Q&A — striped bass

Q&A: When to use Weighted or Standard Perfect Tube and Worms

Posted by Capt. Michael Hogan on

Q: I'm new to T&W, was going to get lead core line. How should I choose between weighted and non weighted perfect tube? I live in NJ and would be trolling for stripers. Also what are good lengths to start with? A: You’ve got an excellent question about when and where to use the regular Perfect Tube or the Dual-Weighted version. http://shop.hogylures.com/category/1939/Weighted-Perfect-Tube/1.html The regular Perfect Tubes still offer a fair amount of weight from the stainless frame and rigging. Our 19inch Regular Perfect tube is 2.5oz total weight and the 24inch is right about 3oz. When we add the dual...

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Q&A: Best Barbarian Jigs for Sand Eel Imitators

Posted by Hogy Lures Staff on

Question I’m fishing out of a kayak on the north shore of LI near Riverhead. The water depth is 13-25′ sandy bottom (sand bar) and some rocky bottom closer to shore and out deeper. Bluefish, Stripers(spotty) Fluke and Sea Robins and good size porgies are the primary fish in the area What do you suggest the barbarians look interesting Swimming eel or paddle – do you recommend a 2oz with a paddle tail. PS the bellies of the fish we are catching are loaded with sand eels – Bob M.   Answer Bob, Thanks so much for reaching out to...

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Q&A: Best Perfect Tube Sizes for Trolling in Maine

Posted by Hogy Lures Staff on

Question Hi, I am from Nottingham, England and will be renting a holiday camp in Northeast Harbour, Maine next month. I will be renting a boat June 23-25th to troll for stripers and want to buy the SI Perfect Tube but not sure which size to buy. Can you advise please? Also, any other advice would be welcomed. I have watched most of your you tube videos for gaining general advice, but some specific advice for that time of year and location could make all the difference. Cheers,Eric Nottingham   Answer Eric, Thanks so much for reaching out to us....

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

Posted by Hogy Lures Staff on

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 DW Long Cast Series + Weighted 10/0 Barbarian Swim Bait HookThis eel imitator is excellent for searching out big stripers in weedy and shallow rocky conditions. Use...

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Q&A: Top Hogy Lures for Fishing Chesapeake Bay

Posted by Hogy Lures Staff on

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. One of our top Pro Staff – Tyler...

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