How-To — Skinny Series

Pro Talk: Top Tips for Early Season Schoolie Stripers

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We spent 15 minutes with Capt. Michael Hogan, owner and president of Hogy Lure Company, to discuss the tops tips for early season striped bass schoolie fishing in the Northeast. Here's what we found out...   Capt. Michael HoganWebsite: www.hogylures.comInstagram: @hogyfishingFacebook: Hogy Lures  The schoolie reports and rumors often start trickling in come April in the Northeast/New England area. While schoolie stripers aren't the most glorious size-wise, they often bring as much excitement as their bigger cousins as anglers with cabin fever search for their first "sea run" (i.e., not holdovers). Location: Northeast Tides: Tides are important as they dictate where you fish....

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Pro Talk: Best Lures for Chesapeake Bay Speckled Trout

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Walt to discuss the best lures for speckled trout in the Chesapeake Bay. Here's what we learned... Capt. WaltWebsite: http://www.ltcharters.com/ Location: Chesapeake Bay (Big Bay) Tides: Incoming tide. The speckled trout fishing is the best on a strong incoming tide. The clean ocean water improves visibility for the trout to feed. Approach: There are many tiny islands that are slowly erroding away into the bay. Along the banks of these islands, grass over hangs and falls into the water. Speckled trout like to hang around these areas and feed on small blue crabs that use...

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How-To: Fishing Negative Tides for Winter Redfish with Ross Gallagher

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Ross Gallagher, sales director at Hogy Lure Company, to discuss fishing negative tides in Florida for winter redfish with the Hogy Skinny Series. Here's what we learned... Capt. Ross GallagherWebsite: www.theintrepidangler.com Location: Matlacha, FL Tides: An hour and a half on each side of a negative tide. Approach: Winter fishing here in SW Florida can be a little tricky during a negative tide. Very low water and not much of it can make even the smallest boat anglers weary about heading in shallow. On these negative tides, I prefer to use my Hobie Pro...

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How-To: Winter Redfish and Snook on the Flats with Capt. Ross Gallagher

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  We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Ross Gallagher, sales director at Hogy Lure Company, to discuss casting for winter Redfish and Snook on the Florida flats with the Hogy Skinny Series. Here's what we learned... \ Capt. Ross GallagherThe Intrepid Angler Location: Pine Island Sound, FL Tides: Negative low tide and halfway through incoming tide. Approach: I prefer to start looking for winter redfish close to a dead low tide. There are usually good opportunities to fish for tailing reds in very shallow water. As the tide rises, I’ll move towards the mangrove bushes and target snook. It’s always...

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How-To: High Water Brown Trout

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Tyler Nonn to discuss fishing for high water brown trout with the Hogy Original Series in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Here's what we found out...  Capt. Tyler NonnWebsite: http://twcharters.com/Instagram: @tidewaterchartersFacebook: Tidewater Charters Location: Mid-Atlantic Region Tailwaters Approach: Back down the river slightly slower than the speed of the current with the trolling motor. Pitching baits at any type of current break, structure, soft water pockets, flooded riparian zones, gravel bars, log jams and islands. Rigging Selection: Lightly weighted and un-weighted swim bait hooks. Even in off color water conditions we tend to use a 18” 12 to...

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