If a warming trend occurs, look for fish around rocky points bordering rivers and creeks, especially in the western part of Long Island Sound. Slow retrieves work best because the stripers will still be lethargic in the cool water. To avoid lure loss in snaggy areas, some people fish their jigs under a float, which allows them to be worked close to the bottom, where many of the bass will be holding. Keep in mind that the shallows heat up in the afternoon sun, prodding fish there to feed just before sunset. A similar situation occurs around mid-May along the bridges where rivers feed into Fishers Island Sound. Here, a warm, sunny day with the dropping tide occurring at dusk might produce the first action of the year. Fish downcurrent of the bridges, where bass wait to ambush prey. - to 1/2 -ounce, white bucktail jig works well, but others favor soft-plastic baits threaded on plain or painted jigheads in the same weight range. Lures such as the two- to four-inch Fin-S-Fish, Slug-Go, Sassy Shad or curl-tailed worms all fool fish when cast on eight- to 12-pound spinning gear and worked with a slow retrieve. A short section of 15- to 20-pound leader is optional.