For a few years now our original Mermaids Milk Scents have proven to be very effective when added to the Hookup Baits. We have had a lot of request for freshwater scent, so went to work developing and thoroughly testing the product before release. The freshwater bass tournament team we support loved the product! They said it "improved the bites" and found the bass hanging on to the bait longer for a better hookup ratio. Although the scent is developed to be applied inside the hollow section of the Hookup Baits, it is also very effective when added to any bait you choose to throw. It supplies the natural oils of crawfish, the color of a prime crawfish ready to eat, plus a scale trail to entice more feeding reaction. Give it a try as we think you will like it! Thanks for all of your support. Catches with Crawfish Scent Shop New Product Now!
Shout out to, Tom Warsheski! 35”, 13 1/2 lb Halibut caught on May 24 at Dana Point. I’d been fishing with sardines for 30 minutes. Switched over to a 5/8oz Chovy Hook Up Bait and it hit in the first cast! Buy 5/8 oz Sardine bait here:
Thanks, Rick Jacoby! He picked this Chesapeake Bay Red up yesterday using the 1-ounce Sardine color. We love seeing our baits all over the place. Cheers, Rick! Buy 1 oz Sardine bait here:
Thanks, Rick Jacoby! Good to hear that our baits continue doing awesome out in Sunnyside, NV! Went up to Sunnyside this past weekend with my fishing buddy, Ross. The fish were so friendly that we burned through our stash of Hookup bait lures (Pink Silver, Black Gold, and Orange Gold) and had to come home early! Needless to say we will be ordering some more. Especially since Lake Mead just reopened for fishing. Buy 1/16 oz HUB jigs here:
We are proud to announce that our online store now accepts apple pay! Apple Pay lets you check out in our store with one tap when using the Safari browser on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It makes the purchasing process easier. When using Apple Pay, you don’t have to manually enter your credit card details or shipping info as this is already securely stored on your device. All you need to complete a purchase is to choose Apple Pay at checkout and identify yourself with Touch ID or Face ID. SHOP NOW!
We have put together a list of the most popular baits, techniques, and suggestions for your springtime fishing. Though these are suggestions based on what we found most effective all colors that we offer can be used and work. Sierras Trout Opener Target Species-Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat, Brook & Brown Trout 1/32 & 1/16 oz Hookup Baits in Black Gold, Brown Gold, Red Crab, Shad White, and Yellow White. Adding Mermaids Milk Garlic Scent to the bait helps with a 2 or 4 lb. line on an ultralight rod with a spinning reel. Freshwater Bass Fishing Target Species-Large and Small Mouth Bass, Striped Bass Majority of the bait fish in the lakes are small during the Spring. For best results match the hatch with the 1/16 & 1/8 oz. Hookup Baits Chovy, Sardine Green, Mint, Shad White, and Brown Gold. The replacement bodies Texas weedless rigged freelined like a fluke or on a drop shot filled with Mermaids Milk can also be deadly. For Stripers throw the 1 oz. Big Game in Chovy, or Shad White. Light to Medium set up with 6-10 lb line for large and smallmouth bass. Medium set up with a 10-20 lb line for Stripers. Bay Fishing Target Species-Spotted Bay Bass, Sand Bass, Calico Bass & Halibut While targeting the bay bass bite in the spring, we experience the bonus of Halibut coming into the bays to spawn. 1/4, 3/8 & 5/8 oz. Hookup Baits are the sizes you want depending on depth and current. Sardine [...]
For the month of April, we ran a month-long contest that was points driven. We made several ways to earn points, and because of the shelter in place statewide order, some of the challenges include things to do at home. One of the challenges was flip or pitch casting into a bucket or tub using a Hookup Bait from various distances. The response was unanimous, all the Groms who went after the challenge reported now having way better casting skills, and it gave them something to do while stuck at home, especially when one of the distances was 100 feet! It was fun seeing the youngsters really go for it knowing the winner would not be random and they had to earn points, Great Job Groms! Winners will be announced in May. After the shelter in place is lifted and are planning on scheduling some youth fishing clinics, GROM Ambassador trips, and much more!! Grom Sponsors
Originally posted on 2/26/2020. Updated on 4/28/2020 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 down then do a slow lazy retrieve with a pause every 5 to 10 cranks. Slow trolling also works. Channel Islands [...]
Thanks, Mike! Good to hear that our baits are killing it out at Wayne Kirch in Sunnyside, NV too! I used the pink 1/16 oz...Awesome lures, I need more! Had my limit of 5 fish in an hour! Buy 1/16 oz Pink Silver HUB here:
These are some great catches, Ava! We had a great trip this weekend fishing Long Beach harbor. My daughter Ava had an amazing time and caught 15 fish using the 3/8oz sardine pattern on her My Little Pony rod with 10lb fluorocarbon. She caught a combination of sand bass, spotted bay bass and calico bass. She asked me to take her next weekend too 😊. Thanks for sharing this experience with us, Ron Matro. It's awesome that she loves to fish with her Dad!! Buy Sardine Green HUB here: