Okuma Fishing Tackle Savage Gear Real Eel Prerigged Slow Sinking Lure is a eel-like lure which comes in several sizes and colors. It is prerigged lure with a top hook and bottom treble hook, suitable for fishing various medium to large predatory game fish like striped and largemouth bass, musky, cobia etc.
Okuma eel lure comes in several colors, sizes and weights:
- Black Green Pearl
- Blue Back Pearl
- Fire Tiger
- Golden Ambulance
- Olive Brown Pearl
- 8 inches, 1 1/3 ounces (20.3 cm, ~38g)
- 12 inches, 2 3/4 ounces (30.5 cm, ~78g)
- 16 inches, 5 3/4 ounces (40.6 cm, ~163g)
These lures can be used in both fresh and saltwater, for fishing every imaginable species that might want to grab the eel swimming around.
Few important features:
- these are relatively slow sinking lures, enabling the fisherman to work with it at various depths,
- tail kicking action is natural at any retrieving speed, provoking a fish to strike the lure,
- top hook and bottom treble hook are deadly for any game fish that grabs the lure,
- choose color and size of the lure according to the local conditions like visibility, predicted size of the game fish, season etc.
When fishing, it is recommended to try several colors at the same location. Fire Tiger and Golden Ambulance are very visible and easy to spot, even in the murky water, while others are colored like most eels of that size.
Lures are resilient to object in the water and to fish like cobia and striped bass, but bluefish, barracuda and similar species can damage these lures. Hint - a drop of super glue can help with the damaged lure, but after few such strikes, lure can lose its 'tail kicking' ability.
It is recommended to use good rod and reel combo with strong enough fishing line. If you are going to use braided lines, be sure to set the reel brake low, in order to avoid any issues with the first strike of any larger game fish, regarless if you are trolling or casting.
Also, lower treble hook can cause issues on the fishing positions with bottom weed - some fishermen even remove them to avoid 'false alarms' and losing tackle due to weed.
Hooks are of a good quality, but perhaps more stiffer hooks could be better for larger and more aggressive fish. Just a though ...
For short - Okuma eel lure is very good fresh and saltwater eel lure. Combine colors and sizes according to your local conditions and - good luck :)
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