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How To Fish A Live Eel From Shore | Click Here To View

how to fish a live eel from shore

This past weekend felt like summer, which for me means it is time to start thinking about fishing live eels from shore.  This morning I decided to sling a few live eels for the first time this year. In this MFCC members’ video I will share with you:

  • An overview of how to fish a live eel from shore
  • How to avoid and prevent the dreaded “eel ball”
  • How to “lob cast” an eel
  • How to tell if your eel bumped bottom, or was bit by a lethargic striper
  • A simple method for hooking a live eel to diminish the amount of eels you’ll lose midcast
  • And more!

If you have never fished a live eel from shore before, then I feel this video will be extremely valuable to you.

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Late Summer Live Eel Fishing for Cape Cod Stripers

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There was a “nip” in the air the other morning when I woke up, which to me is a clue that summer is waning. I love late summer on Cape Cod, more so than any other time of the year. The hot and muggy air is dissipating, and the bass bite on truly large stripers is improving.

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Top 10 Live Eel Tips


A lot goes into catching big striped bass with live eels.  From handling eels to setting the hook, there is plenty of opportunity for things to go wrong.  Check out this list for helpful live eel fishing tips that may help you put more big bass in the boat or onto the sand during 2012.

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Trolling Eels

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One topic which I have received a fair amount of questions and interest on is trolling eels for striped bass. “How to troll live eels” has also been trending a bit in Google searches-which indicates that a reasonable amount of folks (maybe yourself included) have been researching this technique. So despite the arrival of the first stripers of 2012 still a long ways away, I figured now is as good of a time as any to talk about trolling these slimy snakes.

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Live Eel Fishing 101


“Oh boy,” I said as she stepped into my car.  “Don’t look down at your feet.”

A shriveled, decaying eel was lying on the floorboard of my Ford Focus.  I had been on the water for the past few days and didn’t notice that I had accidentally left an eel to bake in my car.

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July is Time for the Snakes


So far live bait fishing for me this season has been all live mackerel.  However with the summer heat now settling in, I’m planning on purchasing dozens of pounds of live eels to cover me for the next few weeks.

In my experience, live eels begin to produce well off Cape Cod beginning in July.  This works out well with the departure of most of the mackerel from our area.

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