What colors are striped bass attracted to?

Yellow and chartreuse are fish-catchers because, simply put, they get seen. A study performed at the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences showed that striped bass see yellow and chartreuse better than other colors as they are smack dab in the middle of the striped bass’s visual range.

Can striped bass see lures at night?

Jigs, stick-baits, and diving plugs may all prove effective, but remember that dark colors usually work best at night. Purple, dark red, and black are prime picks. As you cast your lures keep an eye on your lights because soon, all that bait will show up.

What eats a striped bass?

Bluefish, weakfish, cod, and silver hake prey on small striped bass. Adults have few predators, with the exception of seals and sharks.

What do stripers bite on?

Some days stripers will eat any live bait thrown at them, and other days, they’ll key in on one specific type of bait. In the northeast Atlantic region, some of the better striper baits are bunker (menhaden or pogies), mackerel, eels, bloodworms, sandworms, clams, squid, and porgy (scup).

Where do striped bass like to hang out?

Stripers love structure. Rock piles, bridge abutments, bulkheads, boulders, points, ledges, rips and drop-offs are all potential ambush points. The biggest stripers in saltwater areas are often caught on full moon and new moon tides when strong currents favor the most powerful predators in prime feeding areas.

Do stripers like light?

They are generally mounted close to the roof of the dock, they usually light up a big surface area of the water, but not as direct on the surface. Any kind of light that’s directly hitting the water, no matter the brightness of it, can attract bait, as well as predator fish.

What is the best lure for pickerel fishing?

A Mepps number 3 is the best pickerel lure when fishing in smaller areas of water. In smaller areas far casting is not as important and this is a good lure to catch bass and pickerel. A number 3 Mepps weighs 1/4 ounce.

What can you catch with a single hook lure?

There is also a tandem version of this lure with two treble hooks that is made just for musky fishing. The single hook version works well to catch bass, pickerel, northern pike, hybrid striped bass, and musky. Most pickerel anglers might think that this lure is two larger for pickerel.

What kind of lures does MEPPs use for pickerel?

Mepps Piker Kit for Pickerel The Piker Kit comes with top-quality spinners that work to catch bass, pickerel, musky, and northern pike. These are Mepps number 5 lures that weigh 1/2- ounce which can be cast far on freshwater spinning tackle. The blades are made with polished brass, copper, gold plated, or silver blades.

What is the best lure for stripers?

The swim shad is one of the few lures that can be counted on for quantity of fish and quality fish. The 4- to 6-inch models are some of the deadliest lures for 20- to 36-inch stripers, while the 9-inch models are like cow-striper kryptonite.