Q&A — Pro Tail Paddle

Q&A: Striped Bass Lure Recommendations for the Connecticut River

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

QUESTION:  Hello there, thank you for your time. I'm looking to get into some striped bass fishing this spring in the Connecticut River and Connecticut coast. I'm primarily a freshwater guy but wanted to explore the smaller, schoolie striper season but didn't know where to start when it comes to lures. If I'm looking for a basic variety of baits, could you point me in the right direction? I'm not sure if this matters but I'll be using two spinning rod outfits; a 7'2" medium power, fast action and a 7'2" medium/light power, fast action. Thanks so much and Happy...

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Q&A: Best Lures For East Coast Florida Surf Fishing

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

Q: I am planning on surf fishing on the Atlantic Ocean side of Florida and need some new tackle. Could you please recommend some lures that you think would be appropriate for this environment? A: Depending on  your location in FL, your primary beach target species will probably be jacks, snook, ladyfish and mackerel. If you’re headed that way later into the spring, tarpon are a possibility as well. My favorite “catch all” style lure for beach fishing is our smaller Heavy Minnow Jigs in 1/2oz - 3/4oz weights. I fish these on a medium spinning outfit with 20lb braid...

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

Posted by Booster Apps 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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