5 new stripped bass fishing secrets

Striped bass fishing is thrilling and invigorating due to the size and strength of this fish. They are the biggest fish in the bass family with some of them weighing in over one hundred pounds. If you’re a serious angler looking for the chance to reel in a trophy fish, this would be a good one to seek out. When you catch one, you’ll be accomplished quite a feat. It would certainly be something to be proud of that you’ll want to share with others.

Reeling in a fish this large is not easy and it usually takes two or three anglers to get one from the water to the shore, even if you hook one of the smaller ones so be prepared for a battle. But hooking one is only half the battle. It takes a lot of strength and endurance to get one of these fish from the surface to the shore. If fishing from a boat you’ll need a gaff to help you get it onboard.

A Few Good Fishing Secrets
To catch a striped bass you must be vigilant and have lots of patience. They are harder to catch than many other species but once you hook one, it’ll be worth all the time you invested in it. Learning all you can about striped bass, their habitat and the type of baits that get the most action will help you catch more fish. Since many experienced anglers are willing to share their expertise with others, you can learn a lot by the tips and secrets passed down from these anglers.

Here are 5 new striped bass fishing secrets to help make your fishing trip more productive:

1. When fishing for striped bass, you can stay near the shore and still have excellent results. In fact, they like to hide out in the shallow waters where they can get an easy meal. It’s unusual to find a fish this size close to the shoreline so that is something that makes them unique from other large species of fish.
2. During the spring, the adult fish will move into the channels to look for a place to spawn so they are the easiest to find during this time. It’s also the only time that you can fish for this species in freshwater.
3. Striped bass will be the most active during the night so this is an excellent time to seek them out. However, on cloudy days and when it’s drizzling rain they will usually be very active.
4. When seeking out this species, pay attention to what you’re doing. They may be a large fish but they do scare easily. Since they can see and hear very well, making excessive noise and talking too loud will scare them away. Leaving the hook exposed or getting too close to them will also scare them away.
5. The best bait to use for this species is sea worms, herring, shrimp and eels. These will normally get the best results even though you can catch them with artificial bait. Avoid handling the bait more than necessary because if you leave your scent on it, they won’t take it

These are just a few of the secrets that you can find when talking to others who have experience with this species. Take time to listen to others, read fishing reports and engage in conversation with fishermen you run into on the water.

You’ll be surprised at all the useful information you can find.

Striped Bass Fishing Tips

There are a number of tactics that can be used to catch striped bass so choosing something that suits you should be easy. The most popular techniques include trolling, surf fishing, bottom fishing and casting. It’s a good idea to learn different techniques so you can switch around when one thing is not getting the results you hoped to have.

Striped bass prefer clear, clean water and they’ll always face towards the current. This way, they’re ready to snag a meal when the bait fish moves in with the current. If you place your bait in this area you’ll have a better chance of enticing a strike. The bait looks more realistic when it moves in this way.

Striped bass will move around a lot as the temperature changes so this is something that you need to be aware of. When it’s hot they can be found in the deeper parts of the water and when it cools down, you can find them closer to the surface.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of bait and techniques when fishing for striped bass. You never know what will work until you give it a try.

Follow all safety rules and make sure you’re fully prepared before heading out on the water and you’re sure to have a great fishing trip even if you don’t catch one the first few times you go fishing.


Dan Eggertsen is a fellow bass fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on bass fishing since 2004.

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