Live Baits for Freshwater Striped Bass Fishing Feb 1, 2019 15:53:30 GMT
Post by Virginia Striper©® on Feb 1, 2019 15:53:30 GMT
Live Baits for Freshwater Striped Bass Fishing
Using Herring for Striped Bass
Herring are one of the best baits for catching striped bass. Anglers usually use a cast net to catch their bait. Herring work well in freshwater and saltwater, although, some types of herring only live in saltwater. Anglers can fish the herring on a variety of different rigs to catch striped bass. Just make sure that the hook you are using is big enough to go through the bait and still is exposed to penetrate the striped bass.
Using Shad for Striped Bass
Gizzard Shad and Threadfin Shad are two of the best live baits to use for catching striped bass. If you can get your hands on some shad to use as bait, you have a good chance to catch some stripers. Many anglers slow troll shad, but you can also fish them under a float, with a carolina rig, drop shot rig and pretty much any other type of rig that is common for catching bass with live bait.
Using Chicken Liver for Striped Bass
Chicken liver is a good bait for striped bass. Most anglers don’t use chicken liver as bait, but they are truly missing out. For some reason, striped bass like the taste of chicken livers and they will pick it up off the bottom the same way that catfish will. Chicken liver tends to be more productive in the early spring, but catfish anglers report catches of striped bass on chicken liver during the entire open water season. The biggest challenge for most anglers is learning how to get the liver to stay on your hook.
How To Keep Chicken Liver On Your Hook
One of the most common ways to keep chicken livers on your hook is to use treble hooks and relatively small pieces of liver. Wrap the liver onto the hook and try to hook the liver in multiple places as you wrap it around the 3 hooks. This will typically work fine as long as you don’t make too hard of a cast.
Another method is to use pantyhose to wrap around the chicken liver. Tie it off then put your hook through the pantyhose. This works well, but it can be a pain to get the pantyhose off the hook when you’re finished. A lighter can help you to burn it off.
It is also popular to use thread to tie the chicken liver to your hook. This method tends to work better if you run the thread through the eye of the hook, then wrap your thread around the liver working your way down and then back up towards the eye before tying it off.