Ahh, Sundays in the fall … a time to gather together in large groups and angrily scream at the television for three hours at a time, while merrily downing beers and a parade of snacks. Yes, football provides a wonderful excuse to head down to the local pub. It’s about as American a tradition…

Sea bass have been sometimes spectacular on offshore and inshore wrecks and reefs, striped bass mainly weighing in the teens and 20s are active in the back bays and inlets with a few showing up in the surf, and tautog are thick around rockpiles, bridges and sod banks.

Back in the ’90s it seemed like you couldn’t walk 10 feet without stumbling into a casual chain restaurant with a bar, each of which fighting for your happy hour business. You know the places — TGI Fridays, Bennigan’s, Applebee’s and any number of other spots that went around masquerading as…