No Problem with the bass...
Just lke tuna follow the draggers off shore, the bass are going for an easy meal behind the clammers.
The pipeline has been a popular clam chumming area for years. Although there are no sizable amounts of bunker, mullet and other bait fish outside the inlets,yet, the bass are there. They will eat anything if given the opportunity.
Also, given all the wind, rain and storms in the past few weeks, there have been an abundance of surf clams that have been dislodged and are easy pickings.
Striped bass also like brackish or less saline water which exist in the area. The out flow attracts lots of smaller baits as well, so it is an ideal place for stripers to hang out.
I don't think we have to worry about too many bass!