Lures & Techniques for catching more

striped bass

Striped Bass can be caught on a huge variety of lures using many different techniques. From topwater plugs to Jerbaits, twitchbaits and vibes - Nomad offers some amazing new methods to catch the apex inshore predator.


Striped Bass, often referred to as 'Squid Hounds' just love to eat SQUID. The Nomad Squidtrex soft vibe lure is Perfect for all applications including casting, jigging and trolling - the hottest Striper lure on the planet is back in a big way!

  • Internal weight system for fast sinking for deeper water methods.
  • Crazy vibration wobble at medium to high speeds.
  • Incredible Squid Scented with UV & Glow Colors
  • Strong & durable - soft TPE construction.
  • Heavy duty through wire construction & heavy gauge hooks.

Seen every Technique? Think Again
Stripers on the Vibe

So you've heard of striped bass lures like jerkbaits, topwater plugs, twitchbaits and everything else, but what about Vibing for Stripers? It's incredibly effective and when used at the right time in the right location has been proven to outfish livebait. Find out more about the hottest technique going for Striped Bass.


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Why everyone uses a swimming plug for Striped Bass

The venerable swimming plug is perhaps the most iconic and most used Striped Bass Lure. They are offered by most saltwater lure companies and they all share the common characteristic of side-to-side swimming style of movement. Good swimming lures for Striper mimic many types of Striper's favorite baits like Herring, Spearing, Mackerel, Menhaden and many more of the most common baitfish in the Stripers range.

Plastic is the most prevalent material, but wood plugs are popular as well. The similarity stops with the material however. There are innumerable types and brands of swimming plugs. Sliders, Darters, Deep Divers, Needle Fish, and Swimmers to name a few. You can select a specific style to work anywhere in the water column from topwater wake baits, to slightly subsurface to mid depth to deep pulling plugs.

Some days Stripers like the lazy side-to-side glide of a Slider plug like the Nomad Madscad, but most often they key on plastic thin body lipped swimmer like Nomad's Shikari 145 and unique Maverick. Plugs like this work in the surf, in bays and rivers, and off a boat. It is the number one style of lure for Striper.

Raritan Bay Striped Bass Beatdown
Techniques for Striper

Join us as we explore the historic Raritan Bay Fishery for Striped Bass. We breakdown several different techniques and offer tips on how to target this special gamefish in this one of a kind area.

In the shadow of New York City and the Meadowlands Flats of New Jersey in a fishery jammed packed with people and boat traffic we will show you how to set yourself apart from the crowd and score Stripers consistently.

heartstopping hits!
topwater lures tips for striped bass

Every angler loves that explosive TOPWATER strike!  When Striped Bass are in the mood to blast lures on top you can experience heart-stopping strikes as these fish are known to blow big baits clear of the water.

Stripers are not shy about large, loud, popping or flopping lures.  The Nomad Chug Norris is an extremely tough popper and draws fish off the bottom like a homing beacon.  Other lures like Pencil Poppers, like Nomad Design’s Dartwing slash and glide and entice Stripers to chase down the lure and smash it. 

Never go for Striper without a topwater lure in your arsenal.

Devastatingly Effective method
Trolling Methods for Striper

Nomad Design is the undisputed champion of the Saltwater Trolling Game! And our Trolling Lures for Striped Bass are a big reason for that. Striper are very willing to eat trolled lures. In the Spring and Fall during the spawn and migration when they are staged deep or moving quickly to their summer or winter homes. Large profile lures like Nomad's famous DTX are about as close as you can get to a sure thing. Mimmicking a variety of Striped Bass' favorite foods like Herring and Mehanden they are eagerly inhaled by the biggest of the big!

Newest highly effective method!
Vibing & jigging for Striped Bass

By now you are probably starting to realize that Striped Bass eat everything. From the beach to the bays & rivers. Deep trolling offshore and exciting topwater in any and all of the above.

However there is one more tried and true method that has been around for as long as we can remember. Deep jigging for Bass when they are thin profile baits like the beloved Sand Eel or chasing small rainbait type forage are deadly on Striper and easy to deploy.

Jigs started with home tackle makers using chopped in half butter knifes and evolved into diamond jigs still used today. Many anglers have graduated to slow pitch jigs like Nomad Streaker Jig and seen success skyrocket.

And lately the new kid in town, the VERTREX VIBE has been discovered by the Striper Sharpies and has done unreal work in just under a year. The thump on the rise and the dead 'swim' on the fall elicits a savage reaction strike. Vibes were made to catch the Mighty Striped Bass!


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gorilla through wire

Unique designed through wire body system for added strength.

Autotune™ system

Patented technology at the heart of catching more fish.


An internal moving tungsten weight system that creates extra casting distance

BKK hardware

BKK hardware means confidence with every hook set.