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Hot Spot Apex 4.5 Salmon Killer

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Price: $6.49
- 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

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 16 Click here to write a review

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THE BOMB! October 6, 2016
Reviewer: RYAN GRAY from LAPEER, MI United States  
I am a charter boat captain on Lake Huron, I am throwing all my spoons away and going to only these!!

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apex lures August 18, 2016
Reviewer: Tim Jochner from Golden Gate Fisherman  
Been fishing with these lures for 30 years. It always produces more salmon than any other bait.... ALWAYS! go ahead troll anchovies or any other lure but don't forget to troll an Apex and watch it out perform all of your other poles........... I am not kidding

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Coho Lure March 23, 2016
Reviewer: Harold Harju from Cheyenne, WY United States  
Watched a person on my rental boat get many strikes on these lures last fall in Alaska while fishing for silver salmon, so I had to have some before this year's trip.  If the man knew how to set a drag he'd have landed more of them!

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Apex Salmon killer January 14, 2016
Reviewer: Russell Stirman from Wasilla, AK United States  
By far the go too lure in Alaska, thanks for having the size a color needed.

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Apex Lures October 31, 2015
Reviewer: Ron from Homer, AK United States  
These lures are used extensively in Alaska and certain ones are sometimes hard to get.  Thanks for having just what I needed.

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