If you live in southern New England, right now is one of the better times to try to catch a large striper. Herring are coming in to spawn, and the stripers know it. I’ve already taken three slot bass this year, one of them 15 pounds. My implements of destruction are a long rod, a floating line, and large flatwings fished on the greased line swing. You can read about how I’m getting it done in this new piece, “Deadly Elegance or: How I learned to stop stripping and love the greased line swing.” You’ll find it in the current issue of Surfcasters Journal. Issue #72 to be exact.
Would you give an example or two of a herring pattern to tie up?
Michael, I mention numerous patterns within the article. That’s a good place to start. Two of my favorites over the years have been the Rock Island and Crazy Menhaden. You can find both of them on this site.
I’ll be in Newport next month. After two years of tropical flats, I’m anxious to get back to stripers, if only for a weekend.
And got cut off before I finished with thanks for a bit of inspiration Steve.
My pleasure, and thank you for reading! 🙂
Managed some schoolies but no big fish. Needed to go small.
Glad you got into some fish!