How-To — Snapper

How To: Fishing Long Island, Bahamas with Chris Connelly

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We caught up with Chris Connelly who escapes the cold and the New England off-season with annual trips down to Long Island, Bahamas, not to be confused with New York. Given its remote location, anglers can expect tricky flights and puddle jumpers from Fort Lauderdale to Nassau but it’s all worth it to escape the cold and get on some good fishing. Due to it’s limited accessibility, tackle and gear can be hard to come by but every year, Chris puts together a “Hogy Lure Reef Kit” that includes 1oz Pro Tail Paddles in bone and olive, Heavy Minnow Jigs,...

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How To: Deep Drop Soft Baits for Grouper and Snapper

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We join Capt. Moe and Capt. Eric of Journey South Outfitters in Venice, Louisiana for a few days of offshore fishing. In this segment we deep drop large Hogy Soft Baits for snapper and grouper in 350′ – 600′. Learn how to rig and fish soft baits for deep water species. Gear List Rod: 6′ 6″ Shimano H Trevala Reel: Shimano Torium 20 Line: Powerpro 65lb Leader: 80lb Fluorocarbon Lure/Rigging Selection: Hogy 11/0 HD Drop Shot Rig & the 10-inch Hogy Original Series Soft Bait

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Pro Talk: Jigging for Snapper Costa Rica Style

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Dean Langton to discuss jigging for snapper with the Hogy 10-inch Original Series in Costa Rica. Here's what we learned...  Capt. Dean LangtonFacebook: Osa Outfitters Location: Gulfo Dulce, Costa Rica Tides: Due to potentially swift currents on heavy tides. The best time to vertically jig is on the top third of the outgoing tide or the last third of an incoming. These currents will create eddies that spin off of volcanic pinnacles underwater, bait fish will used these eddies as protection from the tide. Approach: The dominant underwater structures are volcanic pinnacles that rise...

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