How-To — Rockfish

How To: Candlefish & Sand Lance Imitator Jigs

Posted by Capt. Michael Hogan on

We let nature do the design work on the Hogy Sand Eel Jig Series. These highly imitative Candlefish and Sand Lance imitators are perfect for light tackle casting and jigging for King and Coho Salmon, Rockfish and Ling Cod. The Sand Eel Jigs are offered in a variety of sizes and weights to closely imitate specific forage sizes. These jigs can be fished from shore, boat or kayak. When fished on a steady surface retrieve, the jig offers a wide side to side kick, imitating a swimming candlefish. On a vertical retrieve, the jig features a wounded baitfish flutter. Perfect...

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Pro Talk: Jigging Lures for the Channel Islands Vermillion Rockfish

Posted by Booster Apps on

We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Tony Vultaggio to discuss the best jigging lures for targeting Vermillion Rockfish in the Channel Islands, California. Here's what we learned... Capt. Tony VultaggioWebsite: Location: The Channel Islands, California Tides: The high outgoing produced the best. Approach: Fishing along the islands can be a little tricky. The Reds’s were holding around the tops of high spots in 80′ – 120′.  Proper boat positioning is key for pinpoint presentations when jigging for Vermillion Rockfish. Rigging Selection: The Hogy 11/0 Drop Shot Rig and the Barbarian Jig Head  Bait Selection: The Hogy Sand Eel Series Why Bhis Bait? ...

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