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While surfcasting for stripers, a teaser rig was very effective. I haven't really seen any mention of these rigs when seeking LM bass. I'm seriously going to give this a whirl this upcoming season. Has anyone used this technique? It does have some drawbacks but when casting distance isn't required I've had pretty good luck with them. Oddly, most stripers I landed went for the teaser and not the larger trailing lure....

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Not sure exactly but I have seen a popR with the back hook taken off and small hair flies tied on two separate lines trailing off the back. That’s a trick everybody’s grandpa used around here on schooling fish. They claimed it’s hook up ratio was far superior to when the bass would just knock a spook up into the air over and over. It’s a little too tangly gangly for me but I bet it would work very well. I don’t like fishing Alabama rig, donkey rig, or even a tandem fly rig for trout. Heck I don’t even like trolling two poles for crappie, but that’s just me. I always turn it into tumbleweed 

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43 minutes ago, Crow Horse said:

I've had pretty good luck with them. Oddly, most stripers I landed went for the teaser and not the larger trailing lure...

Yes. A drop shot is nothing more than a dropper or 3 way rig with the weighted lure replaced by a sinker. I use a teaser (plastic or feather) with a spoon or topwater sometimes. Striped bass are the dumbest thing that swims, but they do at times keenly key on tide (current) and bait size to the exclusion of other things though. 

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5 minutes ago, Crow Horse said:

Basically like this.....or a variant....

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There is a website dedicated to striped bass fishing?!... I knew my advanced Tic Tac Toe strategies podcast was a good idea... :) 

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1 hour ago, Crow Horse said:

Basically like this.....or a variant....

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I've got a buddy that fishes a popping cork, which is kind of the same, kind of the opposite. Sometimes they hit the cork. You can use flies, flukes, whatever. He occasionally catches some.

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This comes up frequently.  I'm sure it works, but I've never thought I needed to complicate rigging to catch a bass.  I guess I struggle with the idea of trying to get a fish to bite a bait that has no hooks in order to get them to bite the bait that has hooks.

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Tacticalbassin did video and article about what they call Front Runner, but I don't see any for sale anywhere.   As @TnRiver46described, a small popper ahead of larger topwater would be similar.   Never seen anyone use one except in vids

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2 hours ago, J Francho said:

This comes up frequently.  I'm sure it works, but I've never thought I needed to complicate rigging to catch a bass.  I guess I struggle with the idea of trying to get a fish to bite a bait that has no hooks in order to get them to bite the bait that has hooks.

The way I intend to use it, the teaser will have a hook. Haven't decided on a streamer type or use a small plastic...

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I believe Norman sold thier Front Runner lure to War Eagle, it's still available.

A true teaser doesn't have a hook, we used teasers off shore trolling as a standard set up for Marlin fishing.

Tom

 

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I use a feather with a hook in front of a fluke for weakfish in the bay. I have thought of trying this for bass but have not as of yet. I think it would work well. I use the donkey rig sometimes.

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I'm pretty hopeful about using the teaser rig. My plan now is to fish one rod as I usually do and when I move to another location, have one rod setup with the teaser rig and troll to another location. I normally do this without the teaser and I've had pretty good luck although I do drop fish. When that happens I stop and fan cast. More often than not I'm able to trigger another strike. That's the game plan right now....

 

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