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Artificial Swordfish lures

Old 07-13-2019, 10:48 AM
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Anyone try or have experience good or bad with Hogy or other artificial baits for swordfish?
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:32 AM
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I did a couple drifts with the Hogy's soaked in fish oil. Had a couple swats/nibbles but couldn't get a committed bite. I will try again in the future as I don't see why they wouldn't work as long as they are tipped/ soaked with some natural scents.
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:26 AM
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I think it's too much trouble to gamble with artificial when fresh dead is not an issue to use???
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:09 AM
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I think it's too much trouble to gamble with artificial when fresh dead is not an issue to use???
I always figured Dead Bait was more of a gamble cause it can get bit/slashed/picked at by other species and now your SOL with a useless bait 1500 ft below you. That being said i have only been a passenger on deep drop sword trips and have no expertise in the matter. I suggested a Hogy to my buddy who does it and he told me "if it aint broke..."
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Old 07-18-2019, 11:07 AM
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They work very well, I used them on my last swordfish trip and I plan on using them again. Landed one and had one pull by the boat. Just use plenty fish oil. Coat it every time you pull it up. Also the oil stays on it a lot better than I though it would. I use the two hook hogys.
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