Fishing a Rip with Topwater Squid Plugs for Striped Bass
If the fish are sitting in shallow water, why would you drift over them if the engine is running? The less traffic over the fish, the hungrier they will stay for a longer amount of time.
Fishing the Rip
Step One: Begin by casting back into the rip (remember your boat positioning as mentioned above)
Step Two: Twitch the rod, make the lure dance in the waves.; first, second or third wave (diagram above). This will simulate a fleeing squid skipping, dancing and darting on the surface.
Step Three: In this situation, both Capt. Lundholm and Capt. Hogan had fish on but if it doesn’t work as easily for you, cast and repeat until you need to set up your drift again.
“This is a very easy technique if you have little kids on the boat or inexperienced anglers,” Capt. Mike said. “Really almost anyone can do it by twitching the rod.”