I had Tom Duralek out on a late, midweek trip to scout for striped bass and try out a new trolling technique. The bass were either finicky or just couldn't compete with the ravaging bluefish. We ended up landing too many blues to count - jigging, trolling, bucktailing - you name - they ate it. We had one decent runoff on live-spot that was probably a bass - all of the scales were stripped from the spot - otherwise it was bluefish, bluefish, bluefish. Sizes ranged from 12lb to 20lb, with the biggest close to 38".