What are your ideas Lee? BIG bass from the beach are getting more and more difficult as some of the best historical areas have changed and not for the better. The Outer Cape used to have HUGE fish right on the beach at night. This is the area I used to fly fish a lot at. Now between the seals and Great Whites, your odds are not good. Same issue happening at Block Island and Montauk is a shell of it's former greatness. From a boat your odds are better, especially when the bass are on BIG baits. Using the bait and switch technique is your best bet..