For Stripers go in the morning or at dusk and go where there are strong currents.
Most of the time the local bait shops will give you good advice on what is working if you ask them.
Polaroid sunglasses reduce surface glare on the water and are your window into the fish's world.
If you're ocean fishing, look for groups of birds over the water as they may be diving for small fish being driven up to the surface by bigger fish.
When surf-fishing, bring a filet knife and clean your fish on the beach.
Noise travels five times further in water than it does in air, so remember to keep your movements to a minimum.
Always wet your hands before touching a fish.
Show patience and self control. Don't keep changing locations - too much movement reduces your chance of success.
Tidy up meticulously when your session is over. Don't leave a scrap of trash behind.
When fishing for catfish the best time is directly before a storm. The barometric pressure drops, fish feel that. They begin feeding more.