How-To — Grouper

How To: Fishing Long Island, Bahamas with Chris Connelly

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We caught up with Chris Connelly who escapes the cold and the New England off-season with annual trips down to Long Island, Bahamas, not to be confused with New York. Given its remote location, anglers can expect tricky flights and puddle jumpers from Fort Lauderdale to Nassau but it’s all worth it to escape the cold and get on some good fishing. Due to it’s limited accessibility, tackle and gear can be hard to come by but every year, Chris puts together a “Hogy Lure Reef Kit” that includes 1oz Pro Tail Paddles in bone and olive, Heavy Minnow Jigs,...

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How To: Deep Drop Soft Baits for Grouper and Snapper

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We join Capt. Moe and Capt. Eric of Journey South Outfitters in Venice, Louisiana for a few days of offshore fishing. In this segment we deep drop large Hogy Soft Baits for snapper and grouper in 350′ – 600′. Learn how to rig and fish soft baits for deep water species. Gear List Rod: 6′ 6″ Shimano H Trevala Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Line: Powerpro 65lb Leader: 80lb Fluorocarbon Lure/Rigging Selection: Hogy 11/0 HD Drop Shot Rig & the 10-inch Hogy Original Series Soft Bait

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Pro Talk: Best Jigs for Grouper Fishing

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We spent 15 minutes with Ross Gallagher, sales director at Hogy Lure Company, to discuss the best jigs for offshore grouper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Here's what we found out...   Capt. Ross Gallagher - The Intrepid Angler Location: Offshore - Gulf of Mexico Tide: Depending on wind and moon phases, offshore current can vary dramatically. Jig weights may need to be adjusted to reach bottom. Approach: Vertical jigging for grouper can be used at any depth. It’s a highly efficient and effective technique for quickly covering ground and locating fish. Especially when drift fishing is utilized. Specialized jigging rods and reels offer...

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How-To: Diamond Jigs & Hogy Eel Teasers for Deep Water Grouper

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Ross Gallagher, sales director at Hogy Lure Company, to discuss jigging for deep water grouper in the Gulf of Mexico with the Hogy Dancing Diamond Jig Lure. Here's what we learned...   Capt. Ross GallagherWebsite: The Intrepid Angler Location: Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Tides: Deep water jigging tends to be the most productive when a light to moderate current is running. Periods of slack current tend to slow down the bite. Approach: Vertical jigging can easily be accomplished on the drift or on anchor. When fishing larger areas of live bottom or structure, drifting...

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Pro Talk: Drop Shot Rigs for Deep Water Grouper

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Ross Gallagher, sales director at Hogy Lure Company, to discuss using drop shot rigs for deep water grouper in Fort Meyers, FL. Here's what we learned...   Capt. Ross GallagherSales Director at Hogy Lure CompanyThe Intrepid Angler Location: Fort Myers, FL Tides: Current and wind speed can be a major factor in deep water fishing. The Hogy Drop Shot Rig HD can easily be weighted for any scenario. Approach: When I refer to “deep water” in Southwest Florida, it is when I fish water deeper than 90′. I prefer to target grouper in three types...

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