LURES

Sport Fishing - - 2018 ANGLERS’ HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE -

[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.

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