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Capt. Mike's Inshore Tackle Crate & Load Out

Posted by Capt. Michael Hogan on

  This mesh crate was designed to house the best representation of my interpretation of the Hogy System. If you were to look back at 99% of my inshore videos over the last 10 years, you would find each of these lures in the video. Maybe and evolution here and there but you get the idea, I feel very strongly that there is not a single fishery on earth where you would find yourself empty handed with this collection. Many lures in this collection are universal, meaning that they can be fished both insure and offshore on any gamefish up...

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Capt. Mike's Offshore Tackle Crate & Load Out

Posted by Capt. Michael Hogan on

Here’s a run-down on my “Jig and Pop” Tuna collection. If I can fit it into this mesh crate, I don’t need it. This mesh crate will hold an entire season’s inventory of lures, including multiples of my favorite colors. Yes, this is a new bag and storage method for me this season, but if I were to go back in time for 10 years, I am not missing one lure from a single fish on a single trip. In other words, this is a complete and robust collection. WATCH NOW! Capt. Mike's Offshore Crate Load Out SOFTBAITS THE TUNA...

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How To: Lures and Techniques For Spillway Snook

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

Throughout the year in South Florida waters, the fast moving current associated with spillways, weirs, dams and locks offer an extensive feeding ground for snook of all sizes. Offering a wide variety of forage, structure and ambush points, these productive fishing areas can be a bit daunting for anglers unfamiliar with how to fish in heavy current. Fishing The Swing One of the most productive angling techniques for fishing in heavy current is to cast your lure up-current, allowing it to sink close to the bottom, while closely tending the slack line as the lure sweeps near the bottom along...

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How-To: Trolling Tube Lures For Cobia, Ling, Lemonfish

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

The traditional tube and worm lure has been used by Striped Bass anglers for decades. Recently, we've seen a dramatic uptick in our Mid-Atlantic customers using the Hogy 19" and 24" Perfect Tube to target migratory populations of cobia along Virginia Beach and the Lower Chesapeake Bay area. Trolling a tube lure for cobia offers several advantages when run and gun style sight fishing isn't producing.   1. Depth Control: Trolling tubes can be fished at specific depths with the use of lead core line, in-line trolling weights and planers. Tubes are often trolling in water as shallow as ten...

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North East Cod Fishing Party Boat - What Lures To Bring

Posted by Capt. Michael Hogan on

There's a growing trend among saltwater fishermen in the northeast – winter party boat cod fishing. While these are boats commonly associated with a summer’s day of fishing -  gear up for winter cod fishing for anglers willing to bundle up and endure the cold. Wintery party boats in the Northeast typically reduce their head count for winter fishing to better accommodate anglers keeping warm in the Cabin for long runs. Deep sea for winter cod fishing is a great way to extend your fishing addiction to a year-round level in the Northeast, commonly a dead time for most anglers...

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