Buddy of mine and I took a trip out to the Outer Banks Saturday to celebrate my birthday(which was actually Fridday) in hopes to catch a stray striper. Well, we didn't get any stripers, reports on the day at that point said two were hooked that morning. One was caught that was a 40" fish and the other got off in the surf. We only caught a few spiny and smooth dogs, about a 3lb black drum and a couple of clearnose rays. Had a good time non-the-less! Those dogs are fun when you're catching them on lighter gear.