early spring they bunch up in one corner waiting to make the run up. some run up the rim of the bay,others run up the channel.its hit and miss when they break for the river.on the way back out you will see the boats lined up from from like ship john down to lower bay.clam early then bunker on the way out but to each is own.
I agree, spring is definitely different that fall. Fish are not as spread out and don't hold in any area for too long. The fall spots usually produce, but don't be afraid to try new areas/structure. I personally like bunker for both seasons, and I typically do well in the upper with it, but in the lower you can double up on drum and stripers using clam. Water temps are a factor just as they are in the fall, but they rise much faster in the spring, so timing is critical. This is my take on things based on my personal experience, hope it helps.