|This was one of three fish landed last evening from the surf.|
There's a lot of bait around that is attracting stripers and bluefish.
I got out last evening/night. I fished a spot where I could see birds constantly working way out and occasional fish jumping. I fished both a needlefish and a Kastmaster XL for about an hour before dark and came away with two schoolies and a bluefish as well as a couple of more hits. So, there are fish around even though nothing might be showing. As dark approached and the wind calmed down I saw a massive school of bait on the surface about a quarter of a mile off the shore. It was about the size of a football field.
I continued to fish after dark in two other locations, but I didn't get a hit in the dark. I did see bait though in the spots I fished.
So, the fishing is definitely moving is a good direction. The bait is in place and I'm guessing the fishing will continue to improve as we move into September.