His lure choices vary greatly. Small surface plugs and diving plugs from Bomber and Rapala, soft stick baits like a Slug-Go or similar-weighted RONZ in deeper water, and a red or black 20-inch A&S Worm Tube tipped with a live sea worm are among his favorites. Six-inch butterfly jigs also work well. “You have to match the hatch,” he says, which in his waters is often small sand eels. In the summer, when striped bass are eating 2-inch peanut bunker, he likes a 1-ounce Kastmaster. “Often, the really small stuff seems to be the key,” he says, “but you have to use light tackle for that.” Like Poyer, Wilson also favors subtle presentation in shallow water, and a bit more action from lures when fish are in deeper water.