Up from VA for my annual surf trip with my brother. Fished Wed-Sunday at FINS, Montauk, Shinnecock and Cupsogue. Very tough conditions. Caught LOTS of short stripers 24-27". My brother managed a keeper at 29" on Saturday. Today, fished Cupsogue Beach and caught 2 shorts. 1st day we could fish poppers. Lost a very large fish on a popper when I lost my footing in the surf after it hit. Used poppers made by a local guy (Surfzone Lures). Excellent action and well made. Try them out.