How-To — Kayak Fishing

How-To: Weakfish in Western Long Island, NY

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Hogy Pro-Staffer Eric Harrison to discuss jigging for weakfish off of Long Island with the Hogy Originals. Here's what we learned... Eric Harrison Location: Western Long Island, NY Tides: Moving tides Approach: I hit channel edges and deeper holes in bays in areas with current from the tides. Using my fish finder and Navionics map I hung on the edges of channels looking for bait balls or marks from big fish. In deeper water, I was jigging mini-Hogys on half ounce jig heads and in 15′ or less I was swimming the 10″ Hogys on...

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Pro Talk: : Fishing Lights for Pensacola Bull Redfish with Marty Mood

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Hobie Regional Pro Staffer, Marty Mood, to discuss fishing lightweight soft baits for Pensacola Bull Redfish from a kayak. Here's what we learned...  Location: 3 Mile Bridge – Pensacola, FL Tides: Outgoing Approach: I can share a report, no big secret there.  I was fishing the “3 mile bridge” that connects downtown Pensacola to Gulf Breeze/Pensacola Beach.  It is a very popular night time spot due to the structure from the bridge and the lights concentrating the fish.  Some nights it is a really good spot to sight fish to Bull Reds in the lights,...

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How To: Large Soft Baits for Lake Trout

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Author: Eric “Slappy” Harrison During the summer, my family, like many others, spends an occasional weekend on one of New England’s many large lakes. Like most dedicated anglers, I always bring fishing equipment on these trips and get out early before everyone wakes up to take advantage of the good fishing that these lakes have to offer. A few years ago, instead of another morning of chasing smallmouth bass, I decided to try catching lake trout. After a couple trips, I found that they were easy to target in the summer and fun to catch–establishing a successful pattern let me get...

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3 Simple Kayak Tweaks for Better Fishing

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A simple modification and two devices to make a basic kayak more fishing-friendly. Author: Gene Bourque I own two kayaks and both are used for fishing. Unfortunately, they are “recreational” models (Old Town Loon 120, Eddyline Sandpiper) and to make them accommodate fishing rods and basic gear associated with fishing I had to make a few small modifications. The reason I went with these models was quite basic: true “fishing kayaks” with multiple rod holders, storage compartments and other features are all just too heavy, for me anyway! I fish the marshes and beaches of Cape Cod and I’ll often...

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Pro Talk: Tips for Trolling Tube and Worm from a Kayak

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Joe Higgins to discuss fishing from a kayak with a tube and worm. Here's what we found out.. Why do you like using a tube and worm combo for kayaks? Fishing a tube and worm from a kayak in 5 to 20-feet of water is the most effective way to cover a lot of water and find big stripers along the rocky coastline of the north shore. Once I know where the fish are, I can throw other lures (probably Hogy's) in the area I have found fish or simply continue to...

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