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Fishing Hoochies

December 27, 2018

Fishing Hoochies

Fishing Hoochies have been around for decades and are basically a hallow plastic skirt of various colors and sizes that some what resembles a squid.

To understand where the term Hoochie came from one needs to understand the term  Hoochie Cochiee which was the name of a provocative belly dance back in the late 1800’s where only the dancers belly and skirt moved.  Apparently the Fishing Hoochie was named after this dance because the top of the hoochie is fixed and the bottom skirt of the hoochie is the part that moves.

The first fishing hoochies to hit the market in the  United States were introduced on the west coast to catch Salmon in the ocean while trolling.  Because of their success in catching Salmon fishermen started using them in fresh water and also for other species of fish.  As of the writting of this article hoochies are now the primary lures to use when fishing for Kokanee and Land Locked Salmon.

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