Justin asks:


Justin asks:

Hello Striper Mike, my name is Justin. My question is, How do you catch so many big striped bass? Your site has so many pictures of really big stripers.  If you tell me I promise not to tell to many people......but I will have to tell my brothers and father if you don't mind.

signed

Justin


Ask-MikeStriper Mike's Answer:

Thank you so much for the email.  I will try and be as honest as possible when answering this.  Luck is very important!!!!  I also go surfcasting alot....the area I usually go can have moments where big fish are common....................I keep all my equipment in top shape...especially hooks........but most of all I think that having done it for so many years , two things happen to me more often than most people that surfcast.  1.  I set the hook more often than most guys and when hooked I definitely land the big fish more often than most casters.  The "why " for those reasons is because I am very in tuned with the rod and the bite....I use the mono as communication .....not the attachment.  And finally.....I when I am hooked up. I play the fish with talent and not force....I move during the dance........not simply stand there and reel against the drag...the result is a much higher % of stripers laying on the sand.......if that helps.........I am  glad......

Striper Mike