Fished from 8:30-10:45 using bucktails, windcheaters, rattle traps, wild eye shad and metal. Bluefish were around and destroyed the we shad just below the hook. Tried everything else with no luck until I finally caught a short striper on a 1/2 oz blue sparkle backed rattle trap. Continued with the trap and caught 2 keepers, 18" and 20", on a verrry slooooow, pausing retrieve. There were high swells coming in and I took on water a couple of times prior to catching, so once I got my meat I bailed.