i have caught some pretty nice stripers from my boat in the rips but never considered fishing for them around my home port which is located in longport. i have heard of people catching them in risley channel,margate,ventor and behind ocean city. i was wondering what anybody thinks of this because i would like to stay closer to my port instead of trailering my boat to cape may.when fishing for them in the back what would be a good bait to try while being anchored/drifting. i normally use eels or clams while in the rips but never considered any top water plugs. would it be better to fish the sod or anchor near the longport bridge?