Question and Answer With Hogy Pro Staff
Question: What’s My best bet for calicos in CA?
Answer: Bigger soft baits produce bigger kelp bass. Rig the 10inch Hogy Original on a 10/0 un-wieghted or weighted swimbait hooks. Using the Swimbait Hook rigged weedless will let you fish in thick kelp. Mini Darter Heads work great for vertically jigging in kelp pockets. Fish big soft baits fast in open clear water. Slow them way down in heavy cover. A vulnerable bait will be concerned, to say the least, in open water. It’s a more natural presentation. In heavy cover, a bait fish would feel more secure.
Question: What do you recommend for leader for calicos?
Answer: We recommend 80lb braid and at least 60 lb fluorocarbon leader.