Hogy — Bonito & Albies

Video: Cape Cod False Albacore Fishing

Posted by Capt. Ross Gallagher on

Watch Hogy owner Mike Hogan use his favorite light tackle casting techniques for false albacore. Lures used: Standard Issue Tackle Epoxy Jigs

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Pro Talk: Pink Epoxy Jigs for Finicky Albies Feeding on Bay Anchovies

Posted by Capt. Ross Gallagher on

15 Minutes With: Capt. Jay Shields www.purelifecharters.com Here’s what we learned… Location: Vineyard Sound – Elizabeth Islands Tides: Moving tides are important; the incoming tide seems to produce the best bite. Approach: Begin scouting for flocks of birds actively feeding or resting on the surface. You may need to sit and wait near birds that are resting until the albie school begins to feed again. This can sometimes take 30 minutes or more to happen, but when the fish show you can slowly motor around and get a view of what the bait concentrations are in the area. Despite the common approach of...

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Vineyard Derby Best Bets

Posted by Capt. Ross Gallagher on

Unweighted Original Series Fish them rip with the tip pointed toward the water. The larger the bait, the faster you fish it. I fish the 14″ almost albie fast. Boaters: Fall can be an exciting time down the islands, as large stripers tend to be very responsive to big soft baits. You can always count on one thing; our rocky shorelines always hold large striped bass. My favorite way to fish the islands is with unweighted soft plastics. This time of year, I like larger soft baits such as the 10″ original and the 14″ original. The Surf: Big soft baits are great eel...

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Best Imitator: Bay Anchovy Baits for False Albacore

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There may not be a more difficult fish to catch than False Albacore feeding on Bay Anchovies. The fish can become so focused on anchovies that it’s not uncommon for them to ignore all other offerings. We have found using realistic soft baits, like the Hogy® 4.6inch Light Sand Eel can hook up on fish that just won’t eat. Recommended Soft Bait: Hogy® 4.6″ Light Sand Eel Recommended Rigging: Hogy® 1/0 Weighted Swim Bait Hook Recommended Retrieve: A medium to fast paced retrieve is ideal to trigger a reaction strike. Casting along the edges of feeding blitz will present the bait within the...

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Pro Talk: Top Water Herring Imitations in Open Water, Martha's Vineyard

Posted by Capt. Michael Hogan on

Introduction: These baits were tested on striped bass feeding on herring in open water off Gay Head. Each Spring, herring invade our waters to on their way to their home rivers and streams to spawn. Needless to say, the striped bass show up shortly there after to gorge on the massive schools of herring. The herring usually hold deep, but you can still tease big bass to the surface with top water baits. Location: Gay Head, Martha’s Vineyard Season: Spring Tide: Moving water, not slack. A west bound tide seems to fish better for me.  Retrieve: There are three parts to this retrieve. Part one is a relatively fast retrieve, where the bait will...

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