The Sand Eel jig is a particularly deadly sand eel imitation. It has replaced the classic diamond jig for many anglers in Cape Cod Bay and Monomoy Shoals. It can be fished fast or slow while jigging but it is also an effective casting lure. The jig can be used on tuna, stripers and albies depending on how you rig it.
This time of year, you can expect to find striped bass, bluefish, sea bass, porgy and even fluke on the sandy shoals of Nantucket & Vineyard Sound. Learn how Capt. Mike approaches mixed-bag summertime fishing trips in this video shot before work in mid July on the 243 Everglades CC.
Learning how to effectively fish rips from a boat is a critical skill for catching striped bass in Nantucket Sound. Learn boat positioning, casting and retrieve techniques from Capt. Mike Hogan in this video shot this week aboard the Everglades 243CC.
Some of the best striper fishing on Cape Cod so far this season happened last week in Cape Cod Bay. We were on the scene with Capt. Cullen Lundholm of Cape Star Charters on Wednesday for the afternoon bite to shoot our latest episode of Salty Cape TV. (6:06)
Capt. Mike shares a few tips for when you’re marking large plumes of sand eels and striped bass, but can’t get them to notice your jigs.
Here’s a list of techniques for this situation that I have put into my arsenal from over the years of fishing for these unpredictable speedsters from the Outer Banks to Cape Cod.
When the albies (and crowds of boats) are in thick, inshore captains sometimes lose their calm, get hostile and competitive with these silly fish and make fishing not fun. Here are a few tips to stay sane when things get a little tight on the water.