Let 'em Beby Captain Jim Barr on 04/06/12
I realize that every early spring there is this pent-up urge for saltwater anglers to get the kinks out and get a fishing fix. At the same time I also know that the season of decent sized fish runs from mid-to late April through most of November. I also don't intend on being a snob about such things, but when I see the early birds dying to be the first to "catch the worm" so to speak, spending hours on end at the corner of Second Beach and Sachuest Point catching 25-50 and more 10" bass, one after another and throwing them back in the surf with a certain disdain for their size.... I have to ask, "what's the point?" You know they are ALL going to be small fry. You know that they are ALL going to be easy to catch. Why not give it a couple of weeks and in the meantime go catch some Bluegills. As for these tiny stripers that are tomorrows great fighting fish...Why not Let 'em Be?