Q&A

Q&A: Striped Bass Lure Recommendations for the Connecticut River

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

QUESTION:  Hello there, thank you for your time. I'm looking to get into some striped bass fishing this spring in the Connecticut River and Connecticut coast. I'm primarily a freshwater guy but wanted to explore the smaller, schoolie striper season but didn't know where to start when it comes to lures. If I'm looking for a basic variety of baits, could you point me in the right direction? I'm not sure if this matters but I'll be using two spinning rod outfits; a 7'2" medium power, fast action and a 7'2" medium/light power, fast action. Thanks so much and Happy...

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Q&A Fishing Tackle Advice - Seychelles Edition

Posted by Jamie Costa on

Kevin McDermott of the United Kingdom reached out to representatives at Hogy Lure Company in search of recommended lures for fishing on Denis Island in the Seychelles, which is an archipelago of 115 islands in the India Ocean, off of East Africa. Question: I’m travelling to Denis Island in the Seychelles for a week and plan on doing some fishing form the shore every day a travel rod and 15lb gear. I think jigs, poppers and soft baits will work since it’s in the middle of the ocean and friends have told me the fishing is very aggressive with jacks,...

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Q&A Fishing Tackle Advice - Panama Edition

Posted by Jamie Costa on

Q: I am taking a tip to kayak fish on Panama’s wild west coast and wanted to know what Capt. Mike suggested for catching Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper and Yellowfin Tuna down in those waters? A: There are a lot of different lures Hogy would recommend for these various situations. Let’s break it down by category. Plugs – 60% of your casting will be done with plugs. Topwater poppers and subsurface gliders are dynamite for Roosters, Tuna and a variety of the snapper species. Our Charter Grade Poppers in the large 5.5-inch size will be ideal. The 5.5-inch Slider will be...

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Q&A: Best Way To Store Softbaits (Soft Plastic Fishing Lures)

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

Q: Are you able to store hogy lures in a plastic box, or do they need to remain in their original packaging because of any material reactions? A: Unrigged Soft Baits: We’ve offered a variety of mesh roll-up bags over the seasons, which feature a velcro lock to keep everything neat and tidy. I prefer to keep the soft plastics in the original packaging, which is a heavy duty poly bag with a zip lock. This keeps the baits dry and clean for extended periods of time. I can usually fit 2-4 packs of soft baits in each pouch of...

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Q&A: Best Lures For East Coast Florida Surf Fishing

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

Q: I am planning on surf fishing on the Atlantic Ocean side of Florida and need some new tackle. Could you please recommend some lures that you think would be appropriate for this environment? A: Depending on  your location in FL, your primary beach target species will probably be jacks, snook, ladyfish and mackerel. If you’re headed that way later into the spring, tarpon are a possibility as well. My favorite “catch all” style lure for beach fishing is our smaller Heavy Minnow Jigs in 1/2oz - 3/4oz weights. I fish these on a medium spinning outfit with 20lb braid...

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