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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.
KW Jumping Tarpon

Daytime Tarpon Techniques For Deepwater Beaches and Passes

15 Minutes With Captain Ross Gallagher What we learned…. Location: Coastal Florida Beaches and Passes Tides: Tarpon can feed on very specific tide phases depending on location. Generally, the first hour or two of a tide change are the most productive. Waiting out these feeding periods can require a lot of patience, but fishing…


Pro Talk: Targeting Creek Redfish

15 Minutes with Captain Tucker Blythe What we learned… Location: Charleston, SC Tides: Low incoming Approach: One of the great things about the marsh here in the Low Country is the vast system of tiny creeks that are rarely fished. These creeks can be a savior on those windy days when the flats are blown…

Jason Grouper Jigging Paddle

Q&A: Best Grouper Lures for Southwest Florida

Capt. Ross Gallagher his top picks for grouper lure selection in Southwest Florida.

Capt. Kevin Chesapeake Bay Striped Hogy Original Eel

Pro Talk: Sight Casting Lower Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass

Pro Talk: Sight Casting Lower Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass 15 Minutes With Capt. Kevin Josenhans What We Learned… Location: Chesapeake Bay Virginia  Tides: Ebb tide is best as stripers are moving off the shallow flats. This concentrates the schools into very specific fish “highways,” making them easier to locate. Approach: Sight-casting to fast moving schools of jumbo…

Charlotte Harbor Hogy Snook Topwater

Pro Talk: Top Lures For Charlotte Harbor Snook

15 Minutes with: Capt. Webb Thompson Here’s what we learned… Location: Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor Florida Tides: Although I prefer to fish the rising tide, I have found feeding fish at any moving tide. In the lower tide I will often fish the grass flats and sandy holes and as the tide rises will…

Massive Tyler Chesapeake Bay HogyStriper Thumb

Pro Talk: Chesapeake Bay Shallow Water Giant Spring Stripers

  15 Minutes with: Capt. Tyler Nonn Here’s what we learned… Location: Chesapeake Bay Tides: The end of the incoming and beginning of the outgoing seem to be the most productive tides. Lower tide stages fish tend to pull off shallow flats and hang on adjacent ledges and channels. Approach: Approach quietly and use a…

Hogy Lures Epoxy Jig Bontio Rhode Island

Pro Talk: Bay Anchovy – Sand Eel Jigs for Rhode Island Bonito, Albies

  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. Narragansett Bay, Little Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island Southcoast Salt Ponds Tides: Moving water is key, but primarily ebbing tides, however individual preferences vary depending on the location, tide stage, time…


Q&A: Best Ling Cod Lures for Monterey Bay, CA

Team Hogy gives their picks for the best ling cod lures for fishing Monterey Bay, CA.


Q&A: Best Amberjack Lures & Rigs

Capt. Ross Gallagher gives his top choices for Amberjack lures & rigs in depths of 100+ feet.


Pro Talk: Targeting Florida Keys Winter Cobia

15 Minutes with: Capt. Tyler Nonn Here’s what we learned… Location: Florida Keys Tides: When tides start to slow and slack the fish will move up to the surface, investigating and looking for bait. When tides are moving fish will be holding closer to the bottom and generally out of sight. Approach: Look for numbers…