Hogy — Grouper

How To: Deep Drop Soft Baits for Grouper and Snapper

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We join Capt. Moe and Capt. Eric of Journey South Outfitters in Venice, Louisiana for a few days of offshore fishing. In this segment we deep drop large Hogy Soft Baits for snapper and grouper in 350′ – 600′. Learn how to rig and fish soft baits for deep water species. Gear List Rod: 6′ 6″ Shimano H Trevala Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Line: Powerpro 65lb Leader: 80lb Fluorocarbon Hogy 11/0 HD Drop Shot Rig 10inch Original Series Soft Bait

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Pro Talk: Best Jigs for Grouper Fishing

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15 Minutes With Captain Ross Gallagher www.theintrepidangler.com What we learned….  Location: Offshore Gulf Of Mexico Current: Depending on wind and moon phases, offshore current can vary dramatically. Jig weights may need to be adjusted to reach bottom. Approach: Vertical jigging for grouper can be used at any depth. It’s a highly efficient and effective technique for quickly covering ground and locating fish. Especially when drift fishing is utilized. Specialized jigging rods and reels offer very high drags and lightweight design that helps eliminate fatigue, common with heavier traditional tackle. Bait Selection: Hogy Harness Jigs Why this bait? The unique heavy duty design and shape of...

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Pro Talk: Hammered Jigs & Hogy Eel Teasers for Deep Water Grouper

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15 Minutes with: Capt. ross gallagher www.theintrepidangler.com Here’s what we learned… Location: Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Tides: Deep water jigging tends to be the most productive when a light to moderate current is running. Periods of slack current tend to slow down the bite. Approach: Vertical jigging can easily be accomplished on the drift or on anchor. When fishing larger areas of live bottom or structure, drifting allows you to quickly cover ground searching for active fish. The hammered jig can quickly reach the bottom in deep water without the worry of tangles or twists. During periods of very slow current, jigs...

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Pro Talk: Drop Shot Rigs for Deep Water Grouper

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15 Minutes with Capt. Ross Gallagher Here’s what we learned… Location: Fort Myers, FL Tides: Current and wind speed can be a major factor in deep water fishing. The Hogy® Drop Shot Rig HD can easily be weighted for any scenario. Approach: When I refer to “deep water” in Southwest Florida, it is when I fish water deeper than 90′. I prefer to target grouper in three types of areas, live bottom (coral) areas, ledges (or cracks) in the sea floor and ship wrecks (or man made artificial reefs.) The extreme depths and current in these locations require a presentation that can quickly...

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Tips & Tricks for Inshore Gag Grouper Fishing

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by Capt. Ross Gallagher I stumbled upon this technique by accident while targeting Snook and Tarpon at night around local bridges. This time of year, large breeder snook are finishing their migration inshore to back water wintering areas and the last few lingering tarpon stage and feed on the last few schools of herring and sardines left at the bridges. Recently, while trying to target these fish on a full moon, we ran multiple bridges looking for surface snook or tarpon activity, but came up empty handed. I opted to drop down a 3/4oz Barbarian Jig Head and Hogy® 10inch...

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