I have fished out there a few times. I can tell you now you will have a blast with artificials. I fished shads when I was out there at night. I worked the shadow line of the peir as well as various other spots. I used bombers at night your typical colors, black, wonderbread, and chicken scratch. When the blues are thick around may make sure you have some beater lures! They are everywhere out there. So many bait fishing is impossible. I have only fished it 4 times but can tell you it is like no other fishing on this planet. During the day bring your gulp and 1/2 oz jig heads! The fluke fishing out there from may through September is unreal! You get two at a time if you find the right hole to fish. The weekfishing gets hot outhere on ocasion but you have to contend with the yellow eyed monsters. The Bass fishing this time of year is awsome! Bring your snaggers with you. Throw heads! You will not be dissapointed there are some big mommas around that peir. Stay in the flats for this you will see what I am talking about. Double the casting distance for the average person from t he shore, unless the bait is out further and fish are crashing than of course go to that spot! Ejoy yourself your lucky! It is the best fishing spot NJ has to offer! I may see you out there if I link up with the guy who used to take me!