The bluefish are the absolute surge of the ocean right now. And getting anything other than them biting off your hooks while float-rig fishing is a complete miracle!
But miracles obviously do happen and we had a decent box of fish...But if the Blues weren't there "OH WHAT WE COULD HAVE HAD!!!!"
My crew caught a 5 pound Yellowmouth Trout. Serious monster Yeller! A Speck that was a 19-20 incher, and several other Specks. And the rest of the day we fought the Bluefish. They are like eating machines, and locust all wrapped up in one 6-12" demon.
Right when all is good and we're having a ball catching good trout, here they come. Which forces me to trout fish up in the river and I'd rather NOT do that because I like fishing the Jetties.
We set out a dead man rod with a dead shrimp on it also at one point and had 3 stingrays and a Bonnethead shark. So....the stingrays are back too. Which means, no bother bottom fishing!