Tommy Skarlis Wins National Crappie Title Trolling Salmo Hornets!!!

Tommy Skarlis Wins National Crappie Title Trolling Salmo Hornets!!!

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Tommy Skarlis Wins National Crappie Title Trolling Salmo Hornets!!!

imageVeteran Walleye Pro Angler Tommy Skarlis and his Partner Kyle Steinfeldt of Iowa did what no other Yankee has ever done... Go down to Alabama and win the Crappie Master National Championship on Lake Grenada!

The tournament is often dominated with expert spider rig fishermen trolling southern crankbaits or minnows. Well Tommy and Kyle broke out the walleye tactics and used planer boards to troll Salmo Hornets to WIN the national championship!

"Yep, the southern boys were shaking their heads with this win," stated Skarlis, a long time Salmo Pro Staff member. " they came up to us after the event to say changed the entire crappie game in two days by using walleye tactics to win."

Skarlis used Hornet #5 and #4 in their six line spread that was allowed to each boat. Tommy knew up-front this lake was known for being a trolling fishery, but the locals all said the fish were too spooky and the trolling bite was off... well that was just what Tommy and Kyle wanted to hear, they put on the planer boards and were the talk of the lake as other contestants could not figure out that on earth those Yankees were doing with those "things" running out each side of the boat. Needless to say the performance of Salmo Hornets played a big part in their victory. Hornets are known as being of the best tracking "small" crankbaits in the world.. so as Tommy would make large sweeping turns while fishing with the planer boards, the hornet never missed a beat, in fact, one of the best fish they took came as the boat was making a turn and the lure picked up speed and at a speed you would not think a crappie would catch but the Hornets track so well at high speeds, they are the truly the ultimate crankbait for the serious trolling for walleye and it appears for crappie as well!

Congrats to Tommy and Kyle for their great victory! You guys do the industry and Salmo Proud!

More about the Salmo Hornet

HornetThis little crankbait is totally revolutionary. Made from high density foam, not flimsy balsa wood or hollow plastic, the Hornet has become simply a "must have" lure in some regions of the country. In fact, during the 2006 season, demand was so high, Salmo-USA began rationing their supply so everyone got a taste of the Salmo Hornet craze.The Hornet's rod shaking action triggers fish like walleye, crappie, bass and trout.

Ideal for trolling and casting with great success. By far, the Salmo Hornet is the best multi-species fish catcher you'll ever own. This is the number one selling lure in Europe, and it will soon be number one in America too. Available in four sizes in the USA, the #3 Hornet is deadly on trout and panfish, the #4 has accounted for some fantastic walleye and bass numbers, and some say the #5 Hornet is the perfect size for almost any type of fishing. Many feel it is the hardest working crankbait ever designed. One thing is for sure, it does catch fish. The largest member of the Hornet Family is the Hornet #6. Some feel it is the ultimate bass fishing crankbait. Many anglers who have fished it know it to be of superior design and performance in the water.

The signature rod shaking action of all Hornets simply drives bass crazy. The best thing you can say about the Hornet #6 is that is talks to the angler as much as it talks to the bass. Ideal for casting long distances, it telegraphs every weed, rock or log you run into. Big walleyes love the Hornet too, as it has secretly become the top choice with many tournament anglers. Anglers will be amazed with the flexibility of fishing a Hornet. Some fishing situations call for a small bait that runs deep and it is easy to fish a #5 or #6 Hornet in 25 feet of water. The smaller profile triggers more fish and is becoming the hottest new technique on the bass and walleye trails.

Learn more about the Salmo Hornet... CLICK HERE

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