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.
- The “twitchy” technique is super useful for when you find yourself in a situation with too much bait and having a hard time competing with it for the striper’s attention. In that situation, I like to look for the outliers separated from the bait mass. They are easier to fool. The imitative finish and shape profile of the sand eel jig also helps fool fish in gin-clear water.