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Bonito & AlbiesThe Hogy Citizen Science Albie Study

The Hogy Citizen Science Albie Study

Thank you for checking out the Hogy Citizen Science Albie Study! We are proud to partner with Got One! – the hot new fish logging App – to learn from a dedicated “crowd” of Albie anglers (you!) on ...

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...

BonitoStriper Baits: Best Peanut Bunker Imitations #116

Striper Baits: Best Peanut Bunker Imitations #116

You know the fall has either arrived or is imminent when peanut bunker show up. Like the bay anchovy, peanut bunker ball up in great numbers just under the surface. Peanut bunker typically range f...

Best Striper Surf Rods (Shore Fishing) #109

Surf fishing spinning outfits and boat spinning outfits are similar in terms of the rating system used to describe action and power as they relate to the various types of lures you will be casting....

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...

CarolinasHow To: Outer Banks Sight Casting to False Albacore with the Hogy Epoxy Jig Lure

How To: Outer Banks Sight Casting to False Albacore with the Hogy Epoxy Jig Lure

We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. John Berquist to discuss sight casting to false albacore with the Hogy Epoxy Jig Lure at the Outer Banks. Here's what we found out..  Capt. John Berqu...