With each tide a brings a new wave of migratory striped bass to the waters off of Cape Cod. Capt. Mike Hogan sets out aboard his 28′ Contender throwing topwater plugs for striped bass at the rips of Middleground.
The rips of Middleground serve as a buffet for striped bass as they gorge on the abundant schools of squid. Top water offerings such as the Hogy Charter Grade Popper in amber are a perfect presentation to mimic a fleeing squid on the surface. As always, make sure to crush those barbs and remove rear treble hooks to ensure a healthy release of these beautiful fish!
Rod: 7ft Mh Shimano Terez
Reel: Shimano Saragosa 6000
Line: 40lb Power Pro
Leader: 30lb Fluoro
Lure: 3/4oz Hogy Charter Grade Popper
- Cast parallel to the rip and allow your lure to swing with the current.
- Once you find a school of fish, stem the tide to make sure you’re not drifting over the fish and spooking them.
- Crush the barbs and remove rear treble hooks to ensure a healthy release. Keep em’ Wet!