The new swimbait ElaZtech® that imitates mullets goes to the coast
Wherever inshore fishing hounds live mullet, perhaps the most important saltwater prey fish in North America, anglers immediately prepare for an exciting day on the water. A jumping, bobbing, and bobbing mullet on the surface often indicates exciting times ahead: that a supertanker bass, cobia, redfish, tarpon, or sea trout might be in hot pursuit. Life-giving pulses like we’re the ones on a chase to the death, a cast with the new Z-Man Mulletron Swimbait connects you directly to the power and majesty of an angry aquatic predator.
“We created the Z-Man Mulletron to get primary responses from the fish working in those key ambush spots,” says José Chávez, Z-Man’s director of product development and experienced saltwater angler. “Put the bait in nervous waters. Swim through your favorite fishing stations. It will happen.
Fashioned with a lifelike ‘finger mullet’ profile, including authentic head and body, realistic gill plate, eye and fin detailing, Mulletron 3.3 and 4-inch swimbaits are sized to replicate the most edible and ubiquitous inshore bait in nature. .
“The Mulletron is a perfect match for the new ZWG Swimbait Hook,” points out professional Z-Man Captain CA Richardson, referring to the new ElaZtech® compatible hook design. “It’s been amazing working this floating paddletail lure right in very thin water and watching the big bass explode all over the place.”
Bringing the Mulletron’s swimming action to life, a rounded, wedge-shaped tail kicks in at a wide range of speeds, including the often critical and seductive slow roll. Richardson describes the action of the bait as a kind of hypnotic pulse, also capable of activating the afterburners when an especially hot fish joins the hunt.
“Mullets are known to tickle their bellies as they move across the shallows,” Richardson observes. “I can’t think of too many more exciting sights than watching a monster bass or large redfish push a V-wake into a shoal of mullets and then spin into your swimbait while playing a crazy game of keep away.
“Just this morning, the Mulletron was eaten by a legitimate 30-inch bass in this exact setting.”
For Richardson, another perfect match for Mulletron has been a Pro BulletZ—A unique cone-headed EWG-style jighead, ideal for grass and other tangled hedges. For open water retrieves, he also suggests a minimalist trout eye. jighead, particularly with the smaller 3.3-inch Mulletron.
To facilitate weedless rigging with a ZWG hook, the Mulletron’s rear and ventral hook pockets make the alignment process easy. The same built-in bait slots make it easy to position the jig head.
Molded from ElaZtech® superplastic, the Mulletron lure offers maximum durability without giving up an ounce of its specialized action. Meanwhile, to slow its sink rate and allow the tail to rise during a bottom contact pause, the Mulletron’s natural buoyancy ensures the bait always looks good.alive. “Even with an 1/8-ounce ZWG hook or jighead,” Richardson notes, “you can slowly drag the bait just below the surface film, making the entire mullet, with the dorsal fin slightly exposed. Whenever I see this behavior on floors, usually a cast is all it takes to get bitten.”
Posing as the most prolific inshore forage fish, the 10X Tough ElaZtech Mulletron offers anglers supreme durability and maximum buoyancy for a diversity of presentations, from surface to substrate. Available in 3, 3 and 4 inch finger mullet sizes in the ten most popular coastal color schemes. Scheduled for retail release in October: MSRP $4.99 for 4-pack (3.3″) and $4.99 for 3-pack. For more information, visit www.zmanfishing.com.
About Z-Man Fishing Products: A dynamic company based in Charleston, South Carolina, Z-Man Fishing Products has been fusing cutting-edge fishing tackle with technology for nearly three decades. Z-Man has long been one of the industry’s largest suppliers of silicone skirt material used in jigs, spinnerbaits, and other lures. Creator of the original ChatterBait®, Z-Man is also the renowned innovator of 10X Tough ElaZtech® soft baits, among the most sought after baits in freshwater and saltwater. Z-Man is one of the fastest growing lure brands in the world.
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