Left key port a 7 am with david blank and steve rizza both NFA members for a day of tagging striped bass. Two bushels of clams and we headed out to the area just south of can 27 amongst the working clam boats. Wind was against the tide and boat swung quite a bit, we managed to release about 8 bass and a bunch of blue fish the largest was 32 inches and 12 pounds whic we kept. A lot of boats came around us so I left to find a area without so much compition; We looked for some bunker and went over to great kills but didn't find any bunker. Went back to can 27 area but away from the boats and with the wind and tide to gether we released 12 more bass to 35 inches and 16 pounds. We kept 2 of the 12 and tagged 3 fish. Missed many fish due to much clam on the hook. Plus a ton of blue fisn. Wind was out of the ene and the there wasn't any sea to speak of we were in 17 ft of water. Chummed hard and had the bass right behind the boat. We did have a school of bunker come by and we snagged two fish before the moved on. Water temp was in the mid fifties. Be on the water again tomorrow.