There are a lot of smaller striped bass all around the Vineyard. Light tackle action and fly fishing has never been better. Fishing at sunrise and sunset will produce better success. Topwater lures like the Jumpin Minnow and Tackle Angler Crossover have been very successful and produce great strikes on the surface. Softbaits like Hogy Protails and Originals are also excellent choices. Make sure you use light leader material, 12 to 15 pound flurocarbon and tying direct to the lure or bait will yield more strikes. The water is super clear and these fish have great eyesight.
Bass at sunrise
- Written by Matt Malowski