The Rise of the Soft Swimbait Shad
If you take a closer look at the high-end Tackle brands and the soft baits they offer, you’ll notice a new shape popping up more and more. It’s a - in my opinion - so called Slow Sinking Soft Swimbait Shad - wow - a proper mouthful - try to say that, as quick as you can, five times in row. This softbait was particular designed for fishing on the highly pressured predator fish in...
The IMA Hound 125F Glide / Fang
Short time ago IMA presented both their Hound 125F ‘Glide’ and its almost identical brother the Hound 125F ‘Fang’. That both lures are designed for long distance casting, is the first thing you notice when you take a look at the ‘Hound Twins’. [[MORE]] The shape is truly aerodynamic and it is said that there have been casting distances achieved up to 78(!)...
Spring has just begun a few days ago. It is in this season that many fish, like most animals, start producing their offspring. Bass is no exception. In our parts that is. In more southern regions spawning has largely already taken place. [[MORE]] Bass start spawning when the sea water temperature hits the 8.5 to 11°C range. This temperature dependency causes fish in more southern parts to...
The Darkside of DUO
Really nice interview with Masahiro Adachi - chief designer and general manager at the famous lure brand DUO. You have to scroll down for the English part. Enjoy reading about this man, who is responsible for some of the best bass lures on this planet.
The Maria Pencil F55
A few weeks ago I once again placed an order with one of my favorite suppliers - Jed. This little shipment was accompanied with a very small surface lure - the Maria Pencil F55 from the Maria ‘Pockets’ series. It is a small floating lure measuring 55mm and it weighs only 4.8 grams. [[MORE]] Due its limited length of the lure, the body is somewhat ‘fat’ - therefore...
Climate change has its effects on nature. One of these effects is the rise of sea water temperature. This means that certain fish species now have larger habitats to roam. An example of this trend is the advance of sea bass in Norwegian waters.[[MORE]] The area where the bass (D. labrax) traditionally has its home are the Northeast Atlantic shelf waters from southern Norway, through the North...
Kayak and Bass fishing event at Colijnsplaat
This Saturday, March 17, there will be a small but specialistic event for both kayak- and bass fishermen. As spring is coming so will the first bass - this means pumped up bass fishermen and new strategies for the 2012 season.[[MORE]] In both the Hobie Kayak fishing store as in the Bass Fishing Shop (Bass Hengelsport) you can watch (and get) the latest stuff for the 2012 season. All this while...
Every year the lure brands keep surprising me with the stunning looks of their new softbaits - it’s almost like they create living creatures. A number of brands including Fish Arrow with their Flash J and their Flash J Shads series, or O.S.P. with its MylarMinnow actually produce wonderful stuff containing even different kind of holographic finishes inside the plastics. Also the quite popular...
Japanese vs European Xlayers
Check out this interesting read from Graham Hill’s Modern Bass Fishing blog regarding the quality difference of European and Japanese Xlayers from Megabass.
Lure color selection explained
Every lure fisherman - once in a while - wonders what his lures will look like beneath the surface. Dr Greg Vinall explaines in these 4 short movies…
Jerking your sandeels
While surfing Facebook we ran into something interesting. These guys rig a (frozen) sandeel with the Savage Gear Lip Skull to create a pretty attractive action…
[REVIEW] The Megabass FX9 Real Bait
Megabass FX9 Real Bait - Specs: Type: Slow floating / Trick action (minnow) Size / weight: 90 mm. / ¾ oz Use / diving depth: Twitching, Stop & Go, Trick dart / 50 - to 100 cm. Prior to the final model and size of the FX9 format was “launched” for the public a lot of work preceded, several prototypes and test models had to be discussed. Ultimately, a new model is...