Yes, I like smaller eels, evidently they give off more scent. I had 3 bass on one eel today but by the 3 fish it was shell shocked lol. I actually tossed overboard today, 2 snake size eels. Don’t like the big ones. Medium is max I will go. Today I picked my own eels out at Tight Lines. Made sure they were Goldilocks eels-just right😀Retainer, do you have a size preference when it comes to eels. I usually fish spot but they are pretty sparse this year. Never caught a striper on an eel.
Lost my last Bucktail to a bad knot(Me) so I switched up to a Sanhu Diamond Jig tipped with chartreuse. Boat one before I had to leave for the day.I have had excellent luck fishing white bucktails 1/2 oz or 3/4 with a white culprits or other small plastic once the water starts getting cold in the back. Some times does better than eel. Bigger fish on the eel though no doubt.