VOL . 41 • ISS . 15
September 16 , 2022
Apex Lures for Trout & Kokanee
Apex Lures are well known in the saltwater salmon world , where they consistently catch big salmon for those who don ’ t like to use bait . The vibrating and spinning action of the Apex is what makes it effective . The smaller Apex in 1 ½ and 2 inch sizes make them perfect for trolling for trout and Kokanee . The Trout killer comes with a single siwash hook , and the Kokanee Special comes with twin single hooks . Both the Kokanee
Special and the Trout Killer are available in 1 inch and 1.5 inch lengths , and over 25 fish catching colors . It is the active darting movements of the lure that ultimately attracts the
fish . The dodging and weaving of the baitfish creates strong vibrations and predators like trout and kokanee come to it with a vengeance ! Research indicates that it ’ s the erratic vibrations created by wounded or sick baitfishthat really trigger the predatory response in salmon and other predators . The Apex effectively duplicates the movements of a wounded baitfish . It ’ s 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 once in a while . These actions are triggers and are not duplicated by any otherartificial lure . Apex Lures are made by the folks at Hotspot . To check out their entire line of flashers , Apex Lures and salmon gear visit their website at www . hotspotlures . com
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Lightning Trout . While they don ’ t produce a literal electric charge , I have been told by more than a couple anglers that Lightning Trout fight harder than the average rainbow - and while I have yet to put it to the test myself , it has been suggested that the selective breeding of Golden Rainbows for recreational sport fishing and / or simply genetic hybrid vigor could explain their strength and behavior . Our planting schedule starts in the second half of October and is currently scheduled into January 2023 : 1 . 2,000 pounds during the week of 10 / 24 – 10 / 28 2 . 1,000 pounds during the week of 10 / 31 – 11 / 4 3 . 1,000 pounds during the week of 11 / 7 – 11 / 11 4 . 2,000 pounds during the week of 11 / 14 – 11 / 18 5 . 1,000 pounds during the week of 11 / 21 – 11 / 25 6 . 1,000 pounds during the week of 12 / 5 – 12 / 9 1 . 1,000 pounds during the week of 12 / 19 – 12 / 23 7 . 1,000 pounds during the week of 1 / 9 – 1 / 13 ( Tentative , Subject to change ) In January we plan to continue weekly plants right through Spring , as long as temperatures allow , usually into the beginning of May . We ’ ll post updates as we get closer to 2023 . Each of the 2000 pound Fall plants will include 500 pounds of Trophy Lightning Trout . Collins Lake will be hosting the 2022 NorCal Trout Anglers Challenge Tournament of Champions the first weekend in November . We are excited to host anglers that have been participating at lakes throughout Northern California over the year and have qualified to be a part of the TOC event . Collins Lake offers Lakefront RV Campsites , Rental Cabins and Trailers and Boat Rentals so whether you make a day trip or a weekend outing there is something for everyone to enjoy their time at the lake . Accommodations and Boat Rentals are filling quickly over the weekends through the Fall and Winter months so be sure to get your reservations in and we look forward to seeing you out on the lake soon !
Don ’ t Miss the Fun at the FALL TROUT DERBY !
$ 250 for big fish on Saturday & Sunday
Saturday & Sunday , October 15-16 , 2022
Great Prizes ! Great Fishing ! Great Fun !
Call for information
* Cash Prizes * – Maximum 250 Anglers – * 4 fish limit per day per team -- Brown & Rainbow Trout Only *$ 175 entry fee includes dinner , no host bar and Derby Shirt
For more information contact :
SHASTA LAKE TROUT DERBY – c / o Sugarloaf Cottages ( 800 ) 953-4432 www . shastalaketroutderby . com
7 Sizes available from 1 inch to 6 1 / 4 inches
Apex Lures catch all species of trout and salmon
Online Tackle Store everything you need for kokanee !
Kokaneemart . com
Fishing & Lures Ltd .
www . hotspotlures . com
Available in over 60 finishes including Glow and UV !
APEX LURES Big Trout , Kokanee and Salmon
Ask for them at your local Tackle store !