How-To

How To: Jigging for Lake Trout on Lake Winnipesaukee with the Hogy Epoxy Jig Lure

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Fishing for Lake Trout on Lake Winnipesaukee with the Hogy Epoxy Jig Lure Angler: Davis LambertInstagram: @bassin.ma Targeted Species: An unintentional Lake Trout. At first, Davis, 17, was targeting white perch but while he was on his way to another fishing spot on Lake Winnipesaukee, he was marking a lot of fish schooled up on the bottom. He knew they were lake trout because they often congregate in depths around 100 to 140-feet, which is about the depth he was passing over while en route to a secondary location. Location: Residing in Massachusetts, Davis summers in New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee. His...

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How-To: Casting to Topwater Stripers off of Provincetown

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On a late June morning, Capt. Mike Hogan and the Salty Cape Crew head out of Sandwich Marina with Capt. Dave Peros to chase the bite off of Provincetown.  "It's Friday morning and it's time to get your poppers out," said Capt. Mike as boats in the background began casting at milling schools of topwater bass.  With the bass feeding on pogies, the topwater bite turned into a feeding frenzy as fish darted and splashed on the surface, looking for their next meal.  The 5.5" Hogy Charter Grade Popper in Albie Crack is designed as a topwater plug with a...

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How-To: Walk the Dog Stripers with Capt. Jamie Simmons

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The Salty Cape Crew head out in early June with Capt. Jamie Simmons of Buzzard's Bay Outfitters to chase topwater stripers in the upper Buzzard's Bay region with the Hogy XL Charter Grade Dog Walkers.  Most often, when implementing a walk-the-dog technique, you want to practice a slow retrieve but today, the fish wanted something a little more fast paced. They were really finicky and a faster retrieve produced a reaction strike.  "There are not a lot of small fish our here this morning," said Capt. Jamie. "The bass and bluefish are mixed in in this area but if you...

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How-To: The Lacrosse Cast

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Capt. Mike Hogan and the Hogy Crew set out to Middleground in search of topwater stripers but before we can get into the action, Capt. Mike has a few tips on how to cast ergonomically to your normal position to avoid accidentally snagging the boat or hooking into one of your fishing buddies.  Instead of casting overhead, which is natural to most of us, Capt. Mike shows us how we can cast just as effectively from a side angle. If you are a right-hand caster, stay in the right-hand position, rotate your right hand over your left hand, come back and...

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How-To: Deep Drop Swordfish Eel Fishing off the Florida Keys

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Brian Suschke to discuss deep dropping to swordfish with the deep drop swordfish eel off the coast of the Florida Keys. Here's what we learned...   Capt. Brian SuschkeFacebook: Brian SuschkeInstagram: @b_susk Targeted Species: Swordfish Location: Florida Keys, Florida - Offshore Despite being a New Jersey resident, Capt. Brian Suschke spends the majority of his winters fishing for swordfish 25-miles off the Florida Keys. Finding these fish can be difficult at times but experienced anglers like Capt. Brian know to look for steep drop offs and specific depth markers on the edge...

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