So, what’s the best color for a swimbait for striper fishing? Well, here’s our no-frills, super-easy to follow, at a glance guide!
Keep ‘er simple, that’s what I say! In general, go more subtle in clear water/sunny conditions and brighten everything up on dark days or in murky water.
John S says
Swimbaits and bucktails are my go to for stripers. Great tips for swimbaits. I like to follow the same color rules with my bucktail trailers. I like to use a chartreuse or bright green Jig Strip trailer in murky water and usually a lighter color in cleaner water.
Well. I went fishing behind cal-expo and caught a 39 inch striper. And have been catching them like that for about two weeks. Looking for some exsperinced shore fishermen to fish with. 9166409624, josh. Going tomorrow night. Call me.
ME AND MY NEIGHBOR WHEN FISHING YESTERDAY AT ARDEN ON THE AMERICAN RIVER AND I CAUGHT A 25INCH STRIPED BASS AND IT WEIGHT 4LBS.FOR BAIT I USED A SPIKE MINNOW FOR BAIT AND SIZE 1 HOOK TO CATCH THE FISH IT WAS A FUN FIGHT TO CATCH THAT FISH FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.
Good job! Send us a pic for hawg of the month!
Hey JD, I found your tips regarding Shad fishing very useful. Thanks a lot! Now that the Shad bite is slowing way down, I plan to see if I can find some stripers. How do you rig and fish these swimbaits? If you did a new article about how to find and fish for stripers (especially from the bank) that would be awesome!
Okay, good idea, Jake. I’ll try to bust something out soon!