The Hogy® Squidbert has been a long time favorite for striper anglers targeting fish feeding on squid. These baits are very effective during the early season, when squid are a primary forage. These baits have been a favorite when fishing Middle Ground in Vineyard Sound but they will work anywhere predators key on squid.
White and other light colored pencil poppers have been effective during the early morning topwater bite between the car bridges, mainly due to the big squid that sometimes have tubes up to 10 to 12-inches long, with some sharpies also super loading Cotton Cordell pencils with as much as four to six ounces of lead to make them swim subsurface.
Introduced in 2011, the Hogy Sand Eel Series has become an anglers favorite for finicky stripers feeding on sand eels….
I will start by telling you I am no expert, no one taught me how to jig for squid so…
Capt. Mike Hogan searches for stripers and blues at Halfway Shoal and Middle Ground in this Salty Cape video fishing report.
Watch Capt. Mike Hogan use a light tackle lead core outfit to jig’n troll striped bass off Tom’s Shoal near wasque. Capt. Mike was fishing the (1) humps in slight deeper water and dropping back to target the Captain Saw on the fish finder.
Capt. Mike Hogan explains how to rig the Hogy Sand Eel in order to imitate the sand eels that are commonly found in numbers throughout the Cape Cod area.
With waters finally reaching 50 degrees in Nantucket Sound this week, Capt. Larry Backman decided to take F/V Skipjack out on Wednesday afternoon for his first squid trip of the 2016 season, finding a few nice pockets of squid in the process.
MV local Joe Rogers describes his most effective techniques for catching hungry striped bass at the south side inlets of Martha’s Vineyard.
I met with Capt. Terry Nugent on Wednesday morning for my first trip on Riptide this year, and had a phenomenal day catching fish to 45″ on topwater in front of Barnstable Harbor and on the jig near Provincetown.
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.