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3 Proven Bait Rigs for Stripers

3 Proven Bait Rigs for Stripers
If you're a fisherman, you've heard the adage: Bigger bait for bigger fish. The same is true of birds. Smaller birds, like terns and gulls will be diving on smaller bait and you should choose your lure accordingly. Throw a lure that imitates bait like silversides or sand eels. Larger birds will be targeting bigger bait, like menhaden. There were plenty of birds working bait from above when this 40-pound bass decided to take my bait offering.

The colder waters of early spring are prime times to use bait rigs for stripers. Here's how to use the proper rigs to present your baits correctly.

Now that spring is just around the corner, it's time for surfcasters and boating anglers alike to get out the gear and start looking for the king of the surf: striped bass. Striped bass fishing during the early spring season is by and large a bait-fisherman's time to shine.

Sure, the purist who chooses to use artificial baits will tell you that stripers can be caught on plugs, jigs and metals during the early season; however, the truth is for every striper you will catch on an artificial lure right now, you will probably catch 10...

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