Testimonials

Testimonials2018-09-14T12:11:00+00:00

Take it from them

Our raving fans are all over the place – you’ll find them on Facebook, Instagram and even here on our website. Here are what a bunch of them have to say.

Now They Know About Hookup Baits!
John Alaimo

Fished Lake Almanor located by Mount Lassen last week and caught some nice rainbows using your small bait. Really worked great and no one up there ever heard of them. Now they have!!

Rainbow Trout Love That Black/Gold

Rainbow Trout love that black/gold! The Big Browns will jump on it too. The little 1/32 oz. worked the best for me this summer in the Eastern Sierras and the white garlic sauce really had em licking their lips...LOL...!

Excited to Post on Instagram!
Jack Petersen

I am not part of the Instagram but I will be. Here are a couple of fish that I caught on hookup baits!

Blue Fin Tuna with HUB

When nothing else was working, I used a Hookup Bait this weekend and got a 52 lbs. Blue fin tuna. Thank you Hookup Baits!

Love Your Product!
Tom Warsheski

Here’s a couple photos of a 58.1lb White Sea Bass I caught on a 1oz Red Crab HUB. It was at the 4th Battle of the Bays Tournament at Dana Point in July. There were several HUB guys there who took pictures. It was really exciting. Love your product.

What a Rush!
Dan Sexton

Last weekend I was fishing a local Bass tournament and caught this 8 pound channel cat on a Mint 1/8 oz. Hookup bait! What a rush!

Love This Thing!

Love this thing! Mint made it happen!

Over a Year of Calico and Sand Bass!

Have used Hook up Baits for a year now. Lots of calico bass and sand bass. Also 23 lb halibut and now a 37 lb white sea bass.

Big Lewbowski
Richard Penksa

50lb plus Black Sea Bass on the Glow Green Big Lewbowski! Of course released and assisted back home safely!

Hookin’ Up My Buddies!
Tyrone Moreno

The ghosts eluded us again, but we did actually have an epic day of rockfishing. Some really nice sized fish and a lot of fun!! Hookup Baits #hookupbaits Eldorado Sportfishing

Messed Them Up with Hookup Baits!

We messed them up on the channel islands with hookup baits in red. I became a believer in this right here.

Thanks for a Great Bait!
Paul Gomes, Jr.

Got this 30"/9# Halibut yesterday evening on San Diego Bay on the 5/8 oz. Red Crab. It's especially rewarding to me as although that Halibut was not the largest I've ever hooked in San Diego Bay, it is the largest that I've actually Landed and I was able to make the catch so close to home. Thanks for a Great Bait!!

Epic Day of Rockfishing!

The ghosts eluded us again, but we did actually have an epic day of rockfishing. Some really nice sized fish and a lot of fun!! Hookup Baits #hookupbaits Eldorado Sportfishing

Where Have These Been All My Life?

Scored my first Yellowfin in California waters this weekend, second time using Hookup Baits. Where have these plastics been all my life!?

First Trip and Mint Color Worked!

I just returned from taking my 12 year old grandson out for his first trip of the year and just wanted you to know that he caught his first yellowtail using your hook up baits red crab plastics. He is hooked for life !!❤️!! ...the red crab was the hot choice for the day. Thank you for a great product and even better customer service...I will definitely buy more soon!

Hooked For Life!
David Thomson

I just returned from taking my 12 year old grandson out for his first trip of the year and just wanted you to know that he caught his first yellowtail using your hook up baits red crab plastics. He is hooked for life !!❤️!! ...the red crab was the hot choice for the day. Thank you for a great product and even better customer service...I will definitely buy more soon!

Monster 28″ Sheepshead
Capt. Joe Oliver

On a recent trip aboard my boat The Ollie R., my best friend Capt Ernie Zacato caught this MONSTER 28" 21.4# Sheepshead on your RED 4" Hook Up Bait. We also caught nice quality limits of Calico Bass.

Hookup Baits Work!

This stupid thing interrupted my calico fishing... I guess these @hookupbaits do work. #fishing #seabass #whiteseabass #casper #ghostbusters #hookupbaits

I Love Your Lures!
Bruce Schultz

I thought would let you know that I love your lures and have caught many Calico Bass on the 1 1/2 oz. jigs. But my favorite though so far was catching 3 Ling Cod on the 4 oz. mint out at Santa Rosa Island. My friend Jim Dunkle placed his order the next day!

Yellows Love The Mint!
Lori Heath

The Yellows love the Mint! Had to give the deckhands one mint because we caught 7 Sandbass at the bait barge mine was the biggest 5lbs no pick Captain set it free lol

Adding to my HUB List!

Add smallies to my HuB's list. Glad the 1/16 chovy came quickly in the mail!!! Thanks guys

First Legal Halibut

Been fishing since I was 5 and I've never caught a legal halibut, until NOW!!!! All thanks to #hookupbaits what a blast!!!! Murdered the bass, cuda, juvenile WSB and countless short butts! Hookup Baits <3

First Fish in the New Boat!

Caught this last weekend on a 1.5oz green sardine! Best picture I could get of the bait in the mouth was the first picture, it was a video so didn’t get a great shot of the lure and it bounced the lure out of the mouth on the deck. Hope you can use it! We were fishing off of La Jolla! First fish caught in the new boat! Thanks again!

No Live Bait Needed!
C. Morimune

We just bought these from your site and took them on our Aloha Spirit charter. No live bait on board. Used plastics and jigs. My husband landed this white sea bass using the red crab.

Don’t Blink on the Sink!

All I can say don't blink on the sink. Really good bait. There is a technique to use these guys they're not a swimbait. Would highly recommend looking up YouTube video of Chad demonstrating how to use the bait if you don't know how to use it. Once you learn it you're going to Slay the fish.

Lingcod Jackpot!
Max Rosenberg

LINGCOD!!! Jackpot!

Shelter Island Hook Up
Jesse Lujan

So this was at Shelter Island Pier. Fish caught was a Halibut. Was so stoked until O measured. It came out to 21 in". Had to release him, otherwise he would've been tacos. It was a great HookUp regardless. Bait used was 1/4 oz Chovy. Few more types were caught. It was great!! Thanks Hook Up Baits! Only bait ill use!

Slaying with the New Mint Color!
Karen Oswald

Shayan used my mint, 1st cast, 8# @ Poway. I slayed them @ Dixon, hit limits in 90 mins.

Winning Fish Caught with a Hookup Bait!
Anonymous

We had a Mity Might kayak tourney in Dana Point this Sunday and the winning fish was caught on a hookup bait!

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I’m Telling Everyone!
Patrick Lao

I ended up buying and trying the original. I tried the Chovy 5/8 oz 4" 2 for $9.99. Love em. I used only artificial that day including yours. I caught fish while 4 others used only live bait. 1 live bait user also caught fish and all the rest got skunked. Thanks for your help! I'm telling everyone!

Catching All With Hookup Baits

Went out to finish the break in on the #new #suzukimarine #df70a today. Even caught a couple of #dinks on the way back in. Couple of short #halibut and a bunch of short #spotties all on #hookupbaits.

Over 100 Bass!
Stuart Bowman

Was at Fred hall show on Wednesday bought $900.00 of your baits. 1st time I put your new sauce on red crab...nice 20 lb. halibut! Just want to let you it works. Also we had over 100 bass, sand bass and calico’s! Love your baits.

There Be Monsters!

There be monsters! I love kayak fishing, because your next cast just might bring something you didn’t expect! I was catching some okay sized spotties and moments ago this happened.

Come in Handy!

13 lb 2 oz canal striper on the hookup bait! I got a few other striper and bass on it. First time fishing it out there. Those things are gonna come in handy.

Hookup Baits on Fire!

Awesome day today. We both were hooked up a lot. The Hookup Baits were on fire we both caught over a dozen bass on the Hookup Baits.

Treated Myself

Treated myself to some lures that the name speaks for itself. #hookupbaits #fishing #lures #treatyoself #hookup #freshone #fishkiller #halibut #pointloma #lajolla

Late Night Bite!

Slow night makes you take out the hookup baits to end the night with some fish #hookupbaits #spottedbaybass #bassfishing #bass #hookupbaitsareliketidepodsforteens

Bass Biting the Hot Bait!

The Bass were Bitting the hot bait today was the 5/8 hookup baits. Thanks #hookupbaits

80 Degrees and Biting!

It’s 80 degrees and the butts are biting. #hookupbaits

My First Calico of the Year

Freshwater fishing in the morning. Saltwater by night. Landed this sick calico on a 5/8 hookup bait! 1st of the year and it’s a legal size!! Photo cRedit @g_h_fishing fishing with @fishingmissionbay and @g_h_fishing #saltlife #sdfishing #winterfishing #fishinginthewind #hookupbaits

A Fantastic Fight

Spotted Croaker...a fantastic fight! #hookupbaits #sdfishing #nolivebaitneeded

Never a Bad Day!

Good morning fishy’s never a bad day fishing.
#sandiegobay #hookupbaits

Sunday Slayday!

Sunday slayday! #killfish #whiteseabass #hunting #peaceful #grateful #fishing

My Number 1 Favorite Lure

I'm so impressed that I could order your custom 3 and 4 oz lures and have them arrive at my home the next day...Hookup Baits is my number 1 favorite lure and always produces great results.

Crushing the Hookup Baits!

Super fun morning fishin' with the homie Charlie. Fish were crushing the hookup baits all morning.

Newport Bay Catchin’

Had Newport Bay all to myself. Thanks to Hookup Baits today was catching not fishing! Used Sardine Green/Silver 3/8 oz.. 4 Sandies, some small Calicos too.

Slaying with Big Game Jig

Slaying Bull Redfish with the Big Game Jig here in Florida Panhandle...Jigs were out fishing live baits!

They Catch Everything!

They catch everything! #hookupbaits #sdbay

Sneaking in the Hookup Baits!

While some of us were fishing the island looking for quality models, Joe Wilson and Duane Dinnocente found some fine specimens near shore.
The story was they caught them on fly lined fined bait but who knows they could of been using Hookup Baits baits.
Keep a eye out for these guys.

Wrecked Local Freshwater Ghosts

Absolutely wrecked some local freshwater ghosts. We both limited out and keep pounding some more. Released over fifty with a hand full of largies to go with it. Fall fishing is fun!

People Tell Me I’m Cheating!

I took advantage of Hookup Baits 2yr special the other day. They got the package delivered the very next day. Props to Chad, Jojo, Ben, and crew for the amazing service, and even more important, delivering the fish killers. I typically do more damage with these Baits than the rest of the boat, so keep doing what you do! People tell me I’m cheating hahahahah.

Best Lure Ever!

Simply the best lure ever. No hassle of having to put a jig lead head hook in your swim bait anymore. Just tie...and fish!

They are incredible

These are the baits I told you about... They are incredible.

They Work AWESOME!!
Susan Stutz

My name is Susan Stutz and live in San Diego and there is nothing I'd rather do than fish! My dad told me about your product (he saw them at the Day at the Docks) so of course I wasted no time and trying out your product....so here's my experience using your baits; they work AWESOME!!! We killed it catching lots of Halibut and Spotties in the bay over the weekend.

Best Thing Since Live Bait

Best thing since live bait. Seeing the Hookbait crew on the water and on facebook is always a Joy. From the company it's self to the good times/fish the customers (including me) get it's been the only thing in my fishing journey that lived up to the hype. 10/5 stars

Best Bait Out There

Best bait out there. I can always plan to catch fish when I tie one on to my line

By Far, Best Baits Out There

By far the best baits out there. Got almost of my personal best fish on them. The bait works and great people. I recommend it to everyone.

Thank You for Supporting Our Troops

Chad, Jojo, and staff. Thank you for being such strong supporters of our SDAnglers Club and the many activities that makes this club so special. Most importantly, thank you for supporting our Active Military & Vets through our Warriors on the Water projects.

Action Was Incredible

Ran my brothers 28 foot Sea Dory to the reef off of San Gregorio in about 60 to 70 feet of water. I was with my old time fishing buddy Perry who has fished the Bay Area all his life. We used the 1.5 oz chovy Hook Up baits and hooked 8 lings along with other quality varieties of local rockfish. The action was incredible on Hookup Baits. Also, used the Shrimp Butter scent you sell and that seemed to work even better!

Sickest Bait Ever!

Sickest baits ever always catching! I feel like a spokesperson cuz I'm always talking about the hookups!!!

My Go To Bait

Hookup baits is now my go to bait! Love the action, and love the reaction from the fish. Just ordered online for the second time, and this is the second time I get them from them the very next day after they ship, which is awesome considering the estimated delivery is 3 days. Keep doing what you're doing!

I’m Sold in Huntington

1st time using your baits Saturday night Huntington Harbor WOW !!!!! I'm SOLD. 4 nice Spotties within 1/2 hour. 1/4 oz red crabs did the trick on 3 1/4 oz chovy on another.

Great New Bait in Arsenal
Michael Graves

Used the 1/4 and 3/8 oz white shad and chovie baits trolling and jigging/casting to catch these lake Mead stripers. They produced when the normal lures and bait wouldn't. Great new weapon in our arsenal!!

First Time and I’m SOLD!

1st time using your baits Saturday night Huntington Harbor WOW !!!!! I'm SOLD. 4 nice Spotties within 1/2 hour. 1/4 oz red crabs did the trick on 3 1/4 oz chovy on another.

Hookup Baits are Legit

I tell you what Hookup Baits are legit. I usually just drop mine and do zero action to it. It does all the work. Sometimes I just let it sit and it will get bit. I am buying a Shimano Saragosa spinning reel set up today based off of a recommendation from Chad. I have been using a bait caster but it does not peel line off like a spinning reel for the sink or present the natural retrieve that a spinning reel gives. Props to all of you at Hookup Baits!

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They are Amazing!
Abel Salazar

I was lucky enough to cross path with you guys at Day At The Docks this year and even luckier to win a starter kit from you via the SDBB. I just finished trying out the baits and they are amazing! They are so effective and easy to use that even my 4-year old son was able to catch his first spottie on these lures. I want to thank you guys for an amazing product and your cooperation with the SDBB. (I hope to see your lures at SQUIDCO)

Hooking Them Up Before Hitting Bottom

Used your baits for the first time today. 15 out of 20 cast my line never even hit the bottom before I knew it I was hooked up into a nice calico every time. Thanks a lot hook-up baits!

Alright, I’m Sold

Alright Hookup Baits! I'm sold! I've been buying your stuff at LP Fishing Supply. Handed some out to the kids at the last Oceanside Anglers meeting and raffled some off on a 3/4 day family charter last Saturday. Well yesterday I went and fished the Carlsbad Lagoon with em and oh my! What a day! Got a couple small(10-12") Halibut, one 15 1/2", one 18" and finally my first legal out of there at 22 1/4"!!! Also a couple small spotties, one little sandie, and two baby White Sea bass!!! What an awesome day! I'll be going back to buy more and probably won't give them all away this time! Hahaha!!! Thanks for a great bait!!!!

Largest Calico

The largest of the Calico bass were caught on the "Hook-up" baits. In the Junior jackpot, (a large Calico) took first place on a Hook-up bait. I think this was about 5 lbs. A big thanks to Dwayne our Charter Master. He orchestrated a great charter last night. For our first trip of the year, we had over 50 folks that joined in. We had a little breeze and gave us a little rolling action that upset a few folks tummies.

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Hottest Lures in San Diego
David Chavez

Unexpected package in the mail today! Big Props to HookUp Baits and thanks to Chad and Jojo for doing it right! You guys are awesome! Thanks for the HookUp and making it right. Hottest lures in SD.#hookupbaits #getyours #brown_and_gold.

These Jigs are Deadly
Michael Wolfe

This 6lb 10oz trout fell for a hook up baits mini jig. These jigs are deadly. Thank you.

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