High Hook Lures LLC
Needlefish Lures Made to Catch Big Fish
Made primarily to catch striped bass, they can also be used for offshore fishing.
I am continuing to build up the inventory. I have restocked the Cuttyhunk Island Market and Rivers End Tackle in Old Saybrook, CT. I’ll keep at it and try to keep the supplies up as best I can, as long as it doesn’t interfere with the fishing too much. Thank you for your continued support. Mike
A customer asked me to make an eel skin version of Dinner Catcher. I had made one for myself earlier last spring and I can tell you it was very effective. The lures I’m offering are all painted light blue and can be fished right out of the bag or be suited up with and eel skin which will only enhance their attractiveness to striped bass.
Ron Dumorat from Martha’s Vineyard couldn't wait to suit up his new Eel Skin Dinner Catcher!
2020 may have sucked for a lot of things, but for fishing it was pretty good. I did a tally from my fishing log and found I caught more than twice as many fish in 2020 than I did in the year before. Of course that made me want to fish more days (207).
The season started early in March with good numbers of schoolies. The May/June spring run was okay, with a few good fish. Summer fishing was more about going out for fresh air and exercise, but the fall run September/October, was very good.
A common sight spring 2020
During the fall, I had to move around a lot, and I did get skunked a lot, but when I did get into fish, they were big and not very willing to come into shore. During the fall run, I fished Dinner Catcher and the B-2 almost exclusively. I may have lost and broke more gear than I ever had before. Fortunately, I did manage to get a fair number of those big fish on the beach.
As a result of all the ferocious fights I had with big fish attacking Dinner Catcher, I decided to upgrade the hooks to 5/0 - 6X trebles for better, more solid hook-ups.
Black & Gold
If you go to the ZeeBaas shop check out the small High Hook Lures display.
42” caught on Dinner Catcher
B-2 is 15”+ long with two 5/0, 6X VMC trebles. Its improved design includes a stronger snout. It’s made of Alaskan Yellow Cedar with standard .062 stainless steel through wire, 230 lb. SPRO swivels and 200 lb. Wolverine split rings.
If you visit the island you’ll probably stop by the Island Market for something, they have a little of everything, including a selection of High Hook Lures. They are right by the deli case at the front of the store.
I have always fished my lures on Cuttyhunk, so when I started my company it was only natural to find a way to offer them where I know they’ll do some good.
I use a 3 tube surf bag with a front pouch. Biggie fits right over the top with all the hooks on the inside. I also use the front pouch. The hooks go on the inside so I can carry my big lures safely.