We left the striped bass alone for a couple of days and headed out into the ocean. It is the middle of January and it is time for big sea bass to be on the offshore wrecks off of Virginia. They are there. We caught our 125 fish limit of fish 3 pounds or better. We stopped weighing fish when we had 10 over the 5 pound minimum for a citation. Everyone onboard registered at least one. Bob "Sponge Bob" Manus registered 5. He was using his little, yellow sponge cubes dipped in menhaden oil again. We hopped around, fishing 4 different spots and found big fish on each. We did do some dropping for tilefish and caught some but not a lot and none large. No grouper this weekend. We did catch some bluefish. Middle of January and we caught some triggerfish and a little amberjack. When we were done bottom fishing, we moved out a bit deeper and just stayed. We put out the swordfish stuff but did not have any luck with that. In the morning, we talked about trying for some striped bass but we did not have anywhere to put anymore fish. At least, that was the excuse we used. We were whooped. The crew was Rick Burnley, Jorj Head, Matt Rinck, Bob Manus, and myself.