I had regular Mark Miller of Elkton, Md, his son Adam, and nephew Andrew out an afternoon striped bass charter - we worked hard, but could only muster bluefish and sundial flounder by both trolling umbrella rigs (tubes & sandeels) and jigging, as the stripers had lock-jaw. We did have a run-off on spot off IBSP - fish didn't take the spot - most likely a short bass. I spoke to other charter captains via cell and evidently it was a very slow pick this afternoon, boats that fished early morning caught the bite.
We did see the US Coast Guard in Barnegat Light with a-lot of stripers laid on the Coast Guard dock - evidently they nailed alot of boats fishing over the 3 mile line. This carries a federal fine of $100 per fish and state fine of $250 per fish.