Originally Posted by gymboexp
what should i use for bait for stripers? i have used eels cut bait and clams before but not sure what the fish are favoring this time of year. I will be around sailsibury beach/ plum island. Are the bass in close this time of year?
Any and all the aforementioned baits will def. get ya into fish if they're around. Cut, fresh mackerel (leave that frozen s**t for the tourists), clams and sand/blood worms will all catch ya fish. If fishing at night, which IMO gives ya a much better shot, don't feel like you have to get way out and throw your bait into federal waters. Bass, and yes even very large bass, will come a lot closer to shore at night to pick up an easy meal. If you're chucking eels, throw them out with enough weight to get them to bottom (this will depend on the area/type of water you're fishing) and retrieve them low and slow.