Early Nov. - Striped Bass (Ocean) - Tough fishing

I had Randy Brown, John Ferranto, Jamie Potpinka, and his son Justin Potpinka on a 5.5hr ocean striped bass charter.  We headed out early finding schools of bunker and diving gannets right away - unfortunately no bass or even bluefish were on them.  After scouting around and some trolling, we decided to head back inside to salvage the trip for bass.  Jamie Potpinka and John Ferranto hooked into short bass, while Justin finally boxed a keeper at 28inches during one of the final drifts.  The guys worked very hard, and by the other reports it was the same from Seaside to Harvey Cedars.  The moon phase and high pressure system definitely put a damper on the bass bite.