I often hear rumblings about west coast stripers and there is no doubt of there existence (similar to Sasquatch, aliens, and unicorns). The simple fact is if you want numbers of stripers the east coast is the way to go! The best spot for the spring bite in my opinion is Jamaica Bay Queens, NY. If you have ever flown into NYC to JFK airport you have already been there. It sounds insane, but the nearly 10,000 acres of salt marsh bring in the big cows, bluefish, and monster weakfish to this ultra urban fishery (also great birding). If you don’t mind a little jet fuel with your multiple hook ups now is the time to be there. Look up my good friend Capt. Ken Jones if you want to book a trip because flat out the guy will help you catch fish and is one of the nicest guides out there.