Re: Striper Talk -- Artificials?
Bucktail jigs, large ones like the smilin-Bill tied direct, no hardware junk. Direct. The large ones sink well to penetrate the water column the hook will handle a tuna. If you happen to prefer a pork-rind sweetener be conscious of occasional fold over the rind that can cushion the hook. I stopped pork-rind for that reason. You get a solid hit that holds for a few seconds than suddenly lets go, you will know there was a fold over. Fast water spots where it is tough to get deep, like the Canal or from a bridge the bucktail is often the ticket.