The colder waters of early spring are prime times to use bait rigs for stripers. Here's how to use the proper rigs to present your baits correctly. Now that spring is just around the corner, it's time for surfcasters and boating anglers alike to get out the gear and start looking for the king of the surf: striped bass. Striped bass fishing during the early spring season is by and large a bait-fisherman's time to shine. Sure, the purist who chooses to use artificial baits will tell you that stripers can be caught on plugs, jigs and metals during the early season; however, the truth is for every striper you will catch on an artificial lure right now, you will probably catch 10 or more fish on bait. So, let's take a look at some of the baits that will pay off for you during the early season, including three of the better rigs for delivering these baits to early-season bass.
Bait and How to Rig Bait For Striped Bass Fishing
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Although striped bass will take artificial lures, the best way to hook into a truly big fish is by using natural bait. Stripers will take a variety of live offerings, from baitfish and eels to crustaceans and squid. Hook and present them as live bait or prepare and rig them as cut bait. Striped bass will eagerly attack these offerings. Live American eels make excellent striper bait. Long and slender, these fish begin their lives in saltwater and then migrate to freshwater to grow. At maturity, they return to saltwater to spawn.
Best Baits for Striped Bass
They are a migratory fish that move between freshwater and saltwater. Striped bass can be a little tricky to catch, as they are constantly on the move and behave somewhat unpredictably. As a result, many fishermen argue over the best methods for catching them. However, with the right equipment and few simple techniques, you can improve your chances of hooking a striped bass. To catch striped bass, equip your boat with a fish-finder and try to go out on the water at dawn or dusk, when striped bass are the most active.
This section provides information about bait, and how to rig bait, for striped bass fishing. Bunker should be cut into chunks as shown in the picture on the right. Use all the chunks except the tail. Do use the head.