Hogy — Bluefin Tuna

How To Troll for Bluefin Tuna South of Martha's Vineyard

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We head out with Capt. Terry Nugent of Riptide Charters aboard his 35T Contender in search of schooling Bluefin Tuna south of Martha's Vineyard. During this trip, the tuna were heavily keyed in on large oceanic sand eels. We imparted a 7-rod trolling spread featuring Sand Eel Imitating 40inch Flexi-Bars, Green Machine Bars, Machine Daisy Chains and Splash Bird Bars. Gear List: Rod: Shimano Terez Stand Up Reel: Shimano TLD 30 Line: 40lb Momoi Boat: Contender 35T

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Run and Gun for Bluefin Tuna South of Martha's Vineyard

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  Capt. Mike Hogan and Capt. Cullen Lundholm deploy a light tackle spread of Harness Jigs on spinning tackle for Bluefin tuna. Gear List: Rod: Shimano Terez 7' Heavy Spin Reel: Shimano Stella 14000 Line: 65lb Power Pro

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Casting Swimbaits for Bluefin Tuna

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Capt. Mike Hogan takes the new Hogy Pro Tail Paddle 40 miles offshore to cast at bluefin tuna. Gear List: Rod: St. Croix 7' Heavy Custom Spin Reel: Shimano Stella 14000 Line: 65lb Power Pro

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Video: Trolling for Bluefin Tuna with Hogy Harness Jigs

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Join Capt. Mike Hogan and Capt. Nat Chalkley as they chase Cape Cod school bluefin tuna in mid June just south of The Claw, around 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. Capt. Mike covers the techniques he likes to use for finding fish in open water, including a brief how-to on rigging and deploying the SI Harness jig, and details his suggested offshore rod and reel outfit. Rod: Aubut Hybrid Trolling RodReel: Shimano Tyrnos 30Line: 40lb Test MomoiBoat: Fortier 30 Featured Lures: Hogy 6oz Harness Jig (Olive)   SI 40inch Bulb Squid Bar (Amber Squid)

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Big Game Offshore Lures Joe Shute Skirted Heads & Hogy Soft Baits

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Joe Shute Hogy Soft Bait BlueMax Skirted Trolling Lures Blue Max Series: Designed for trolling at 4.5 kts or more. Blue Max series offer a “skirted” presentation. With the weighted Joe Shute Head, the Hogy combo tracks nice and straight, even in heavy seas. Although the BlueMax is rigged similarly to a skirted ballyhoo, the action, well, different. With the long soft tail associated with our Hogy soft plastics, the BlueMax has a deadly action that you really have to see to understand. The bait seemingly vibrates in the water. Field Notes: Whether I am trolling for cold weather bluefin tuna or...

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