9' to 10' medium power rod, reel in the 704 class, 20# to 30# braid, pretied 4' 30# flouro leader 50# black snap at one end and a 50# to 80# Spro black barrel swivel at the other, too big or shiny of a swivel could get you bit off by bluefish (Palomar knots are best)
A few teaser rigs with assorted teasers is usually a good idea.
Bombers/Megabaits - Black, chickenscratch, schoolbus, pearl
Darters - black, yellow
Jigs - white smiling bills 1/2oz, 1oz and 1 1/2 oz with trailer - same in black
Mag darters - the large bunker pattern has always been good to me, otherwise same as Bomber patterns
Metal lipped swimmers - small medium and large in yellow, dark and white patterns
Bottle plugs - in case the wind gets going - dark patterns and white
Needles - slow and fast sinking, black and olive over cream or yellow. (some sand eels have been around)
All of the above but lose the dark colors, switch to day colors and be sure to add add a chartreuse Bomber.
Pencil poppers - white's been good
Poppers - same
Metal lip - small peanut imitations should be hot, white with a touch of pink if possible.
Metal - Kastmasters, Crocodiles, Hopkins (think peanuts)
Be sure to pack a few snatch n drop rigs, 3/0 and 4/0 hooks 1 and 2 oz eggs.
Don't forget, you need a night pass to be out there after dark. $50 for the year (Jan 1 to Dec 31) at the ranger station, check or money order only - they won't accept cash. You should doublecheck but I believe the Gateway pass issued in NY is also good at the Hook.
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