I can honestly say fishing for bass doesn't do it for me anymore, but recently I have enjoyed fishing for whiting using poppers. I first discovered this technique earlier this year after persevering with the basics and soon got results.
This is the ideal time to hit the your local flats in search of some Whiting, not only are they spectacular fun to catch on poppers that are excellent eating. Skinny water is the best place to start and I have found on a gathering tide and the first hour or two of the receding tide are best times to target whiting.
So of you want some tips to catch some whiting check out my report from earlier this year here.