Video: Spring Topwater Stripers on Middle Ground
We filmed this a couple of years ago during the squid run on Middle Ground, off Martha’s Vineyard. The water was incredibly weedy so we needed to rig with a weedless hook to prevent weed build up. We were casting up-tide and fishing the swing as the soft bait drifted over the shoal. The stripers were feeding on squid, so we chose amber for color. Bubble gum and bone are two alternative colors.
Location: Middle Ground, out going tide.
Rod: Since discontinued Gloomis 8′ surf Rod.
Reel: Sustain 5000
Line: 40LB Power Pro
Leader: 40lb Seaguar Fluorocarbon Leader
Bait: 14″ Hogy Original (Amber)