What an epic bass bite early!! I had a charter with a telecommunications group on a 5hr Striped Bass trip, we only needed about an hour and a half. We had our 4 man limit by 9am, and released another 14 fish with our 2 biggest at 37 inches. We went solely to artificials and still had some fish on the jig and slow retrieve. The S&S rock hopper bucktail tipped with Uncle Josh, Hogy Soft plastic sand eels, and Bass Kandy Delights were the baits of choice. Nice job by the crew, and way to fight those rough ocean conditions. The bite today was EPIC!!