12 bucks a dozen is unbelievable. I'd head up rt.9 and fish the power plant runoff this early. I don't think the point will be giving up any stripers yet. At least you'll have a shot of catching something with that expensive bait up there.
Looks like my friend Harry and I will get there around 10:30 and stay til the end of the tide... I'll be wearing my Barn Hat for any stragglers.. if you are coming across the creek later than that, bring a hot cup of coffee!