Not much activity on this board, but I figured I'd post anyway. Used to fish in Mass and RI quite a bit a few years back (Quincy, Hull, Newport, Sakonnet, Point Judith areas...), before moving to SoCal. Never heard of a "surface iron" until I moved out West. Was back in town this week, and finally got around to seeing if I could get a bass to bite a surface iron. I caught a few RI blues on surface irons in the past - but they'll eat anything. So, went down to the Fore River (NE side / King Cove area) about 1 hour before sunrise at the bottom of low tide and fished this white "OCT-10" / "Z-Bar" surface iron for the first hour of the outgoing tide. Got a few boils on it and one fish that came unbuttoned. But, one finally stuck. Small bass, but it's a start. Spit the trebble as soon it was beached, thankfully. Glad to see that a east coast bass can be caught on a west coast jig - I'll have to keep trying - looks promising. Funny that I never heard of, or fished, a surface iron while I lived in the Boston area. Wouldn't be my go-to daytime or sunny-conditions jig, but I'm trying again tomorrow in the early morning...crimping down two of the three trebbles.