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I have been surf fishing in marthas Vinyard and have had little luck. I Have a 10 foot rod with spinning takle what are the basic lures and how to use them.
I'm a firm believer that there are 5 lures you need to catch stripers any time, anywhere. White bucktail. Yellow Bomber Long-A. Black Bomber Long-A. 5 inch Storm Shad in mullet color. AVA 47 diamond jig. No matter what bait is present, those lures will match it. Of course, it can get a little more technical than that from time to time, but those have you covered.
The Vineyard is a surf Mecca that can take a long time to figure out. The locals that are in the know are some of the best and most serious surfcasters anywhere.
My best advice would be to drop by Coop's Bait and Tackle in Edgartown next time you're out there. Cooper Gilkes is the owner and he can put anyone on the fish. He's taught more people how to be successful on the Vineyard than anyone I know. Out there, being in the right place at the right time is far more important than throwing the right lures.
Of all the fish out there, I'd say stripers take some of the most dedication. They are not a fish that is easy to "luck into." You gotta put your time in.
FISHING TIP RE:ZARA SPOOK for Striped Bass/Blue Fish.
Old timer gave me this awesome tip, drill a BB size hole about 1/4" or a bit more behind the eyes directly along the spine.
Put a tsp of mineral oil or cod liver oil and seal with silicone.(just enough for it to float with the head bobbing upward)
In the surf this extra weight will scream the lure an extra 30 yrds (more if you use braided line)and the stripers smash em. They're also cost effective $5, so if you lose em it doesn't sting as much!
Zara comes in fresh water and salt water models, I use the fresh water Rainbow Trout and the Salt water silver shad (with blue markings)
After the cast as your are reeling in, flick the tip working the spook as you would a pencil popper, these also work awesome in the white foam!
If you can travel, check out the tip of Montauk Pt LI for this time of year, it’s a pain to get to but awesome striper fishing!
During the fall I fish the RI beaches but at this time of year I hit Norwich CT Harbor where they hold up by the thousands. Surface lures don't work there though, we jig for em with 1/2 jig heads and pearl zooms for day and Arkansas shiner at night. The fishing is incredible with the bid daddy's coming out at night. Good Luck!
I have never fished that area but my first choice would be a bucktail with pork rind. Bounce it on the bottom and you will be in the strike zone.
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