Cape Cod

How-To: Sand Eel Soft Baits for Stripers

How-To: Sand Eel Soft Baits for Stripers

Using the Hogy 4.6″ Sand Eels to sight cast big stripers surface feeding in Cape Cod Bay.


  • Cast up-current and work the bait as it swings into surface blitz.
  • Keep your tip pointed toward the water as you retrieve the bait.
  • Pausing will allow the bait to flutter downward, imitating a wounded sand eel.

Season: July

Location: Cape Cod Bay

Rod: 8′ St. Croix Avid

Reel: Sustain 5000

Line: 40LB Power Pro

Leader: 40lb Seaguar Fluorocarbon Leader

Soft Bait Selection: Hogy 4.6″ Sand Eel

Rigging Selection: Hogy 1/0 Weighted Swim Bait Hook

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