For the past week and a half I have been fishing for spot off the end of our dock. Pretty decent action but it's not nonstop by any means. So far we have put up over 250 in our live tanks for striper season.
We are using either one or two hook rigs. Sabiki were more of a problem with tangles plus baby bluefish were always wacking the top hooks. I picked up a pack of size 10 long shank hooks and they seem to work best. We have been using Fishbites and clam for bait and the clam is kicking the Fishbites arse. About three to one on the spots. I take the tongue and abductor meat and chop it up. When I finish fishing I toss it in the water to seed the area. Using the mushy part for bait and the spot love it. Little more work than the Fishbites but at the dock it seems to pay off.
Only real drawback to the clam is it has caught some of the largest nastiest eels we have seen here. Still a ton of fun on light tackle. Eels are the only fish that can swim as fast backwards as they can foreward. They just reverse their S move and it's off to the races.
Spot are spotty back here. We hit five or six real quick then have to wait for a half hour or so for more to move in. Once in a while larger numbers arrive but mostly it's groups of six. Figure this will keep up until the first real chilly night. The spots will still be here but just not in the shallows around the dock.