Hogy — Bonito & Albies

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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Pro Talk: Top Water Lures for False Albacore on Bay Anchoives

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15 Minutes with: Capt. Mike Hogan Here’s what we learned… Introduction: Albies can be both a source of thrills and great frustration. When they get keyed in on big schools of bay anchovies, albies can have little interest in just about anything else. Location: Cape Cod, MA Tides: Either, not slack tide. Approach: These top water techniques are best suited when sight casting to boiling fish. Look for birds, nervous bait schools or the obvious bonito and albies jumping out of the water. Slowly ease up to the feeding school and begin casting along the boiling edges. It’s best to begin casting at maximum distance to try and...

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Pro Talk: 12 Tips for Finicky False Albacore

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If you’ve heard me talk about albie fishing, you’ll certainly hear about the 7-inch amber Original Hogy®, again, again and again. I love that lure for albies. It’s my old standby.  It never fails. Well, actually, it almost never fails… The other day, I was humbled when I was fishing for the first time with owner and founder of Aubut Rods.  I was excited to show him the power of the 7-inch amberand bragged about the lure the whole way out of Falmouth inner harbor. I quickly knew I was in trouble with the albies when I caught one on my very first...

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