Q&A

Q&A: Jigging for Seabass off Cuttyunk

Posted by Jamie Costa on

Question:  Hello, I am a huge fan of your lures and I am getting ready to place an order for the upcoming season and I had a few questions. I love jigging for seabass off Cuttyhunk with your jigs. But I lost all my jigs in the rocks last year and I can't remember what size and weight would be best. Can you make a recommendation? Also, can you recommend a rod and reel for that type of action as well? Thanks,Mike Answer: Hi Mike, Thank you for your business and reaching out about this question! I'm sure a lot...

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Q&A: Western Long Island Tackle Suggestions - Sailboat Edition

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

Question:  Hi! I have two rods and a sailboat. I want to troll during the day; anchor and jig. I can cast from the bow at anchorage in the early evening. Just for a bit of entertainment! What would you suggest I purchase for around $100 for a basic kit? Answer: Hi Brendan, Thank you for reaching out to us. We appreciate your interest very much! We’re happy to provide some custom suggestions for having fun, catching a few fish on the sail boat. I have two products in mind that will be very simple to use: 1. 2oz Heavy...

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Q&A: Recommended Jigs for Snapper Fishing at the Dry Tortugas

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

Question:  Hi! What jigs do you recommend for fishing at the Dry Tortugas in about 200 to 300-feet of water? I'm going in a couple of weeks to target big snapper.  Thanks,Robert  Answer: Hi Robert, Thank you for reaching out to us. We appreciate your interest very much. I’m happy to provide some suggestions for jigging in the Tortugas. I’ve fished the NE corner several times with my buddy who Captain’s the Sea Trek out of Fort Myers. We’re usually targeting big Muttons, Porgy, African Pompano and Tuna.  Here’s a couple “must have” items that will come in hand on...

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Q&A: Setting the Drag While Trolling the Hogy Spreader Bars for Tuna

Posted by Jamie Costa on

QUESTION: Hi Ross, I was wondering if you could tell me how many pounds of drag you set your reels for while trolling the Hogy Flexi-Bars for tuna? Some say set-to-strike and set strike to 1/3 of line test. For example, 20lbs for 60lbs of braid. Others say 10-13lbs while trolling and move the lever drag slowly to strike after hooking up.  What do you recommend? Thanks, Andre ANSWER: Hi Andre, Thank you for reaching out to us! We appreciate your business very much. I tend to go lighter, maybe 10lb, if using light tackle (say 40lb or 60lb). I...

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Q&A: Lures and Techniques for Snook Under Bridges and from the Beach

Posted by Jamie Costa on

Question: I'm looking to target snook under bridges in waterways and from the beach. What do you recommend? Thank you, Joel Answer:  Hi Joel, Thank you for reaching out to us, we appreciate your business very much.  1. Waterways: Snook love moving water, which makes the incoming and outgoing tides best, especially when accompanied with structure - bridges in this case. Because they are ambush predators and don't like to work for their food, they tend to hide and wait for something to drift past them before they strike.  Two techniques come to mind in this specific situation. The first would...

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