FA, depends on what kind of fishin your doin'. if your landbased and need to make some strong casts than surf clams are your bait of choice b/c bellies are too soft to stay on the hook during the cast. just my opinion. according to the mack tracking in the offshore forum the mack's are 20 miles off of cape may...bluefish are a week or two behind them. im sure there are some bluefish up here now but they're lost or confused.