Hotspots For big stripers, Capt. Joe Fitzback of Top Rod Fly & Surf Shop (508-945-2256; www.capefishingcharter.com) recommends Head of the Meadow Beach, Chatham Inlet, and Balston Beach. Guide Tip "If you're surf-fishing for stripers, spend part of the day scouting structure," Fitzback says. "Look for waves breaking over sandbars and for the darker water of deep holes. Mark these spots on a map or GPS, then come back at night for the best fishing."