Rivers, lakes and the Adriatic. Great fishing possibilities! Hot spots, fish species and different fishing techniques. Enjoy nature and release these beautiful creatures.
On this blog you will find information about catching fish here and details on numerous fishing spots in Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia and other countries in this region.

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Bass fishing tips from experts

written by: John Anderson

Anglers come in all shapes, sizes and from all walks of life but there is one common factor that puts all the anglers in a broad category – they all love fishing for bass. It is one of the most preferred outdoor activity and popular freshwater game fish in the world. From just a pleasurable activity, it has now emerged into a multi-billion dollar industry. Below are some tips from the seasoned bass anglers to help you catch more fish.
  • First things first, get a map of the fishing spot you have in mind- that pool behind your house or that beautiful serene lake that you drive past while going to work.  Look for long points and submerged islands.  Fallen trees, rocks, brush, and other such structures are good hiding spots for bass. Creek channels are also popular bass hang outs.
  •  Timing is everything. Early mornings and evenings are the best times to go for fishing. Some experts also suggest that you go fishing for a bass three days before or after a full moon if you are looking for a bigger catch.  Your tackle choice matters a lot here. Soft baits are the best like worms and salamanders.  Rig with the hooks and weights and fish around the bottom and around to attract the bass. But make sure it looks natural. Spoons work well in mossy and grassy areas and they tangle less.
  • Stick to one spot when fishing for bass unless you are certain it is not working at all and you have tried almost with all types of lures.  You have to be patient to hook a good looking bass. Target lily pads, shaded areas, docks and edges of the lake; this is where all the fish are.
  • It is best if you hire a professional fishing guide if there is any in this region - he knows the ins and outs of the local waters.
  • Before you head out for a fishing trip, practice casting in your backyard with a casting plug; in bass fishing, the first cast is the most important. Accuracy, stealth and a perfect execution matters a lot.
  • If you are serious about bass fishing, get a fishing magazine subscription, it helps a lot to know the waters more closely.  
  • If you are using squid for bait, thaw them out and allow then to sit in their own juices before putting on the hook.
These tips are not exhaustive; these are just a few of the tips that can guarantee you a bigger catch.  Good Luck and Tight Lines./ John Anderson

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Lots of fun with DUO Realis Vibration 68


DUO Realis Vibration 68

Slightly elevated water levels on river Sava in the last period was the reason to deal more with this lure, and I wasn't wrong. I was fishing with the other lures too,  but Duo Realis Vibration 68 caught many chub and a catfish. Unfortunately at the end, a giant catfish took it into the depths of the river, after my 20 lb Power Pro braid was broken. Now, I have to purchase several new models as soon as catfish are active, and go back to the river...

In Croatia you can search this one and the other DUO lures at Škorpion DNC fishing shop.
http://www.duo-intl.jp/en/product/vibration62/

Friday, June 22, 2012

How DUO lures are made?

Find all answers about DUO lure production in Japan. Enjoy watching this 2 interesting video clips.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

In shallow water

Perakko DUO lure is proved to be excellent lure for the extremely low water levels and murky water. How this lure has no specific action, other than a straight line motion and turbulence produced by twin screw, it is easy to run it in a shallow water and at the surface. This was exactly what we need in our situation when we were fishing bass at one local pond. No action, and lure that can be led in 10 - 40 cm of water without scraping the bottom. Obviously this was a good trigger for smaller and average size bass, that were chasing a small fish and took our lure many times.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Okuma Dead Eye Spinning Rods

New Okuma Dead Eye Waleye rods will fulfill your highest expectations. They are made for serious and pro anglers, for wide range of lures (jigs, crankbaits, spinners, and soft plastic lures) and primarily for walleye but will be perfect for many targeting fish (pike perch, bass or medium size pike, also sea bass, asp, and many other). I found it ideal for what I need. I have walleye action 7'6", 6-12 lbs model. Fast modern action but still sensitive rod top will give you clear picture what is happening under the surface, especially for reading the bottom and you will easy recognize fish bite. I must say that I love this rod after first day of fishing, and I'm sure that in the future this will be my main rod for this purpose. I mostly used silicone fish lure on 8 gr jigs tied to Power Pro 30lb braid while I was fishing for pike perch and pike. I can highly recommend you to consider purchasing this rod, because for the small amount of money you will get everything you need for pike perch, bass and pike.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Nymph and dry fly


No comment / Što to curi u rijeku Savu?

Ako nesnosan smrad u ovom dijelu rijeke i nije neka novost, istjecanje tekučine tamno plave boje koja ovih dana utječe u rijeku Savu kod Jakuševca, čin je kojeg još nisam vidio (a možda i nisam bio dovoljno često na tom mjestu da bih to uočio ranije). Taman kada se prošle godine naočigled popravila kvaliteta vode u Savi, ove godine ponovo curi iz cijevi sa južne strane rijeke.  Da li je nekadašnji biološki otpad koji je iz te cijevi istjecao prošlih godina, zamijenio puno opasniji kemijski ili je to jednostavno posljedica brda smeća na Jakuševcu? O kakvoj tekućini se točno radi, kakve posljedice nosi za životinje i ljude, kakava je situacija sa podzemnim vodama u tom kraju, te da li je riba u Savi jestiva ili opasna za zdravlje, s obzirom da ju dobar dio ribiča i dalje nosi kući? Pitanja su na koja bih rado ćuo odgovor, a vjerujem i mnogi od nas koji smo na ovaj ili onaj način povezani sa rijekom Savom.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Bass fishing with Michael Seewald

Michael Seewald is a famous photographer and artist from San Diego, now on a trip a here in Croatia.
As a bass angler he wanted to have some Croatian bass on his rod, so we decided to open a new bass fishing season at Ivanec lakes. First day of bass fishing season brought us rain in the morning, than sunny midday period, and heavy rain at the end of the day. We met a lot of friends on the water, and we all had a nice fishing. Some bass were pretty decent. Michael and I decided to go with a top water lures and we were not wrong. Seaspin Pro Q 9 cm lure gave me some great surface action and my biggest bass of the day. Michael had a few bigger bass on a fluke and a dozen of smaller, so I think he like how we spent  the day, even our bass are not so big like his from California. Later at the evening we met some dear fishing friends from Croatian Bass  League, so we had a great time talking about one of the most important thing at the world, fishing ;) We all learned a lot from this angler from the homeland of bass fishing.
You can look at Michael's website and his work and story about Croatia at http://www.seewald.com/Michael_seewald%27s_new_home_page.htm

 

Pike limited Fangbait 140 SR

video edit: Robert Pljuscec