Monthly Archives: February 2020

27 02, 2020

Hookup Baits at Fred Hall Long Beach 2020

2020-03-02T09:05:42-08:00February 27th, 2020|News & Announcements, Newsletter, Shows & Events|0 Comments

Friday 3/8/19 - Our ENTIRE team is up at the Fred Hall Show Long Beach and therefore will NOT be processing and shipping orders today. Order processing will resume when we return Monday, 3/11/19. It's showtime! Hookup Baits will be at the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach from March 4-8, 2020, so make sure to come check it out. Stop by our booth in the same aisle as last year #1000. This year at Fred Hall Long Beach show you will find our main HUB product at Performance Tackle, Bob Sands, Ketcham and Turner's booth! They will also have a limited amount of the Sexy Sardine baits as well as the new Mint Replacement bodies available in Medium, Large and Big Game*. But do come by the Hookup Baits booth as we will be showcasing and selling our NEW RELEASES of the WSB Special*, Replacement bodies for the 3 and 4 oz. XL Custom Baits* and the new 6 oz XXL Custom baits*! In addition, we will have plenty of 3 and 4 oz XL baits available for purchase. Chad will be conducting seminars for both fresh and saltwater. Chad's Salt Water Tank Schedule Chad's Bass Tank Schedule We are also offering a FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE of a $100 or more of the HUB product! Whether you purchased a $100 at one of our retail partners above booth or at the HUB booth you will receive a free gift with purchase while supplies last. You must [...]

26 02, 2020

The Secret to Finding White Sea Bass Around Southern California

2020-02-26T10:08:56-08:00February 26th, 2020|Fishin' Reports, News & Announcements, Newsletter|0 Comments

This article will be published by Fish Taco Chronicles in their Fred Hall Show Magazine Spring 2020, Volume 25 - Number 1 edition, Southern CA Favorite Fishing Magazine. A White Sea Bass (WSB) in California is on many angler’s bucket lists as it a favorite for its table fare and a challenge to catch. Over the past 3 years, a big majority of WSB were caught on California's coast on a Hookup Bait (HUB). From Ventura's Channel Islands, Santa Monica Bay, Catalina, Kelp lines from Newport to Oceanside, San Diego, Coronado Islands, and Ensenada. This data comes from social media, fishing reports, the many success stories we love and receive at Hookup Baits and from our own personal experiences from the HUB Crew. We would like to share this information to help anglers in trying to catch one of these elusive ghosts that we are blessed to have living on our coast. Where to Look? Let’s start with the Channel Islands and work our way down to Ensenada. Each area’s technique differs a little. But the main thing they all have in common is keeping the bait in the zone. WSB are usually suspended so keeping the bait in the middle water column is important. A lot of the WSB are caught while fishing calico and sand bass while the bait is sinking or being retrieved through the zone. If you are going just for WSB you’re going to want to make a long cast, let the bait sink halfway [...]