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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Compleat Angler Geelong
We've done it again!! Peter Pakula will be in-store to talk all things game fishing on Thursday 26th November. Make sure you give us a call to lock in your seat 52723201
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From: Mike Mason 23rd November 2015
Hi Peter, the winning fish in this weekend’s Marlin Competition in the Seychelles.
Here are some photos with your Lure...
That Lure worked for me in Cape Verde with Brad Philips and now again on my boat...
Estimated at 250kgs Black Marlin
Also got this 71kg yellow fin a few weeks ago with the same lure.
I absolutely love that lure (Shaker Jet in Frigate color) ... You catch everything on it!
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Perfeita Fishing Team
3rd leg of Rio Marlin Tournament: 100% convertion rate! 2 White Marlins, 1 Sailfish and 2 Dorados! Congratulations to our friends at Alhambra/Sunset for the 1st place winning!
On Pakula Lures and Tackle 3D's!
Pete fished breaksea for the last 3 days for 12 from 18 blacks and a mahi
All caught on shredders bar one which fell to a beer gut and no not mine!!
Probably should have entered the comp in hindsight
Once again thanks for lures
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7 Local News Wide Bay
Dozens of fishermen with big dreams and fat wallets have arrived in Hervey Bay for the annual Game Fishing comp.
The anglers are spending up big on fuel, food and accommodation.
#7News #Fishing #HerveyBay
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Now that Len is coming on-board full time and we have a regular 'Rigger" we are very happy to bring back the "Ratpacks" and other lure packs with several rigging options. Many of the heads will be our latest Lumo (yes it's our trade mark so we can use it!) heads.
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Portland Tuna fishing reports; today 1 Tuna of 125.8 kg. weighed in by John Vella and Marcus Falzun on another "Pakula Evil Lure".We hurd of another droped by one.Today we also caught one big Tuna for 35 minutes while bottom bouncing on a Electric Reel which we chased for a while which ended up being a waste of time. One Snapper of 8.8 kg. caught by Alan Brown on the "Lee Breakwall" today.Another Snapper of 7.2 kg. caught by Lee Brown same location today.Next Whiting catch by Peter Greenland.
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Thank you Peter for your fantastic presentation at the BBGFG meeting last night. Extremely enjoyable and informative. I now want you to come back and do Part 2.
Joey finishing off 150kgs of Pakula stuff for NZ!!!
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Portland Tuna fishing report; today only the one boat,Matt Cassar,Moses Sawiris and Niel Kerbage who lost one yesterday after 2.5 hrs. today caught this 112.1 kg this morning in the 48 metre water on yet another "Pakula Evil Lure.
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Everyone wants to get in on the act :)
Maybe we need to name this colour "Grasshopper" to also be called "Kermit"
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14th Barrel for the season on Fuzz Pacemakers for John Nauticalstar in South Australia out of 20 for the season so far!!!
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Portland Tuna fishing report;Tuna in photo caught by Luke Tabacco with help from James Caruso and crew.This 133.5 kg. Tuna was the second hooked Tuna both on "PAKULA" lures today.The Lure is in one photo.The other 3 photos are of the 2 Released Tuna today of Kevin Agius and crew.There were other Tuna Hooked up by a couple of boats and lost in the 48 metre water.Not a lot of boats on the water today.
Portland Tuna fishing report; today 7 Tuna weighed up to 145 kg.Some released by some and some released by the Tuna.Bradley Merit had a 127 kg. Tuna his the young bloke in photo by himself fishing with his dad.James Caruso and his dad 2 days in a row ,todays 124 kg. and lost one also on "Pakula Evil".Joe Startari and Martin Scicouluna with a 110.9 kg. on a "Pakula Evil".Glen Woods,Ross Bronni,Rob Verzinonee with there 99.7 kg.AnthonyVirgato crew with 94 kg.Kevin Agius with 145 kg,111.5 kg, and released another.Richie Abela also released a Tuna today.Most of these Tuna out of 35/45/60 metre water .3 Tuna were caught today on the "Famous Pakula Evil" color lure that have been around for over 35 years ..
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New Pakula Lures - Oct 2015
From Left to Right:
- Paua Wombat shown for size reference - size 55.
- Paua Cannonball Jet which is a size 65 This lure is a much larger version of the Pacemaker Jet
- Paua Cannonball which is a size 65 This lure is a much larger version of the Pacemaker
- GI Jo Jet which is a larger version of the Smoking Jo based more on the Smoking Jo version that Bob Ash got the most striped marlin, eleven, in one day on in NZ, but this is a much bigger lure.
- GI Jo which is a larger version of the Smoking Jo based more on the Smoking Jo version that Bob Ash got the most striped marlin, eleven, in one day on in NZ, but this is a much bigger lure.
- Changa 65 Jet is a much bigger version of "The Changa Locknut" which is a size 40
- Changa 65 is a much bigger version of "The Changa Locknut" which is a size 40
- Changa 40 is the size we have done since 1988. Deadly! It's only taken 27 years to do the size range!! Size 40 is the same size as the Sprocket and Rat
- Changa 35 is the same size but bulkier tha the Medium Sprocket and Mouse
- Changa 25 is the same size as Mini Sprockets, Phantoms and Cockroaches.
- Changa 15 is the same size as Zippers and Mosquitoes
There are more lures to be released over the next month. I know it's crazy to keep adding lures to our already stupidly massive range, but it's what I love about this usiness, so it's not about the stop anytime soon!
I hope you like them, try them and catch lots of fish on them!!
Please note delivery could be up to 3 weeks as we get stock levels up.
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Looks like Richard Greven went fishing with his mate Clint Addlington scoring a
world record claim 115.55kg on 15kg using a Pakula Evil Angel Medium Sprocket !!
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went chasing micro billies off fraser Peter with the shredders being the standouts on the billies and bycatch......run in every position with or without riggers.cheers