I took my son and Dad out this morning for quick trip. We weren't sure if we wanted to hit the bay or bottom fish out by Whistler's, but when we got to the ramp, we found out that there was a bay bass tourney just getting started at 6:00am. With about 25-30 extra boats fishing the bay, it made for an easy call to head out for some rockfish. Good thing we did. We only fished until 11:00am and almost caught our limits of mostly smaller cod with a couple nice ones mixed in despite the large sardines EB was selling and the strong current which made keeping contact with the bottom tough. In fact, we caught almost all of our fish in a 2 hour window between 8:30 and 10:30 after the current had slowed but before the wind had picked up. The hot baits today were the sardine and mackerel strips. I did fish a live mac for a little but only had one agressive brown rockfish to show for it. There was a lot of bait, birds and porpoise off the Point and 58-60 degree water. The bay was a little colder at 55-57 degrees. Interestingly, on our way out, we saw two large clusters of boats fishing in the tourney-one group was fishing the channel edge in front of the Shelter Island Pier and the other was at the cable crossing off Ballast Point.