In this video I go through a detailed step by step of my live bait rig and on the water fishing of live bunker for striped bass. Live bati is a very consistent way to catch big striped bass. This video takes place on my Hobie Outback fishing kayak. Other popular live baits that can be used with this method are herring, porgies, spot, and eels.
From terminal tackle to the fishing hook up this how to should give you an idea how to successfully kayak fish for bass. I use a spinning reel and rod to snag my bait first, and then rig it on a baitcasting reel and rod. I am dropping this bunker vertically on fish marks that came up on my fish finder. I briefly let the fish run as I am fishing with a Gamakatsu Octopus hook and don't want to gut hook it. An early hook set decreases likeliness of having a fatal hook set as I encourage catch and release with these fish.
For more information on kayak fishing in NYC or guided fishing please check out :