How-To

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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Gulf Coast Florida Offshore Head Boats - What Lures To Bring

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

Here's our recommendations for long range offshore party boats on the Florida Gulf Coast. Each of these established businesses offer the opportunity for anglers to target deepwater snapper, grouper, cobia, tuna along with numerous other ground fish and pelagic fish. Offshore head boats give the opportunity for anglers to fish far offshore at a fraction of the cost of a private charter. While live and dead bait techniques dominate the rails, a growing number of anglers plan ahead and bring along a selection of jigs, plugs and soft baits to supplement their techniques. Video filmed aboard the Sea Trek fishing...

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

Posted by Jamie Costa on

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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