Decided to jump on the Gambler out of Point Pleasant yesterday for some "local" cod. With a stiff breeze and a little bit of slop (lots of sheep in the pasture,as one of my buddies likes to say), we made our way for a couple of hours to stop number one. There is nothing cooler than seeing almost an entire boat hook up simultaneously. Bite remained hot for most of the first hour, then died out to a slow pick for the next hour or so. The fish caught ranged from about 6 to 12 pounds, with a few pushing 20 and a nice 35 pounder caught by the guy next to me (figures ). A big move to stop number two resulted in a decent pick of smaller cod until the spiny dogs found us. Next couple of moves resulted in similar; a few cod, a few ling, and dogs. By the end of the day, the seas went completely flat, making for a beautiful trip in. Catches ranged from 1-6 fish. Not the Block Island numbers I've been hearing about, but maybe a little better quality and a great trip by Jersey standards.