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Hi Mark:

 I spoke with you on Friday and I mentioned I would send some pictures and some feedback on the Savage squids. I will also give you some feedback on ESCA lights and how they make a difference fishing the Oregon coast.

 First the Savage squids:

So far I have been out on two shallow water bottom fishing trips using the savage squids. The first trip was on New years Eve day. I bought a pack of 5 inch savage squids and a 7 inch savage squid from your Web store. The Lings were eating smaller baits that day so I placed the 5 inch savage squid up were my shrimp fly usally resides. On the 3rd drift of the day, the Savage squid got hammered by a nice 9 lb male Ling. before the day was over, 4 nice size lings ate the savage squid. I out fished the rest of the anglers by a factor of 2 to 3 to one on the lings that day.The Savage squid made a huge difference, so much so that I bought more.

The second trip on March 3rd, the current and wind were calm so I place a 10 inch squid on the bottom of my rig and place the 5 inch on a dropper loop 2 feet above. Once again, I put on a clinic with these baits. I landed a total of 6 ling and 14 rockfish that day. I out fished the other anglers on that trip 3-5 to one, the skipper wanted to know why I was using after I brought in my 3rd ling in 3 straight drifts. 

 ESCA lights:

I have been using ESCA lights since 2014 and these little lights make a difference off the Oregon coast. These lights really make a difference in a touchy bite, fish just commit to these lights. The best example I have that shows how ESCAs make a difference was a halibut trip I took on my Buddys boat back in June of 2017. We were fishing an area close to the Stonewall bank, the bite was hit and miss, we had one 35 inch fish in the kill bag and needed two more fish to get our limits. I changed my rig and added an ESCA right nest to my 10/0 circle hook and 3 squid threaded to the hook. we drifted through the gravel flat once more, my buddy hooked into another 38 inch halibut then 2 minutes later on that drift, my rod goes bendo, after a good 25 minute battle a 50 inch (52lb) halibut gets gaffed with the ESCA light sticking out go its mouth. 

I attached some pictures that show the fish that I caught on the Savage Squid and the ESCA Lights the picture file names tell a bit about the picture.

Thank you for all of the great tackle you offer on your website, I love trying out new things and you seem to have a “Nose” for what will work and entice fish to bite.

Best regards

Mark Kosmowski



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