When striped bass are dialed in on topwater bait in clear water, there isn’t a better bait than the Hogy 10″ Original. Watch Capt. Cullen Lundholm put on a clinic in the shallows of Cape Cod Bay earlier this summer.
Filmed: Cape Cod Bay
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.
Equipped with Shimano Stella 14000W reels and Hogy Pro Tails, Capt. Cullen and Capt. Mike successfully pitched topwater baits into schools of crashing bluefin, hooking up with a BFT well into the 100-pound range.
On November 1st, Capt. Mike and John Burns headed out from Sandwich Marina to chase reports of aggressive schools of bluefin tuna feeding on small butterfish, a great opportunity to catch 100+ pound fish on topwater spinning gear. Armed with Stella 14000Ws and Hogy Pro Tails, the crew aboard the Relentless have no problem finding, hooking up with and successfully landing large bluefin.
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.
Capt. Mike Hogan and Sean Ruge of Riptide Charters headed off Provincetown, MA in mid-June to vertical jig and topwater cast for large striped bass to 40″ in length.