Cedar plugs have been a go-to trolling lure for a very long time, they’re very effective at catching just about every pelagic species out there but getting them to troll straight and getting longevity out of them is another story. The aluminum version from Red Eye works great on the surface since they are a similar weight to most plugs out there and they’re durable enough to withstand as many fish as you want.
The stainless steel version is a great option for the bluefin guys in California, the 6″ size can be trolled to 12 knots and get the reaction bite you’re looking for. The biggest advantage besides the extra weight for high speed trolling is the durability of the stainless steel, you won’t have to replace these as often as MadMac’s.
The smaller 2″ size for both types of metal are great for albacore or light trolling locally, especially when the bait is small.
Looking for a secret weapon? Look no further than the catch-all tuna stick. The sardine shape provides maximum flash at a variety of trolling speeds. Machined from the highest quality materials for unmatched durability. Incredibly effective lure with endless versatility.
Set up in the center rigger spot, this lure will run deeper while still providing the elusive characteristics of a Bait fish. It’s a great compliment to your power spread allowing you to target fish at different levels of the water column at the same time.
- The large tuna stick allows you to hit 10-12 knots.
- Rigging recommendation: Designed for use with 6’ – 275# braided cable.