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Make Every Cast Count for Salmon and Trout

Keweenaw Tackle’s Fin-Wing works wonders when targeting anadromous fish in shallow water

by: Traditions Media,

Photo by Traditions Media
Photo by Traditions Media
(Sep 25, 2015 - Traverse City, MI) Trout and salmon are terribly inconsistent. Fish populations can rise and fall precipitously. And what lures and techniques are hot one season mightn’t make it past New Year’s Eve on forums and social media. It’s a fluid situation to say the least.    
 
Take, for example, the troubles sport anglers are having catching salmon in the Great Lakes; even now as these fall spawners are starting to concentrate off the river and creek mouths for their migration upstream. The environment of these freshwater seas has changed immensely over the last decade as the populations of both phytoplankton and zooplankton—the base of every food chain—have plummeted. This, in turn, creates havoc with the number of alewives, which is a Chinook and coho’s main food source here.
 
 
It’s for similar reasons why the salmon runs along the Pacific Northwest transform season to season as well. Some species prosper while others decline. Creel limits must be amended, and sport anglers have to modify their take. 
 
When salmon numbers are down, anglers must make every cast count. Percentage-wise, each retrieve must be picture-perfect to up the ante without having to fold and accept a fishless defeat. Making lots of casts and keeping the lure snag free from rocks, algae or kelp is a must. But this is often difficult in shallow water near the mouths of inlets.
 
With that said, let us reintroduce you to the Fin-Wing – the lure looking nothing like the standard spoon most salmon anglers chuck. In fact, once you see the waggle of this uniquely-shaped metal lure, you’d be hard pressed to ever place it in the spoon category. Thus it’s known as “The Lure That Swims!”  
 
 
The extraordinary Fin-Wing is stamped from high-grade metal into a shape like no other. All you have to do is cast it, let it settle to the desired depth, and retrieve it at a steady pace. The Fin-Wing will stay in the strike zone without diving and snagging up. In areas where weeds are problematic, just change out its first-class treble hook with the included super-sharp J-hook and a flora fouled lure will be a thing of the past.
 
There are a dozen classic colors to choose from, all precision tinted with UV paint by hand for better bling, 10 with translucent fish-attracting hues for every degree of water clarity. And three sizes are available, in 1/4, 3/4 and 1 ounce, which will match the year-class of every forage fish salmon and trout eat.  
 
So this fall, when every cast must count for salmon and trout, give the Fin-Wing a cast into shallow water. And there will be no denying when a salmon whacks it.
 
 
ABOUT
A symbol of American ingenuity and hard work, the Fin-Wing™ design has been catching fish of all stripes since 1948. Today, the lure is the pride of Keweenaw Tackle Company; built in the Copper Country to the same rigid standards as the handmade original, using only the highest-quality materials and superior long-lasting finishes. Find out more and see the lure in action at www.keweenawtc.com.
Photo by Traditions Media