Bass > Blues > Fluke!! The cry coming from the beaches out front and the back bay areas from the RT. 37 bridge to the Barnegat Inlet. Natural cut baits along with a verity of artificial lures are all scoring on these spring run fish. Top bait choices for the new anglers in the salt are as follows. Clams both fresh and salted for the bass, cut bunker, cut mackerel and mullet fished whole or cut for the blues with stripped squid strips and spearing combos for the fluke.