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Hot Spot Apex Lure
« on: September 22, 2019, 08:02:52 am »
They still work ! Adding a stinger hook does no hurt ; CTC in Welland has a good selection and still made in Canada !

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Re: Hot Spot Apex Lure
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2019, 09:27:52 am »
I keep forgetting to put them out but Chrome with green strips in the 4.5 and white glow with Uv in the 5.5 have produced for me this year. 
Running then above agitators on rigger and behind dipsyís has worked.
I like supporting Canadian companies, itís to bad hot spot lures arenít well stocked at our local shops but I always check out different crappy tire stores for selection when passing by. Sometimes they even have them on clearance.

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Re: Hot Spot Apex Lure
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2019, 10:59:31 am »
Good to hear, I have always liked this lure, great action, I have my best luck on blue/silver and really like the idea of adding a stinger.  Question for you guys though, have you ever caught medium to small fish with the Apex?  I find it works better for me later in the season because it seems to only be bigger fish that want to hit it, do you find that too?
"Little Getaway", Waterdown, ON

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Re: Hot Spot Apex Lure
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2019, 04:14:09 pm »
Apex have been my most productive lure for over forty years. I'll usually start off the season with 4.5's and then over to the 5.5's. If I'm after steelhead my go to is a 4.5 Watermelon. My go to for salmon in the last few years is running a 5.5 5ft above and 5 to 10 ft behind 2 Agitators running in tandem. I just retired as the head Prostaff in Ontario for Hot Spot as we had to get my son to England for some medical health but I will always remain loyal to Hot Spot as they've always been my best producer!
My top colors for the last few years have been Rocket, Chartreuse haze UV, Glow Jelly UV and chrome/green scale. If you need any advice on Hot Spot Net Profit has taken over my position.

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Re: Hot Spot Apex Lure
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2019, 03:34:44 pm »
Thanks for the info BlueKnight, I did a bunch of reading of your previous posts as well as NetProfitsís and am now on the hunt for your listed favourite colours and sizes you listed.  They are not easy to find in my area so I will likely order from the US and ship them to my box in Buffalo.  Thanks again, Jason.
"Little Getaway", Waterdown, ON

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Re: Hot Spot Apex Lure
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2019, 10:51:43 am »
Jason I'd give Bill at Shortwave to see if he has them in. If he doesn't take a look at Berry's Bait & Tackle in BC. They have a pile of Hot Spot product. When I went over there Mal Clay took me in & it was some store! They have a website and you can order them.

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Re: Hot Spot Apex Lure
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2019, 11:07:38 am »
Perfect, will do and thanks again. 
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Re: Hot Spot Apex Lure
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2020, 08:00:47 am »
I can't recall if I've mentioned this before (Old Age) but when I was running charters out of Port Credit if one of the other boats & I didn't have a charter we'd go out & play fish, taking turns on one others boat. Went out one day on his boat with the skipper & his mate. They decided to have a contest, I use only Apex & they use whatever lure they had on the boat. Well I was having trouble keeping the line in the water, just one fish after another. Then I went into the cabin to tie up a slider line & the mate yelled  'Fish On John'! I ran out, grabbed my rod & couldn't get it out of the rod holder. The buggars had taped my rod into the holder! Looked like they were going to fall overboard they were laughing so hard & I joined in!