Parachute Jigs and Umbrella Rigs are two of the most popular methods used to target striped bass off the waters of Montauk. Bluefish will often be in the catch as well and somedays they can be a nuisance because they will grab the lures before they can get down to the striped bass.
The Striped Bass is the largest member of the sea bass family. Striped Bass can live up to 40 years and can reach weights greater than 100 pounds. The Striped Bass is anadromous and may ascend streams and travel as much as 100 miles inland to spawn.
Striped Bass eat a variety of foods, including fish such as alewives, flounder, sea herring, menhaden, silver hake, smelt, sea robins, porgies, and eels. They will also feed on lobsters, crabs, soft clams, small mussels, sea worms, and squid. They have a voracious appetite and will eat almost anything that moves.
Stripers are particularly active with tidal and current flows and in the wash of breaking waves along the shore. As the surf pounds the shoreline small fish, crabs, and clams become easy prey as they are tossed about in turbulence of the breaking surf.
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