SWS Tackle Box:

Mon­tauk fluke, sea bass, and stripers

Saltwater Sportsman - - Top Shot -


Con­ven­tional with fast tips and plenty of back­bone for heavy sinkers and jigs


Con­ven­tional 20/30 se­ries for fluke and black sea bass, 30/40 se­ries for stripers


20- to 30-pound braid for fluke, 50- to 60-pound braid for stripers


Buck­tails, 2- to 3-ounce tipped with 6-inch Berkley Gulp! grubs in Nu­clear Chicken for fluke, or sim­i­lar buck­tails tipped with Fat Cow Trail­ers for stripers, and di­a­mond jigs for black sea bass.


Strips of squid, sea robin or blue­fish belly for fluke; squid or clams for black sea bass; stripers pre­fer eels, the larger, the bet­ter.


2- to 6-ounce buck­tail with a teaser 12 to 20 inches above for fluke; 5 feet of 50-pound mono leader with a 6/0 straight-shank hook 12 inches above a 6- to 12-ounce sinker for stripers; 2- to 4-ounce di­a­mond jig with a sin­gle 6/0 hook tipped with clam for black sea bass.

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