Q&A

Q&A: Best Lures for LI Sound Striper Jigging and Trolling

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

Q: I’m a big fan of your products but would like to get a better focus on what to use. I fish the Western Long Island Sound from a boat in water depths from 12’ to 60’ or more. I target stripers and blues most of the season, though occasionally look for fluke and flounder. Most of the forage here is bunker, both full size, and peanut. What size, style, and rigging do you recommend for this? I would appreciate recommendations for both surface and deeper water, and occasional trolling. A: Thank you for reaching out to us. We appreciate...

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Q&A: Offshore Florida Spreader Bar Trolling

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

Q: I’m in Boynton Beach Florida now moves here from Long Island. Would my spreader would my spreader bars and green machines be effective here trolling for tuna and mahi?

A: We’ve had the best success trolling the 30” and 40” squid bars around south Florida. The 6” squids on the lures are a good fit for local Blackfin tuna and Mahi. We normally deploy at least 2 spreader bars, then run two rods with skirted ballyhoo on a Hootie Head. Great spread for trolling at 6-8 knots. 

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Q&A: What is the best hook to land the most tarpon? Size?

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

Our best hookup ratio on hooks will be from the Soft Circle Hook (4/0 Size) or the Barbarian Swimbait Hook (10/0 Size for 10” Size Soft Baits) Both offer excellent penetration on tarpon and a higher landing ratio than conventional style jigs and hooks. Barbarian Swim: https://hogylures.com/collections/classic-barbarian-swimbait-hooks Soft Circle: https://hogylures.com/collections/soft-circle-hooks

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Q & A: Squid Imitators For World Wide Travel

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Q: If I want a squid imitator, for Caribbean area, and then also various worldwide Europe Locations, which one might be best? West Coast Dark or East Coast? A: Great question! I’d bring a bit of both for world wide travel. As you’ve seen, squid change hue on a moments notices, so. Other may imitate in the same location. Also, It’s often hard to find any supplies in remote locations. 

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Q & A: Hook Size On SE Barbarian Jig Heads

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Q: How do I know what size hooks are on various SE Barbarian Jig Sand Eel Jig Heads? A: We have two sizes in the sand Eel Jig series. They are marked as (S) and (L). https://hogylures.com/collections/barbarian-sand-eel-jigheads The (s) features 8/0 hooks and pairs with 7” hduv Tails.  The (l) features 10/0 hooks and pies with the 8” paddle and 9” Eel Tail. 

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