Ocean Striped Bass trip - Quality Bass

I had Fishhawks fishing club members (Don Whitehead and Bob Merkle of Bayville, NJ) on a 5.5hr Striped bass (ocean) charter.  We found bunker early in the trip, but unfortunately there weren't any bass/blues on them.  After an hour of pod jumping, we dropped out the trolling gear and trolled some areas that looked good.  The fishhawks duo ended up hooking two nice bass - each being around 24-26lbs on the Boga grip.  After a few more hours of trolling with only 2 knockdowns, we ended the trip drifting the backwater with live bait.  Don released a short bass (24 in) on live spot.  Great job by the pair - bringing in the wireline is definitely bit of cardio-workout.