PROVIDENCE, R.I., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Slender bodied baitfish like sand eels, silversides, candlefish and smelt are favorite forage of some of the most popular saltwater gamefish. In the eyes of stripers, bluefish, bonito, albacore Spanish mackerel and other predators, these elongated baits are like French fries to a hungry teenager — simply too tempting to resist.
Metal fishing lure innovator Acme® Tackle Company has developed its new Kastmaster XL to take advantage of this, and provide saltwater anglers with a versatile lure that can be cast, trolled or jigged to trigger hard strikes from these and other inshore gamefish.
With four "XL" lengths to choose from — 2-1/4", 3-1/2", 4" and 4-1/2" — Acme provides a Kastmaster XL to match a variety of baitfish and light-to-medium tackle. Each features a jewel-quality silver finish accented with prism tape in Blue, Green, Silver Chartreuse and Pink, for a combination of action, flash and color that pushes hungry gamefish over the edge. To ensure that these lures stand up to salt water and repeated strikes from tough ocean gamefish, Acme Kastmaster XLs feature stainless steel split rings, built-in swivels and heavy-duty treble hooks.
The Acme Kastmaster XL shares several traits with the world-famous original Kastmaster, including an ability to cast long distances, even in the wind. This makes it a great choice when surfcasting for stripers and blues busting bait outside the breakers. The Kastmaster XL lets anglers make accurate casts and lead the school as it moves up and down the beach. While this long-bodied lure swims great at high retrieve speeds, don't hesitate to try a stop-and-go retrieve that lets the lure fall and "tick" the bottom. This imitates the natural behavior of sand eels as they burrow in the bottom and pop back up, creating smalls "puffs" of sand that attract the attention of prowling gamefish.
The Acme Kastmaster XL's body shape also allows this versatile lure to be fished at a variety of speeds while maintaining it's fish-catching action. It can be trolled around bait schools at various speeds and even vertically jigged over suspended fish. This technique is a secret weapon for savvy salmon anglers when kings and silvers are feeding on small baits over sandy bottoms. When worked at slow to medium speeds, the Acme Kastmaster XL has also been proven effective on notoriously finicky weakfish.
For more information about the Acme Kastmaster XL — and how to "go long" and catch more saltwater gamefish with this unique spoon — contact Acme Tackle Co. at 69 Bucklin St., Providence, RI 02907 - Telephone: (401) 331-6437 - Or visit online at: www.acmetackle.com.
SOURCE Acme Tackle Company