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A Fat Irish Lady
Wojciech Stypula sent us this image of a lovely Irish pike that was caught on a Savage Gear 4Play lure while casting along the reeds. Wojcieh used out Okuma Komodo baitcaster reel for the precision casting, and its firm drag quikcly dampened the spirits of the hard fighting fish.

After a couple of quick pictures the beautiful fish was released back unharmed.

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Finesse Fishing for Perch
Ant Glascoe has been having good times with the Savage Gear 3D Soft Bleak realtails! Mounted sideways on both dropshot and jigheads you will get an amazing action, which is simply irresistible for practically any species. Especially zander and perch are going nuts on these, however. This lovely specimen took a 13,5cm realtail close to the bottom and it tested the drag on Ant's Okuma RTX reel!

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Brackish Bodden Perch
Our German consultant, Christian Wieneke, is here, there, and everywhere these days. His most recent report is from the Bodden area, where he has been targeting brackish perch on soft lures. Using a fairly sensitive Savage Gear Finezze rod in combination with an Okuma RTX reel and Savage Gear Hd8 Braid, he enjoyed some amazing action with lots of 40cm+ perch in the boat.

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Slow Trolling on the Plauer See
Our German consultant, Christian Wieneke, has been busy lately in the Bodden and Plauer See area. He has used a variety of tactics to get in touch with the brackish perch, pike and zander in the area, and he has had great success.

The above zander was caught trolling with our Okuma Komodo reel, a Savage Gear MPP rod and a 27.5cm Savage Gear 3D Trout. The lure was actually intended for a big pike, but zanders can be quite greedy sometimes...

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Corniva Fishing in Turkey
Savas Dursun caught this beautiful corniva earlier this month - during the cool hours of the morning. It was caught by using our Okuma Safina 270cm 10-35g rod, an Okuma Helios 35 and a Savage Gear 12.5cm Sandeel. The majestic fish hit the lure with brute force, and it delivered a hectic fight with lots of aggresive runs and tailwalking.

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Monster Pike on Trout Imitation
"The day started slow. Few drifts didn't produce many fish so we decided to look for active fish while trolling. We knew that big lures were producing the best fish for last few days so the choice was simple! Savage Gear​ 30cm Line Thru Trout lures went for a swim.

The visibility in the water was good enough so there was no other option then to release our Water Wolfs!

After all was set up we started to send our lures in to the depths! While doing that I was blocking the spool every few seconds to avoid fast sinking of the lure. That was giving the lure a nice stop and go action while sinking. And that was enough - because after not more then 60 seconds in the water my lure got hammered! Two powerful head shakes later I knew that I had a nice fish on the hook! A short fight, and I was over the moon holding a nice fat Irish lady! One of the best looking pike I've ever caught!

That's why we love spring so much! It's a good time to hit a fat jackpot!
Some waters are hot and some still before the madness! Plan Your holidays and go out and don't miss Your chance to catch one of those spring girls!"

-Radek Staszkow

Gear used:
Rod: MPP Predator Trigger, 244cm, up to 160g cw
Reel: Okuma Komodo 364LX
Line: Savage Gear HD4 Finezze 0.40mm
Camera: Water Wolf

Photo by Wojciech Stypuła

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Baitcasters for Bass
Here's another immaculate bass for our Croatian predator ace, Dalien Vignjevic, who is completely mad about bass fishing. The beautiful fish was caught using our Okuma Komodo baitcaster reel in combination with a Savage Gear Finezze rod and a 3D Crayfish.

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Easter Bass Fishing
Today we have a brilliant big French bass report from Quentin Combe, who was busy this weekend fishing for bass.

"Big bass love the 3D Line Thru Trout 15cm and the 3D Reaction Crayfish (Carolina Rig)!! And I had some huge fights with the Savage Gear Finezze rod 7-25gr & Okuma Safina Noir reel!"

Bass fishing will be red hot in the next few pre-spawn weeks all over France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Cyprus...


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Pre-spawn Action
Hi folks!!

Another weekend is gone and another good trip is behind us. The weather was very bad and didn't let us fish on big water but that was not a big problem. We went up to a nice small lake where the wind gusts up to 70km/h weren't such a big problem.

The day started slow with only one jack caught by Wojtek just few minutes on the lake. Changing conditions didn't help at all. We were wiped by strong wind guts, rain and hail stones all day long... It was very quiet till lunch and then thing started to change.

First good fish we saw was a huge girl, which followed my Savage Gear​ 3D Line Thru Pike right up to the boat but didn't eat it... I cast again and she was back but still only watching and then she was gone for good... It was a real crock so you know what that feel like after...

Conditions weren't to good for surface fishing but we couldn't resit to give the 3D Frogs a go. Wojtek was the first one blasting the 3D Reaction Frog and after few casts he raised another monster pike but again the fish was just fallowing the lure without even an intention to hit it. It was quite obvious that the spawning was still the main thing they could think about. But they were showing a small interest to our lures so there was a light in the tunnel :)

After a rough hour with rain, wind and no bites the sun came out for a short while and so did the pike I believe. Finally I got bitten by a nice fish. This time the 3D Line Thru Pike was tempting enough to make that fat girl eat! Some people say that is't spring when they see spring flowers. I say it spring when I see jumping pike and that was a real spring pike! Few jumps, some tail walking... eye candy!!! All that didn't help her to shake off the hooks thanks to the Line Thru system!

We changed the spot and it didn't took me long to hook in to another good fish but unfortunately I lost her just under the boat without even making eye contact. Sad moment in every angler life but that is a part of it. They weren't really active and all the fish we lost were lip hooked.

Last two hours of daylight brought us a decent number of fish but nothing in a decent size unfortunately.

On the end of the day with only one good fish landed, one lost and two monsters raised we were happy enough to see that they are starting to chase lures. Next weekend could be a pure pike mayhem! So go out and find out!

-Radek Staszkow

Gear used:
Rod: Savage Gear Butch Light 205cm 30-65g cw
Reel: Okuma Komodo 273LX
Line: Savage Gear Finezze HD8 Braid

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