If you are into pike fishing, you’ve probably dreamt of landing a 22-pounder (10 kg). For two of Sweden’s top pike fishermen, this dream came true one weekend – over and over again! In March 2004, Stefan ”Trumman” Trumstedt” and Torbjörn ”Buster” Odén had decided to go fishing in the archipelago. They had no idea that in less than three days they would catch over 150 pikes, including two real beauties which tipped the scales at over 33 lbs (15 kg) a piece and another 20 weighing well over 22 lbs each. When it became clear that they were in the middle of a veritable pike frenzy, they rang me and shouted excitedly into my phone. I dropped everything, packed my camera equipment and got into my car. On the way, I thought about a script for the film, but not even I was prepared for the sights that awaited me.
When filming started the following morning, the excitement was almost too much to bear. Incredibly, the pikes kept going for the bait like mad, and I was able to catch a hitherto unprecedented fishing experience on film. A frenzy of remarkable proportions! Word of the fabulous fishing tale spread like wildfire and soon made history as the most amazing case of pike fever ever witnessed in Scandinavia.
After months of editing and agonizing over which sequences of this fantastic footage to cut, I was able to present this epic pike fishing film. It quickly became one of the classics in Scandinavia and won the award ”Best Fishing Film of the Year” in 2005.
Pike Fever is full of serious piking action: brutal bites, fabulous fights, double acts and a totally unbelievable series of pikes which will leave even the most experienced pikers breathless. And, as if this were not enough, the two jerkbait pros also share their thoughts on the best equipment to choose and offer useful tips on how to trick those monsters into biting…
Prepare for a few shivers as you lean back and enjoy this amazing story… PIKE FEVER