Saturday the wind was HOWLING and the bay was far from calm. We got to the Somers Point ramp just before the afternoon high tide. I had second thoughts about heading out in the tiny 16.5 Wellcraft , but some nice guy at the ramp handed me a bucket of live green crabs, so I decided to set sail and fish under a bridge to hide from the wind for a while. We got quite a few small bites on the green crabs but only managed 1 oyster toad. I debated combating the wind again to go search for marks on the fish finder. After running and searching around, finally found a few fish, dropped some live eels and used the trolling motor to combat the strong north wind and control the drift speed. My girlfriend and I had 3 - 4 heavy run offs from big fish, BUT only managed to get one bass in the boat. It was a beautiful keeper striper and my girlfriend's personal best. These fish were very aggressive, just very hard to present baits to with the wind. The black sea bass bait was red hot last week at the reefs, so it's going to be a difficult decision which fish to target. It seems everything is on the feed with the slow drop in temperatures.