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Hogy and SI Tackle lures catch big fish all around the world. We’re always adding new stories, tips, tricks and videos to this category. Below, browse by our most recent content, or check out each individual species on the left navigation bar.
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3 Tips For Fall Snook Fishing

Fall hasn’t quite taken the turn here in Southwest Florida. Temps still hold in the mid to upper 80’s during the day and humidity’s still throwing some punches as well. While it may not seem like summer has left us yet, the fall fishing patterns have been underway for nearly two months. Water temps have…

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Rigging Jigs & Sand Eel Soft Baits

One of the fall’s most abundant bait fish, sand eels comprise a hefty portion of fall fishes diets. Gamefish keyed in on sand eels can be highly selective in size, profile, color pattern and can often refuse traditional presentations when keyed in on sand eels. We’ve comprised a selection of our favorite ways to rig…


Q&A: Swimbait Hooks with Mini Squids for Salmon

Capt. Ross Gallagher gives his advice for hook sizing when fishing Hogy Mini-Squids for Salmon in the northwest US.

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Q&A: West Florida Fall Grouper Fishing

Capt. Ross Gallagher shares his top picks for grouper fishing in deep water off the west coast of Florida.


SUP Tarpon Fishing With Hogy Soft Baits

Report From Hogy Fan Sean Strahio: I was fishing off Satellite Beach, Florida from my Bote Rackham paddleboard. The afternoon storms were quickly approaching and we knew our time would be limited. We netted finger mullet just outside the breakers and slow trolled those around the schools of mullet while casting the 10″ Original Series…


Casting Soft Baits for False Albacore

15 Minutes with Capt. Jim Barr Here’s what we learned… Location: Near shore waters from Sakonnet Point, Rhode Island to Fishers Island, New York. Tides: Moving water helps but is not key, but primarily ebbing tides, however individual preferences vary depending on the location, tide stage, time of day and moon stage. Approach: Locating…


Best Lures For Florida Blackfin Tuna

15 Minutes With Capt. Travis Holeman Location: Florida Keys Season: Late summer/fall tuna push Tides/Current: These fish are generally located in or very near the gulf stream. Approach: Several methods are productive. Casting SI Epoxy jigs at surface feeding fish is of course the most fun and easiest way to catch. However the tuna…


Video: Topwater Soft Baits For Cumberland River Stripers

This customer submitted video features a scenic backdrop of the Cumberland River where angler Clay McCord targets freshwater striped bass using topwater rigged 10inch Original Series Soft Baits rigged on the Soft Circle Hook. These rivers feature an abundance of large forage including stocked trout and skip jack herring. Rod: GLoois GL2 7′ M Live…

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Pro Talk: SI Epoxy Jigs for San Diego Yellowtail

15 Minutes with: Morgan promnitz Here’s what we learned… Location: Coastal Southern California – San Diego, La Jolla Season: This is an early Spring to early fall pattern, with the height of the action in the middle of summer. Tides: They always have an effect on fishing, but it’s hard to nail down just…

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Video: SOCAL Yellowtail Fishing With Hogy SI Epoxy Surface Jig

Watch as Morgan Promnitz of Hobie Kayak Company sight fishes for free swimming SOCAL Yellowtail using the SI 4oz Epoxy Surface Jig. The SI Epoxy jig offers highly reflective bait fish patterns and finishes while offering a traditional surface jig wobble. Rod: St. Croix Triumph 7′ MH 20-40lb Reel: Diawa Saltist 4500h Line: 50lb Power…