[A] YO-ZURI HYDRO MINNOW LC
Yo-Zuri designed this minnow-style bait for long casts and harsh conditions. Available in 6- and 6¾-inch lengths (weighing 1¼ and 1¾ ounces) and 13 colors, the floating LC lures feature an all-new weight-transfer system and 3x treble hooks with heavy-duty split rings. The Hydro Minnow LCs cost $9.99 and $11.99.
[B] HALCO MAX 190
Halco’s awardwinning lipless minnow in the 190 mm (7½ inches) size can be cast and quickly retrieved or trolled at up to 14 knots. The Max 190 dives to 6 feet and is forward weighted for long casts. It weighs 5¾ ounces, comes with two 7/0 in-line single hooks and is available in six colors. The Max 190 costs $26.99.
[C] SAVAGE GEAR 3D MACK STICK
Savage Gear based its 3D Mack Stick on a real mackerel scan and built the slow-sinking ABS-reinforced body to withstand brutal offshore predators.
The 5-, 7- and 8½inch versions weigh 2, 3 and 5½ ounces respectively. The lures come equipped with extra-strong ST66 treble hooks; Savage Gear also supplies in-line singles. The 3D Mack Sticks cost $17.99 to $21.99.
[D] Z-MAN HEROZ
Z-Man’s 10-inch HeroZ jerkbaits offer increased durability with their 10x Tough ElaZtech construction. Extremely buoyant, they can be used for everything from topwater to deep jigging. Pair the bait with 8/0 HeadlockZ HD jig heads or 12/0 ChinlockZ weighted hooks for casting, trolling or jigging. Available in eight colors, they cost $11.99 for a pack of three.
[E] RAPALA X-RAP NO. 6 TWITCHIN’ MULLET
An extension of the X-Rap lure series, the No. 6 Twitchin’ Mullet was designed for inshore saltwater anglers. The 2½-inch lure weighs 5/16 ounces, produces an aggressive sideto-side action, runs to depths of 2 feet, and features VMC Coastal Black single in-line hooks. The Mullet comes in 17 colors and costs $9.99.