Was down two weeks ago. Drifted the bay from BH down towards the inlet around dusk. Was hitting alot of small blues in the 10 to 15 inch range on a small white bucktail deciever. (I've been tying new ones all last week ).
If it was me I would have a supply of decievers both Lefty's and bucktail various colors, A bunch of surf candies again various colors,some clousers and jiggies, a couple of bangers, a crab fly or two and a few bunker patterns of various sizes and colors.
....Poppers at dawn and dusk are still producing for me. Especially is there is high moving water. 8wts and floating lines work well here. Find and island that has deep water on a few sides and be sure to hit the points as well as the deep bank. If nobody is home, it's off to the next bank. Scout in the daytime at low tide.
Lots of bunker off the beaches. Snag one and let it live line with the school on spinning gear,,,,and hold on!
A chunk on the bottom in the rod holder will surely get some play as well.
Big deceivers on sinking lines on a 10wt will get under the school and hopefully get you a shot at a big'un.
Good luck and have fun!
Got some really good reports of small weakfish throughout Barnegat and Little Egg. Good grass shrimping opportunties. If your friend likes conventional, try chumming with live shrimp, and you throw a shrimp pattern.
I know, I know, it might be cheatin' - it might - but the action's been pretty hot the last handful of days!
Thanks for the warm welcome and sharing of information!
I have not really hit the water this year due to a very busy work schedule and a busted vehicle! The car will be ready tomorrow and I've got a few extended weekends coming up. I cannot WAIT to get out there and give myself a sore shoulder!