Since the NMFisheries wont let us fish for sea bass until May 26 (my mistake on the last report), which is the Tuesday after the holiday weekend, on the Memorial weekend, (Sat and Sunday only), we will be fishing for stripers and or blues. This Saturday and Sunday will be the last trip until May 27 (the opening of sea bass season).
Instead of just Sunday we have to decided to go striper fishing on Saturday, and blackfishing on Sunday (which is the opening of the blackfish season, where you can keep 6 instead of just one). Why couldn't they open the season on Sat After Nov. 16, we will continue to sail just weekends for blackfish though Nov. and Dec. (weather permitting, of course).
There were a few sea bass around plus a few trigger fish, ask Greg Witalec of Philadelphia, PA, who won with a 3-lb trigger, and Ben Martin of Manahawkin, NJ, who also won with a 3. The sea bass season this fall would have been great, if it wasn't for the bad weather.