Lady crabs aren’t often discussed as a popular striped bass forage, but they do make up a big part of a stripers diet when they’re in the area. Capt. Mike gives his pick for crab lures for striped bass fishing on Cape Cod in this post.
Tiny butterfish ball up in the fall. Butterfish have a unique profile that is hard to replicate while maintaining a good swimming action, especially with a metal lure. As a result, small, fat and round softbaits in bone or silvery coloration is the way to go.