Pro Talk — Offshore

How-To: Deep Drop Fishing for Swordfish in the Canyons with the Hogy Deep Drop Sword Eel

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Angler: Alex Hoxsie Target Species: Swordfish Location: As a recreational fisherman, Alex Hoxsie keeps his boat in the Point Judith Marina in Rhode Island. From there, him and his crew head out to the canyons (roughly 96 nautical miles offshore) to target swordfish which can range from depths of 1200-feet at its shallowest to 2100-feet at its deepest. Most of the time, the fish Alex has caught have been between 1400 and 1600-feet. “We start out by trolling out there to see if we mark any bait,” Alex said. “We’re looking for any bait on the bottom.” Tides: It is not tide...

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Pro Talk: Big Game Offshore Tuna Fishing with Customized Hogy Skirted Ballyhoos

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Brian Suschke to discuss trolling for big game tuna with custom skirted ballyhoos. Here's what we learned...  Capt. Brian SuschkeInstagram: @b_suskFacebook: Brian Suschke Targeted Species: Offshore Game Fish (Big Eye, Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna) – This set up and method has also worked for Mahi Mahi, White Marlin and Blue Marlin Location: Ocean City, Maryland Between inshore and offshore tuna fishing, Capt. Brian can run any distance between 15 miles for the inshore bite (bottom contours and lumps inshore) to 70 miles for the offshore bite (canyons). Tides: If one thing...

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