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.
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.
With its cool and clear water, Monomoy is one of the most productive mid-summer striper fisheries on the Cape. Learn how to catch them on light tackle spin casting outfits in this how-to video.
The “Jiggin’ Troll” is one of the most effective techniques for catching stripers in the rips of Nantucket Sound. Learn how to perfect this approach from Capt. Mike Hogan.
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.
When striped bass make their initial push up through Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Bay in early May, one of the most surefire ways to find them from shore is to target the boulder fields that dot the area.