I've tried to get back out for stripers the last three years and have been rain/winded out each time. I gave up and got my deposit back. I'm hearing early reports are poor and bonus tags are no longer(not sure if that is true, but have heard it from multiple people).
The trips sure were fun but between travel, hotel, boat fees, mate tips etc..those 2-3 fish you (hope to) take home get pretty pricey.
We need to either get an HPA boat or find a member here willing to let us board his for a smaller cost