I have to go with Stripers for my all around #1, their big, nice fight, plentiful on the south shore, and taste great. I like fishing bait the best. Hopefully next season I will experience the fight of an 80# tuna. I'm new to offshore so I havent had the privilage of reeling in a big tuna yet. I also love tossing a piece of bait under some floating debri and having a nice bull grab it. Those leaps are great!! It's also hard not to love hangin out on an 80 deg. day in July nailing fluke and throwin back a few cold ones.