How-To — Skinny Series

Pro Talk: Top Lures for Charlotte Harbor Snook

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Webb Thompson to discuss the top lures for catching snook in Charlotte Harbor, Florida. Here's what we learned...  Capt. Webb ThompsonWebsite: www.nervouswaterboston.comInstagram: @nervouswaterchartersFacebook: Nervous Water Charters LLC Location: Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor Florida Tides: Although I prefer to fish the rising tide, I have found feeding fish at any moving tide. In the lower tide I will often fish the grass flats and sandy holes and as the tide rises will often move Approach: I fish mostly from a kayak which allows me access to water most boats can’t go but also allows me...

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Pro Talk: Tips for Winter Charleston Redfish

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Tucker Blythe to discuss tips and tricks for targeting winter Redfish in Charleston, South Carolina. Here's what we learned...  Capt. Tucker BlytheWebsite: www.charlestoncustomcharters.comFacebook: Grey Ghost Charters  Location: Charleston, SC Tides: All Tides Approach: Locate winter schools of reds by searching shallow oyster mud flats at low tide when the fish are most concentrated. Look for surface disturbances, bottle nose dolphins, or mud clouds in the water. These dolphins will change their diet to juvenile redfish in the winter. Often they will give away schools of reds. Once you locate a school, fish location at...

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How-To: Small Soft Baits for Summertime Bass in Woods Hole

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Dave Peros to discuss casting small soft baits for summertime striped bass in Woods Hole with the Hogy Sand Eel Series. Here's what we learned...  Capt. Dave PerosWebsite: www.captdaveperos.com Location: Woods Hole, MA Tides: It is best to fish on a dropping or west tide. As the water levels go down, bass will concentrate along structure near the main channel. Approach: Fishing the ledges and rock piles while stemming the tide and casting across current over rock piles. At times you will need to fish breaking water. There can be fish pushing small squid...

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How-To: Redfish in the Surf with Tucker Blythe

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Tucker Blythe to discuss surf casting for redfish with the Hogy Originals in South Carolina. Here's what we learned...  Capt. Tucker BlytheWebsite: www.greyghostcharters.com Location: Charleston, SC Tides: Low incoming tide.  Approach: Finding the outer sand bars at low tide with troughs running through them is key. Bars with lots of rivets and potholes are feeding grounds as the tide comes in. Areas that are productive will have lots of life. Gulls working the surf, mullet running the beach, or sand fleas present are a few examples. Rigging Selection: I prefer the 6/0 .5 oz Barbarian Jig...

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Pro Talk: Drift Fishing Soft Baits for Fluke

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with commercial fisherman, Brian Yacino, to discuss drift fishing the Hogy Skinny Series soft bait for fluke in Point Judith, Rhode Island. Here's what we learned..  Location: Point Judith, RI Tides: Flood tide. Approach: Fluke are constantly on the move, but will take up residence in an area for a few weeks before moving again. This technique is designed to be used in deeper water (30′ – 60′) when fish are holding over  pebble or sandy bottom. When commercial fishing, it’s common to fish up to 7 rods at one time. Brian’s Work Bench: For the past...

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