Q&A — Hogy Originals

Q&A: Best Lure Colors & Sizes for Surf Striper Fishing

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QUESTION: What is the best color and size of baits for [striper] surf fishing? ANSWER: Thanks so much for reaching out to us. We appreciate your interest very much. We have several options that are excellent for striper surf fishing, depending on the season and time of day, one presentation may be better than another, but as a general guideline, these baits will work anytime. Inside Trough & Weedy Conditions Hogy 10inch Hogy Original Series + Weighted 10/0 Barbarian Swim Bait HookThis eel imitator is excellent for searching out big stripers in weedy and shallow rocky conditions. Use a slow...

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Q&A: Drifting Bays with Hogy Lures

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QUESTION: We do inshore fishing in saltwater in 10 to 40 feet of water. We target tarpon, jacks and kingfish but usually the first two. We do mostly 95′ live bait drifting on 2 to 12 knot wind. Please give some pointers as to the best way to drift with Hogy Lures. Are they good for this kind of fishing? ANSWER: It sounds like your are looking for the best soft bait and jig options to accompany your life bait spread while drift fishing, is this correct? If so, you’ll have a great time using our larger original soft baits...

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Q&A: Hogy Bait Keeper Sizes

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QUESTION: What are the actual sizes and differences in the bait screw keepers. Are they sold at any retailers? ANSWER: Marty, Thank you for reaching out to us. We appreciate your business very much. Large: 1/2″ Length – Best for 7inch Original and smaller baitsXL: 1″ Length – Best for 10″ – 14″ BaitsXXL: 2″ Length – Best for trolling spreader bars, umbrella rigs and Big Game topwater presentations. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I’m happy to help. Best Regards, Capt. Ross Gallagher

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Q&A: Top Hogy Lures for Fishing Chesapeake Bay

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QUESTION: Hello,I’ve seen some of your lures on Youtube and I like what I saw. I fish the Upper Chesapeake bay starting in April for stripers and will fish it summer and fall. What would you recommend from you line and technique to use? I’ve got the 10 ” floating original bone color. Which jig head should I use? And I also have the 7″ white — which head should I use? Thanks in advance,Fred ANSWER: Fred, Thanks so much for reaching out to us. We appreciate your business very much. These are the hooks you’ll need. 10inch Hogy Original...

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Q&A: Best Soft Baits for Windy Days Flats Fishing Tarpon

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How can I leverage the wind? QUESTION:  I spend two months each spring chasing tarpon along the flats of the Florida Keys. I’ve had great success using the Original Series Soft Baits for schooling tarpon. It’s frequent during the month of March and April to have 15 to 20-knot winds, this makes accurately casting large soft baits pretty difficult. What is my best option for reaching and accurately leading these fish? ANSWER:  The best way to add distance and accuracy while fishing in heavy winds increase the weight of your bait. The Original Series from Hogy offers several advantages in windy conditions,...

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