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Panther Martin releases substitutes for real bait
October 11, 2006 12:09am
submitted: Zander

Some states have restrictions on use of live bait, and many anglers prefer to use lures over live bait simply to avoid the mess. Whatever the reason Panther Martin has a new saltwater substitute for live bait. New for the 2007 season the company is releasing the "Mackeral" and the "Stinky Shrimp."



The Mackeral weighs in at 9.8oz each and is 12 inches in length. It has multiple protruding fins and is designed to deliver a very realistic swimming action when trolled. The lure is capable of being trolled between 5-8 knots and comes in five different patterns (Atlantic Macker, Atlantic Bonito, Herring, Spanish Mackeral, and Spotted Seatrout). Each come armed with two oversized hooks and for added flash there is a holographic strip that reflects light as the lure wobbles. This bait is designed to target a variety of species including stripers, wahoo, barracuda, tuna, shark, and even marlin. The Mackeral will retail for $19.95 each.


Anglers looking for a shrimp bait will appreciate the Stinky Shrimp's realistic profile. The lure comes with a weedless hook and is weighted for a more realistic action, but best of all these lures come soaked in natural shrimp scent. These fully rigged shrimp are ready to go right out of the box, and will be sold in packs of three for $7.99.


While these lures are just becoming available they can be ordered directly from the manufacturer's website.











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