This is quite possibly the most popular knot for connecting braid to mono for inshore striper, bluefish, albies and bones. It’s a little clunky, but is super easy to tie (and strong!)
Video: Spring Topwater Stripers on Middle Ground We filmed this a couple of years ago during the squid run…
Offshore Loop Knot – For Lines Over 50lb Inshore Loop Knot – For Lines Under 50lb The loop knot…
The Albright Special Knot is a popular knot for joining a leader to braided line. It is the most popular…
Tips and tricks for seeking out yellowfin tuna south of martha’s vineyard and what to look for when seeking out active fishing grounds.
In this video, Capt. Mike Hogan explains how he likes to deploy and troll his SI Squid Bulb Spreader Bars in the productive bluefin tuna grounds south of Martha’s Vineyard.
Capt. Mike gives a few tips for trolling at Horseshoe Shoal including how best to jig the SI Perfect Squids, and how to drop back on fish if they’ve missed the hook.
6 things you need to know about the Fortier 30′.
The “Jiggin’ Troll” is one of the most effective techniques for catching stripers in the rips of Nantucket Sound. Learn how to perfect this approach from Capt. Mike Hogan.
In early August, Capt. Mike Hogan, Capt. Shaun Ruge of Riptide Charters and Willy Goldsmith of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science teamed up to conduct research for Willy’s PhD project regarding the post-release survival rate of bluefin tuna caught in the North Atlantic Ocean.
On November 1st, Capt. Mike and John Burns headed out from Sandwich Marina to chase reports of aggressive schools of bluefin tuna feeding on small butterfish, a great opportunity to catch 100+ pound fish on topwater spinning gear. Armed with Stella 14000Ws and Hogy Pro Tails, the crew aboard the Relentless have no problem finding, hooking up with and successfully landing large bluefin.
Capt. Mike shares a few tips for when you’re marking large plumes of sand eels and striped bass, but can’t get them to notice your jigs.
Capt. Mike Hogan and the Salty Cape crew headed south of the Vineyard during the first week of July in search of offshore life, finding yellowfin on top for their first tuna of 2017.
Capt. Mike Hogan and John Burns head to the Regal Sword in early August in search of a summertime cod bite after taking a quick look for bluefin tuna.
This time of year, you can expect to find striped bass, bluefish, sea bass, porgy and even fluke on the sandy shoals of Nantucket & Vineyard Sound. Learn how Capt. Mike approaches mixed-bag summertime fishing trips in this video shot before work in mid July on the 243 Everglades CC.