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Northeast Backwater Slam – Bluefish, Stripers, Fluke & Weakfish

From New Jersey to Cape Cod, the Northeast’s prolific backwater bay systems offer myriad options to bend a rod, and there is no better time than late springtime through summer.

A Backwater Slam. It’s the ultimate goal, and it means boating an inshore grand slam of striped bass, weakfish, fluke and bluefish. This time of year, with good planning and execution, it can be achieved within a day’s fishing.

Here’s how to set up the gameplan to score the Big Four, which also provides valuable insights on each for more targeted days pursuing any one species or any combination.

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