What to Bring
Bring conventional tackle, spinning equipment, fly-fishing gear, or all three. There are opportunities to use each method. You can troll jigs or deep-diving plugs, fish with chunk or live bait, or cast surface plugs or streamers. My favorite method in the fall is tossing a pencil popper with a spinning rod on 25-pound-test line or casting 3/0 streamers with an 8- or 9-weight fly rod to surface-feeding stripers and bluefish. Some of the more popular lures are Hogy swimbaits, NO2 Pencil Lures, Bunka Boy plugs, and various large, deep-diving plugs. Fly fisherman opt for Albie Poppers, Chernobyl Shrimp, and various deceivers.