Capt. Rich reported a great first day of the 2011 porgy/scup season. We did try a couple of drifts but found that the drift conditions to be a bit quick so dropping the hook proved to be the ticket until the seas really flattened out later in the day. Anglers did very well with the biggest kind of scup and a lot of big sea bass. Most of the scup were well over a pound with a lot of fish over 2lbs and quite a few that were pushing the three pound mark!! As for numbers just about anyone that handled a rod all day had AT LEAST 15 to 20 big scup and some anglers had their limit by the end of the day. For sea bass the catch varied from a few per anglers upwards to close to a full limit catch for a couple guys including a fair number of sea bass in the three to four pound range. Some blue fish from small cocktail size up to 15lb alligators and one handsome little cod that was quickly released to keep growing rounded out an awesome first day of porgy and sea bass fishing. No fluke were recorded today but tomorrow promises better drift conditions for a more extensive search for the toothy summer flatties. To recap tomorrow there will be a 7am full day boat fishing for fluke sea bass and scup and an 8am full day porgy boat that will likely also be catching some nice sea bass and who knows what else.