Big stripers love squid and early spring hosts the largest migration of the year. Large style soft baits can easily mimic the size, shape, movement and color of squid. Working areas near rips, Captain Mike Hogan explains tips and techniques for taking advantage of this explosive fishery.
Rod: Medium action 8' St. Croix Rod
Reel: Shimano Sustain 5000
Line: 30lb PowerPro braid
Leader: 30lb fluorocarbon leader tied via double uni knot.
Recommended Rigging: Classic Barbarian Jig 10/0 (1/2oz, 1oz)