My Friend Jason Levine used to work at Melton Tackle. He and I were speaking back and forth about pulling “jigs” or lures for marlin. Jason ran their online store so his knowledge with products is amazing. As we were discussing many of the So Cal captain’s strategies for catching local striped marlin I asked him what were Melton’s top-five selling striped marlin lures. Jason really gets into his work and has access to a full warehouse of fishing gear and thousands of products. He’s also a marlin lure junkie with literally hundreds in his collection.
“Jason put together a list of popular and successful marlin lures”
|Pro-Soft Scupper“Mean Joe Green and Petrolero are my favorite colors”
|Mold Craft Standard
Wide Range“I like the black/green
|Zuker ZM3.5“An all-time classic”
|Marlin Magic Baby Ruckus “It causes quite the commotion”
Melton Medium Hollowpoint Jet
“Don’t discount the power of a jet”
All of these lures are available at www.meltontackle.com and can be rigged to your specifications.