Mike Sicilia Charter - Striped Bass and Bluefish

I had Mike Sicilia and his son James out for a Saturday morning bass charter - it was game on early.  We chased schools of bass for half the morning jigging with AVA's and Flutter-jigs, but the BKD took the keepers. As we approached the 3-mile line, we had to regrettably turn away from a nice school of bass working the surface.  It is illegal to fish for and possess Striped Bass past 3 nautical miles from shore.  So it was back to searching, jigging, and trolling for more bass.  We trolled bucktails "Montauk style" and pulled umbrella rigs but could only muster 12-18lb monster bluefish.  The father and son team ended the day with 2 nice stripers and a bunch of bluefish, only keeping a few for the table.  We "christened" another angler with James getting his first-ever Striped Bass.  Again, great job on the Father and Son team.