I typically would recommend pairing a medium power rod with a 4000 or 5000 class reel filled with 30lb test braid and a 12 or 15lb test fluorocarbon leader. This is an excellent spring rod for casting small to medium sized jigs, plugs and softbaits.
Short, what pound test should I use for striped bass?
The Solution. Line matters and Captain Mike recommends sticking with 10-pound or 12-pound test. Plus, it makes catching striped bass a lot more fun.
Moreover, what is the best bait to use for striped bass? Bunker and Herring as Striped Bass Bait Most anglers will list bunker, properly called menhaden, as their top choice of live bait for catching striped bass. A close second are herring. We're lumping these fish into the same category because they're very similar and they're both very effective at enticing stripers.
Thus, what is the best line for striper fishing?
Braded lines are 3 – 4 times stronger than monofilament lines of the same diameter. They are perfect for sea and surf fishing. If you use braided line for stripers, keep in mind that these super lines have almost zero stretch; you'll need to compensate by using softer-action rods than you'd normally use with mono.
Many anglers will tell you that a 9' 9wt is the most versatile Striper setup; a 9wt is large enough for fish above 10lbs and not overkill for smaller fish. A 9wt can also throw floating lines, sinking lines, and intermediate lines well.
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Fishermen dream of big stripers smashing up the surface to eat a topwater plug, but the biggest bass do the vast majority of feeding on the bottom. There, stripers find large, slow-moving meals like lobsters, crabs, tautog, and flounder.
On many of these fisheries—especially in the South–stripers remain in the creeks throughout the winter and hold at depths of 15 to 20 feet. Catching striped bass doesn't automatically slow down when the winter hits, these suspended fish will actively eat.
The best times to catch striped bass are when tide going up and down, and just before dusk and dawn, as the sun starts to set and rise. The fall is also a good time to go fishing for striped bass, especially during peak or slack tide.
Striped Bass (includes Hybrid Striped Bass) The possession limit for striped bass/hybrid striped bass is one fish with a size limit of 28 inches to less than 38 inches total length. Anglers participating in the Striped Bass Bonus Program may possess a striped bass at 24 inches to less than 28 inches in length.
with plugs you should use a leader of at least 6 feet. 30# fluorocarbon would be ideal but mono can still catch you fish. i only suggest this length as you want as much of the stronger line on the spool when a fish is at bay.
These rods can handle all kinds of lines, wind, and flies ranging up to larger patterns like bass bugs and saltwater streamers. The amount of power in an 8 weight also means it can take on some bigger, stronger species, yet more average-sized specimens remain enjoyable because it's not too much rod.