Q&A

Q&A: When to use Weighted or Standard Perfect Tube and Worms

Posted by Capt. Michael Hogan on

Q: I'm new to T&W, was going to get lead core line. How should I choose between weighted and non weighted perfect tube? I live in NJ and would be trolling for stripers. Also what are good lengths to start with? A: You’ve got an excellent question about when and where to use the regular Perfect Tube or the Dual-Weighted version. http://shop.hogylures.com/category/1939/Weighted-Perfect-Tube/1.html The regular Perfect Tubes still offer a fair amount of weight from the stainless frame and rigging. Our 19inch Regular Perfect tube is 2.5oz total weight and the 24inch is right about 3oz. When we add the dual...

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Q&A: Lures for Bahamas Yellowfin Tuna

Posted by Capt. Ross Gallagher on

Q: Our next tuna outing is to NW Providence channel Bahamas in May. We chunk, kite fish, and jig for YF. I would like to try your jigs for this trip. The jig needs to sink to at least a 150 foot depth. Please let me know which jigs you would recommend. Thanks.   A: We’ve got some great options for targeting YFT on your trip to the Bahamas. Harness Jigs: Available up to 6oz, these are a favorite for casting and jigging. For targeting depths of 150’+ I’d go with 5oz or 6oz weights. Top colors are bubblegum, silver, glow mackerel. Pro...

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Q&A: Trolling Lures for Freshwater Lake Striper and Hybrid Bass

Posted by Capt. Ross Gallagher on

Question: Hogy, I’ve watched all of your videos on striper fishing in the salt water up in the North East. Thanks for all of the great info you guys provide. I live in Charleston, SC and we have the striper in the lakes down here (as well as the rivers, but they are not large), both hybrid and regular striped bass. In the winter, the shad school up and create large bait balls which makes it easier to target the striper in the lake. Trolling deep diving crank baits have been my consistent producers. Following the birds when the flock...

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Q&A: West Florida Fall Grouper Fishing

Posted by Hogy Lures Staff on

Question: What’s your expert opinion on utilizing Pre-Rigged or Dancing Diamond Sand Eel lures when fishing offshore (west coast of Florida) 50 – 80′ for snapper – grouper or other species. Is it worth a try or a waste of time?? Dick L.  Answer: Dick, Thank you for reaching out to us. We appreciate your business very much.I frequently fish offshore of Fort Myers/Sanibel for grouper and snapper. We are coming into my favorite time of year, when the gag and red grouper move back nearshore and keepers can readily be caught in 30′ – 80′. I’m happy to outline...

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Q&A: Swimbait Hooks with Mini Squids for Salmon

Posted by Hogy Lures Staff on

Question: I’m fishing Salmon in the ocean off Vancouver Island using your Mini Squid – great bait by the way. The salmon range in weight from 10 to 30 pounds and are relatively plentiful. In the past I’ve threaded leader through the squid to a hook at the back, but I wanted to try your swimbait hooks to see if the squid might perform a little better. What size swimbait hook would you recommend? The Squid is rigged at roughly 24” behind a Hot Spot Flasher and trolled at about 4 knots on downriggers. What do you think? Thank you,...

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