On this Episode – Hogs on the Hook

In this episode – Capt. George Gozdz heads out of Clearwater Beach with Cody Chivas in search of hog snapper on hook and line tackle. Making a 20-mile run, small ledges and sandy bottom in 60-feet of water or so were the key attributes for hogfish.

Small knocker rigs, with 1/0 hooks and pieces of shrimp and squid work best for hogs. Long fluorocarbon leaders are essential, especially when the fish are spooky. No need for heavy outfits either, this is light tackle fishing. By-catch of grunts and snapper species are popular. “If you’re not getting bit on every drop, you’re not fishing the right spot,” says Chivas.

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About the Show

Post A Report And You Could Become A Guest!

Reel Time Florida Sportsman TV brings the most up to date fishing reports on the web, the fishing reports from the Florida Sportsman Forums, to the Big Screen.

Captain George Gozdz, host of Reel Time, reviews the hottest action in the state, based on the most current fishing reports on the Region Forums, then packs up his boat and gear to fish with the Florida Sportsman member who posted the best and most action-packed report. Best of all, fishing reports from all Florida Sportsman members are available to be picked.


The contributors of Florida’s best fishing reports, the members of Florida Sportsman’s Regional Forums are the featured anglers of Reel Time Florida Sportsman TV! Based on the posted fishing reports from the Forums, Capt. George Gozdz determines where the hot bite is, hooks up his RTFS Triton, and schedules a trip with a Florida Sportsman member.

Post a fishing report and you may become a star of the hottest fishing report show on the web. Capt George will show up with the boat and tackle, all that’s left is the catching.