Capt. Terry Nugent of Riptide Charters shares tips on using the "Cast and Drop" retrieve which uses short, sharp rod tip twitches to move the swimbait tight to the bottom. These bottom-hugging stripers have been feeding on micro sand eels, squid and worms.
Rod: 7' ML Duckett Spinning Rod
Reel: Shimano Stradic CI 4000
Line: Suffix 832 15lb
Leader: 20lb Fluorocarbon
1. Cast up or across the rip and allow Protail to drop to the bottom
2. Engage and reel quickly while jerking the rod while cranking.
3. After 3-5 rod tip jerks allow the Protail to drop back to bottom and repeat.