Went out of Cape May around 7:45 and headed for the Bay. Wind was light and out of the North. Water temperature ranged between 44 and 46. A little on the cold side but still within striper comfort range. Four of us were aboard and it was close to 9:00 AM when we got our lines in the water. The bait was surf clam and we targeted the lower bay. There were some rumors of stripers being caught but the catch was, so far very light. At the first stop, we saw three other boats in close. We stayed there until high tide, about noon. Nada! Made four or five more moves. More of the same. Finally, around 3:30 PM, we pulled anchor for the last time and headed for the slip. No hits, no runs, no errors and no fish in the cooler. A little early? If and when they will arrive, in earnest, is the question.