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Sam Edmonds is Picking Off the Specimen Perch with Creature Baits

Following a recent trip to Morocco, Sam Edmonds returned to have a cracking session on the river after a good downpour the night before.

Sam said “The river I fished looked fantastic after a good downpour the night before, with a tinge of colour and a bit more flow. The extra water can make fish a lot more active, especially after we’ve not had any rain for a while. It’s getting to the time of year when creature baits really come into their own”

sam edmonds creature bait fox rage perch
An impressive perch caught on the Fox Rage Critter.

Sam’s fishing outfit at the time of capture was a Fox Rage Critter rigged on a 3.5g 2/0 offset jighead, Creature baits are one of his favourite types of lures to use at this time of year when crayfish become very active. The rod he was using was a Ti Pro Spin Finesse 240cm 5g-21g, with a 2500 reel spooled with 0.10mm braid, which is one of his favourite outfits for fishing a wide variety of different types of lures, to target perch on small to medium-sized rivers.

For those new to creature baits or not sure what they are, you can learn a lot more from Sam himself with this helpful video below. Sam walks you through his approach to lure selection, rigging, tackling rivers and the areas he targets to find specimens such as the one in the article.

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Steve Evans
Steve Evans

Founder & Chief Editor of Predator Fishing World. Steve has been predator fishing for well over a decade and has amassed a deep knowledge base to share with you.