This time of year, it’s not uncommon to find albies bouncing between silversides, sand eels, peanut bunker and butterfish all within a one mile radius. That’s why it’s important to be prepared to match the hatch depending on what kinds of bait you’re seeing pushed up out of the water.
Offshore lures are often referred to collectively as a spread. Like just about everything in life, there is more than one-way to skin the cat(fish). Here is a rundown of three classic spreads as I’ve learned from my years fishing south of the Martha’s Vineyard.
Capt. Mike Hogan joins Capt. Shaun Ruge to cover step by step instructions for targeting Albies on small metal and Epoxy Jigs. This is the perfect video for anglers new to Albie fishing, or seasoned veterans looking for a few new techniques.
The 2oz and 3oz Epoxy Jigs are some of the more underrated lures fro striped bass, particularly those keyed in on Herring. Unlike with albies, Hogy Epoxy Jigs fed to stripers are fished a little slower. I personally Like to use these with 40lb braid and 40lb flouro leader.