For Philly anglers, the only thing better than watching Villanova win the NCAA Championship would be hooking into a monster striper on the Susquehanna Flats. Herb Benjamin at Herb's Bait and Tackle http://home.comcast.net/~HerbsTackleShop/index.htm in North East, Maryland reported that anglers are catching big rockfish on the flats with both live bait and lures. While striper season won't open until May 16, anglers can still catch and release big striper on the flats. Herb recommends launching a boat at Anchor Marina and fish the drift the flats while casting Bass Assassins, Tony Acetta spoons, or RattLtraps. The striper will also hit bloodworms on a top bottom rig or a strip of herring on a Carolina rig. "You have to use a non-offset circle hook," Herb reminds anglers. He added that largemouth bass fishing has also been awesome. "This area is the third best bass fishing destination on the East Coast," Herb bragged. He said that anglers are fishing the flats on the North East, Sassafras, and Susquehanna Rivers with a variety of jigs, plugs, and soft plastics. Guys looking to celebrate the big game with a fish fry should head to Turkey Point and load up on big white perch. No matter how the game turns out, the food will definitely be good.