Hogan Brown, the host of the Barbless Podcast is here to break down some tips on fishing river stripers. We also get into a little bit of his background on how he first got started guiding and some of the species that he’s still focused on today. Hogan shares who were his biggest mentors and how he made that transition from guiding for trout to stripers which was his smart move at the time.
Discover Hogan’s Top 3 Tips for catching stripers. Find out the gear he recommends – resources and the best times to fish Sacramento CA waters. Hogan also shares some of the remarkable guests he’s had on the podcast and how his style of podcasting makes you relax and do some other stuff while you listen.
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Fishing River Stripers Show Notes with Hogan Brown
05:58 – Sierra Nevada or Sierra Nevadas? Hogan explains why he calls the mountains Nevadas and not Nevada
07:07 – Hogan tells the story of when he first started working in a fly shop
09:02 – Hogan got his guide license when he was 17/18 years old
12:17 – Hogan became a Lower Yuba Driftboat guide
12:51 – He moved to Chico California and started working in a fly shop there, then he met some of his mentors
14:05 – Mike Costello introduced striper fishing to Hogan – a smart move to keep a family while fishing
16:41 – The difference between striper and trout in terms of behavior
19:30 – What to do if you want to DIY a striper trip
22:17 – Fishing stripers on a kayak – is it possible?
24:46 – Hogan tells the story of how he met Nick and Chad – the Barbless Podcast transition
29:50 – George Revel owns a fly shop in San Fransisco California (Lost Coast Outfitters) – George’s goal is for people to fish locally and not drive miles away to find fishable waters
31:03 – The Short Bus Diaries – these guys turned a school bus into an RV
33:39 – According to Adam Hudson, from the Short Bus Diaries, North Alabama has the most species of freshwater fish of any other state
35:35 – Hogan tells us the best time to go fishing for stripers in the Sacramento Rivers
37:42 – What you need to prepare for before you fish stripers
39:18 – You have to strip set stripers
40:55 – Three rods a client – intermediate, type 3 and type 7 shooting head (Tip: have a line with a braided core, not mono)
42:00 – The Airflow Sniper lines were designed by Hogan and a couple of guys in northern California, Delta and River striper guides
42:34 – The swivel importance in your leader setup
45:21 – You can find Delta Clouser flies in Northern or Central California, anywhere around the Delta area
46:13 – Steve Adachi ties flies for George
46:18 – Dan Blanton is the father of a lot of the flies for Delta
47:00 – How Hogan and his partner Chuck find where the bass are (going where the bass eats)
51:29 – They catch other species like smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, spotted bass, carp, salmon, steelhead, etc.
54:04 – Hogan had a boat built by Rogue Jet Boat Works
59:08 – California is leading the way in the bass fishing world
You can find Hogan on Instagram @hgbflyfishing
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Top 3 Tips for Fishing River Stripers
- Keep your rod tip down – strip through the fish – helps with the hook set
- Strip your fly all the way to the boat
- Wait to feel the fish before you strip – wait for the fish to clamp on the fly
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Fishing River Stripers Conclusion with Hogan Brown
Hogan Brown, host of the Barbless Podcast, shared some tips on fishing river stripers. We learned about his background – how he first got started guiding and some of the species that he’s still focused on today. Hogan shared who his biggest mentors were and how he made that transition from trout to stripers guiding.
We discovered Hogan’s Top 3 Tips for catching stripers. We found out the gear he recommends – resources and the best times to fish Sacramento CA waters. Hogan also shared some of the remarkable guests he’s had on the Barbless podcast.