White, Pink, Amber, Olive
Shaped to replicate the small baitfish and squid that False Albacore and Bonito inhale. Also a great imitator of baby sandeels for when Striped Bass are keying in on them. Designed to cast farther than other unweighted soft plastics of its size.
If you are targeting hardtails, generally keep the Albie Snax close to, or on the water's surface. The speed with which these small tunas strike is breathtaking, so surface fishing is our preferred method of targeting them. A fast retrieve is usually best; try to make the Snax skip and splash to draw the fish in. If you are doing this and an albie strikes but doesn't hook up, keep cranking and if anything, speed it up on the next crank. The fish will come back to hit again more often than not. The composition of this bait also allows for it to be fished near the surface with slow retrieve as well; something not possible with weighted offerings. This is important when only a few fish are breaking, as a fast retrieve will draw the lure out of the strike zone too quickly. Test your nerve and see if you can allow the bait to just sit in the fray, perhaps giving it just a twitch or two. The results can be incredible.
-Albie Snax Hook
-3/8 oz. Hinge head
White, Pink, Amber, Olive, Black
Designed to capture the profile of both an eel and a slender bait fish. This versatile shape combines a full body with long skinny tail; effectively accomplishing two baits in one.
The key to this lure is twitching/jerking the rod tip. Point the tip toward the water, and reel down while twitching to create a darting, subsurface "walk the dog". Don't forget to let the tail work for you. By making short twitches while retrieving slowly the tail will quiver and drive gamefish crazy. For Striped Bass, we sometimes like to give the bait a few particularly vigorous twitches followed by a pause. It is often on this pause that the bait will be hit. Super Snax may also be worked quickly to become an excellent erratic topwater bait. On the other end of the spectrum, it is effective on a simple steady retrieve without any added rodtip action.
-1 oz. and 2 oz. Hinge Head
- 6/0 and 8/0 Owner Beast hook
The Hinge Head is a unique jighead that utilizes an extra strong offset hook attached via a hinge. The 1 oz. and 2 oz. models are designed to fit the 9.5" Super Snax, and the 3/8 oz. model is designed for the Albie Snax. The hinge provides the following benefits not found in other saltwater jigs heads:
The bait moves independently of the head for increased action
The jig will glide through seaweed and rocks without hanging up or collecting debris
Once a fish is hooked, the hinge reduces the leverage it can exert to pry loose
The head and bait align properly in flight for longer casts
The Hinge Head is a very versatile jighead, but really shines when used near or on the bottom. It is designed to bounce and slide through the heaviest cover, be it rocks, seaweed, or oyster beds, without hanging up or snagging. If contact with the bottom is kept, a steady retrieve is all that's needed, as the hinge will allow the bait to move freely from the head. An added twitch or jerk will only enhance this action. If cranked in at high speed, the head will roll side to side, looking like an injured baitfish.
Albie Snax Hooks
-Stainless Steel Corkscrew
The screw-in style hook is designed to allow for weedless rigging, very similar to that of a standard offset bend worm hook. The screw provides slightly better durability than an offset hook, and it pairs up excellently with the Albie Snax bait.