Q&A — Tarpon

Q&A: What is the best sized hook to land the most Tarpon?

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

QUESTION: What is the best sized hook to increase your hook up and landing ratio for Tarpon? ANSWER: 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. 

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Q&A: Setting the Hook for Tarpon & Snook with Barbarian Jig Heads

Posted by Booster Apps on

QUESTION: I’ve recently started using the Hogy lures here in S. Florida for Snook and Tarpon. My setup consist of 7in paddle tails and your custom 1oz 10/0 Babarian jig heads. Just a question: I’ve had a lot of hook-ups with Tarpon and Snook where I fish (inlets) but the hook never sets and I lose the fish. As an aside, I get all my Snook and Tarpon on regular jigs with no problems, so I was just curious if your custom hook requires a different technique for solid hook-ups. Seems like it should do the job very well yet...

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Q&A: Drifting Bays with Hogy Lures

Posted by Booster Apps on

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: Best Tarpon Lures for Veracruz, Mexico

Posted by Booster Apps on

QUESTION: I would really appreciate your recommendation on your favorite lures for big tarpon. In Veracruz, we have tarpon from 100 to over 200 Lb. Thanks for your kind answer. Location: 2 miles from the beach in front of a riverDepth: From 40 to 70 ftWater Clarity: Clear water Best regards, Antonio ANSWER: We had a tarpon lure kit (circa 2015) that would have been perfect for targeting these fish near the surface.  Aside from the kit, I would recommend picking up a few 1oz to 3oz Barbarian Jig Heads paired with the 9-inch HDUV Jiggin' Eel in Herring.  The...

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

Posted by Booster Apps on

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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