Evelyn and I hosted my old friend Sal and the crew from the Bronx. We tried to catch striped bass with live eels and fresh bunkers ( caught that morning by Capt. Vinnie of Katfish Charters) and did not have a bite all day. That being said, we will try for ocean bottom fish until the blackfish season opens in the bay on October 5. It was good to see the guys (they have been fishing with me for over ten years) and we had fun despite the fact the storm put the bass off the bite.