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Awesome Aerial Footage of Striped Bass Chasing Fish Snax Soft Plastic

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Yesterday I teamed up with Ian Bragdon from the Goose Hummock Shops to capture some awesome aerial footage of stripers chasing Fish Snax soft plastic baits.

This footage was filmed on Cape Cod yesterday (May 21st) at about 10:30am during the last hour or so of the incoming tide. If you love fishing for stripers, then I think you will enjoy this video! 

In general the bass were very finicky and difficult to fool. However, after we finished shooting this clip the bite did turn on for about 30 minutes, before the fish disappeared during slack tide.

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The lure you see featured in this video is called a Super Snax in the pearl/white color. I really like these soft plastic baits because they have great action and cast much better than traditional soft plastics.

I hope you enjoyed this clip and perhaps learned something new about how striped bass chase and attack soft plastic lures. As always please let me know what you think by commenting below.

And if you would like to watch more drone footage of bass chasing soft plastics, then please click here to access the full video.

Tight lines! 🎣

What do you think?

Let me know by commenting below.

  1. Great video, wondering why there weren’t more hits, were the schoolies too small?

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    1. The bite just hadn’t turned on yet. The fish were very finicky but about 20 minutes after I filmed this they turned on pretty good for the last hour of the incoming tide. Then once the tide went slack the bite turned off again and the fish disappeared.

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  2. Chasing but not hitting? It would be great to actually see fish slamming lures! I’ve seen many videos where the lures swim and look great but fish don’t hit it. Just once I’d love to see them slam a lure. 🤙🏻

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    1. Alright I”ll work on that Aaron! 👍🏻The bite turned on about 20 minutes after I filmed this, but unfortunately I was all out of drone battery at that point.

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  3. Love the drone footage coupled with some underwater action! I only hope I can get some cool footage with my new Mavic Mini this year.

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    1. I’m sure you will capture some great footage Ron! I’ll look forward to watching your videos!

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  4. Awesome video…funny because as I was watching I was thinking exactly what Dex replied. No bites doesn’t necessarily mean there are no fish in the area. Very cool watching them chase.

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    1. I’m glad you like the video Steve, and I definitely agree. Sometimes stripers are just not in the feeding mode. On another note we are going to start running group trips again very soon. Stay tuned! It’d be great to fish with you again this year.

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  5. Ryan. Enjoyed the action

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    1. Thanks for watching David! 🙌🏻

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  6. Beautiful video Ryan! How big would you say that big fish is? How far off shore were these fish? Super cool that you have the drone and are able to capture all of this! Great job! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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    1. Ian and I believe some of the big fish were probably around 36 inches. Some of the fish were less than 20ft from shore. Enjoy your weekend and say hi to Mike for me! 🎣

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  7. Great video! Awesome to see it from the arial perspective!

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    1. I’m pumped you enjoyed the video Leo! 🐟

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  8. Nice fish. Nice water.

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    1. Yes it was crystal clear. I almost jumped in for a swim.

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  9. Great video Ryan. How did you trigger a bite when they were following?

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    1. I think it’s mostly up to the fish Tom. What I mean is that about 20 minutes after we filmed this video, the bite turned on hot and heavy and we could not keep the stripers away. Then it shut right off again once the tide went slack. So yesterday it seemed the bite was triggered by the tide, and not any specific technique.

      With that said, sometimes a quick change in retrieve will trigger a bite. When bass are fussy I will often just keep mixing it up until I get a strike. Ripping a bait in at max speed will also sometimes work to get a reaction bite.

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  10. That is amazing video!!! I keep trying to see what action of the lure triggers their interest and when their interest falls off. Also fascinating to see the relationship between the bass of different sizes. Just really cool to see the big one.
    I usually think that if I am not catching it is because there are no bass in the area. Maybe not!!!

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    1. I’m pumped you like this video Dex!

      The big fish which appears at the 5:34 mark in the full video was amazing to me. I thought it was so cool how that big fish is “leading the pack” of about 50 or so micro-schoolies.

      To add to the interest, Ian hooked a micro schoolie yesterday on the fly rod, which was almost attacked by a bigger bass. Striped bass can be cannibalistic at times!

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      1. That’s very cool. One of Dennis Zambrotta’s favorite Bomber or Redfin plugs was the Baby Bass pattern. Remember that post in the forum several years ago from the member who had a monster Striped Bass rise up from the depths of the Canal to try and eat a 30″ bass that he had just brought to shore. He has caught 40 pound bass before and this fish dwarfed them by comparison! The post was titled “i couldn’t believe my eyes”.

        Once I was catching micro schoolie bass in that W place that we don’t talk about and a school of 3 foot long Bluefish moved in for a short while. One of the schoolies that I caught stopped fighting all of a sudden and when I brought it in there was a stump instead of a tail. The Bluefish had bitten it off.

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        1. Oh wow that is a cool encounter with that bluefish!

          I had a similar event occur when I was maybe 15 years old fishing from the 12 foot tin boat. It was August and we saw a swirl on the surface and decided to investigate.

          Upon closer inspection we discovered it was a schoolie and a 35+ inch bluefish just “hanging out” on the surface. I remember watching as suddenly the bluefish turned and bit the schoolie in half.

          The ocean can be a ruthless place!

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