Using the kayak for striped bass is much more common in saltwater than in freshwater. Along the east coast, the kayak is giving anglers a much better option for catching striped bass. Anglers who do not have a boat will typically fish the surf if they want to fish for striped bass. The emergence of the “fishing kayaks” gives these surf fishermen an inexpensive option to pursue some huge striped bass just off the shores. Anglers typically target striped bass with live eels, topwater lures, swimbaits, jigging spoons, soft plastics, large minnow-shaped crankbaits and needlefish lures.