Just a quick mention. Yesterday I found the first mackerel of the year out front in deep water! I saw many schools on the surface mixed with atlantic herring. They were moving & not drawn into the chum so I had to use more of a stalk & drop method. Frankly I only got a few (20-30 ish) but turned them into a few chunk low 20" stripers back in the river!
So it begins! The fishing will get better/ faster every day!!!!