Rigging and Storing Z-Man ElaZtech Baits for Striped Bass

Z-Man's soft plastics are some of the most effective and versatile styles of lures to target the first striped bass of the season.

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Spring is here, which means it’s time to dust off the saltwater gear and get ready for the spring run of migratory striped bass. One of the most effective and versatile styles of lures to target the first striped bass of the season are soft plastics. Z-Man makes a variety of durable soft plastic offerings that are effective on not only striped bass, but bluefish, black sea bass, and fluke as well. They’re also fished with a single hook, making them gentler on small fish.

Z-Man’s proprietary ElaZtech® material is remarkably soft, pliable, and 10X Tougher than traditional soft plastics. ElaZtech® resists nicks, cuts, and tears and boasts one of the highest fish-per-bait ratings in the industry, resulting in anglers not having to waste time searching for a new bait when the fish are biting.

This unique material is also naturally buoyant and floats up off the bottom, creating a more visible, lifelike, and attractive target to gamefish. The buoyancy of ElaZtech also makes it the perfect bait for Ned Rigs, which fish very well for largemouth and smallmouth bass in cold water.

ElaZtech® contains no PVC, plastisol or phthalates, and is non-toxic.

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2 on “Rigging and Storing Z-Man ElaZtech Baits for Striped Bass

  1. Corey S

    Pretty sure putting lock tight into the water, is probably not great for the ecosystem for that body of water. If We want to continue catching fish, the industry and fishermen, really need to make some adjustments. We inevitably loose gear fishing. I think we can all do a better job so that future generations can catch and cook fish. Ass fisherman we get a bad rap already because of the trash and gear we end up leaving in the water. Let’s all try and give ourselves a better reputation. Tight Lines! Clean Water!

  2. Ted L

    You don’t need to glue the Zman plastics. They stay put just fine without glue. In fact, glue deters from the natural elasticity of the Zman and makes them wear more quickly.
    Also, you don’t push the hook all the way through the body of the bait to your pilot hole. Just push the hook through the nose of the plastic until the point comes out in the belly channel. Then push the nose tight to the lead and rotate the bait so the channel is on the bottom. Finally poke the hook up through the hole or mark you made. The shank should be exposed in the belly channel if you’ve done it right.

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