Video: Jigging and Casting for Race Point Stripers


Join Captains Mike Hogan and Shaun Ruge with Riptide Charters to learn some tips on jigging and casting for finicky striped bass feeding on sand eels just off Race Point. The sand eels were so abundant the stripers were very picky and would only eat highly imitative presentations. Keys to their success were very light leaders, imitative sand eel soft baits and pinpoint targeting of the fish. The fish were down deep at slack tide where jigging was the name of the game but when the tide started moving the surface bite turned on.

Boat: 23′ Sea Craft
Jigging Rod: 7′ Custom St. Croix Blank
Reel: Shimano Saragossa 5000
Jig: Hogy Dancing Diamond Sand Eel
Spinning Rod: Shimano Terez WaxWing
Reel: Shimano Saragossa 5000
Topwater bait: 7” Hogy Sand Eel rigged on 6/0 Barbarian Swimbait hook (watch rigging video here)
Line: 40lb Power Pro
Leader: 30lb Flouro
Knot: Easy Loop Knot

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