May 10 2018

New Derby Prize: Al Gag’s Whip-It-Fish


Ryan Collins

Al Gag's Lures has generously contributed several different sizes of his popular soft plastic bait, the Whip-It-Fish, as prizes for this year's My Fishing Cape Cod fishing derby.

These lures are made to work the bottom of the water column. You can fish them at the Cape Cod Canal, at inlets and out on the boat or kayak. 

Pictured below is an assortment of 4 ounce Whip-It-Fish, which is a good all-around weight for jigging the canal when the tide is moving at a decent clip.


Aside from the canal, Whip-It-Fish are also good to use for working the bottom of the water column at inlets. The smaller 1 ounce and 1.5 ounce are perfect for jigging most inlets and/or casting from the beach.

The 2 ounce Whip-It-Fish pictured below could also be fished at inlets. In addition, the 2 ounce would work well for jigging at the canal as long as the current is not moving too fast.

Last but certainly not least are the mackerel pattern Whip-It-Fish, which Al has also contributed as prizes for this year's derby. The mackerel pattern was very popular during the 2017 season at the canal.

The My Fishing Cape Cod derby begins May 1st and will run until 11:59PM on October 31st. There are several different categories and levels of prizes up for grabs.

You can learn more about the derby and how to participate by clicking here

I am PUMPED about how well things are coming together for this year's derby! Please let me know if you have any questions about the competition by leaving a comment below.

Tight lines ?

What do you think?

Let me know by commenting below.

About the author 

Ryan Collins

I'm fortunate to have grown up on the beach, and I've been fishing since kindergarten. I have great family, friends and fishing experiences to be thankful for. Just being out there is enough-catching fish is just a bonus!

  • Just fishing upper buzzard’s this morning, and the only thing we could get the schoolies to hit consistently were the smaller Al Gag’s–1/2 oz 4″ or so.

    • I can second that. I’ve always had good success with Al’s baits… especially the mackerel pattern.

      • Yes, the action in upper buzzards was very good over a wide area this morning (Monday). However, I didn’t manage any keepers. I suspect there were some among the acres and acres of schoolies, because I saw some bigger splashes and swirls, but I didn’t get anything over the low twenties. There are adult bunker aplenty in the area, but the fish seem to be on smaller bait. The al gag’s was good again, but I experimented with larger lures to see if I could draw bigger fish. Couldn’t get them to bite an SP minnow, a large hogy, an MS etc. but they liked albie snax.

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