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Toro Tamer Diving & Swimming Lures

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Toro Tamer ® Inshore/Surf Diver Minnows
Smaller sizes for inshore fishing!

Inshore fishing is a blast, and it's accessible to most fishermen who travel to the coast...or are lucky enough to live there! No boat required to catch plenty of fish from the shore, and hitting the harbors and bays brings even more options. Not impossible to have those 100 fish days fishing the surf zone or watching the tides to maximize your returns. Surf fishing is something that does not demand a whole lot of preparation for, it gets back to the basics of fishing, and it can be enjoyed by everyone in the family. And, in many cases saltwater gear made for inshore fishing also works quite well in freshwater (given corrosion and conditions, saltwater designed gear can work in freshwater, but it's not necessarily a great idea to use freshwater gear in the salt...).  Darn good way to spend some time by the beach, and if you want to get more serious about...well, the returns are there to justify the time spent - for sure!

For the past few months we've been working on additions to our lineup for inshore anglers, and now we are quite proud to come to market with some new lures made for this specific style of fishing. These new lures are all internally weighted with a weight transfer system, all have internal rattles to attract fish in water with less than perfect visibility. All the new lures feature saltwater safe hooks, and are available in both deep diver and shallow diver forms. We have three sizes in the new Inshore/Surf lineup, 60mm, 75mm and 90mm (about 2.5", 3", 3.5"), and weight runs 6 gm, 10 gm, 16gm (.21 oz, .35 oz., .6 oz). You won't find prettier lures on the market, every detail is correct, and they swim predictably well. All lures are floating divers, and they will get bit...repeatedly.

These are very good quality, durable lures, designed to hold up through many fish. Please do compare these to other popular brands, and you'll see the value is quite apparent. Look at Yo-Zuri's and Rapala's inshore lures, Lucky Craft and others. These are well produced, lures of extraordinary value and they'll catch fish just as well...if not better for about 50% the price of the other guys.

 

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Description  Price
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 90mm Deep Sardine $6.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 75mm Deep Sardine $5.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 60mm Deep Sardine $4.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 90mm Shallow Diver Sardine $6.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 75mm Shallow Diver Sardine $5.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 60mm Shallow Diver Sardine $4.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 90mm Deep Anchovy - Glow Belly $6.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 75mm Deep Anchovy - Glow Belly $5.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 60mm Deep Sardine Anchovy - Glow Belly $4.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 90mm Shallow Diver Anchovy - Glow Belly $6.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 75mm Shallow Diver Anchovy - Glow Belly $5.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 60mm Shallow Diver Anchovy - Glow Belly $4.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 90mm Deep Mackerel $6.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 75mm Deep Mackerel $5.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 60mm Deep Mackerel $4.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 90mm Shallow Diver Mackerel $6.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 75mm Shallow Diver Mackerel $5.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 60mm Shallow Diver Mackerel $4.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 90mm Deep Copper Back/Brown Bait $6.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 75mm Deep  Copper Back/Brown Bait $5.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 60mm Deep Sardine Copper Back/Brown Bait $4.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 90mm Shallow Diver Copper Back/Brown Bait $6.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 75mm Shallow Diver Copper Back/Brown Bait $5.99
ToroTamer Inshore Surf 60mm Shallow Diver Copper Back/Brown Bait $4.99

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Yellowtail Coffin Nail Stick Bait!
Heavy Duty Swimming Lures

2016 - These wonderful lures were about to be phased out of our production. Great lures, but ToroTamer needed room that's hard to come by when stocking relatively bulky lures. ToroTamer committed to expanding their line offerings based upon a couple clients who wanted more 8 strand options. That ties up $, lures carry a significant cost when the minimum for production stands at a couple thousand pieces. So, they were going away, until we got a call from our Mexico distributor. Seems the 180 size was their go-to lure for taking various fish off the reefs & rocks, grouper, snapper, cabrilla...  So, we made another production which recently arrived. With the new production we have also been able to reduce price for this excellent lure. That brings these wonderful lures back into our stock...get 'em while you can.

Here's another superior lure from CharkBait, our new slim bodied StickBait. This one's going to make a lot of guys very happy indeed, and lead to a lot of fish taken, no doubt about it. The new StickBaits feature a unique weighting system, they'll cast like bullets and come to rest near neutral. See some fish breaking the surface, toss one out and you'll get a good return for the effort. Fishing the surf, the smaller sized lures will bring in a lot of different species, and they'll cast well, too. Working the flats, the fish will move to these new lures just fine, and they'll hammer 'em. There are three models in this series of lures, two featuring two treble hooks, and one with three. The finish on these lures is something you'll really appreciate, again, there are no better lures on the market anywhere near their price - that is a lead pipe promise.

Our StickBaits use an internal weight system. On the larger size lure pictured you'll note both small and large steel weights. The larger weights are used to do a couple things. First off, they shift position, moving to the rear for longer casts, then towards the front of the lure upon retrieve for a stable come-back with weight forward assisted depth tracking. The also create a "rattle" upon retrieve, and the larger size creates a lower frequency sound.  The smaller bb's are there for the sound, their rattle is a higher frequency. Both, entice a predator's interest, and the benefit of the lower frequency sound is greater sonic distance under water. This dual attraction, coupled with internal chambering, structural strength, quality hooks and excellent casting properties with superior fish attention stimulating finishes produce a super new lure that's very effective!

Received a note from a client from our shop, the week we put the new lures on the racks at the here in Huntington Beach:

> Don't know why the hell it hit this lure....but I'll take it, haha.  I like the action & weight of this lure a lot.  I picked up 4 of them yesterday, and threw it for the first time today.  Please keep the price low, I'll be back for more.

We've already had local guys land some nice halibut fishing the beach, as well as some Serf Perch tight to shore (who surprised the anglers by targeting what one would think would be an oversized lure for a fish with such a small mouth. The Corbina was a nice surprise for the angler tossing the lure for the first time in the surf nearby. They're a dandy lure, and great casters, too!  

Specifications:
Large - 2 VMC 3X Hooks, 180 mm, 66.3 grams / 7.086", 2.34 ounces
Medium - 3 VMC 2X Hooks, 150 mm, 41 grams / 5.91", 1.45 ounces
Small - 2 VMC 2X Hooks, 125 mm, 26 grams / 4.92", .917 ounces

"Your 180's aren't just for big BFT

We were throwing the shallow divers up close to the rocks in LA Bay with drags locked down on our Lexa reels 80# Spectra with a 2' topshot 60# flouro leader They hit like a freight train The YT was when I threw out into open water Good plugs"

Alan Beilstein

 

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Description Price
CB StickBait 180mm BlackBack $12.99
$11.99
sold out CB StickBait 150mm BlackBack $9.99
$8.99
sold out CB StickBait 125mm BlackBack $8.99
$7.99
 
CB StickBait 180mm Sardine $12.99
$11.99
CB StickBait 150mm Sardine $9.99
$8.99
sold out CB StickBait 125mm Sardine $8.99
$7.99
 
CB StickBait 180mm Emerald $12.99
$11.99
CB StickBait 150mm Emerald $9.99
$8.99
CB StickBait 125mm Emerald $8.99
$7.99
 
CB StickBait 180mm Blue Runner $12.99
$11.99
CB StickBait 150mm Blue Runner $9.99
$8.99
CB StickBait 125mm Blue Runner $8.99
$7.99
 
CB StickBait 180mm Blue Mackerel $12.99
$11.99
CB StickBait 150mm Blue Mackerel $9.99
$8.99
CB StickBait 125mm Blue Mackerel $8.99
$7.99
 
CB StickBait 180mm Purple Mackerel $12.99
$11.99
CB StickBait 150mm Purple Mackerel $9.99
$8.99
CB StickBait 125mm Purple Mackerel $8.99
$7.99
 

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TORO TAMER SUBSURFACE SWIMMER

The Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer: You may be aware of a similar lure that's been on the Japanese market and gained some following in this country (shibuki). That piece proved effective as a casting lure and as a trolled lure, and cost a good $50 unrigged! Pricing was a function of a few things, among them a good old boy network created by the Japanese firm selling them. They didn't take much of an interest in anyone but a chosen few selling them on this side of the pond. That's a restraint of competition in my humble opinion, and helps explain the high price of the lure. As you can see, we have a broader selection of colors available, similar design, quality built to withstand punishment from the toughest fish. The weight and length is the same as the more expensive Japanese import. We are making these wonderful lures available both rigged and unrigged. The first ones available are the unrigged lures. Our rigged lures will feature quality treble hooks of appropriate strength. The unrigged lures have been used by guys with both trebles and single hooks.

The lures are great casters, with some heft to them and a unique internal magnetic weight transfer  system that aids in the cast and provides a sonic attraction as well.  They are thru-wired for extra strength. The lures are 80 grams (~3 ounces) in weight and 20 cm long (7.9"). They will dive up to 2 meters ~ 6 feet and are rated for a 50 kg (100#) breaking strength. You'll note the quality of construction upon inspection, and we encourage you to compare these lures to any on the market.

These lures have taken tuna, some big ones during our evaluation stage  a few years back, as well as yellowtail and many other species of fish. They will also surprise you with their ability to troll effectively, partially as a result of the stabilizing dorsal fin. While they were designed for big fish, they'll prove very effective on smaller fish - with some of our local guys using them to great effect on BIG calico bass. The lures are very well overbuilt.

Unrigged lures ordered from this page will come with 3 300#+ test rings. Click on the image to examine more closely.

Note the magnetic weight transfer system with rear pad  at the tail to prevent cracking of lure, and the balancing weight rear. Of course the lures are properly thru wired and can well handle over 100# of stress, meaning there is NO issue dealing with larger grade tuna and
appropriately HIGH drag settings.


Standard VMC Treble Hooks

Shown top, Mustad Hoodlum 4X ringed and below, 7982HX double tuna hooks

Please note, the rigged versions use 4X VMC trebles. Some clients fishing larger yellowfin over 100# often buy the unrigged lures and upgrade to either 5X Trebles or singles.  Many ways to go with the hooks, Pakula Dojo or Hayes hooks do well. My favored styles are shown above for larger fish, the Mustad 7982 HS double tuna hooks (7/0 shown) or the Mustad Ringed Hoodlum 4X  ringed (9/0 pictured).  Lots of ways to rig 'em, or you can take the easy road and buy 'em rigged and ready.

Unrigged lures come with the same heavy 200+lb. split rings.

- Since our introduction of these excellent casting and trolling lures, we've added a luminous glow belly.
 

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Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Skipjack - unrigged $14.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Skipjack - rigged with 4X VMC trebles $19.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Pink- unrigged $14.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmerr Pink - rigged with 4X VMC trebles $19.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Mackerel - unrigged $14.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Mackerel - rigged with 4X VMC trebles $19.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Sardine- unrigged $14.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Sardine - rigged with 4X VMC trebles $19.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Flier - unrigged $14.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Flier - rigged with 4X VMC trebles $19.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer BLue Runner - unrigged $14.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer BLue Runner - rigged with 4X VMC trebles $19.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Super Chovie - unrigged $14.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Super Chovie - rigged with 4X VMC trebles $19.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Herring - unrigged $14.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Herring - rigged with 4X VMC trebles $19.99

 

 

Toro Tamer Poppers
New for 2015

The new Toro Tamer Topwater Poppers are now in stock! This 2015 new product introduction incorporates some excellent new features. Similar to the CB Poppers we've offered for a few years, these new surface lures improve upon the original design. The head is round rather than triangular, the results are greater splash - especially if you are fishing from a larger boat which is higher to the water line, such as a long range boat out of San Diego. The improved "pop" or splash allows the lure to be worked more effectively. Additionally, the new lures are available in three sizes 200mm (8"), 160mm (6.3") and a new smaller 120mm size (4.8"). The larger sizes have proven very effective for tuna and the new small size will find great success for those fishing from the beach for Rooster fish, stripers and many other species where a slightly smaller and lighter lure proves effective. Lastly, the new lures feature a change in hooks. The two larger size lures incorporate VMC in-line single hooks, the smaller 120 size popper makes use of trebles.

Specifications:
The new poppers are available in three sizes 120, 160 and 200 mm (4.8", 6.3" & 7.9"), with weights of 50, 90 and 150 grams (1.5, 3.2 & 5.3 ounces).

Those are great weights for casting, and the size is wonderful for most fish you'll come across, from little schoolie tuna and tails to some larger fish. There are no better lures out there from any manufacturer in terms of construction and finish. If you don't agree upon seeing these lures, I'll be glad to cover their return - I'm that confident of 'em. They are far nicer than the Braid pieces, nicer than YoZuri's, better weight distribution than anything from any major manufacturer - and they are tough!

We have been experiencing a huge bite locally, larger grade bluefin tuna taking poppers better than bait or any other jig. These fish have been worked over by the seiners pretty hard, plus boat pressure. So, once a boat approaches a school of fish, they scatter, but a long cast and surface action have drawn strikes when nothing else worked reliably. This put hurt on our inventory, especially the 200mm size. Almost 1000 lures were sold during a four week period. So, chances are we'll run through the inventory which should have held up through August. We're scrambling to have more lures made, but no doubt we'll have a gap of 2-3 months. Best suggestion, get your order in now. These lures are thru wired, come with single hooks on the 160 and 200 size - that's preferred. Get 'em while you can... 6/13/16
6/16 - Well...I told you so, all the 200 size poppers have been sold. This bluefin bite has been nothing short of incredible...and I do believe folks heard about that here first when I mentioned that 2/3 of our catch on the May Eclipse charter came from poppers... We'll reload, but we're looking at August/September for more. We had enough of the lures in inventory to last through the season, but with a sustained bite which has lasted for about a month, well we got hammered. Didn't plan on 1000 lures would be sold in three weeks...

 

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Description Price
Toro Tamer Popper 200mm Sardine - $18.99
Toro Tamer Popper 160mm Sardine $15.99
Toro Tamer Popper 120mm Sardine $12.99
Toro Tamer Popper 200mm Skippy $18.99
Toro Tamer Popper 160mm Skippy $15.99
Toro Tamer Popper 120mm Skippy $12.99
Toro Tamer Popper 200mm Ahi $18.99
Toro Tamer Popper 160mm Ahi $15.99
Toro Tamer Popper 120mm Ahi $12.99
Toro Tamer Popper 200mm Blue Mackerel $18.99
Toro Tamer Popper 160mm Blue Mackerel $15.99
Toro Tamer Popper 120mm Blue Mackerel $12.99
Toro Tamer Popper 200mm Pink Ghost $18.99
Toro Tamer Popper 160mm Pink Ghost $15.99
Toro Tamer Popper 120mm Pink Ghost $12.99

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