How-To — Offshore

How To: Yellowfin Tuna Fishing in the Northeast Canyons

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  Capt. Terry Nugent outlines his favorite 7 rod spread and lure placement for fishing the North East Canyons. This power spread offers a huge bait ball presence and raises fish from a distance! Gear List: Rod: Shimano Terez Stand Up Reel: Shimano TLD 30 Line: 40lb Momoi Boat: Contender 35T

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Big Game Offshore Lures Joe Shute Skirted Heads & Hogy Soft Baits

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Joe Shute Hogy Soft Bait BlueMax Skirted Trolling Lures Blue Max Series: Designed for trolling at 4.5 kts or more. Blue Max series offer a “skirted” presentation. With the weighted Joe Shute Head, the Hogy combo tracks nice and straight, even in heavy seas. Although the BlueMax is rigged similarly to a skirted ballyhoo, the action, well, different. With the long soft tail associated with our Hogy soft plastics, the BlueMax has a deadly action that you really have to see to understand. The bait seemingly vibrates in the water. Field Notes: Whether I am trolling for cold weather bluefin tuna or...

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How-To: Offshore Bluewater Tuna Trolling South of Martha's Vineyard

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Capt. Mike Hogan shares step by step instructions for offshore bluewater tuna trolling with spreader bars south of Martha’s Vineyard. These techniques are excellent for targeting school sized bluefin and yellowfin tuna. Today we fished with the new 40" Flexi-Bar Squid Bars. 

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Pro Talk: Popping Topwater Soft Baits for Amberjack

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Tucker Blythe to discuss popping top water soft baits for Amberjack with the Hogy HDUV Jiggin' Eel Tails off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. Here's what we learned...  Location: Offshore Charleston, SC Approach: What I look for when Amberjack fishing is a combination of the right water temperature and high profile structure. South Carolina is littered with artificial reefs and wrecks in all different water depths. In the Spring and Fall, Amberjacks will move into more shallow water in search for food. I will target structure in 45-60 ft during this time....

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Pro Talk: Casting Baits for White Marlin

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Jamie Boyle to discuss casting for white marlin with the Hogy Original off of Martha's Vineyard. Here's what we found out..  Capt. Jamie BoyleWebsite: http://www.boylermaker.com/Instagram: @boylemakermv Location: Offshore Martha’s Vineyard, MA Tides: Tidal conditions aren't necessarily important, but slick calm surface conditions are necessary to find sun bathing marlin. Approach: This is a very time and condition specific technique. Requiring just the right mix of bait, water temperature and location of the Gulf Stream. This usually occurs in late July – Mid August when bait and water temps are peaking. You’ll need to find water...

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