If all you wanna do is not get skunked, bring your 3wt and any small baitfish pattern. . . . . . .head for 3-5fow and you can catch all the 4-6" stripers and sandies you want. . . . . on a calm day you will see them all over the place on top.
You'll find the occasional 10" fish mixed in. . . . and if you're at the right place just before dark you might luck into a few good box fish.
20' Grey/White Falcon Striper King
20' Camo War Eagle
Anyone can catch a lot of fish when they're hungry . . . . My favorite days are the ones where the fish don't want to eat, but I make 'em do it anyway.