Really....It's bad folks!
"If you fished offshore from North Carolina to the Florida Keys this past week and caught any black sea bass, you were fortunate. But don't plan on doing it again. The South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (SAFMC) has done it again - this time closing, effective February 12, the black sea bass season until June 1 of this year. This applies to Federal waters from 3 to 200 miles offshore."
Read the rest here: http://saltfishing.about.com/b/2011/02/14/black-sea-bass-season-closes-in-the-south-atlantic.htm
I only wish we caught them this size. So maybe with all this "management" we'll catch them this size.
(this guys hawkin his lures, of course. But if you want Seabass this size.....GO NORTH!