Please make sure Peter reads this. Took my witch doctor and the rest of the lures I purchased from you and ran them as recommended. I was very critical about their exact position. My wife and I along with my captain fished no more than 30 miles from La Paz, BCS. We fished very hard and steady and in 8 days had recorded these results which can be verified by photos. We raised 20+ stripe marlin. Coming into the spread in 1-4 at a time with several double hookups. We eventually were able to catch and release 17. More importantly in an area that has not been friendly over the past 5 years. In addition we raised about 12-15 blue marlin. We hooked and brought to the boat 8. Smallest estimated weight of 125 lbs and the largest was a measured weight of 441 lbs., which was tail wrapped and died prior to betting it in. All others were successfully releases with no injuries to them or us. Most were in about 250 lbs with two others being big at an estimated of over 350 and the other slightly larger at possibly 400. We ran all of the lures, colors and position as you recommended. We did include the Mexican Patrolero out of respect for my captain who was in the state of shock when after 3 days it did not get a hit. It was being run in the shotgun position and even I was surprised. My wife didn't care...she was reading her book and only responded when summoned to clear lines and the witchdoctor. We also won a small tournament that included 8 pangas and had a blast. Never have we done this good. I just wanted to let you know that the lures worked flawlessly and out performed everything else. I have no less than 100 lures on the boat and only used 7. I will be ordering the shredder today if for no other reason than I don't have one. This is not a fishing story and if you would like some photos of the lumo sprocket on the big blue send me your email address. People were actually following us around and I even have photos of that. Thanks so much. Take care. 3MJ
Whoever receives this please forward it to Peter.
I have been fishing the Sea of Cortez between La Paz and Cabo San Lucas for the past 15-20 years. I currently own a 58 Donzi sports fisher. I don’t claim to be an expert like yourself but have caught my share of marlin. I have good fishing equipment, wear good sun glasses and cheap clothing.
For the past 6 years I have taken my two youngest grandsons fishing to Mexico. Just grandpa and two grandsons…no one else allowed. It’s obviously a highlight I love, as do they. Now that they are 12 and 13 years old they are able to help with the fishing.
I have never written to anyone regarding their product either pro or con. I am sending you this letter in hopes it puts a smile on your face knowing that you contributed to a grandpa and two grandkids having a very successful annual fishing trip using your lures and suggestions.
My boat is loaded down with the standard fishing equipment i.e. rods, reels, fishing line, lures, teasers, dredges, and other must have necessary equipment. (My wife of 45 years just doesn’t understand…but has given up)
I’m not sure how, but one day while using the internet I came across a film of you explaining the “Witch Doctor”. (I am a huge fan of teasers). I also liked the way you made up your hooks. Simple, yet very practical. Not sure I fully understand the 60 degree offset of the hooks but I’ll figure it out. I of course ordered the Witch Doctor directly from you rather than a copycat version, along with a host of other much needed equipment. My wife had to help me as I have never placed an on line order in my life.
About a week or so later your stuff arrived and I packed it up and headed south to my boat with both grandsons. Hurricane Blanca was passing through and so the ports were closed and we kept busy with preparation until they opened on Tuesday.
Overall fishing was slow so we headed south. On June 11, while fishing near the south end of Island Cerralvo, with the Witch Doctor and other lures of yours, along with two proven teasers and the infamous Mexican Petrolero lure that is probably number one in our collection. My Captain and I witnessed two stripe Marlin come into the pattern and come between the witch Doctor and the rear of the boat. They circled the Witch Doctor as if trying to figure it out! Reminded me of curious porpoise. It was obvious to anyone and everyone that they were checking out the Witch Doctor!!! One of the marlin eventually hit on your famous green lumo sprokett. My Mexican Captain was in complete shock and his feelings were hurt as the marlin had bypassed his Mexican Petrolero. On June 12 this exact same thing happened once again! The marlin did not appear to be attacking the Witch Doctor but only curious…..again they passed up the infamous Mexican Petrolero for the green lumo sprokett. ( side note…not the same two marlin). Obviously the witch doctor drew them into the pattern. Fortunately for them we are a catch and release gang.
In all my years, I have never seen marlin so curious about anything. Thank you.
Since I have purchased the Witch Doctor and other stuff from you I have noticed similar products being sold elsewhere. Before passing away my Dad told me the best form of flattery is to be copied. However, It does become upsetting at times to see others make a profit from something you have developed and sincerely believe in. Some people will buy the copied version and maybe it is good. I don’t know and I don’t care…I’ll pay the extra to support the right people.
Just thought I would let you know.
Pakula lure wow and wow again. Love using these skirt. The take the reel spinning. The fight wow
Hey mate I'm Michael Lassen from the SCGFC and I joined half way through the season and I have a pakula addiction. There the only skirts I run in my spread. The quality and results are incredible. My total for this season finished on total from when i joined last season: blacks: 21 sails: 6 Dolly's: 12 spainards: 11 yellow fin : 8 wahoo; 4 and 90% of that was on your skirts. The boys are teaching me a bit of live baiting these days and I'm really keen to keep improving my fishing. But just letting you know how great your skirts are and really impressed with your product. I got first billfish for the club this season and I'm going to enter my first tournament in October. If around you should come up.
Adam Voss - Fiji
Bula to the Pakula team. I think you have done a great job with the new web site. I have just made another on line order and it is a much improved experience. Again well done and keep up the great tackle and service.
Kevin Harrison - Texas
I'm new to fishing the Gulf of Mexico, been a bay fisherman. A friend of mine asked a friend of his, who has won tournaments all over the world, what kind of lures I should use. He said the only lure I need is the Lumo Sprocket head. Sure enough the first time I went out, I muddled around trying to figure out what I was doing and they worked great. Thanks again, Kevin
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Pakula Carbon Gloves
The Pakula Carbon Game Fishing Gloves were developed by Peter Pakula so that one pair of gloves could effectively replace the multiple pairs of gloves used for wrapping leaders and doubles, and handling gaffs, fish, ropes etc.
High Tech Laminated Carbon abrasion resistant backing and palms with flexible PVC inlays and palms to protect the hands when taking the leader on big fish.
The High Tech abrasion resistant backing and palms are cut to extend along the index and small finger to eliminate seams to lessen the change of line and leaders hanging up on the gloves to reduce the potential for accidents.
Palms are tough abrasion resistant Goat skin.
The backs and sides of the fingers are breathable fabric for added comfort and fast drying.
Added padding on the inside of the thumb so that leaders don't get caught on seams and to add strength to that area.
Elasticated cuffs for added comfort and compensate for various sized wrists.
Size label on the tabs so that you can find a matching pair of gloves easily.
Over sized Velcro tabs to keep the end of the flap tight so that it doesn't get caught in the leader.
These gloves have tough abrasion resistant fabric and padding for wrapping leaders and lightweight material fingers that offer great feel and sensitivity. The Pakula Carbon Game Fishing Gloves eliminate the need for multiple pairs of gloves.
Warning: Tracing fish and handling fish can be dangerous. Even if using Pakula Solo Game Fishing Gloves care, and caution should be exercised.
Pakula Carbon Gloves being used on Absolute's 1,100lb Black Marlin 2012.
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Portland todayu again;Today as a lot alredy know the biggest came in at "164.3 kg."The World IGFA record is 167.5 kg. which was claimed at Tathra in 2009 N.S.W.So 3 kg. is in world record range for somebody!!.The las t biggest Tuna was caught in 2010 and weighed 156.4 kg.There been other ; 154.5 kg.153.4 kg.Today also one was weighed at 152.5 kg.Today 10 Tuna weighed here totalling now 107 big Tuna to today in last 2/3 weeks.Note all these biggest Tuna and some others we will post after were caught on the "Famious Pakula Lures". as seen in photos.The 164.3 kg. Tuna and the other 111.8 kg. ccaught out same boat'Haines Hunter Club Members" in a Haines Hunter;Brad Parkinson,Greg Hurst,Luke Meli,"the big Tuna" and Adam Mason.
The photos of a double barrel hook up tell the stoy !!
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We are very lucky to have some great kids in our area that drop by to entertain us at Pakula Tackle.
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Peter Pakula Congratulations Michael Lassen! You certainly cleaned up the trophies this year!! Great Job!
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Now in stock at Pakula Tackle
4 sided 4" blade hook files
I know a lot out there wouldn't know what these are for so here's a video about their use:
Portland today;only a few boats out but the biggest at nilly 143 kg.Thrank Siciliano,Dom Hunt and Justin Azopard with the 143 kg. and a aprox 99 kg. also.Note the famious "Pakula" lure for the big boy in the photo.
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Hooked On Bait and Tackle
They're in!!! Express delivery and restock of Pakula's are here. Bound to go fast again, don't miss out!
I guess this will go down as TUNA WEEK
Congratulations Amy Jobson on your World Record Tuna!!
Lure was an Evil Angel Sprocket.
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Portland today again;1 at 108.6 of Greg Goepel,another a
Jamie Peel with 96.2 kg.Another of 105 and some of these fell for the "Pakula Trap " also.
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Portland; a good share of these Barrels have been caught on these well known "Pakula Lures" and in recent years also as can been seen in the photos.This give a guide of some size and colors that have worked.