By Mark Romanack
|Salmo Hornet in Gold Color|
In the world of crankbaits, one unique lure is slowly making a name for itself. The buzz about the Hornet started in the Dakotas where walleye fishing is a form of religion. More recently the gospel has spread to other popular walleye fishing destinations like Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and the Canadian provinces.
Salmo lures, produced in Poland, bring something to crankbait fishing that few lures have offered. Made of a high density foam material, every Salmo bait is precisely manufactured and hand tuned to deliver maximum performance. When you buy a Salmo Hornet or another one of the many Salmo lures, you can have confidence the bait is tuned to run straight in the water, reach maximum depth and deliver maximum action.
One of the other unique features of the Salmo Hornet is it’s ability to have great fish catching action at a wide variety of speeds. From 1.5 to over 5 mph, the Salmo runs true and delivers a tight quivering wobble that is literally death to walleye and other species.
Add in ultra realistic natural finishes and the Salmo Hornet ranks high among crankbaits designed to catch walleye. Don’t take my word for fit. Tie on a Hornet this year and see for yourself how attention to detail makes a crankbait worth bragging about.
WOLVERINE TACKLE MINI-STREAK
|Wolverine Tackle Mini-Streak in Copper Greasy Chicken|
When the Mini-Streak was introduced some years ago it was designed to fit into the growing salmon and steelhead trolling market. A lot of trollers were looking for a slightly smaller spoon to use on sliders, add-a-lines and stackers. A spoon that was big enough to interest salmon, but small enough to target steelhead and lake trout. The Mini-Streak fit the bill perfectly. It wasn’t long before the Mini-Streak also developed a strong following among walleye trollers on Lake Erie.
Recently Chip Cartwright took the Mini-Streak back to the drawing board and made some refinements he feels have taken the Mini to the next level. “What we wanted was to create a mid-sized spoon that produces a little more action at slower speeds,” says Cartwright. “Retooling the Mini-Streak to provide more cup has transformed a good spoon into one that fills a wealth of Great Lakes trolling niches.”
The latest generation of the Mini-Streak has walleye written all over it. Because of the smaller size and ability to deliver great action at slow speeds, the Mini is destined to be a solid producer for walleye on Lake Erie and Saginaw Bay. This bait is also perfect in size for steelhead, brown trout and spring cohos.
Now anglers who fish the Wolverine Tackle “Streak” family of spoons can choose from the Magnum Streak, Silver Streak, Mini Steak, Jr. Streak and Micro Streak.
YAKIMA MAG LIP 3.5
|Yakima Mag Lip 3.5 in Metallic Silver Blue Pirate|
Unlike the popular Flatfish, the Mag Lip will troll at faster speeds. The Mag Lip is also at home in rivers, natural lakes, impoundments and the Great Lakes.
HILDEBRANDT HAMMERTIME SPINNERS
|Hidebrandt Hammer Time Walleye Spinner in Metallic Cerise|
REEF RUNNERS SKINNY STICK
|Reef Runner Skinny Stick in Prowler Bare Naked|
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