In addition to lobsters, stripers love crabs. I have witnessed happy feeds when stripers were slurping on spawning lady crabs getting swept down in the tide. A lady crab has white, pink, amber and blue hues. Pink and amber are the colors to look for when choosing crab lures for striped bass.
- Hogy Top Imitator: The Hogy soft shell crab can be rigged on a Hogy soft circle hook and dropped into an outbound tide. For a more conventional option, we recommend the Hogy Original 7” and 10” rigged on a swimbait hook, again, fished in the tide.