Joey writes:

I am trying to catch my first striper.....any tips using lures?


Ask-MikeStriper Mike's Answer:

Hi Joey...thanks for the question.....Keep your eye peeled for the commotion that occurs near the shore this time of year.....it s bluefish and stripers feeding on baitfish....the frenzy......if you see that, cast to the commotion with a surface plug.....I use Gibbs and Atoms...the 2 or 3 oz size with a green or blue color to it....work the lure hard , causing the water to splash and hopefully creating a feeling that a baitfish is fleeing or injured......the predators will strike it almost every time......PS.. Joey use steel leaders now...the bluefish will chop through the mono.....also, if
you see me in town , feel free to approach me for advice......good luck...