My 15 year old niece wanted to get out with us and try for a striper. I told her it was going to be cold, but she did not seem to care. We fished with clams for the last 2 hours of the outgoing, but the amount of salad in the water made it difficult to do anything. Just before dead low she says, "I think I just had a nibble". I turned to look at her rod tip and a second later the rod doubled over. She played the fish like a pro (with a little coaching) and few minutes later had a fat 33" bass in the boat. Her smile said it all, even as we watched the bass swim away.