Swimbaits definitely work well for stripers – whether it’s fresh water or salt water – stripers love to eat swimbaits. Some of the swimbaits that seem to produce better for stripers are the soft plastic baits in the 4 to 6 inch range rigged on a jighead. These are the baits that resemble a bait fish that they would actually eat. The real, big, bulky swimbaits that are made for catching big largemouth bass are not the swimbaits that you want to use to target stripers.
Many anglers prefer casting for stripers, but there are plenty of fishermen that troll swimbaits. Whatever your preference, get some of these baits in front of a striper and hold on!