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CastingHow-To: Striped Bass Fishing in Canals and Channels from Shore #161

How-To: Striped Bass Fishing in Canals and Channels from Shore #161

APPROACH Canals are great when you know fish are likely to be in the area. With such high volumes of water running by y...

Cape CodHow-To: Reading Shore Conditions for Striped Bass #156

How-To: Reading Shore Conditions for Striped Bass #156

Anglers are much more tightly lipped about their shore fishing than boat fishing and consequently, getting good shore fishing reports is difficult. I don’t even bother asking around when shore fish...

CastingHow-To: Plug Retrieves for Striped Bass #143

How-To: Plug Retrieves for Striped Bass #143

The Hogy Charter Grade Popper A popper is an excellent “search bait” in that it makes a loud “popping” noise, getting a fish’s attention through sight and sound; our Hogy Popper also features inte...

BonitoStriper Baits: Best Mackerel Imitations #119

Striper Baits: Best Mackerel Imitations #119

Like the juvenile herring, bass and albies get very aggressive when keyed in on small mackerel. They are fast moving schools, so be ready to be nimble. Obviously green is the top color for matching...

Cape CodThe Best Striper Lures for Shore Fishing #111-S

The Best Striper Lures for Shore Fishing #111-S

At Hogy, we literally make thousands of different shaped and sized lures for fisheries all over the world. Although the vast majority of our lures work for striped bass, we have compiled the list b...

CastingHow To: Selecting Striped Rods #105

How To: Selecting Striped Rods #105

Rods are generally rated by their “action” and their “power” and also include specifics such as lure weight range and recommended line strength, also known as “pound test.”  An entire book could be...