Rowney also uses soft-plastics, such as shad bodies, Storm Wildeyes and Fin-S-Fish rigged on 1/4- to 1/2-ounce jigheads. Other time he'll cast 1/2 - to one-ounce metal lures such as Kastmasters, Crippled Herrings and Hopkins. "If you're not hooking up," he says, "try slowing your retrieve. A lonely, injured baitfish limping back to the school represents an easy meal to any hungry predator. When the fish have passed, resist the urge to fire up the motor and give chase. There is a good chance a lazy striper, weakfish or big fluke is picking up scraps near the bottom, so fish deeper and slower. If you get nothing, crank her up and move back to the surface action."