Get ready for another new release from Hookup Baits coming soon. We have been testing this bait for over the past year and it is another winner! We will release the bait in 1/32 - 1/4 oz sizes in scented and unscented baits. The later launch will include all of the sizes and this will be a bait that will be added to the standard product line. Get ready to see some posts and get ready to order as soon as it is released! You are going to want this new bait!!
Each year Dave and Nancy Marciano from the Wicked Tuna Show come out for the annual Tuna Wars held here in San Diego. A few days before the event we always have the pleasure of having them on the Hookup Baits boat for some great fishing, lots of laughs, and catching up with old friends. Tuna Wars dinner and auction were held on 6/27/21 and were very successful in raising funds for Captain Rollo's kids fishing program. Hookup Baits proudly provided a tackle box full of baits valued at over $300 to support the event. Norm Campbell was the lucky winner of the Hookup Baits tackle box! Congratulations to a successful event and Norm!! Always great to see the fishing community come together to raise funds for our young anglers!
The Nice Guys is a local charity that provides support to the San Diegans "a hand-up not a hand-out" with NO overhead expenses. Every penny raised goes to those with unforeseen short-term financial needs, to get them back on their feet. Each year Hookup Baits offers a day of fishing on the HUB boat to raise money for this great charity. This year we are proud of the many bidders and were able to raise $2400 for the Nice Guys! Tony Perez, of Operation Game On, who is the founder and owner of the non-profit helps vets thru the game of golf. Tony was the highest bidder of the evening and plans on using the day on the boat to take vets out fishing. Watch Video from Facebook
Thanks to Cedros Sportfishing for a great trip!! Such an epic trip with Cedros Island Fishing Charters!! Great accommodations, crew, food, pangas, kayaks, host, and fishing. HUB Team (Wayne, Jeff, Cameron, Ronnie, and Ryan) headed down for a week of fishing with owner Jeff Mariani. Caught lots of Yellowtail, Calico Bass, and Sheephead on the trip. See our social media post for more details. Thank you to Jeff and his team for making it such an amazing trip...so much so that we already booked our next trip with the team in November 2022! Highly recommend this group! Jeff also owns the local tackle shop and the first shipment of baits went down this week to put in the shop. Thank you!!
Tim had a great day of fishing on the Liberty out of San Diego with Captain Taro. He reported back to the great Captain and boat that put everyone on fish. Tim, who has been a longtime friend and Ambassador of Hookup Baits, met a couple on the trip that had been married for 5 days. They had never caught a Tuna before, so Tim put a 1.5 Sexy Smelt on his line to help them pull in their first-ever Tuna together. Took them over an hour but it was well worth it to see the smiles on their faces. Thanks, Tim, for always sharing your Hookup Baits and helping people learn how to fish the bait to catch their PB! Congratulations to the couple on their big accomplishment together!! Tim also caught Tuna on the trip as well.
These photos are amazing! We love when customers have this much fun casting and catching with HUB's! Got a 14.7 sheepshead on my boat using the 1.5 ounch sardine colored hook up bait. Bouncing off the bottom at the kelp line. Backside of Santa Cruz Island just before the gap to Rosa. Took me into the kelp. Strummed the line like a guitar to get him out. Was epic. You guys make an excellent product. Thx. - Robert Markarian