The above is a fairly common fishing scenario along the striper coast.... I'm sure most of you have fished in similar areas. This inlet is on the bay side (ie not open ocean). The obvious time to fish places like this is during an outgoing tide when the bait is being flushed out. I often fish inlets like this at night as that's usually when the bass are feeding (seems like mostly bluefish during the day). I've seen many big fish in the areas surrounding places like this but the only fish that seem to be actively feeding (at least the ones I can hear popping) are all small. Is it that the bigger less aggressive fish are hanging out of the fast water? Are they deeper? How would you fish this?