Ideal water and weather condition for Plugging

Hookup 4 and landed 2 this morning. fish the incoming tide, the surf was just perfect for plugging. hookup with the first cast, it was a short-released and kept moving down on the beach and hookup 2 more(bigger one) but came off :(( slowly walking back to the first spot where i hookup and there i ended with the last fish of the day. 21.JPG
Nothing like plugging for stripers. I rarely use bait for them. I smiled at your fish picture. Recently I took one home without bleeding it. Just stuffed it in the TraderJoe's bag and it wound up L- shaped. Almost needed a router to fillet it.