Capt. Mike suggests the Hogy Slappy Eel and the Hogy Original as the best eel imitations for striped bass fishing in Cape Cod waters.
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.