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Hot Spot Apex 4.5 Salmon Killer

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Price: $6.99
- Hot Spot Apex 4.5 Salmon Killer
- Length: 4.5"
- Hook: 4/0 Siwash
- Leader Line: 72" of 25lb Test

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Hot Spot Apex 4.5 Salmon Killer

The 4.5 Apex is a banana shaped trolling lure designed for saltwater Salmon trolling applications. The 4.5 Apex (named for it's 4.5" size), from Hot Spot Lures, is one of the most popular Salmon trolling lures on the market today due to the vibrating and spinning action at any applicable trolling speed. The Apex is a very easy lure to use - it can be trolled alone or with a flasher and still achieves the desired action and ultimately the desired results. The 4.5 Apex comes stock rigged up with 72" of a 25lb monofilament leader line, 4 bead chain swivel and a 4/0 siwash hook. This 4.5" Apex model is a great choice when trolling for chinook and coho alike rigged by itself or behind a flasher - the suggested trolling speed for the 4.5 model is 2.8 to 4.0mph. While early in the year fishermen find their best success using the 3.0 model, as the season progresses most anglers begin to switch over to the 4.5" in order to match the change in primary forage. Early season crill give way to the bait fish, such as herring, and consequently, the fish focus their efforts on bigger meals. The Hot Spot Apex 4.5 Salmon Killer is 4.5" in length and we offer it in a vast array of color options to suit any fisherman's needs.

Why the Apex Works

Most game fish feed on minnows or small bait fish, as they are attracted by the active darting movements of the bait fish. The dodging and weaving action creates strong vibrations and are immediately attracted to the area. According to the latest research, erratic vibrations like those made by a wounded bait fish are the most enticing. The Apex Lures duplicate the movements of a wounded bait fish. Its contoured-scoop front surface causes a rapid, side-to-side shaking action as it is trolled. The Apex will also dart violently from side to side and will spin from time to time. These actions are highly attractive to fish and no other artificial lure possesses quite the same action as the original Apex trolling lures.

Choosing the Correct Size:

The selection of the correct Apex size is based on the size of the bait fish attacked by your target fish. The Apex size numbers correspond to bait fish inches. For example, trout feeding on small minnows would go after a 1, 1.5 or 3.0 size Apex. Salmon, on the other hand feed on medium anchovies or small herring most accurately represented by the 4.5" size. Lake Trout (Mackinaw) feeding on Kokanee Trout would go after a 6.25" Apex. The Apex maintains its vibrating action at a wide range of speeds; it has a strong shaking and rolling action even at speeds as slow as 1.5 knots. At the other extreme, the Apex can be very successful at speeds as high as four or five knots. Different models are designed to work best within certain speed ranges.

Apex 4.5 Salmon Killer Specs
  • Length: - 4.5"
  • Hook - 4/0 Siwash
  • Leader: - 72" of 25lb
  • Components: - Beaded chain swivel - #5 swivel to hook
Hot Spot Apex 4.5 Salmon Killer

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5 of 5 35-YEARS EXPERIENCE & STILL NONE BETTER. November 5, 2019
Reviewer: Hank Riehl from GRAND JUNCTION  

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5 of 5 black and white September 12, 2019
Reviewer: Rolf Loeffler from MONTARA, CA United States  
Very effective lure, out fished everyone.

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5 of 5 Classic Salmon trolling lure September 4, 2019
Reviewer: Makxnav from Anchorage, AK United States  
The 4.5 apex in chrome is a consistent catcher of Silvers and Kings for me.  I will always give it try down rigger trolling in Prince William Sound or Resurrection Bay especially early in the summer.

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5 of 5 Salmon killer July 13, 2019
Reviewer: KEVIN CHEUNG from OAKLAND, CA United States  
Salmon love it

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5 of 5 April 23, 2019
Reviewer: Brian Scott from Spokane, WA United States  

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