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Fishing Painted Comber With DUO Spearhead Ryuki

Fishing Painted Comber With DUO Spearhead Ryuki

DUO Spearhead Ryuki 50MDF is one of those magical lures in my tackle bag. 

About 8 months ago I have introduced this amazing little minnow when I tried it first time - Spearhead Ryuki Floating Minnow For Bass and Bluegill -  in a lake in Ohio, USA.

Since then I took this Spearhead Ryuki almost everywhere I have travel ed. I caught couple of neddlefish in the sea and a a few perches in the river.  Last week finally I had a chance to try it for LRF. There was a little pebbled beach with some shallow rocky bottom. It looked perfect for my naughty minnow. Water was calm and very clear. And took only about 50 seconds.. Bammm! First Painted Comber of the day was hooked. What a fun! These painted combers are like hyperactive kids on the block. If you present them the right colour of bait, they will never say NO.

I caught 7 combers with DUO Spearhead Ryuki 50MDF Full Chart Yamame and all released back in blue waters of Mediterranean.

DUO Spearhead Ryuki 50MDF Full Chart Yamame

Seabass on Tackle House Feed Shallow 105

Tackle House Feed Shallow 105

I caught a big seabass on Tackle House Feed Shallow 105

Tackle House Feed Shallow 105 has become one of my favourite lures to catch seabass when the water is still and clear. It's an exciting lure. Floating but feels like sinking. It flies like a bullet over the water surface and easy to control in rough conditions, too.

Needlefish love it, too. Seems they love chasing it as it has a very distinctive tail and head move.

I caught these sea basses on Konoshiro colour. It's really effective in clear waters.

Lure: Tackle House Feed Shallow 105cm, 16gr
Rod: Daiwa
Line: Kastking Masters Mono
Location: A Sandy Beach at Southern Coast of Turkey (Mediterranean Sea)
Catch: Cute Sea Bass

Catching seabass with Feed Shallow Lure

Tackle House lure for sea bass

I cought a sea bass with tackle house feed shallow floating lure

Shore Jigging for Leerfish

How to catch a 7kg leerfish from shore.

Saltwater Shore Jigging is a great fun when you know your target fish and have the right gear in your tackle box.

catching leerfish with shore jigging daiwa rod and hayabusa jigs
Here you will see a perfect sample of shore jigging fun ending up with a 7kg giant leerfish.

Location: Montenegro (Adriatic Sea)
Rod: Daiwa Megaforce Pilk 40-100 , 2.70
Reel: Shimano Spheros 6000SW
Jig: Hayabusa Jack Eye Slide 60 gr
Line: Sunline Line Cast Away P.E 2 (30lb/13,5kg)
Shock Leader: Salt Water Fluorocarbon Trabucco XPS T Force 0.5 mm (37lb/17kg)

Stages of Poison Ivy Rash and Blisters

Poison Ivy rash and blisters on my skin.

Scary scars of Poison Ivy

This is how Poison Ivy destroys your skin. Here the stages of poison ivy rash and blisters.
Poison Ivy makes your arms and hands look horrible.

While I was trying to find a good spot for fishing at a lake, I stupidly touched poison ivy.. and here the results of it's harm on my skin.

In this Youtube video you can see how it looks when the poison covers the skin: https://youtu.be/gJ3R2p7madg

This is how it started
Poison Ivy Rash, Poison Ivy Blisters

And only in 4 days it become terribly disturbing
Poison Ivy scars on the skin and Poison ivy rash and big blisters
 After two weeks, finally it started to heal up.. but still badly itchy and swollen
Poison ivy healing up photos. Terrible view of poison ivy blisters

How To Build A Kayak Like Inuits

How To Build A Kayak Like Inuits

Traditional kayak building by Inuits of the harsh arctic environment.

This is how the Netsilik Inuits make a kayak to use for hunting in far North.
They use traditional tools and unique way of designing to build their kayaks. Nowadays we believe everything must be measured perfectly and most effective chemicals must be used for stronger and faster kayaks. But these Northern indigenous people had completely different tin their mind...

Eskimo Kayak Making Part 1

Netsilik Inuit Kayak Bulding Part 2

New Jackall Rythym Wave Swimbait 2.8"

Jackall Rythym Wave Swimbait

You know Jackall's swimbaits are some of the bests in the market. Especially Rythym Wave. It become very popular amongst both freshwater and saltwater anglers. And this is the newest of Rythym Wave line. It's 2.8". Absolutely perfect size and shape for all species that like soft lures. Don't miss it out this summer! Rythym Wave Swimbait 2.8" will be the new killer on the shore!

New Rythym Wave Swimbait Jackall
Jighead:  Northland Tackle Slurp Jig

Deadly Combo For Seabass in Winter

Sea bass love terrible winter. And I get so excited when I see those merciless waves slap the shore like they hate it. While most of my lazy friends trying to get warmer in their women's arms, I find myself on a rock at the edge of a quiet but wild beach with pebbles.

Sea bass popper and braid line

My deadly combo for Seabass on a cold, stormy, windy, wet day is;
Daiwa rod
Mitchell spinning reel
Kastking braid, red color
Varivas fluoro
Duo Realis Popper 64, Melloz Blaze with yellow tail

I usually pick dark color poppers for calmer water but for rough sea this bright yellow chick is my favorite.

Best lure for sea bass. Best fishing line for sea bass

Duo lure for sea bass

Catching Fish With Storm Wild Eye Swim Shad

Is Storm's wild eye swim shad good for catching fish?

Catching Fish With Storm Wild Eye Swim Shad in Ohio

I have been thinking to try these wild eye shads for a while and finally I bought a pack of Pearl at Walmart. It was less then $5. 3 in a pack and all same size; 3"

I chose the Pearl color because I always catch bigger fish in sunny and hot afternoons with pearlish, whitish, silverish colors in lakes, deep ponds and rivers.  Saltwater is a different subject..
Fishing with Storm Wild Eye Swim Shad

I tied my line which is 8lb direct to the lure, I don't usually use clips for small size baits. This shad is so easy to cast. It flies like a bullet and dives like a butterfly :)
When it came very close to the shore I noticed there were a lot fish chasing it.. small ones, big ones, bluegill, bass..  I loved seeing how they were all so curious about this crazy shad.

After a few cast, I understood how it behaves in the water. Then I started fishing. And bam! a decent size of large mouth bass was on it! but I missed it while trying to land as I was trying to move a bit away from there because I was so scared of a snake that I have seen on that spot couple of days ago.

Second cast and bam! a beautiful crappie! And another! And another! and a small bass! and another bass! I love this shad! Storm has done a well job!

Here you can see a video Storm Wild Eye Swim Shad Underwater
It shows how this shad moves in the water and a curious bass tries to investigate the scene :)

Location: Lake Logan Ohio
Date: May 2017
Time: Noon
Weather: Hot, very hot!
Line: Zebco Omniflex 8lb
Rod: Shakespeare

Bass fishing with Storm Wild Eye Swim Shad pearl

The First Polar Icebreaker Ship

This is the world's first polar icebreaker  

This is also one of the longest-serving icebreakers in the world.

It was called Yermak.
Yermak was built for the Imperial Russian Navy in 1898. And it was scrapped in 1964.
It was 97.5 m long and 21.6 m wide and at the busiest times there was 102 crew on it.

World's First Polar Icebreaker Ship

Snake in Lake Logan - A Copperhead in Logan Lake

An aggressive copperhead in Logan Lake, Hocking County, Ohio

On a warm sunny afternoon, I came to Lake Logan for fishing..  While I was unpacking my tackle bag, I noticed something moving near my feet..

A copperhead Snake

I think I disturbed the young one.. It slowly went into the water and started swimming around. It looked aggressive. It was swimming nonstop, coming closer and going away.. roaming around the boats and going underneath the docks. It continued swimming like this about 5 mins.. then disappeared.

Copperhead snake near fisherman in Ohio

Snake comes while fishing in Lake Logan

A Copperhead in Logan Lake

Snake in Lake Logan

Walmart Logan Ohio

This is Walmart in Logan, OH
It's very close to Lake Logan and Hocking River. So you can get all kind of fishing equipment and live bait at Walmart in Logan

Walmart Logan Ohio

Logan Walmart Ohio

Testing Gambler Stinger Craw Flipping Bait - Flipping And Punching Day in Ohio

I wanted to try Gambler Stinger Craw Flipping Bait for bass. So I ordered a pack on Ebay. A pack contains 7 lures. I picked Killer G without a specific reason. I have tried similar color of worms before in Lake Logan and different ponds in southeast Ohio and this kind of color always work well for me.

Gambler Stinger Craw Bait Killer G Flipping Bait

Gambler Stinger Craw is an attractive bait that I liked the texture and lively design of it.  An ideal flipping and punching bait. It has an aggressive action in the water and easy to cast into the wind. The length of Killer G is 4.25" but it doesn't look so big because of perfect design.

I used it on a typical simple Texas rig. It was a very, very windy day but I still got a few bites.

Gambler Stinger Craw Bait Killer G Flipping Bait First Review

Location: Lake Logan, Ohio
Length: 4.25"
Price: $4
Other colours: June Bug, Silver Shadow, Green Pumpkin, Shadow Blue, Florida Five-O, Black Blue Glitter, Gold Rush, Killer B, Backatya, Friendly Fire.
For more info about Gambler Lures www.gambler-bang.com

Gambler Stinger Craw Bait Killer G Flipping Bait on Texas Rig

Gambler Stinger Craw Texas Rig for Bass

Gambler Stinger Craw Bait Killer G Flipping Bait for Bass
A sunny but windy day at Lake Logan 
Lake Logan, Ohio. Bass fishing in Lake Logan

Squids Attack Squid Jigs Underwater Action

Have you ever seen how big squids attack those attractively coloured squid jigs?
Here an amazing underwater video that show squids chasing squid jigs and they cant stop biting and trying to taste them.

Underwater Squid Attack On Squid Jigs

Bluegill Fishing in Ohio

How To Catch Bluegill In Ohio

Big Bluegill Fishing in OhioFor this April I was planning to go fishing in Alabama to catch my first bluegill. But this morning I found my self walking through a dark forest near New Straitsville, in Perry County, Southeast Ohio..  to find a little pond at an old coal mine.

I was so ready and excited to catch a bluegill. I have never seen one before. We don't have it in European lakes. For local fisherman it's not a special fish at all and nothing to get excited about it. They catch smaller bluegills to use as live bait to catch catfish and decent size largemouth bass.

I quickly made a simple rig; a small size hook and bobber on a 23mm line.
Here they use worms to catch everything. So I followed my friends. Even though I hate using live creatures to catch fish, I had no choice..

Here the result! my first Bluegill
They were everywhere. Around the old trees, bushes, weeds, deep bottoms, shore and all over the pond. They just love worm and attack it like a shark. I loved playing with them! It was an awesome day for me. I liked in Fishing Bluegill in Ohio

Bluegill fishing in Ohio Perry County

My first Bluegill was really a good, decent size one. This is the second catch. It was rather a small one but it attacked the worm like a piranha :)
How to Catch Bluegill

My first DUO Ryuki 50MFD Minnow

Spearhead Ryuki Floating Minnow For Bass and Bluegill
Duo Ryuki Floating LureDuo Spearhead Ryuki lures are made for freshwater fishing, targeting mainly trouts but, so far I have tried different sizes of it only in the sea and I caught a lot of gilt-head bream, sargos and painted comber.

And yesterday first time I tried it in freshwater, in a large pond/lake in Southeast Ohio. My friends told me that there might be dark shadows over the pond because of big trees around, so I wanted to take a colourful minnow with me. It was a good opportunity to try my brand new Ryuki50 MFD Floatin Minnow Full Chart Yamame

It's a floating minnow but dives like a rocket. It was perfect for such a pond where the bottom was very clean, without tall weeds and big rocks. Although the water was very clear and the sun was so bright, I still got lots of bites and some bass loved chasing it. It was a good fun.

Some people say DUO Spearhead Ryuki 50MFD  is good only in rivers but one more time it proved itself that it's a great minnow for all waters. A very easy to use lure. You only need to know how to control the tip of your rod.
DUO Ryuki 50

DUO Spearhead Ryuki Yamame Colour Minnow

DUO Ryuki Freshwater Diving Minnow

Grouper Fishing with Savage Gear 3D Sardine

Fishing with Savage Gear 3D Sardine
New 3D Sardine design of Savage Gear is an ultimate killer. Groupers love this soft lure. There are 3 different colors. Spinning and Jigging Pro Vidalis from Greece shows us how to catch fantastic beasts with this soft sardine.

Here I also posted my favorite 3D Herring (Sardine) photos and some info about it.

Best Soft Lure Herring

This is the best 3D Herring Soft Lure I have ever had.
It's called "3D Sardine" at online shops and tackle stores where you can find Savage Gear products. There are three colours of it; Sardine, Herring and Lemon Back

I tried all the sizes and colors in different depths, day and night. And I ended up carrying Herring 10cm in my bag all the time. It's just so perfect for my saltwater LRF and HRF (hardcore rock fishing) adventures. Groupers, yes, all types and size of groupers adore this savage gear herring. I also caught octopus and Moray eel ( Muraenidae ) with this soft herring lure.

Best Soft Lure For Grouper Fishing
My favourite soft Sardine, it's is 10cm and 21gr
Savage Gear 3D Sardine Lure

Back of 3D Herring. So realistic. Size, curves and the hook placement is absolutely awesome.
Savage Gear 3D Herring Soft Lure

DUO Pencil Popper Dorado Colour

This alluring pencil popper is also called as ROUGH TRAIL PENCIL POPPER 110

In my opinion, it's one of the best pencil poppers of DUO. I had this Realis Pencil Popper dorado colour one since July 2016 and I always carry it in my lure box everywhere I fish. It's perfect for all weather conditions and you can catch lots of different species with it. I caught bonito, sea bass, barracuda, needlefish, amberjack, leerfish in the sea and perch, carp and pike in freshwater.  I thought maybe I was just too lucky, but it wasn't only me.. Two of good friends of mine have also tried it several times and they too returned home with good catch.

Duo Realis Pencil Popper Dorado is 110mm, 18 gr and Floating, with hook size #4

DUO Pencil Popper Dorado Colour

DUO Realis Pencil Popper Dorado


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Painted Comber on Soft Bait - Comber LRF Adventures

Painted Comber or Lettered Perch whatever you like to call it, I love this fish!
Last year I visited some tackle shops in Talinn, capital of Estonia and I have bought a box of mixed colours and size rubbery soft plastic lures. Unfortunately because of terrible weather conditions I couldn't try them during my visit Baltic rivers and lakes in Estonia and Latvia, so I brought them with me to Turkey for winter LRF adventures.
On a sunny Thursday afternoon I arrived at a quiet place where I could see the beautiful rocky bottom and I picked a dark brownish worm - about 3cm-  from that box. When the sun is so bright and the water is so clear, I always use dark color soft lures on red or white jig heads; a learned lesson from my previous experiences.
Painted Comber LRF
And this painted comber couldn't wait for too long; I felt that merciless attack on my hook as soon as the lure touched down the bottom. I love painted combers. Best game for fish species for LRF fans.

Use Pencil Popper For Bass Like A Pro

Are you good at catching fish with pencil poppers?
This type of lures become very popular. I see there are more and more top water lure fans from all around working on pencil poppers for bass , bluefish, bonitos, mackerel and all that kind of surface game fishing.

pencil poppers for bass bluefish bonitos mackerel

But do we really know how to use pencil popper properly?
Here Markos, from Greece , shows us what you can do with pencil poppers.
In this video he uses DUO Realis pencils. These are absolutely amazing lures. If you are targeting bass and bluefish, you must have couple of them in your lurebox.

Zacatak Lures Review

Zacatak Game Fishing Lures
Chasing that big one, catching that fast one, playing with that wild one.. Game fishing  enthusiasts love their handcrafted colourful lures for tuna, marlin, barracuda and other pelagics.

Zacatak Lures Review

Zacatak are made in Australia. Each lure is individually handcrafted.  Every single lure they produce has a superior quality that represents the workmanship and attention to detail that we uphold. Zacatak Lures are colour-tinted to complement each skirt combination. Zacatak Lure skirts are of the highest quality and hold a reputation for being durable and resilient. They are available in a huge range of vibrant colours and are enhanced with various highlights to maximize light reflection and visibility for targeting all species of game fishing.

Lenght of Zacatak Lures are available in five sizes, from our Extra Small 6.5" to right up to the Extra Large 14" . And head diameters are from 26mm to 57mm

Lure Models and Features (click on titles for more info & photos)

The Vamp is an aggressive performer designed for maximum action, vibration and turbulence.

The goal from the outset was to design a lure unlike any other. What followed was the evolution of a game fishing lure fusing the characteristics of slant head, cup face and pusher lures.

Zacatak is the home of the legendary sprocket, one of the best game fishing lures of all time! Famous for being effortless.

Even when the fishing has fizzled out, the Smoka seduces in waters where other lures or live baits have failed. A versatile lure, the Smoka swims tight and straight regardless of sea conditions or how far back it is positioned.

With a broad head shake and serious splash when it breathes, the Roach is an aggressive deep diving lure range with an impressive smoke trail.

The midge loves rough weather! It brings impressive commotion to the water and has become one of Zacatak's most successful range of lures.

The Long Neck boasts a tight and shallow manoeuvre that fish find effortless to grab.

The Fatso is the lazy man’s lure - it’s almost too easy! In any position, and any condition, the Fatso cooperates with a straight, tight swimming action and narrow smoke trail.

Possibly the best teaser lure on the market, the Monster Cracker also performs successfully with hooks attached.

The Bunga is Zacatak's erratic swimming, weighted head lure. With an unpredictable movement achieved by its long shape, the Bunga mimics a vulnerable bait fish ready for the taking.

Don’t let its size fool you! The 9mm lure is absolute fish candy for all pelagic species including tuna, mackerel  and dolphin fish.

Zacatak Website: zacataklures.com.au

Zacatak Thunderstruck Lure

THUNDERSTRUCK by Zacatak is an ultimate game fish lure for the wildest and fastest predators.

Zacatak Thunderstruck Lure Review Australia

A distinct visual lure, "Thunderstruck" is extremely erratic in action, travelling from side to side with a double splash motion due its collar. You will never see another lure smoke and dive like this baby does.

Thunderstruck Medium  (Size 10")
The goal from the outset was to design a lure unlike any other. What followed was the evolution of a game fishing lure fusing the characteristics of slant head, cup face and pusher lures.
Head Diameter: 39mm
Min Line Class: 15kg
Max Trace: 400lb

Colours of Zacatak Thunderstruck are; Black Night, Blue Express, Black Wasp, Chain, Green Lantern, Green Luminescent Dorado, Green Knight, Joker, Itty Billy, Salt and Pepper, Sniper, Storm Cloud, Evil, Purple Haze, Blue Green, Stripy, Pink Howler, Otto, Oily Delta Blue, Oily Fin, Maui Blue, Kona, Vasp, Pinky, Hot Vasp, Blue Hawai, Hot Hawaian, Redbait, Yamas, Slimy, Sacred Saury, Green Scad, Secret Frigate, Purple Scad, Fire Scad, Green Slash, Slash, Shrec, Spanish Flag, Storm Cloud, Pilchard, Zucchini, Secret Stripy, Secret Squid, Yum Yum, Gelato Yum Yum and Yellowtail.

Vamp Lure - Zacatak Vamp

VAMP game fishing lure by Zacatak for marlin, tuna, swordfish, sailfish and all other pelagic species.

The Vamp is an aggressive performer designed for maximum action, vibration and turbulence. The violent shaking action produced by this lure range makes it so realistic you'll think you're trolling live bait!
The Zacatak Vamp is available in five sizes, from " sized lure right up to the Extra Large 14" lure.
Vamp Lure for Marlin Dorado Barracuda Dolphin Swordfish Amberjack Sailfish
Colours of VAMP lures are; Black Night, Black Wasp, Chain, Green Lantern, Green Luminescent Dorado, Joker, Salt and Pepper, Sniper, Storm Cloud, Evil, Purple Haze, Blue Green, Stripy, Pink Howler, Otto, Maui Blue, Kona, Vasp, Pinky, Hot Vasp, Blue Hawai, Hot Hawaian, Redbait, Yamas, Slimy, Sacred Saury, Green Scad, Purple Scad, Fire Scad, Green Slash, Slash, Spanish Flag, Storm Cloud, Pilchard, Zucchini, Secret Stripy, Secret Squid.

Extra Small 6.5"
The Small 8" Vamp is an aggressive performer used predominately in calm water. A violent shaking action allows the Small Vamp to function as an effective small teaser with hooks, luring fish from behind the spread. When used in rough conditions, the Small Vamp behaves further back in the long rigger and short rigger positions. Suggested skirt colours include Zacatak, Celica, Stripy and Frigate.
Head Diameter: 26mm
Min Line Class: 6kg
Max Trace: 200lb

Medium 10"
The Medium 10" Vamp is an aggressive lure, capable of emitting the vibrations and commotion of lures twice its size! This secret weapon of the short corner shakes and dives to attract fish from the back of the spread, continuing to perform in any position.
Head Diameter: 38mm
Min Line Class: 10kg
Max Trace: 300lb

Large 12.5"
The Large 12.5" Vamp exhibits remarkable action and turbulance, causing bounce tip in your rod that may take some getting used to! Created for the short corner, this lure trolls like live bait! An easy lure to use, the Large Vamp will perform in all positions through rough conditions.
Head Diameter: 48mm
Min Line Class: 24kg
Max Trace: 400lb

Extra Large 14"
The Extra Large 14" Vamp is fittingly known as 'The Beast'. Observing this feisty lure in action, it is apparent how closely the Extra Large Vamp mimics live bait. This lure's movement is so realistic you know it will be taken.
Head Diameter: 57mm
Min Line Class: 37kg
Max Trace: 600lb