Recommendations

Recommendations 2018-04-03T07:37:02+00:00

Recommended Hookup Baits by Species

These are most popular in size and color but definitely not the only ones that work for each species.

SpeciesRecom. BaitPurchase
Albacore5/8 oz. ChovyBuy Now
Barracuda5/8 oz. Red Crab or Shad WhiteBuy Now
Bass - Calico5/8 oz. & 1 oz. Chovy or Red CrabBuy Now
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Bass - Large Mouth1/16 oz. & 1/18 oz. Shad White or ChovyBuy Now
Bass - Sand1 oz. Glow Green or Red CrabBuy Now
Bass - Small Mouth1/16 oz. or 1/18 oz., Brown Gold or Sardine GreenBuy Now
Bass - Spotted Bay1/4 oz. & 3/8 oz. Glow Green or ChovyBuy Now
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Bass - Striped1/4 oz. & 3/8 oz. Shad White or Sardine GreenBuy Now
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Bass - White Sea1 oz. & 1.5 oz. Black Gold or Red CrabBuy Now
Black Seabass8" Custom Jig Shad White, Chovy or Sardine GreenBuy Now
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Blue Gill1/32 oz. Sardine Green or Brown GoldBuy Now
Bonefish1/8 oz. Brown Gold or Orange GoldBuy Now
Bonita5/8 oz. Chovy or Shad WhiteBuy Now
Carp1/32 oz. Black Gold or Brown GoldBuy Now
Catfish1/16 oz. Shad White or Yellow WhiteBuy Now
Corvina1/4 oz. & 3/8 oz. Chovy or Sardine GreenBuy Now
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Crappie1/32 oz. & 1/16 oz. Shad White or Sardine GreenBuy Now
Dorado / Dolphin5/8 oz. Chovy or Pink SilverBuy Now
Flounder1/4 oz. Shad White or Glow GreenBuy Now
Gar1/8 oz. & 1/4 oz. Sardine Green or Shad WhiteBuy Now
Halibut5/8 oz. & 1.5 oz. Black Gold or Glow GreenBuy Now
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Jack Cravalle3/8 oz. & 5/8 oz. Shad White or Sardine GreenBuy Now
King Salmon5/8 oz. Chovy or Shad WhiteBuy Now
Lady Fish3/8 oz. Shad White or Pink SilverBuy Now
Lingcod1.5 oz & 4 oz. Shad White and Orange GoldBuy Now
Mackerel1/4 oz. Chovy or Shad WhiteBuy Now
Pacific Halibut3 oz. & 4 oz. Shad White or Sardine GreenBuy Now
Pampono5/8 oz. & 1 oz. Chovy or Shad WhiteBuy Now
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Pargo5/8 oz. Sardine Green or Glow GreenBuy Now
Permit3/8 oz. Brown Gold or Orange GoldBuy Now
Pike1/8 oz. & 3/8 oz. Sardine Green or Glow GreenBuy Now
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Redfish1/4 oz. & 3/8 oz. Brown Gold or Orange GoldBuy Now
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Rockcod1.5 oz. Red Crab or Shad WhiteBuy Now
Rooster Fish1 oz. & 1.5 oz. Chovy or PinkBuy Now
Sacramento Perch1/32 oz. Black Gold or Brown GoldBuy Now
Sculpin5/8 oz. or 1 oz. Glow Green or Shad WhiteBuy Now
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Shark - Blacktip1 oz. Shad White or Sardine GreenBuy Now
Shark - Soupfin1 oz. & 1.5 oz. Red Crab or Orange GoldBuy Now
Shark - Spinner1 oz. Shad White or Sardine GreenBuy Now
Sheepshead5/8 oz. Red Crab or ChovyBuy Now
Sierra5/8 oz. Shad White or ChovyBuy Now
Snapper5/8 oz. & 1 oz. Red Crab or Shad WhiteBuy Now
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Snook3/8 oz. Shad White or Sardine GreenBuy Now
Tarpoon3/8 oz. Shad White or Brown GoldBuy Now
Trout - Brook1/32 oz. Chovy or Brown GoldBuy Now
Trout - Brown1/16 oz. Brown Gold or Black GoldBuy Now
Trout - Cutthroat1/16 oz. Chovy or Black GoldBuy Now
Trout - Lighting1/32 oz. Brown Gold or Yellow WhiteBuy Now
Trout - Rainbow1/32 oz. Black Gold or Pink SilverBuy Now
Tuna5/8 oz. & 1 oz. Chovy or Sardine GreenBuy Now
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Whitefish1.5 oz. Shad White or Sardine GreenBuy Now
Yellow Eye Rockfish3 oz. & 4 oz. Orange Gold or Brown GoldBuy Now
Yellowtail5/8 oz. and 1 oz. Chovy or Red CrabBuy Now
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Recommended Equipment

There are many combinations of equipment to use, but these are Chad’s favorites.

Line type and knots for Hookup Baits

Trout Fishing

  • 7′-6″ 2-8 lb rated rod
  • 1000 size spinning reel (Shimano)
  • 4 lbs nanofil braided fishing line (Power Pro Superslick)
  • 4 lbs fluorocarbon leader (Berkley 100% Golden Label)

Bay Fishing

  • 8′ 8-17 lbs rated rod
  • 3000 size spinning reel (Accurate SR6 or Shimano)
  • Power Pro Superslick 8-20 lb braided line
  • 8-17 lbs fluorocarbon leaderĀ (Berkley 100% Golden Label)

Inshore Fishing

  • 8′ 17-30 lbs rated rod
  • 5000 or 6000 size spinning reel (Accurate SR12 or Shimano)
  • 30-50 lbs braided fishing line (Power Pro Superslick)
  • 25 lbs fluorocarbon leader (Berkley 100% Golden Label)

Big Inshore, Offshore and Rock Fishing

  • 8′ 25-50 lbs rated rod
  • 8000 size spinning reel (Accurate SR12 or Shimano)
  • 50 or 65 lbs braided fishing line (Power Pro Superslick)
  • 40 lbs fluorocarbon leader (Berkley 100% Golden Label)

Training Videos

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Where to Buy

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