Guide To The Best Fishing Lures & Bait For Striped Bass and Hybrid Stripers
Top producing fishing lures for striped bass and hybrid stripers.
Adult stripers grow to giant sizes by eating lots of fish. The bigger they get, the larger the prey they can devour. Big baits for big fish is the appropriate approach when chasing stripers and wipers, especially if you want to catch a trophy.
Fishing for stripers on medium to heavy rods, large capacity reels, stout line and big lures is the most popular approach. Choose a state to find local waters, tips, techniques and more.
Use when stripers are shallow or chasing schools of baitfish. (Cotton Cordell Original Pencil Popper - Discount Tackle).
DEEP DIVER JERKBAITS
Use when stripers are in 6' to 12'. (Strike King KVD Deep Jerkbait - Cabela's).
DEEP DIVER CRANKBAITS
Use when stripers are in 6' to 20'. (Yo-Zuri Crystal 3D Minnow Deep Diver - Amazon).
Use when stripers are in 4' to 12'. (Spro BBZ 1 Hard Swimbait - Sportsman's Warehouse).
Use when stripers are in 4' to 20'. (Megabass Magsowl Swimbait - Bass Pro Shops).
Use when stripers are in 4' to 60'. (Nichols Lures Magnum Flutter Spoon - Tackle Warehouse).
Use prepared baits at any depth. (Berkley Gulp Alive Minnow - Cabela's).
Live minnows, baitfish and small sunfish (where allowed by law) are also popular and effective. Cut bait (fish) can also work well, especially deep).
States with fresh-water striper fishing.