Bait Rigging - Cutting Strip Baits

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Instructor: Seth Horne

Strip baits are versatile saltwater fishing baits made from dolphin, mackerel, skipjack, tuna, or bonito. Bonito is the best choice due to its easy catch. This fishing video teaches step-by-step instructions on cutting strip baits, including tools, ingredients, and meat preparation. It covers shaved meat, shaping, and grain considerations. Strip baits are effective for dolphin, mackerel, tuna, wahoo, and billfish.

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  • Bait Type: Strip bait, a lethal saltwater fishing bait.
  • Characteristics: Simple, tough, durable, natural, organic scent and texture.
  • Suitable Fish: Dolphin, mackerel, skipjack, bonito (especially bonito).
  • Catching Bonito: Found off the edge of reefs, especially in 100-200 foot depths in south Florida.
  • Cutting Strip Baits: Learn the tools, ingredients, cutting methods, salting, and storage.
  • Rigging Strip Baits: Multiple methods available, based on target fish.
  • Resource: In The Spread fishing videos.

There may be no more lethal saltwater fishing bait than a strip bait. These fleshy strips are as simple as it gets. They are tough, durable, certainly not fancy, and natural. The scent and texture are purely organic, something predators are used to. Dolphin, mackerel, skipjack, and bonito are all great options for strip baits. Perhaps the best is bonito. There may be no more lethal saltwater fishing bait than a strip bait. These fleshy strips are as simple as it gets.

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Bruce Sullivan 04.24.2020


Seth Horne

Seth Horne is a passionate sport fisherman and media professional who has fished across the globe for over 20 years. Through his production companies, he creates fishing films and videos focused on sharing the knowledge of expert anglers worldwide. Horne launched the In The Spread (ITS) video platform to provide comprehensive fishing instruction and revolutionize how anglers improve their skills. ITS features in-depth tutorials, tips, and adventures from some of the world's best fishermen. Horne's mission is to share fishing expertise to help anglers have better experiences on the water.

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