About a year ago Hookup Baits had the opportunity to participate in collecting adult Halibut for a study with HUBBS SeaWorld Research Institute. On Thursday, 10/24/19, the HUB team as well as several other volunteers helped release 2,300 baby Halibut into Mission Bay! The study was a huge success! It was such an incredible learning experience and privilege to talk to the Scientist about the program, assist in releasing, and being a part of this amazing day on the water. We asked Tom and Cash Troop as well as Little Jax to join us so they too could be a part of this successful day. Get involved in volunteering for future events to support our San Diego fishing community. Learn more here: Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute Photos Enjoy a few select photos below. View entire gallery here, thanks to CCA Cal! Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMgh__yqyR4&feature=youtu.be
Such an honor and privilege to fish against the best saltwater bass teams out there. Nothing makes you try harder and learn more than fishing against talent like this. That being said, actually winning is a huge blessing for us. The Saltwater Bass Series Championship 2-day tournament seems to be our event that we do well at. Winning by weight 3 years straight! Last year a dead fish penalty moved us to 2nd place by 4 tenths of an ounce. That one still hurts. We made sure to take great care of our fish this year. Fishing was good for us as we stuck to our plan both days and everything worked out. My tournament partner, Al, was there for his dad who had been struggling with cancer this whole season. Al never missed a tournament, but I can tell my long time fishing buddy wasn't at his best...understandably. Sadly his dad passed a couple weeks ago, so this one was for Al senior. RIP my friend. Al was back this weekend and we both put lots of quality fish on the boat with Al getting a 2.96 lb Spottie and one slightly smaller on Sunday. Way to go brother! On day one the 1.5 & 3 oz baits worked for us, catching Calico & Sand Bass. On day 2, Spotties only, the 1/4 oz. baits were the ticket. This shows how effective and versatile the Hookup Baits truly are. Thank you again to Gerry and crew of the SBS [...]
Richard is a HUB Customer and he asked if our HUB Team could join them on a company charter today. Fred and Mikey joined them on the Premier and had a great time helping those fishing to learn how to use the HUB baits! Plus, they were able to fish with them using baits we brought for the boat. Thank you, Richard, for asking us to join you and your company. It was a pleasure!
Busy weekend! Friday night = SD Anglers Award Banquet. Congrats to Luke on Jr. Angler of the Year, Lori for Women's Angler of the Year and I got the Mens Angler of the Year! All 3 are HUB users and supporters. Saturday = Anglers Clothing spotty series tournament #3 @ Mission Bay. Took 4th place. Saturday night = Nice Guys charity dinner/auction. Sunday = Coronado Islands. Stayed away from the fleet because I hate fishing in the fleets. We got 1 yellowtail on the second cast and a few big bones. The the wind came up early, so we headed for shelter and picked at the bass and rockfish. Congrats to Frank on the nice halibut. All 4 of us only threw the new HUB Bullets the whole day. Check out the original facebook post here and share from our page!
Couple boys from the shop and I had to break in the new guy yesterday with a day on the HUB boat. Welcome aboard Nate. Fishing was on the slow side locally but we found some fish that were willing to play. Check out the original facebook post here and share from our page!
Fished the 3rd tournament of 5 for the Saltwater Bass Series yesterday in Long Beach. Fishing was good! We caught around 80 good sized bass, but just couldn't find the kicker bass. Ended up with 2nd place with a 21.52 lb limit. Al and I are staying consistent and sitting in 3rd place for the series. Rookie HUB team Frank and Richard struggled a bit, but pulled off 5th staying consistent riding 2nd in the series. The big story of the day tho is Ty & Luke Wiese. This father son team just started fishing 2 years ago and only use HUBs since they started. Now they are winning tournaments! Congrats guys! So rad to see you two killing it, taking 1st in the rookie division. Also want to thank all the people that are part of the HUB family that either fish the tournaments or just come out to show support. You guys are awesome and make us proud. Check out the original facebook post here and share from our page!
Congrats to my good friends Norm and Jason on their win today at the San Diego Anglers Mission Bay tournament. You guys ROCK!!! #hookupbaits Check out the original facebook post here and share from our page!
Went out pre-fishing for this Saturday's SBS tournament and to see if we could get another wsb. I kept track of my best 5 bass and they were over 25lbs. I have the big bass dialed. But now because of the weather the tournament is a spotted bay bass only Mission bay tournament. Oh well. Damn weather. Check out the original facebook post here and share from our page!
Had 2 fantastic guys out fishing with me today. My bro Ben Secrest and the most awesome 73 year old I have ever had the privilege of fishing with, George. Tons of laughs and decent fishing. 1.5 and 3 oz Hookup Baits caught 'em all. All fish were safely released as always. Check out the original facebook post here and share from our page!
You're going to want to make sure that you have the Red Crab Hookup Baits in various sizes as a part of your arsenal. The red crab or pelagic tuna crabs are already starting to show and everything eats them! The Red Crab HUB is extremely effective when the fish are feeding on the live crabs. Just like what happened last spring with the white Seabass, the Red Crab HUB was the best chance at getting bit. This made the Red Crab HUB a very popular choice for anglers targeting WSB. If you want big Sheephead, there were 3 Sheepheads over 20 lbs that we know of caught on the red crab HUB just last year and many in the double digits. Not to mention the bass, rockfish and yellowtail love them too! We made the Red Crab HUB the exact color tones as the real thing and the natural gliding action of the baits mimics the glide of a red crab perfectly. Add some crustacean Mermaids Milk in to the bait and it's a sure thing. Check out the original facebook post here and share from our page!