Today, April 1, marks the opening of beeliner season along the southeast Atlantic coast. Closed since November, the controversial season runs until this coming November. The charter boats thrive on catches of beeliners, and the fish should be ready to bite. Offshore bottom anglers along the southeastern US have had a tough winter and spring what with beeliners, red snapper and grouper all be closed. Not many people head offshore and burn gas when they can;t keep any good eating fish!