Best Bets

New England - Mid-May to July and September and October consistently produce the biggest fish in this area. Large attractor patterns work better the imitators on sluggish fish. Fish structure, beaches, flats - anywhere you find bait.New Jersey - October through December produce best along this area. Look for structure, especially artificial reefs and jetties. Imitator patterns produce best.North Carolina - Fish primarily from beaches in December and January, looking for bait. Imitator patterns are used most often. San Francisco - Fish available year-round due to consistent water temperature, but largest fish found October to May when water is coolest. You'll need a large fly that makes a commotion under water.