This is Chad’s Fishing Blog page! Here you will see news, announcements, testimonials, and any relevant tidbits from Hookup Baits.

A Message from HUB During These Uncertain Times: COVID-19

In compliance with the Governor's orders, our shop is temporarily closed during these uncertain times. The good news is we have lots of inventory thanks to our great team at the shop, and our online store is open! We are shipping daily with free shipping on all standard orders! Be sure to check out our NEW RELEASES from the Fred Hall Show that are now offered online. We also have a limited amount and sizes of Sexy Sardine available. Lots to check out so don't miss this opportunity. SHOP NOW!   Our wish for you is for you to be healthy, spend time with your family, make each other laugh a little more, enjoy a little slower pace, and focus on becoming the best person and fisherman you can be! Watch those YouTube videos, and check out our educational videos at

March 30th, 2020|News & Announcements, Newsletter|

Catching All The Fish in Idaho!

Thanks for the awesome photos, Pierce Muir from Boise, Idaho! Fishing in Hagerman, they caught a majority of the fish on the brown and gold. They also caught about fifteen (15) on the black and gold! Altogether, over 70 trout were caught! I help the community of fishing by volunteering for the fish and game and picking up trash when I get out there to go fishing. I am one of the best track runners in Boise in the eighth grade, I was fifth in the nation for a relay! I used to hate going fishing because I would never catch anything no matter what I used, but when I used your baits it, felt as if I could actually catch fish! I just want more people to feel the way I did when I used your lures! - Pierce Miur Shop these Products

March 30th, 2020|HUB4Groms, Newsletter|

Introducing HUB’s 3 New Products!

We now have all the new release baits from Fred Hall Long Beach Show available in our shop! Plus we still have a limited amount of Sexy Sardine Baits. Get them before they are gone!! Check each one out below. ALL STANDARD SHIPPING IS FREE!!! Fun Facts Click on the product you're interested in to learn more about each one...from Chad! WSB Special 5/8 oz. Jig XXL Custom 6 0z. Jig XL Replacement Bodies Shop New Products Now!

March 24th, 2020|News & Announcements, Newsletter|

Social Distancing Sale! Save 15%!

We hope you, your families, and colleagues are doing well during these uncertain and unpreceded times! While we have taken measures to protect our team members during the COVID-19 outbreak, we're still making baits and have a decent inventory! And while it's not recommended to hang with large groups, there's something special about fishing alone or with a family member and there are still many places to go fishing. We need more positivity in the world today, so we've created a sale to help bring something positive to your doorstep! Here's the Deal Free Shipping on ALL ORDERS! 15% Off Entire Online Store - use code below! SOCIAL2020 Special offer is valid between Thursday, March 19, 2020 - Midnight on Saturday, March 21, 2020 SHOP NOW! Shop Our New Products!

March 18th, 2020|News & Announcements, Your Hookups|

RECAP: 2020 Fred Hall Show Was A Success!

Five years down at the Fred Hall Long Beach Show!! This year we did things a little differently. We were proud to partner with Bob Sands Tackle, Performance Tackle, Turners and Ketcham Tackle in having them carry our main products. We want to thank them for all of their support and our customers for their purchases. It was another successful year! Look for our products at the Fred Hall Del Mar show scheduled for May 21-24th. Day of the Docks has been rescheduled to 2021. Check out the original post on Facebook or share from our Facebook page!

March 10th, 2020|News & Announcements, Newsletter, Shows & Events|

Hookup Baits at Fred Hall Long Beach 2020

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 [...]

February 27th, 2020|News & Announcements, Newsletter, Shows & Events|

The Secret to Finding White Sea Bass Around Southern California

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 [...]

February 26th, 2020|Fishin' Reports, News & Announcements, Newsletter|

Thank You for a Great 2019!

As 2019 comes to a close we want to thank our customers, retail partners, HUB team and family for all of your support. We could not have had another successful year without you! This year included partnering with Dixiewrecked Fishing in taking vets out monthly for a day of fishing on the HUB Boat. What great gentleman we met, new friendships developed and most importantly our way to give back to these men that gave their time to protect us and this great country. Our HUB GROM Program doubled in size this year and what a great group of young anglers. Each GROM was so respectful, willingness to learn in becoming a better angler, generous with their gifts they received and many of our HUB GROMS participated in the Saltwater Bass Series Rookie Division and local tournaments which was great to see! These young anglers are the future of our [...]

December 31st, 2019|News & Announcements, Newsletter|

HUB Featured in Western Outdoor News for Catching 3 White Sea Bass! [VIDEO]

Last week we were featured in the Western Outdoor News on Hookup Baits catching (3) WSB on the 3 oz Mint! Two big WSB came aboard the Hookup Baits boat last week. The first one caught while having the monthly vet trip by Dixiewrecked Fishing and Hookup Baits. It was caught in 85' of water with a long cast and slow retrieve with the 3 oz Mint HUB. The WSB weighed in at 65 lbs on the certified scale at Dana Landing. The second WSB was caught the following day with a long cast but this time caught on the sink (Don't Blink On The Sink). It was a similar size also on the 3 oz. Mint HUB. Both were caught in San Diego waters! Video

December 30th, 2019|Fishin' Reports, News & Announcements, Newsletter|