Hogy — Redfish

Pro Talk: Targeting Creek Redifsh

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15 Minutes with Captain Tucker Blythe http://greyghostcharters.com/ What we learned… Location: Charleston, SCTides: Low incoming Approach: One of the great things about the marsh here in the Low Country is the vast system of tiny creeks that are rarely fished. These creeks can be a savior on those windy days when the flats are blown out. A combination of Google earth and time spent learning these creeks can equal great success on un-pressured fish. Two features that the best creeks share are ample oysters and deep holes. This gives the fish and bait fish cover and protection during low tide from their number...

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Large Hogy Soft Baits for Coastal Bull Redfish

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15 Minutes with: Shawn G Here’s what we learned… Location:  Cape Canaveral, FL Tides: Outgoing tides concentrate fish into tight schools feeding on Menhaden. Approach: These fish are holding on 20′ – 30′ of water. It’s been easiest to locate them by looking for churned up or dirty water where the fish are rooting around along the bottom searching for forage. These areas are highly contrasting to the normally green water around Cape Canaveral. Rigging Selection: Hogy® 10/0 Barbarian Jig Heads Bait Selection: Hogy® 10″ HDUV Bone Jigging Soft Baits Why this bait? These large soft baits are perfect at imitating large coastal menhaden. The serpentine action...

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Pro Talk: Floating Soft Shell Crab Lure for Topwater Bull Redfish

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15 Minutes with: Capt. Ross Gallagher http://www.theintrepidangler.com Here’s what we learned… Location: Coastal Inlets, Southern USA Tides: During the spring into early fall, blue crabs will drift out with the outgoing tides. These baits generally float on or just a few inches below the surface. Approach: Timing is everything when trying to fish during a crab flush. It’s best to arrive just before or during high slack tide. This offers the angler an entire tide change to fish the crab flush. Rigging Selection: An unweighted, Soft Circle Hook rigging is preferred to match the floating action of a natural crab. Bait Selection: Hogy’s FLOATING crab is the only soft...

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Pro Talk: Tips for Winter Charleston Redfish

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15 Minutes with: Capt. Tucker Blythe http://www.charlestoncustomcharters.com/ Here’s what we learned… Location: Charleston, SC Tides: All Tides Approach: Locate winter schools of reds by searching shallow oyster mud flats at low tide when the fish are most concentrated. Look for surface disturbances, bottle nose dolphins, or mud clouds in the water. These dolphins will change their diet to juvenile redfish in the winter. Often they will give away schools of reds. Once you locate a school, fish location at all levels of tide to pattern where the fish are coming and going. Higher water can be excellent fishing if you find where they like...

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Pro Talk: Redfish in the Surf with Tucker Blythe

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15 Minutes with: Capt. Tucker Blythe http://www.charlestoncustomcharters.com/ Here’s what we learned… Location: Charleston, SC Tides: Low Incoming. Approach: Finding the outer sand bars at low tide with troughs running through them is key. Bars with lots of rivets and potholes are feeding grounds as the tide comes in. Areas that are productive will have lots of life. Gulls working the surf, mullet running the beach, or sand fleas present are a few examples. Rigging Selection: I prefer the 6/0 .5 oz Barbarian Jig head when the conditions are rough. When the wind is down and water clear I will go with a more subtle approach and use...

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