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Topwater Asp Action
From our Croatian predator ace, Dalien Vignjevic, we have just received the following report:

"One of the most attractive freshwater styles of fishing is topwater asp fishing. Summer is a great time to do it and the Savage Gear Top prey 80 is the lure to throw. It`s hard to explain what it is like to see a several kilo fish explode on your topwater lure, especially knowing asp is one of the fastest river swimmers around. It is simply addictive! Asp tend to smack a school of minnows with its mighty tail and then pick them up dazed off the surface. Top Prey 80 has the perfect silhouette and zig zag action for mimicking these injured baitfish skimming on the surface.

The Okuma Octana 255 cm 10-40 gr rod and RTX 30 reel spooled with very thin 0,10 mm braid and 0,30 mm mono leader round up the ballistic combo tuned for extremely long 50-60 meter casts and tackling these hard fighting fish in strong currents!"

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Croatian Tuna Fishing
Mads Grosell and crew have been targeting tuna in the Adriatic Sea close to the Croatian harbour Jezera. They have enjoyed some spectacular fights with fully grown tuna, and their Okuma Makaira reels and rods have been put to the utmost test.

Here's Mads Grosell with yet another catch & release tuna caught out to sea.

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Dutch Asp Fishing
Here's a fresh report from Dutch predator expert, Daniel van der Kraan!

"Fishing with small crankbaits like the Diving Prey is just so much fun and can be very rewarding. Big advantage is that you can expect just anything to hit your lure, especially on rivers. Today we had variety of species again hammering our lures despite the high watertemperature.

Out of several asps we caught this was the biggest and also my new PB at 86cm. It was an intense fight on the light tackle! Gear used: SG MPP spin&twitch 20gr, Okuma Trio White 30 and 0.10 HD4 braid".

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Cantabrian Sea Bass
Spanish predator fisherman, Ot Nebot Santos, has once again headed out to sea in search for adrenaline kicks. This time, he was out targeting Dentex on the Cantabrian Sea, but something entirely different ended up hitting his Sandeel lure. The hard fighting fish turned out to be a beautiful seabass that measured 54 centimeters. It was fought using an Okuma Octana rod and an Okuma Helios reel.

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Summer Zander
Check out this amazing zander caught by Christian Wieneke. His trusty Okuma One rod did the job. This super lightweight rod is great to use for vertical fishing, where sensitivity and response is needed! The fish was caught on a Savage Gear Sandeel, which is a great lure for vertical presentation.

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The 'Beauty' and the Beast
Now, here's something you don't see every day:

Okuma consultant, Mads Grosell, caught this weird hump-back pike the other day on his Savage Gear Line-Thru Trout. He used his trusty Okuma Komodo reel for the job.

According to Mads, the fish went; "totally bananas and put up one hell of a fight. It was an incredibly strong Quasimodo, and it turned out to be another great day at the office! (Loads more fish were hooked and released!"

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Pike Frenzy
Our Belgium consultant, Roy Vanstreels, loves to fish for pike, and he has landed some real monsters already this season. While visiting one of his local venues the other day, the big ones weren't really in a playful mood. The smaller fish - up to 7-8 kilos - were in a much more compliant state of mind, and so Roy had lots of fun with several hard-fighting specimens landed and released.

Roy used his trusty Citrix reel for the job!

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Lure Fishing for Asp
Here is our Croatian Okuma consultant, Dalien Vignjevic, with a nice asp he caught the other day by using our Okuma Trio HS 30 reel and a slender prey lure. According to Dalien, the Trio High Speed reel is great for asp because these predatory fish are usually triggered by speedy retrieves. This silver rockets hit Daliens lure in some whirling eddies and it provided him with a superb fight!

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Another Trolling Monster for Henrik S Lund
Henrik S Lund and Christian Møller always go trolling for salmon in May. Here is what Henrik has to say about their latest salmon adventure:

"First fishing day turned out to be difficult, so all the lures in the boxes went for a swim, in the hope of hitting just the one the salmon wanted this particular day. In the evening we had a little action in the boat with 5 smaller salmon just before closing time. When going through the lure boxes a 16 cm Sandeel was giving a swim 200 feet after the boat and was taken by a salmon. In the boat the salmon spat a completely fresh sand eels out of the mouth, which then somewhat explained why the salmon chose to chop on the otherwise unconventional salmon lure.

The experience resulted in that we desided to fish with minimum one sandeel the rest of the trip, and this would later prove to be quite a good idea. We ran into some bad weather on the second day and although we were on the water for half a day it only resulted in 3 small cod and a small salmon. The 3rd day we started from a new port and was joined by a few other boats. The fishing this day was far from the harbor but the fish was on  right from the morning and resulted in several salmon in the boats. Unfortunately we had a hard time getting the fish to strike our lures and only had smaller salmon in the boat. There were nothing else to do, but to stay in the area and just keep fishing. This we did and after approx.

10 hours later came the strike we had been waiting for. The rod fished on the downrigger in 80 feet with a flasher and a 16 cm sandeel bent together and the brake just went on and on. We took in the other rods fishing on the downriggers and started the fight. The fish had now taken 650 feet of line and we could see that it freaked out approx. 200 meters behind the boat as the water splashed while the fish went crazy on the surface. 5-10 minutes passed before the fish started to relax just a little, and I could start to get a littel line back on the reel. The salmon had burned the vast majority of its energy on the distance as the rest of the fight was undramatic right untill the fish were landed. Our landing nets was suddenly very little but the Joker delivered the goods and netted the salmon on the first try. In the boat we quickly realize that it was a brutal build salmon that had taken the small sandeel. The weight showed off at 17.3 kg. and the fish mesured118 cm. SUPER FISH and new PB. While resting after the fight another salmon hit the last lure in the water. This proved to be a salmon of 11.3 kg. The following day we could only fish half a day before heading home again. The Sandeel was once again on one of the lines out swimming 200 feet behind the boat. The day produced only one take and again it was the sandeel the salmon desided to hit and eat. The scale went down to 12.7 kilos, what a way to end the trip.

To copy nature is probably not a bad idea. We will for sure have one or two sandeels swimming after the boat on our next trip targeting the Brutal Baltic salmon".

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