I’ve grown up being told you need a specific tool for each situation. I took that philosphy and brought it over into my passion for fishing. Take a peak below at my favorite lures for Striped Bass on Cape Cod for different situations.
Rapala Skitter Pop Saltwater in Red Head, Mullet, and Blue Chartreuse.
Musky Mania’s Doc and Lil’ Doc top water plugs in 7″ and 9″ in the bone color. We will either fish them unpainted, or paint mackerel patterns, or red head patterns.
Spro Bucktail Jigs. We use every size and almost every color for all different types of situations. They even double as good Black Sea Bass jigs. These are the only types of bucktails we use for light tackle fishing and fish very well with half of a Slug-Go tipped on the hook to provide a “tail”.
Slug-Go’s. We use anywhere from 4″ to 9″ and an array of colors. My favorites are Smoke Pepper Shad, Arkansas Shiner, Bubble Gum, Albino Shad, and Black. However, pair the colors to type of bait you have around and they all work well.
RonZ Lures are probably our go-to favorites and provide the most options/species of fish to catch. We get Striped Bass, Bluefish, Bluefin Tuna, Black Sea Bass, Fluke and even Flounder on these. They’re simply awesome. Specifically for Striped Bass, we use the 6″ Original Series in all of the colors. When the Striped Bass are on larger sand eels, we will throw out the 8″ Original Series out there in all different colors. For some reason, Ron Z’s are dialed in and are a favorite amongst the majority of fishermen on Cape Cod.
Hogy Epoxy Jigs are awesome and very versatile for Striped Bass, Bluefish, and False Albacore on Cape Cod. For the smaller ones we use 5/8-ounce jigs in Olive, Anchovy, and Rainbait for favorite colors. However, I’ve used all of the colors and they all produce, pending on the bait around. Additionally, we use the 1 ¼- ounce and 2-ounce for larger baitfish. Again, match the color of bait around to the color of Hogy and you’re going to be dialed in for fish.
Daddy Mac Lures are also a favorite of mine. They’re made with high quality components and are awesome for Striped Bass, Bluefish, and False Albacore. We typically use the 1.4-ounce Elite Casting Jigs in Chrome, Squid, Sand Eel Green, and Sand Eel colors and they produce very well. Additionally, they cast like a bullet and can get you the extra distance you need on fish that are moving around quickly.