Capt. Jay from purelifecharters alerted me to the Manchester night scene on the last night of April. The fish congregate under the dock lights and are very receptive to white flies stripped erratically.
The Crane beach striper scene is very similar to the Elk river, in that fish move into the system within casting range from terra firma. Both locations are worthy of 9-10wt fly rods, chartreuse/white clousers, and 20 lb tippets.