Hogy — Billfish

Video: Soft Bait Triple Dredges for Marlin, Mahi and Sailfish

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Video submission from Hogy® fan Alex V. in Miami, FL. using stacked dredges to tease Marlin in the Bahamas. He captured this footage of a Mahi coming in to investigate the spread. Kit: Hogy® Dredge Conversion Kits Rigging: Hogy® XXL Bait Keeper Screws Natural Bait: Split Tail Mullet Speed: 8 Knots

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Pro Talk: Ballyhoo Alternative for Sailfish

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15 Minutes with: Capt. Dean Langton OSA-Outfitters Location: Gulfo Dulce, Costa Rica Tides: n/a. Approach: For the most productive trolling, it’s important to focus your efforts in blue water. If you can find areas where temperature breaks, even by 1-2 degrees, it can be a great starting location. Trolling around floatsam or sargasso can be productive as well. Here in Costa Rica, it can be somewhat common to encounters massive schools of spinner dolphins pushing shoals of herring up to the surface. I like to begin trolling about 300 yards in front of the school, then swing back behind the school about 20 yards....

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Pro Talk: Casting Baits for White Marlin

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15 Minutes with: Capt. Jamie Boyle www.boylermaker.com Here’s what we learned… Location: Offshore Martha’s Vineyard, MA Tides: Tidal conditions are necessarily important, but slick calm surface conditions are necessary to find sun bathing marlin. Approach: This is a very time and condition specific technique. Requiring just the right mix of bait, water temperature and location of the Gulf Stream. This usually occurs in late July – Mid August when bait and water temps are peaking. You’ll need to find water from 66 – 70 degrees, with 68 degrees being ideal. Your best off starting your search mid morning once air temperatures have risen and...

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