Capt. Mike gives his recommendations for the best striper surf rods for casting from shore, including estuaries, open beach and long range scenarios.
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.
During the fall run on Cape Cod, having peanut bunker imitations in your tackle box is critical for catching striped bass.
When striped bass are keyed in on small baitfish, throwing Atlantic silverside imitations can be the ticket to a succesful trip.