One odd note, I got only blues on heavy lures (shads and buck tails) and only bass on the yellow bomber. This is not in-line with conventional wisdom so if you are not getting bass off the bottom, try a swimmer.
In the world of fish the school that is bigges is in charge so there are times when the bass have the upper hand and the blues have to be on the bottom or they were just lazy that day and decided to play clean up. I've seen times when weakfish have pushed blues off the bait and they have to be on the bottom. Nature is full of suprises. Glad you see you caught the fall run....or should I say "fun".
Fly fishing the surf, adventure at your feet!