Q&A — Jigging

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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Best Lures For Yellowtail Snapper

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

Q: Do you have jigs or plastic for Yellowtail Snapper? A: I have a few favorite jigs for targeting Yellowtail Snapper. Quick question, are you fishing shallow reefs, like in the keys or deeper wrecks 100’ plus?Our lightweight 1/2oz and 3/4oz Heavy Minnow Jigs are awesome for shallow yellow jigging, they work great on a drift and really knock it out of the park when combined with traditional yellowtail chumming / bait fishing. I usually have a few folks fishing bait in the slick, then two jigs working the water column. The jigs usually produce 4:1. If you’re out deeper,...

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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: Lures for Bahamas Yellowfin Tuna

Posted by Booster Apps 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 and mackerel. ...

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