One of our original lures and still one of our best! A Cape Cod canal favorite of many!
There's a new Sheriff in town...and his name is BIG BART. Big Bart is 10" long and is weighted at 3.5oz to perfectly fit many larger surf rods. One of the original testers caught 7 fish over 20 lbs on a tide cycle with one of these. This plug dances like no other on the water and it casts very well. Ron Arra uses one in his casting demos at many shows.
Salty's is the only commercial manufacturer to use the large unique reverse squid eye! It's a full 3/4" which closely matches a fleeing squid to a predatory fish. Squid will flee out of the water when chased. They look very much like Big Bart or a large needlefish/cigar shape. The large eye also gives the lure an enhancement over over smaller lures-it gives the fish a better target!
The Sheriff is a CNC Turned pencil popper, hand finished and sealed against water TWICE for maximum durability, and hand painted. It is weighted perfectly for optimum presentation! VMC Permasteel 4X strong 4/0 Belly hook, 4/0 treble tail hook. Heavy Duty 150 lb swivels, 2X 120 lb strong Rosco split rings. Stainless Steel through wired with 304 stainless wire for maximum strength and nickel hardware for durability! Perfect for school blue fin tuna, stripers, or LARGE bluefish, GT, Queenfish, Tailor and more!
And the reviews I get say it all...
"Just wanted to let you know, I missed probably the biggest bass I have seen yet to date this morning. I put on the pearl white sheriff, and on my first cast, I made it dance a little, then Wham!! Huge Explosion on top! How I didn't hook it I'll never know, nerves probably got me. The sound this fish made when it hit the plug on the surface, sounded like someone tossed a boulder in the water. Had numerous tail slaps, and even though I missed this fish I wanted to say thanks for making a great product, it made my morning."
"No personal bests but regularly nice fish into the low 40s"
"I had some of the best fishing in my life this week at the Cape Cod Canal. Almost a fish on every cast of the sherif popper for hours at a time! Biggest fish was 27 pounds but they fought like 50's"
"I used all chunk bait up until I met this kid down at the canal he let me use one of his plugs that was from you . I watched him pull in about twenty five fish in a hour I could not get the hang of casting lures or using them he stopped fishing and helped me I had the best day ever catching fish and the most in one day including a 25 pound 42 inch striper. Best day on the water by far oh ya I lost his lure note learned about retying knots the hard way."
"I took it with me last night to a local beach and took it out of package and gave it to a guy in my club. I said "try casting this". He lets it fly and the darn plug is on the way to Florida. His eyes pop out . He goes "holy sheet, I never made a longer cast in my life". He moves it once and a 10 pound blue is all over it. The plug got "mojo" man......lol"
"My largest of the year so far came at first dawn on a yellow w/ redhead Sheriff one morning in June." Proper presentation of a pencil popper is to cast then twitch the rod tip while retrieving keeping the butt of the rod between your legs, this will allow the lure to "walk the dog" from side to side. Vary your retrieve, slow for stripers, faster for bluefish.
|I get asked a lot about what colors are best?|
I recommend Pearl White as the best imitation of a normal squid. Yellow or Parrot at sunrise or cloudy days. Sunny days I try and stick with a color that has a high definition color hue change on it....Blue/White or Olive/White. Spend some time looking at the bait prevalent in your area and you will soon understand why certain colors can give you just that little bit extra advantage to entice a larger fish to take your lure.
Don't be afraid to use all different colors as at night either! Night time pencil poppers off a beach or rocky area can be a VERY effective way of catching fish. Just wait for the explosion...and your on!WARNING: These products can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Saltys is a small business and exempt from California Proposition 65 warning requirements, but choose to provide them voluntarily for known chemicals.Wash hands after handling, DO NOT smoke or eat with contaminated hands! Keep away from children and do not ingest! USE COMMON SENSE!