Captain Sheriff and his 2 mates went out Saturday on a Block Island reconnaissance mission to determine if those waters were ready for productive bass fishing charters. We picked up a couple bass on the North rip although the tide and wind conditions were not favorable. Since we were not impressed by the activity, I fired up the big outboards and headed to the southwest side of Block Island to investigate what was happening in that area. As evening approached, I was catching keeper bass to 36 inches approximately every 5 minutes until I could no longer take it since they were coming by wire line deep jigging 5 ounce parachute rigs and I was the only one on board that could perform this task. Squid are stacked from surface to bottom. Birds everywhere but surface action for catching bass was difficult. Although the bass are small, they will get bigger over the next few months as the migration continues to push our direction. With Memorial Day approaching, charter fishing for Bass will be GREAT!