How-To — Tandem Pro Tail Eel

Striper Baits: Best Eel Imitations #124

Posted by Capt. Michael Hogan on

 The eel is perhaps the most iconic bait used when targeting stripers. Big soft plastics are the ultimate imitator of eels for big stripers and have been fooling trophy class fish for decades. Many anglers will tandem rig a large soft bait much the same way traditional anglers would tandem rig a dead eel but we find that if big softbaits are fished at a fast retrieve, the vast majority of strikes are targeted at the head. Hogy Top Imitators 10" Hogy Originals and 14" Hogy Originals fished on a Swimbait Hook: Fish this bait fast. The added action and speed...

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