This AM I drove down from VA in my 4x4,extended cab,8' bed Ford. I parked in the lot on the south side of the Bonner bridge and pulled on my Hodgman breathable waders. Stuffed my new Penn tackle bag with an assortment of goodies including my Magellan Meridian color GPS, Nikon Binoculars, digital camera and of course, tackle. Carried my two nicest surf combos spikes, and half a dozen eels. I had my nice Cabelas pants on under the waders that zip out to make shorts in case it got warm. Hiked to the water just south of the jettie there and set up ready to catch big stripers (after all I tied up a lot of money on this crap and deserve to catch them). I patiently waited and watched as the boats worked the cleaner looking water well out of casting range. Looking at them through my nice compact field glasses that I got so I could carry them easily in my Penn tackle bag (it's nice, padded strap and all), I realized that none of them were looking to see if we were catching them from the beach. Also saw a group of birds working about a mile south of my position(marked on my $500.00 GPS in case it turned out to be a honey hole) and contemplated moving there. As I contemplated I observed the small fleet of boats moving in the direction of the birds. I took notice of how effortlessly the boats moved in that direction. I continued to wait and played with my toys there until my window of opportunity for fishing slowly close and it was time to pack all of this junk back the 20 minutes to the truck and drive the hour and a half back to VA. Now I know this is a "pier and surf " page but I'm thinking that that boating thing looks better! And what I really learned is that the wind, tide, and fish decide when you are going to catch fish when you are a pier and surf guy not how much you spent on your waders ($159.95). I guess I really knew that but maybe I needed to be brought down a notch. You should have seen me though, I looked good!