Ok, I'll start...
Grew up bait and lure fishing (was "fill-in" first mate on family's charter boat out of Jones Inlet, Long Island) for mako, tuna, bonito, mahi-mahi, blues and of course, stripers.
Back then (does that make me sound like an old timer or what)bunker were foot long and the bass were monsters. Hope those times are coming back. Lived through the days of "poisoned Stripers" (PCB contamination in the Hudson) and then declining stock.