Hoochies are classic and versatile Chinook lure of our coast. Matching salmon feed and colour is essential in being effective season to season hoochies are often the lure of choice depending the presentation you are trying aquire.
There are three main categories of hoochies Needlefish, Octopus and Cuttlefish. Typically you will find needlefish and octopus sizes are better in shore lures and the larger cuttlefish sizes as offshore options. Chinook salmon change their feed bases constantly during during migration, when fishing hoochies it is imperative to have a large selection of patterns and to try different leader lengths from 18" all the way up 50".