A lot of my striper fishing is done using artificial lures. However, over the past few years I have enjoyed fishing for bass with chunk bait.
I've found that stripers will often show interest in chunk baits, even during the middle of a hot summer day, when nothing else is working.
However, I recently learned a valuable lesson in regards to the size of the chunks I should be fishing with.
I usually like to use fairly large chunks in hopes of enticing a big striper, but I think the mouths on the striped bass in the following video were probably too small to swallow the size of the chunk I was fishing with.
Click play below to watch how they pass the mackerel chunk around to one another, until one fish finally manages to take it down.
I filmed these fish on August 13th over a sand flat in about 8 feet of water.
The tide was nearly low, and there was a school of about 25 stripers cruising over a sandbar. I was able to keep the fish in the same general area by chumming heavy.
What did you learn from this video clip? Please LMK by commenting below!
PS-Members of My Fishing Cape Cod can learn more about this clip, and watch an additional 5 minutes of underwater footage by clicking here.