particular time to fish? okay, an approaching storm front from the west behind you. as long as the air pressure is already near high,, this is when fish come close to feed. it is not predicate on wind and tide and is one of the things to look for when surf fishing. normally i'd let you figure that one out for yourself but i'm figuring you work and have not the time as most of us do. as per attack? things like a darter or pencil are hard to get going in those conditions you spoke of "not entirely impossible" but a danny or a slopehead or bottle plug come to mind. there are still big bunker all over by you. fish get tight to the beach with that wind there (some would disagree with me on that one cuz they aint caught chit that way). that's cuz they chuck a plug out into timbuktu when she's in the cut right in front of them. like i said, putting time on the water and thinking like a hungry fish underwater looking for food will make you think about it out there. sounds corny but sooner or later you will SEE what a fish sees just by location and put the right presentation out there for her. i;m no brain surgeon and certainly a BS artist if i were to say i was a sharpie/proffessional. we made this site for reasons like this. to help guys navigate thier way to catch fish. most of the originals still adhere to that philosophy but quite a few have fell the way of BS artist/sharpie... this internet makes professional fishermen out of everyone in no time. my word, just read and learn all you can. post success and failure collectively and ask fella's and girls (yes, you'd be amazed at some of the women that can fish a plug) on the beach and baitshops what you wanna know/learn. no shame in not knowing... but there is in not asking... all the roads to learning begin in the dark and then come out into the light. it'a a EUREKA moment when you figure chit out. and you are gonna do this thing we do for fifty more years and i guarantee you that at that point you will remember what i said and go "god, i still have more to learn about this gig".... it's all about the fishing.... the cold/ heat/rain/snow/aches and pains/blood and insomnia all are part of the fun and the more you push yourself the more success you will have. just be safe in all you do and keep posting... i particularly liked this post.