Had to cancel a charter with some guys Fri. Just didn't make sense to drive them 2hrs. for the conditions we were supposed to have! This weather we been having makes it a hard call sometimes, but i'd rather not do a trip then beat them up. So anyway, I ran out with a friend on his boat to chase some birds out front. Lately, we have seen birds working the beach but not in good numbers. These birds mostly are hitting small bait with only a few fish under them or blues only. I see alot of boats chasing them for nothing. You need a lot of birds in a large area to find what your after, then your on the meat! Thats what we finally found after a lot of searching, and started to put fish in the boat right away. Stripers and big blues mixed in . Had to get the bait down quick to not have the blues jump on. Caught them on clam and metal. Birds didn't stay made up for long, so off we went looking for marks, found some good ones and again put some more blues and stripers in the boat. Don't waste your time chasing a few birds, you need to find either good marks, or a lot of birds working a good size area for any success. After picking up some horn dogs we called it day! Good Fishing!