Hogy — Bonito & Albies

Casting & Trolling for Atlantic Bonito

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In this video, Captains Mike Hogan, Shaun Ruge, and Terry Nugent dial in on the hot albie bite off Cape Cod, MA using the deadly SI Epoxy Jig.   Gear List: Rod: 8' St. Croix Medium Heavy Avid Series Reel: Shimano Saragosa 5k Line: 20lb Power Pro Leader: 30lb Fluorocarbon

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Pro Talk: Casting Soft Baits for False Albacore

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15 Minutes with Capt. Jim Barr www.SkinnyWaterChartersRI.com Here’s what we learned… Location: Near shore waters from Sakonnet Point, Rhode Island to Fishers Island, New York. Tides: Moving water helps but is not key, but primarily ebbing tides, however individual preferences vary depending on the location, tide stage, time of day and moon stage. Approach: Locating fish is primarily visual in this fishery, however good searching baits can be where no fish are evident. Looking for signs of breaking fish, surface bird activity and using sonar to mark fish and bait pods makes quick work in getting a bite. Bait Selection: 7” Hogy Original in...

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Pro Talk: Bay Anchovy Sand Eel Jigs for Rhode Island Bonito & Albies

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15 Minutes with: Capt. Jim Barr www.SkinnyWaterChartersRI.com Here’s what we learned… Location: Near shore waters from Sakonnet Point, Rhode Island to Fishers Island, New York. Narragansett Bay, Little Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island Southcoast Salt Ponds Tides: Moving water is key, but primarily ebbing tides, however individual preferences vary depending on the location, tide stage, time of day and moon stage. Approach: Locating fish is primarily visual in this fishery. Looking for signs of breaking fish, surface bird activity and using sonar to mark fish and bait pods. Bait Selection: SI Epoxy Jigs Why this bait? Half of my charters are fly fishing where matching the bait...

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Video: Montauk False Albacore Fishing with Epoxy Jigs

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Hogy® owner, Capt. Mike Hogan and Hogy Staff visit the famed waters of Montauk, NY to target False Albacore using the Hogy® SI Epoxy Jigs for some incredible surface feeding action. Guided by Capt. Dave Peros, we use several styles of retrieves to entice finicky Albies on light tackle. Check out the video for a variety of tackle and technical tips and tricks. Pro Tips On: High Speed Skipping – Slow and Low Twitch – Improving Action with Loop Knots – Fooling Picky Albies – Bay Anchovy Imitators – Selecting Leaders Lures used: Standard Issue Tackle Epoxy Jigs 5/8oz Epoxy Jig...

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Video: Cape Cod False Albacore Fishing with Epoxy Jigs

Posted by Capt. Ross Gallagher on

We join Eric Harrison for some epic Albie feeding on Cape Cod.  Albies can often be eager to strike lures, but as any Northeast angler will tell you, that’s not always the case. Watch how Eric deals with finicky Albies with a West Coast style “Air Metal” retrieve. Also note how light in leader Eric dips to in order to stay in the action.  There are some great tricks in this clip. Enjoy! Lures used: Standard Issue Tackle Epoxy Jigs 5/8oz Epoxy Jig 3/8oz Epoxy Jig

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