"The bite is on and the bass fishing just keeps getting better and better. This looks like it's going to be a great November," opined Grumpy hisself from Grumpy's Bait & Tackle. Mobs of menhaden are moving up and down the beaches and the stripers, along with a few jumbo bluefish, are right with them. Sand eels are adding to the menu. The snag 'n drop, plastic shads, pencil poppers, darters and fresh bunker chunks are the crush in the suds, and it's a bunker spoon and Stretch Plug mug out front. Polish Al did the snag 'n drop to beach a 38-inch bass and a 16.9-pound gator blue, and it was another 38-inch bass that walloped an SP Minnow worked by Dan Knott. John Casale showed that meat matters as per his 15.95-pound striper that gulped a wad of Grumpy Bunker.