Hi Guys. I am completely new to Striped Bass Fishing. As a young fellow many years ago I fished off piers for mackerel. We used a stick, a string and a mackerel jig. Hey it works. More recently I was introduced to fly fishing for small mouth bass which was great, but I know next to nothing about fishing with a spinning reel or for that matter fishing a tidal river. I recently moved to Shubenacadie in Nova Scotia. Bass are in the river about 200 feet from my backdoor so I thought I'd give it a go. I bought a open cast reel and ordered a rod. What next?
Thanks for any advice.