
designed for trout and landlocked salmon.
The end result of this thinking is the Apex
Trout Killer Series and the Apex Kokanee
I run Apex Trout Killers more often then
I run the kokanee version even when I’m
The Apex Trout Killer comes in 1 and
1½ inch sizes and is offered in a bunch of
different color patterns. Instead of double
hooks like the kokanee version sports, the
trout version has a single J-hook attached
via a swivel and the hook eye also sports
a small willow leaf “kicker” blade.
Sometimes I leave the J-hook in place, but
as often as not I swap it out for a pair of
red Gamakatsu octopus
hooks snelled on 12
For trout and kings,
I like to stick with
standard baitfish colors
to start with and then
I’ll go brighter if the
fish don’t respond. If
I had to run only one
color Apex it would be
When kokanee are
on the menu I break
out the pink and orange models in
addition to my beloved watermelon.
For more about Apex Lures, check
them out on the web at www.hotspot-
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