How-To — Jigging

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

Posted by Capt. Michael Hogan on

APPROACH Canals are great when you know fish are likely to be in the area. With such high volumes of water running by your feet each minute, there is endless potential for bait and fish to blow by. The challenge here is how to deal with such fast moving water. If fish are holding deep, which they are in canals 85% of the time, you’ll be require to fish the swing. "If I Had Just One" with Capt. Mike HoganLOCATION: Cape CodTARGETED SPECIES: Striped BassLURE:Hogy Pro Tail PaddleCOLORS: BONE, GREEN MACK, BLUE HERRING "I would grab the Hogy Pro Tail...

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

Posted by Capt. Michael Hogan on

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 fishing; rather, I just run the playbook based on the conditions and season. WIND In a perfect world, an onshore wind is best for bringing fish close to the beach or shore. The only problem with an onshore wind is that it impedes your ability to cast lighter lures. As a rule of thumb, I especially appreciate an onshore wind in the night or very early morning when targeting big...

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How-To: Hogy Heavy Metal Retrieves #142

Posted by Capt. Michael Hogan on

 Metals come in all shapes and sizes. At Hogy, our lineup is no different. Each lure is designed to have a specific profile and action in the water. Each of our jigs can be cast or jigged. Here’s an outline on how to fish each of our metals. Hogy Heavy Minnow Jig Lure: The Hogy Heavy Minnow Jig is designed to imitate small baitfish and have a high weight density relative to its overall size making this lure a long distance caster. The best way to fish this lure is at a medium to fast lure retrieve. If on a boat,...

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Striper Baits: Best Baby Bluke Imitations #123

Posted by Capt. Michael Hogan on

Baby fluke flounder are another commonly found baitfish in the belly of stripers. Hogy Top Imitator: The Hogy 3.5” and 5” Hogy Flounders are designed specifically for imitating baby flatfish. They can be rigged on Jig heads and hopped along the bottom in shallow water. Fish them with the rod tip pointed upward and bounce on the bottom the same way you would fish a bucktail.

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