"Soak a fresh clam or bunker chunk and plug while you wait for a bite. And by all means pack along a snagging treble hook," advises Grumpy hisself at Grumpy's Bait & Tackle where bass and blues to be measured and weighed roared through the door from Thursday into Sunday afternoon. Da Grump says catching-wise it's been about a 5050 split with bait and artificials, the latter including S&S bucktails, SP Minnows, various poppers, and Tsunami shads; the former including the snag 'n drop when the bunker come close. El Torres came in Sunday with an 11.4 pound chopper that chomped a treble-stuck chopper, and he also penciled in an 8.15-pound striper. The snag 'n drop also got the drop on a 22.9-pound gorilla blue for Brandon Dilonardo. Colin and Andrew McCarthy poppered bass weighing 8.3 and 8.35 pounds respectively, with Dennis Symons plugging one measuring 29 inches and Chris Custer another 1-inch longer. Chunks of fresh Grumpy Bunker could not be resisted by a 34-inch linesider sanded by Cindy Deluca, another at 34.5 inches beached by Ken W. and still another at 36 inches for Frank Elmor.