A Hot Plug for Landing Keeper Striped Bass
I’ve never seen anyone using it in Rhode Island waters. But, my son, Ben, and I have been using it and racking up big numbers of keeper bass and big blues with it when other plugs are not producing.
With lots of mullet around, light-colored swimmers are a very good bet to be using in both the daytime and at night. The color we are using is a blue mackerel color. However, it is a very light color overall, so because of that it sort of has the looks of a mullet. You can bet it has the movement, judging by its effectiveness.
A big attribute of this plug is that it is one of the best casting swimmers I have ever used. When casting, it cuts through the wind like an arrow and will outcast any other swimmer in your bag, making it very effective where a long cast is needed (that’s why it is so popular in the Cape Cod Canal). Ben was able to cast this plug at least 10-20 yards further than I could cast a Bomber of similar size. The Salt Pro Minnow also weighs a bit more than other similar six-inch plastic swimmers, yet wiggles down only about three feet on the retrieve.