Last week Peter Kirkby from Kinetic and some of the guys from Nordic Sea Angling (NSA) had the chance to test a handful of Crazy Daisy’s – a new Magic Minnow sea fishing jig for 2013. The main target was to go for halibut near the NSA camp at Nappstraumen on Lofoten in Norway. Already on the first day of fishing Crazy Daisy proved to have a lot of halibut appeal as a couple of nice fish were caught.
The two biggest fish caught on Crazy Daizy during the week was a 137 cm halibut caught by Dan Becirov and a 146 cm fish caught by Peter Kirkby. The 137 cm fish was caught on the new Rainbow color and the 146 cm fish was caught on the glowing Days of Thunder color. The 146 cm fish was caught at a depth of 35 meters and took several long runs back to the ocean floor before it was finally landed. In the boat it was measured to 146 cm. According to NSA guide Fredrik Schmiterlöw this fish was in extremely good condition and he estimates the halibut might have had a weight well above 50 kilos (110 pounds).
After a short photo session the fish was released back into the North Sea.
So far only a limited group of persons have been testing the new Crazy Daisy jig. All of them have little doubt, that this will be the hottest halibut-lure available once it hit the stores in 2013. We will of course get back with more information on colors, sizes and prices later.