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$100,000.00 Grand Prize in the HRFA Striped Bass Derby April 16 & 17, 2005

 

1/3/05  Thomas L Calandro caught a total of 2
of the following species- Striped Bass 
from 46 inches in length  (35 inches in girth) weight 47lb. 0oz.
Fishing on 01/03/2005 20:21:43 from a Boat
Body of water - Hudson River   location -   NJ
Using 17 pound test line and herring
Water temp 54 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear
January 1, 2005, Glass Lake, NY  Ice Fishing !!
Fished through about four inches of black clear ice today, using tip ups and
minnows.  Cloudy, mid thirties, stiff NW wind.  Caught five pickerel, 12 to 24
inches, the biggest was about three pounds.  As they say, first ice is best.
Resolved to only go one day a weekend from here on out, have to get some chores
done before spring,a nd to pay attention to the weather reports, that wind is
no fun.
Freddie the J

12/25/04 Fishin' Mission  , after talking to Captain Glenn Blank describe his Christmas day, yes your heard me right , these lunatics fished on Christmas!   Glenn fished with Paul H  on the Renagade Christmas Day for a total of 55 schoolies stripers, with the largest a 27 & 1/2 incher with a Pink belly tag from the Maryland fisheries, caught by Paul who is catching on fast, from his teacher Glenn!  I took these guys up on their offer to fish with them Sunday 12/26/04, yes these nuts fished 2 days in a row!  Despite very windy conditions  we still had a great time, joking around and landing 36 schoolies before the wind and snow sqwals got too bad!  Glenn showed off and out fished me by 3 fish, he caught another with an HRF belly tag.  Paul sure has a nice boat, and that semi heated cabin saved us all from frost bite!!   Made my 22 footer seem like a surf board!  Tight Lines to all and have Happy Holidays!

12/19/04Fishin' Mission  fished Sunday 12/19/04  well less than a week before Christmas and the stripers are still biting like crazy.  The weather was perfect most of the day, with light winds and mid 40 temps.  The NY Harbor water tempetures were between 42 -- 44 degrees on the surface.  Only the hardcore diehards are out here this time of year.  The team of Captian Glenn Blank and Paul H on the Renagade were bangging away, they had a total of 87  schoolie stripers.  Glenn had to leave early and Paul went back out to make sure he caught just 1 more than GlennI myself caught over 50 schoolie stripers.  Glenn and I were tagging most of our fish.  Glenn also caught a striper with a pink belly tag from Maryland.  As it started to get dark the weather started to get bad with the rain and wind picking up.  Paul and myself had to do the hardest thing a fisherman can do!  And that's to leave them still biting!  

12/18/04 joe augeri caught a total of 20
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 

Fishing on Saturday, December 18, 2004 6:40:34 PM from a Boat
Body of water - raritan bay   location - ambrose ch.  NJ
Using 20 pound test line and 6 oz diamonds
Water temp ? deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

out on the sea hunter from AH.LOTS OF BASS, mostly shorts.jigged the heck out of them,ambrose chanel,pool was over 20 lbs.boat was half full, but all had lots of fish.it aint over!
12/17/04 Joe from the 3J’s:  This is my last report of the season, I decided to go down to Seaside Park and do some surf fishing. I got 5 stripers up to 24 inches, there were acres of birds working in the area of the fun town pier, but the fish were just beyond casting distance, every once in a while fish would come in for about 1 or 2 minutes and then every one hooked up then it went dead, you had to be lucky to be in the right spot when this occurred to catch fish. This was my last hurrah!  At least I didn’t get skunked, not bad for the week before Christmas, the weather was great high 40’s a little wind but not that bad,  too bad the fishing wasn’t a little better but anyway Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all and have a healthy and good winter see you in the spring.  Joe the 3J’s.

Fishin' Mission  fished Sunday 12/5/04  It was breezy but fishable, fished the NY Harbor and I caught, landed and released 106 schoolie striped bass.  These are small fish ranging from 12"  to 24"  .  Other hardcore club members were out there along side catching too.  Captain Glenn Blank was not only catching 1 after another, but he was tagging most of them too.  The Renagade with Paul and Al White AKA Sparky were  catching every time I looked over at them.  And ofcourse the team of Gan Wong and Joe Nardello were catching like there was no tommorrow.  Once again my fingers are all covered with bandaids to keep the blood off this keyboard!   Tight Lines to all!

 

12/3/04 Tim Doolan caught a total of 48
of the following species- Blackfish 
 weight 8lb. 11oz.
Fishing on Friday, December 3, 2004  by 12:30PM from a Boat
Body of water - Atlantic Ocean   location - off Elberon  NJ
Using 25 pound test line and Green Crabs
Water temp 49-51 deg
Weather conditions Windy


Six friends chartered the "Right-A-Way" with Capt. Tom Joseph out of Belmar. After anchoring once over a rockpile, we picked away all morning puttingn together a limit catch of solid keepers. We only had 4 to 6 fish over 5lbs. The pool winner was a whistle fish.

 

11/30/04  FISHIN' MISSION  Fished Tuesday 11/30/04  It was one of those days, when you just can't go to work!   Zero wind, and reasonable tempetures.  I personal caught and landed and released  129 yes one hundred twenty nine ( I counted with a pad and pen )  schoolie stripers from 11 inches to 26 inches.  Plus an additional large amout were lost at the boat which I did not count.   As my friend Squid Joe says  " not in the boat, doesn't count "!  All fish were caught in NY Harbor and surrounding areas, drifting not anchored!    Hope the weather holds out so I can do it all over again.  My fingers are so cut up and sore from handling all those fish I can barely type this.   ( I'm sure you all feel sorry for me )

 

11/27/04 Lower Harbor Bass Chas Stamm Paul Hellmold Al White.    Fished with A couple of HRFA members today with some great results putting up with some tough winds.  The winds were cold and blowing hard as we tried outside the Vz. bridge.  We were in Paul's 25 foot Parker.  Nice to have the cabin to get out of the elements.  Tried several spots along Norton's Point and Breezy point but only picked up a couple of schoolie bass.  Coming back in to the lower harbor to get away from the winds, we picked up several bass between 12 and fifteen pounds with Paul bringing in one bass weighing 18 pounds.  Outgoing tide with a strong southern winds made conditions tough.  Live eels and small diamond jigs were the baits we used.

11/23/04 Fishin' Mission  well I know all you report junkies wanna know how me and club member Pete Orenzo did on Tuesday  November 23, 2004   This time I counted  I had 59 stripers from 18 inches to 28 inches.  And I'm sure Pete had about the same since we were trying to out do each other all day!  We would of had more except Gary with the Baja boat called us while we were working pods of fish off Coney Island to "quick hurry" to the tip of Sandy Hook, for miles of fish and birds.  Well club member and Captain Glenn Blank was fishing near by and we both ran out for this school of fish of a life time!   Well as we arrived they had just dispersed, not a bird or fish.  Ohh well we still like ya Gary!  Ran back North and continues to jig fish with Glenn Blank, Gan Wong, & Ed Scola Jr. all fishing and catching near by, until it got dark.

 

 

11/21/04 FISHIN' MISSION  Fished the New York Harbor  Sunday 11/21/04  .   This is schoolie striper season!  It's very possible to jig over 100 stripers a day!  Everyone was catching, club member Pete Orenzo brought a friend on his boat who claimed it was the best day of fishing he ever had! ( boy was Pete doing a number on that guy, outfishing him 10 to 1 )   Saw lots of other members catching too!  Gan Wong was into fish all day as he usually does.  The crew on the Renagade was catching.  Captains Glenn Blank and Ralph Roth ran out and came back with loads of  big blackfish.  The best fisherman on the river A/K/A  Howard Leeman was off to one of his secret spots to catch large stripers.  Glenn Cinelli  with his boat Cast Iron  ran out to Coney Island for some nice bigger stripers on the jigs.  Tight Lines to all,  me and Pete are ditching work Tuesday to do it all over again!!!  

 

11/19/04  Kenneth L Jennings Jr caught a total of 1 entry
of the following species- Striped Bass 
from 47 inches in length  (n/a inches in girth) weight 43lb. 3oz.
Fishing on Monday, November 19, 2004 3:19:36 PM from a Boat
Body of water -  NY harbor   location - Paramus  NJ
Using 20 pound test line and live eel
Water temp 51 deg
Weather conditions Overcast        NEW HRFA CLUB RECORD!


Hey, Al. Glen asked me to send You info on the fish I caught friday. She was caught on 20lb braid with a shimano- 251 on a live eel,that I beat the boat a few times.The fish, after being hooked for a few min., realized it was hooked and ran off 60+ YARDS STRAIGHT UNDER THE BOAT! with the line rubbing the hull the whole time. Managed to get the motor up and transfered the fight to the other side. The rest was the normal tug-of-war of give and take. Dad only needed one shot after, he found the big net.Just stoped to marks on fish finder, caught two fish(the ohter one was 39")Dad fillet and released both. 
 Tightlines
    KJ       

 

11/10/04 Rich Berlingeri caught a total of 10
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released),Blackfish,Blackfish (Released),Bluefish (Released) 
from 18 inches in length  weight 3lb. 6oz.
Fishing on Sunday November 10 from a Boat
Body of water - Rockaway Reef   location - Nyack  NY
Using 30 pound test line and diamond jigs, green crabs
Water temp N/A deg
Weather conditions Overcast


Fished all day. Working birds all over the place. Plenty of fish everywhere. Bass were breaking the water..a sight for a Surf Marine to feast on!

Fished some structure for about 3 hours and the three of us, Captain Ralph Roth, Captain Glenn Blank and Cabin Boy Rich Berlingeri landed over 25 fish and took home some very nice Blackfish fillets for more than one dinner, even for my family.

 

 

11/19/04 Gil Hawkins caught a total of 44
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
from 19 inches in length
Fishing on Nov.19 2004 from a Boat
Body of water - Upper Bay   location - Leonia  NJ
Using 12 pound test line and 007
Water temp ? deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

11/19/04 Kenneth P Lazorchak

caught a total of 1 entry
of the following species- Flounder 
from 20 inches in length  weight 2lb. 11oz.
Fishing on Friday, November 19, 2004 5:09:12 PM from a Boat
Body of water - atlantic ocean   location - Atlantic Highlands  NJ
Using 30 pound test line and clam
Water temp 48 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

11/7/04 whiteyrr caught a total of 18
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released),Bluefish (Released) perch

Fishing on 11/7/04  2:30-5PM from a Boat
Body of water - hudson Tappan zee   location -   Ny
Using Bloodworms and herring
Water temp 53 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


Fished incoming tide from 2:30-5Pm on Sunday 11/07/04 300 yards South of Tappan Zee. One line with frozen herring and the other with bloodworms.  Caught 11 perch and 6 small striped bass(13-16 inches)on bloodworms. One 12 lb bluefish on herring. Surprised about the bluefish.  Figured water was too cold. Took a beating from the waves.  Nice quick trip!  Better than heading down to the East River!

11/6 & 7/ 04 Joe Nardello Lower Harbor Stripers and Blues

The weekend of Nov 6th & 7th fishing report from the 3 J’s. I was out both days did o.k. Wind, Wind, freakin wind can’t seem to get away from it, Saturday was very windy, wind against tide, had to power drift to catch fish, got 12 bass up to 36 inches and 5 bluefish up to 34 inches. On Sunday morning early there was no wind a gorgeous day got 14 bass up to 36 inches and 1 bluefish about 32 inches.one striper about 34 inches had a littoral soc. Tag attached. It seems that once we passed this last full moon and the swing of the tides the fishing started to pick up, hopefully the rest of the month is good for fishing.

11/2/04  FISH'IN MISSION

fished Tuesday 11/2/04.  It was one of those days that all fishermen dream about!  You leave in your boat not knowing exactly how the day will turn out.  Got tired of the East River & NY Harbor so...  I headed south to the Rockaways and to Raritan Bay.  Well I was into fish from 7:30 AM right until I left em' biting at 2:30 PM!!!!  No bait -- just jigged stripers and blues.  I figure well over 100  yes ONE HUNDRED  fish, no real big stripers, mostly in the upper 20 inch range and some real large blues, biggest was 15.5 pounds at 35.5 inches!!  Club members ( The 3 Amigos )  Capt. Glenn Blank, Capt. Ralph Roth and Darren Cardinal, showed up on Darren's Parker just as the bite slowed.  Well Capt. Ralph who never gets out done spotted some birds with his binoculars off in the distance and we all ran out for another slam fest of bass and blues.  Capt. Ralph even managed to show off with a 3 pound fluke caught on a jig!!  I actually left them biting as the 3 Amigos kept catching.   All fish were released, alot tagged.   You have to be careful around Captain Glenn or he might tag you!!     

Tight Lines to all!

 

10/31/04 Steve Cherry Lower Harbor Striped Bass

caught a total of 6
of the following species- Striped Bass 
Fishing on Sunday, October 31, 2004 7:53:45 PM Body of water - East River    location -   NJ
Using Eels
Weather conditions Windy & Clear
Fished the outgoing tide in the east river today with John Cherry, David and Marc Sheridan. Prettt windy out in the Hudson.  Ended up with 6 fish 31 - 33 inches.All fish caught on eels.


10/30/04 Steve Cherry Striped Bass 

caught a total of 8
of the following species- Striped Bass 

Fishing on Saturday, October 30, 2004 8:20:08 PM Body of water - East river     location -   NJ
Using eel/Bucktails
Water temp 59 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


Fished the east river today with the Sheriff & Randy Lee Jr.  Had good action on eels -  ended up with about 8 bass to 38.5 inches - the two biggest fish were in the 20 pound range. Really foggy out  but other than the that it was a great day.

10/29-30/04 Chas Stamm Lower Harbor Bass

Fished some cool days with wind against tide for some striped bass action in the lower harbor.  Last days of the season for us as the marina's in the state parks close this weekend.  Got some nice bass these two days.  Not  a lot of them but the ones we did catch were good sized.  20 pounds on Saturday and 22 pounds on Sunday were the biggest.  Charlie rig on Sunday and white bucktails for the Saturday big one.

 

10/27/04 Bruce Halstater Alpine Boat Basin Striped Bass

Bruce T. Halstater caught a total of 1
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
22 pounds
Fishing on Wednesday, October 27, 2004 5:00pm from Surf
Body of water - Hudson River   location - Alpine  NJ
Using 12 pound test line and frozen bunker

Weather conditions Calm & Clear

10/23/04 Alex Burmistrov Salmon

Caught a total of 3 entry of the following species -
King Salmon & Rainbow Trout
Fishing on Sat, October 23, 2004 4:30 AM from Surf
Body of water - Oswego river location - Oswego,  NY
Using 14 pound test line and Gensen eggs
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

10/26/04  fred Edwing Boca Grande Fla

hi again john - this is 2nd time around for this message   lst one did not go thru (or did it?) had a good day of fishing with my son eric on his boat  - fished boca grande which is famous for it tarpon run  - had a perfect day with moderate warm temps and very calm waters  -- upon arrival we saw breaking fish every where !! - after the Chinese fire drill in trying to rig up fast we cast in to the feeding fish  and proceeded to pull in lady fish, spanish mackerel, bluefish  about 2-3 lbs , etc.--- lady fish are called the poor man's tarpon because of their resemblance to tarpon in appearance and fighting antics -- as we were fishing we spotted huge schools and i mean huge schools of large rays swimming in coordinated fashion all over the place--- this amazing sight took place for a couple of hours -- we then opted to try for other species and fished a long broken down pier and did very well with grouper, more lady fish, a couple of rays, and some critters we never saw as they peeled and broke our lines -- through out the day we were visited by porpoises that came right up to our boat and essentially begged for some of our fish - they were surprisingly tame and disregarded our strange looks and kept us company for a while  - on the way back we encountered some jacks and again had some line peeling fun. the weather is consistently pleasant now with many species of fish to chase  both by boat or beach--- best of all the absence of packed boats or crowded beaches is hard to believe with all of this good weather and fishing action -- keep in touch you all  !! fred the converted yankee
10/14/04 John Tabor Sail fish, Mahi Mahi

caught a total of 6
of the following species- Sail fish, Mahi Mahi

Fishing on Thursday, October 14, 2004 12:11:51 PM from a Boat
Body of water - ocean   location - Aruba 
Using 50 pound test line and Trolling
Water temp 81 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

10/25/04 joeaugeri  Striped Bass Hackensack River

caught a total of 2
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 

Fishing on Monday, October 25, 2004 1:44:18 PM from Surf
Body of water - hackensack river   location - seacaucus  NJ
Using 10 pound test line and 5/8 oz yellow bucktail
Water temp ? deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


37 & 24 inch bass tagged and released.

 

10/23/04 Gil HawKins Striped Bass (Released)

caught a total of 3
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
from 18 inches in length
Fishing on 10/23/04 2-4PM from a Boat
Body of water - Hackensack River   location - Secaucus  NJ
Using 20 pound test line and Lure
Water temp ?? deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

10/23/04 Chas Stamm Lower Harbor Striped Bass   

Fished today hoping to get in on some of the bigger blues working the surface of the lower harbor.  These reports have been coming in all week of huge schools of bluefish working bait to the surface.  Was no to be today.  We did get a number of bass in the East River up to 21 pounds but saw no birds working.   Fishing was tough due to a cold wind out of the northeast.  We did manage to bring in about 8 bass between the two of us. All fish were between 10 and 21 pounds. All fish came in on bucktails off the bottom.

10/23/04 joeaugeri Striped Bass

caught a total of 1
of the following species- Striped Bass 

Fishing on 10/23/04 1;00 pm from a Boat
Body of water - raititan bay   location -   NJ
Using 20 pound test line and live eels
Water temp ? deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


 20 lb bass on the sea hunter out of atlantic highlands. pool was a 23 lber. lots of bite offs,dam blues.

 

10/22/04 Ted Kurilko Largemouth Bass Eastern chain Pickerel

caught a total of 5
of the following species- Largemouth Bass Eastern chain Pickerel
from 19 inches in length  weight 3.lb. 1oz.
Fishing on Satuday October 22 2004 from a Boat
Body of water - Lake Hopatcong   location - Mt Arlington   NJ
Using 6 pound test line and Herring and Rapals
Water temp 54 deg
Weather conditions Windy


Very cold when in the wind difficult to keep the boat in the right location but we had a somewhat productive day with several bass Perch and Pickerel all released.
Some large Muskys are being caught just not by me.

10/20/04 Jim Mulligan  Stripers & Blues

Rough water in Raretian Bay but the Stripers and Blue were in at Leonardo. Topwater and metal work. Wednesday must be the day but 1 hr before and 1 hr after high tide is the time.

10/19/04 Justin Siegel Bluefish

caught a total of 1 entry
of the following species- Bluefish 
from 29 inches in length  (14 inches in girth) weight 11lb. 4oz.
Fishing on Tuesday, 19 October, 2004  06:57:14 PM from a Boat
Body of water - Western sound   location - Rye  ny
Using 14 pound test line and Bunker
Water temp 68 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

10/18/04 joeaugeri Striped Bass Hackensack River

caught a total of 2
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 

Fishing on Monday, October 18, 2004 6:41:20 PM from Surf
Body of water - hackensack river   location - seacaucus  NJ
Using 10 pound test line and 3" shadtail 1/2 oz head
Water temp ? deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


16"and 31" bass landed, dropped 2,saw one other landed 26".

10/17/04  joeaugeri caught a total of 5
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 

Fishing on Sunday, October 17, 2004 6;00AM from Surf
Body of water - raritan bay   location -   NJ
Using 12 pound test line and gibbs pencil poppers
Water temp ? deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


lots of peanuts and lots of fish, bass and blues ,pencils and metal lips.
 

10/15/04 Chas Stamm  Montauk  Striped Bass

Went out to Montauk with a couple of HRFA members who arranged this trip.   Many members = Many individual trips for all to participate in.  One of the strong points of being involved with a fishing club.  Anyway this one was for fishing for striped bass in Montauk.  Tim Burden and Ron Wang accompanied me on this trip. Went out on the Allysa Ann and fished with wire line and parachute jigs.  Tough way to fish but very effective.  First time I've fished with wire. I've heard about it but this was my first time.  Anyway, we go 19 striped bass and three bluefish using this technique.  all between 15 and 20 pounds for 4 hours worth of fishing.  We had to let out about 300 feet of line to get the jigs down to the bottom.  We would then hold the but of the rod up high and the tip of the rod down and work the rod at a pretty good pace to get any hookups.  It was affective and we all had a series of hard fighting blues and stripers.  Other boats around us all had fish as well.   Must have been a lot of fish in that water as we were in a fleet of about 20 boats.

I'm glad I tried that technique but I don't think I'd do it again.  I felt I was fighting the tackle more than the fish.  I think I'd opt for reducing the trolling speed, use spyderwire and a 3 oz bucktail to do the same thing. with much lighter gear.

Like I said a good experience and a very effective method of fishing.   A good trip.  Chas  <'////><

 

10/10/04 Chuck Mitchell caught a total of 1 entry  Bluefish
of the following species- Bluefish 
from 38 inches in length  weight 18lb. 0oz.
Fishing on Sunday Oct 10,2004  11:30 AM from a Boat
Body of water - Hudson River   location - Jersey City  NJ
Using 30lb power pro pound test line and live eel

Weather conditions Calm & Clear


Took first place in HRFA Tournament  for largest Blue Fish

10/11/04 Bill Greene caught a total of 1 entry
of the following species- Carp 
from 25 inches in length  (17 inches in girth) weight 7lb. 8oz.
Fishing on 10/11/2004 12:45 PM from Surf
Body of water - Hudson River   location - Buchanan  NY
Using 12 pound test line and Bread, corn kernel & dough (combo)
Water temp Unk deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


In the Peekskill area, there's almost always a West
wind blasting across the River. Even in a cove, casting
only 30 feet, with 12 lb. line, and keeping rod tip low
to the water, still need 2 oz sinker.             

10/ 9-10/ 2004 Steve Cherry caught a total of many
of the following species- Striped Bass,Bluefish 

Fishing on Saturday, Sunday Body of water - East River/hudson   location -    NJ
Using live bunker/eels
Water temp 67 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


Fished the tournament this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday Fished with John Cherry and Marc Sheridan "the Sheriff" Fishing was great on Saturday morning in the east river. We had steady action from the first drop.  I had 4 big fish on and managed to get two of them in. One was a 14 pound blue fish and the other was a 39 in 20.4 pound striper. I had two other fish on that seemed at least as big or bigger from the fight they were putting up one of which I am fairly sure was a big stiper. My fishing partners also had some nice once that got away.  We were not using steel leaders.   Fished on Sunday with John Frank. We tried the same spots, but they weren't as productive. We managed to get some nice blues in the school under the Brooklyn Bridge and John landed landed stirpers of 12 and 15.7 pounds.  Great weekend.

10/9-10/04 Lower harbor Striped Bass & Bluefish Tournament

Two great days of fishing! Wonderful weather and a host of big fish. 106 Anglers competed in this years event. Striped Bass and bluefish were all over the lower harbor of New York City. Birds were working a school of bluefish under the Brooklyn Bridge all day Sunday. No big prize winners came out of that school but is was some great action of 6 to 8 pound blues with a couple of bigger bass below.

I worked the upper reaches of the East River on Saturday with HRFA member Gil Hawkins for some great striper and bluefish action but nothing in any of the prize winnings.  Steve Cherry brought in a couple of big fish that should make it to the prize winnings.  Sunday I started at the 31 buoy and wound up working that big school of blues with birds working all over the Brooklyn Bridge.  I was working the bass under the blues with a 3 oz. Bucktail.   Largest bass of mine was 15 pounds.  Not even close tot he big boys some of the other members got.  All in all a great two days to be on the water!  Chas   <'////><

10/9-10/04 Taylor Katie  Muller Bluefish

caught a total of 1
of the following species- Bluefish 
from 27 inches in length  (5 inches in girth) weight 10lb. 6oz.
Fishing on October 10th, 2004  8 a.m. from a Boat
Body of water - Hudson River Lower Harbor   location - Hoboken  NJ
Using 13 pound test line and Bunker
Water temp 66 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


Kelsey and Taylor Muller were fishing in the Hudson River Fishing Assn. Annual Contest with their dad Roger. We all caught Bluefish that looked like they were related since they all were about the same size and weight. All of us had a great time being on the River and loved seeing all the guys that do such a great job running the contest in Jersey City. See you next year.

10/9-10/04 Kelsey Marie Muller Bluefish

caught a total of 1
of the following species- Bluefish 
from 27 inches in length  (5 inches in girth) weight 10lb. 6oz.
Fishing on October 10th, 2004  8 a.m. from a Boat
Body of water - Hudson River Lower Harbor   location - Hoboken  NJ
Using 13 pound test line and Bunker
Water temp 66 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


Kelsey and Taylor Muller were fishing in the Hudson River Fishing Assn. Annual Contest. We all caught Bluefish that looked like they were related since they all were about the same size and weight. All of us had a great time being on the River and loved seeing all the guys that do such a great job running the contest in Jersey City. See you next year.

10/9-10/04 Roger John Muller Jr. Bluefish

caught a total of 1
of the following species- Bluefish 
from 27 inches in length  (5 inches in girth) weight 10lb. 8oz.
Fishing on Sunday October 10th, 8 am from a Boat
Body of water - Hudson River   location - Hoboken  NJ
Using 12 pound test line and Bunker
Water temp 66 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


I had a great day fishing with Kelsey and Taylor. We got to see our buddy Moe catching some real nice Bluefish and enjoyed the nice weather. Thanks to Mr. Blank for helping me get my boat into the dock in Jersey City.

10/7/04 Steve Cherry Lower harbor striped bass

caught a total of 9
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 

Fishing on Thursday night  Body of water - Hudson    location -    NJ
Using n
Water temp 67 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


fished last night with John Frank and Randy Lee Jr. Caught 9 bass up to 32 inches. Will hopefully will find some bigger fish this weekend.

10/6/04 J Mulligan Sr.  Blues & Bass at the Hook

First beach going into the Hook, Blues inthe wash chasing spearing and bunker, Metal works fine and after the Blues the Stripers came ,Clams work plus a Blue crippled Herring.2Hrs befor High tide and an hour after A great Wed. afternoon

10/3/04 Steve Cherry Lower Harbor blues and Bass

caught a total of 15
of the following species- Striped Bass,Bluefish (Released) 

Fishing on Sunday, October 03, 2004 9:43:30 PM Body of water - East River Lower Harbor    location -   NJ
Using Eels/Bucktails
Water temp 70 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


Fished the east river and lower harbor on Saturday afternoon with Marc Sheridan, Bob Bickle and Bob Mclynn. Fishing started out slow  but we moved around and found fish. We had steady action for the rest of the day with big bluefish (up to aprox. 15 pounds) and a few stripers(4 in the 30 inch range.)

 

 

10/2 & 3/ 04  Chas Stamm     East River

This was a great weekend for fishing the lower harbor of New York City.    Most members who were out on the water found birds working the surface with 6 to 10 pound bluefish under the birds.  An occasional bass could be found under the blues.  Most action took place during the early morning low light conditions and continued to around 11 am.  Bucktails and diamond jigs were all you needed.   Surface plugs created an occasional explosion as bluefish crashed the bait.   Very exciting weekend in the harbor for fishing.

10/2/04  Brian Horton Steelhead!

10-2-04 - Salmon River (Pulaski, NY)

Brian Horton - HRFA Member

Location of River: Lower Fly Area

Weather: cloudy/rain   Water Temp: 63 degrees

8 wt. Fly Rod/ Wooly Bugger Fly.

Nice Steelhead! Caught & Released.

 

9/29/04 George Dalcero Largemouth Bass

caught a total of 1 entry
of the following species- Largemouth Bass 
from 18 inches in length  (nomeasurement inches in girth) weight 6lb. 11oz.
Fishing on Monday, October 04, 2004 10:03:23 PM from Surf
Body of water - Reservoir   location - Near Catskill  NY
Using 7 pound test line and shiner
Water temp 68 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


I fished with my brother Ed up in a small lake (I don't know the name of it) that flows into the reservoir up there .. I can get the name, but I don't know it either. 
I was fishing with a shiner and 7lb. test line on an ultralight rig .. and the fish hit hard about 12ft from shore and ran into the lilypads and weeds...I thought I would lose him trying to pull him out of all that .. but once I got hold of his lower lip, I held on tight!  I have pictures coming of the fish .. I hope it makes it in the contest .. not sure how it measures up to any other Largemouth Bass that have been entered previously .. I forgot to measure the girth .. at the time I was so excited that I just wanted to get it measured and weighed and to let it go unharmed.
Sincerely, George Dalcero   ps...I caught it Wednesday, Sept 29th, 2004 at approx 3pm (I could not get the date above to change).

9/26/04 Steve Cherry Lower Harbor

caught a total of 15
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released),Bluefish (Released) 

Fishing on Sunday, September 26, 2004 8:30:35 PM Body of water - Lower Harbor and East river   location -   NJ
Using eels/live bunker
Water temp 71 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


Fished the east river Wednesday night with Marc Sheridan and John Cherry - caught 7 striped bass up to 35 inches.  Went today (Sunday) with John Cherry, Marc and David Sheridan and got one striper and a few small blues in the east river. We then moved out to the Lower harbor and had steady action with big blues (aprox 8-12 pounders.)

9/22/04 HRFA Youth Fishing Trip

September 22, 2004  Youth Angler Charter Boat Fishing Trip on the Atlantis Princess for the Explore 2000 students. Sponsored by Public Service Electic and Gas Co.

The Explore 2000 youth fishing trip abroad the Atlantic Princess out of Great Kills Station Island, NY was another great success. Forty-three young angler participated and caught over 750 fish of six different species and everyone on board caught fish.  Thanks to Glen Blank the team leader and the 7 other HRFA volunteers the kids had a fantastic day of fished. 

Al White 

 

Explore 2000 Youth Trip September 20th 2004

 

On Monday, September 20, 2004  the Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier on Midland Beach in Staten Island saw a blitz of 24 Explore 2000 Youth anglers and 7 HRFA Youth Angler volunteers.

 

The Explorers fished from 9:30 am till 1:30 PM. The catch was over 700 fish touching 7 different species from the abundant Porgy to the exotic Blow Fish.

 

The Explorers were jigging Sibiki rigs to catch the Snapper Blues and a simple Porgy rig with sand worm bits to haul in hundreds of Porgies.

 

Most of the Snapper Blues were tagged and many of the larger Porgies as well.

Not only were these Explorers catching their own fish, hey also were trained in the art of handling a live fish to  remove the hook and proper methods of returning the catch to the sea to be caught another day.

Once again a great day was had by all and their were lots of smiling faces.         Al White

 

9/19/04 Mark Strober Lower Harbor NYC  Bass & Blues

Fishin' Mission --  NOAA weather radio was calling for gail warning Sunday 9/19/04  but my addiction to fishing wispered in my ear "JUST GO".  All the way to the ramp was thinking I must be nuts, trees bent over and wind howlling.   Well  screw mother nature!  Had a great day fishing the surrounding areas of NY Harbor, with lots of large blues (around  15)  and striped bass to 36 inches. (around 10 stripers).  Left em biting as it started to get dark. Very few boats out due to the weather conditions.  The only other baot fishing along side me had several triple header blues for the kids on board, heard the kids yelling about 1/4 mile away ( or was it their dads ) !  Tight lines to all! 

9/19/04 Bill Greene

caught a total of 1 entry
of the following species- Catfish 
from 24 inches in length  (12-1/4 inches in girth) weight 4lb. 11oz.
Fishing on 09/19/2004 21:31:33 from Surf
Body of water - Hudson River   location - Buchanan  NY
Using 12 pound test line and Bread,Corn,Dough (Combo)
Water temp Unk. deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


This channel cat filled in nicely for the carp who
went missing today.

 

9/17/04 Alyssa Hartmann

caught a total of 1 entry
of the following species- Kingfish 
from 14 inches in length  (5 inches in girth) weight 1lb. 1oz.
Fishing on 9-17-04 from Surf
Body of water - Atalantic   location - Beach Haven  NJ
Using 10 pound test line and Clam
Water temp 73 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

9/15/04 HRFA Youth Fishing Trip

September 15, 2004  Youth Angler Charter Boat Fishing Trip on the Atlantis Princess for the Explore 2000 students. Sponsored by the NY Metropolitan Outdoor Writers Assn.

The Explore 2000 youth fishing trip abroad the Atlantic Princess out of Great Kills Station Island, NY with Capt. Mike Romeo at the helm was another great success. Forty-four young angler participated and caught five different species and everyone on board caught fish.  Thanks to Glen Blank the team leaker and the 11 other HRFA volunteers the kids had a fantastic day of fished. 

Al White 

 

9/14/04 Bill Greene Carp!

Bill Greene caught a total of 1
of the following species- Carp (Released) Carp
from 31-1/2 inches in length  weight 16lb. 0oz.
Fishing on 9/14/04 - 4:00 PM from Surf
Body of water - Muscoot Reservoir   location - North Salem  NY
Using 12 pound test line and Bread,Corn,Dough (Combo)
Water temp Unk. deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

Cool & Overcast, no fish jumping, moving about,
or otherwise visible, but you always hope there's a good
one just moving about quietly on the bottom, and there it was.       

 

Explore 2000 Youth Trip September 13th 2004

 

On Monday September 13, 2004  the Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier on Midland Beach in Staten Island saw a blitz of 21 Explore 2000 Youth anglers and 11 HRFA Youth Angler volunteers.

 

The Explorers fished from 9:30 am till 1:30 pm. The catch was over 700 fish touching 7 different species from the abundant Porgy to the exotic Blow Fish.

 

The Explorers were jigging Sibiki rigs to catch the Snapper Blues and a simple Porgy rig with clam bits to haul in hundreds of Porgies.

 

All of the Snapper Blues were tagged and many of the larger Porgies as well.

 

Not only were these Explorers catching their own fish, hey also were trained in the art of handling a live fish to  remove the hook and proper methods of returning the catch to the sea to be caught another day.

 

The best part of the day was the smiling faces of these Explorers as they ventured into the exciting and fulfilling realm of Sport fishing. Who knows where one of these young Explorers may wind up…today they wound up happy in Staten Island.

 

From the desk of:

RICH BERLINGERI

9/12 04 Alex Burmistrov  Carp

caught a total of 8 entry of the following species- Carp
Fishing on Sun, September 12, 2004 4:30 AM from Surf
Body of water - Mohawk river  location - lock 8,  NY
Using 30 pound test line and oatmeal
Weather conditions Calm & Clear
______________________________________________________

Regards,      Alex Burmistrov

           

9/12/04  Chas Stamm Joe Curvino Harbor Blues and bass    

Fished the East River today for some non-stop action of striped bass and bluefish action.  The bass ranged up to 15 pounds and the bluefish were in the 7 to 10 pound range.  Charlie Rigs and bucktails were the bait of choice.  Water temps were 75 degrees.  We found fish everywhere we tried. The Coast Guard allowed us to fish in certain restricted zones for three hours before asking us to move.  They were polite and regretted having to ask us to leave the area.  Guess it just depends on who is in the Coast Guard boats and how strict they want to be.

9/11/04 Mark Strober 9-11 security issues

Fishin' Mission :  What started out to be a great day on the water, turned out to be a total waste of Fuel-time and money!  Thanks to our United States Coast Guard and the poor attempt of homeland security,  fishing boats were banned ffrom fishing the waters off New York Harbor, Statue of Liberty, and East River.  Due to the 3rd year anniversay of 9/11.   How does a bunch of small boats fishing bother anyone or anything?  I could understand checking us out.  But banning us to fish is getting a little over board.    And for one thing I understand all about Sept. 11th   My cousin was killed in tower 1  and i was forced to closed my bussiness of 19 years.   Well like the Coastie said to me "There's always tommorrow! "    Maybe I'll look for him on his day off and tell him he has to go home!   Tight Lines to all!

9/11/04 Ted Kurilko  Lake Trout & Salmon

caught a total of 6
of the following species- Trout Lake trout and salmon 

Fishing on Sept 11, 2004 Body of water - Lk Champlain   location -    NJ
Using spoons and downriggers
Water temp 60 at surface  deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear
lamprey eels were everywhere they even attached themselves to the downrigger weights. Two of the trout we caught had two eels attached they are awful creatures and every fish we caught had scars on them. with the exception of the landlocked salmon he was clean. But we had a good time any way went out on the trolling tina with Jim Hotaling great captain.
Tight lines and good fishing

 

9/10-/11/04 Avo Lake Ontario Salmon

caught a total of 8
of the following species- Salmon 
 weight 30lb. 6oz.
Fishing on Fri-Sat, 10-11 September, 2004  from a Boat
Body of water - Lake Ontario, NY   location - Lake Ontario, NY  NJ
Using 12 pound test line and Trolling with cut bait
Water temp 59 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


Caught a total of 8 Salmon on the Lake. Kept 2 realeased the rest. Ranging from 26 to 30 pounds. Water calm and clear up to 1 foot waves. Great time fishing. Trolling on downriggers with cut bait.

9/7/04  patrick harrison catfish

caught a total of 1 entry
of the following species- Catfish 
from 15.5 inches in length
Fishing on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 1:31:06 PM from Surf
Body of water - hudson river   location - piermont  ny
Using 12 pound test line and blood worm

Weather conditions Calm & Clear

9/6/04    Joe Nardello:  Lower Harbor

The 3 J’S was out early this morning from 6:30 am to 8:30 am, got 11 Striped Bass up to 32 inches and 10 Bluefish up to 30 inches. The blues were breaking on the surface early then it was all bass later on. Just an added note I also got my first grand slam of the season on Saturday 9/4/04, it was my best day fishing this season so far, the weather was great and like mark said the weakies were flying over the rails, they took everything from sandworms, jigs plastics, etc. you don’t get to many days like that, lets hope that we don’t get hit by any of these storms, looks like the fishing is starting to shape up, see you on the water.


9/4/04 Mark Strober Hudson River Grand Slam!

The Fishin' Mission  finally got a  New York Harbor grand slam this year!  That's Striped Bass-Bluefish-fluke-weakfish!  Jigged up about 30 weakfish, caught several fluke to 21 inches and caught lots of stripers and blues!   Fished along with many HRFA members  ( Gan Wong and Joe 3 Jays and myself did a number on the weakies )  non stop for over 3 hours!  Then fished along with members Ralph Roth, Glenn Blank, Rich Berlingeri, Harvey Karp & Joe,Al White AKA Sparky and many others !  All catching and releasing stripers and blues!  Hell we could have had and HRFA meeting on the water!   With the weakies making very little appearences in our area grand slams are hard to get!   Tight Lines to all !   Can't wait to fish again!

8/25 & 26 / 04  Wayne Kempton  Lake Ontario Salmon

This 28 1/2 lb. King Chinook Salmon was the largest of 15 caught by Wayne Kempton and friends on Eastern Lake Ontario August 25th and 26th. The smallest fish caught was a 15 lb. Coho. They fished aboard the Pole Position Charters with Captain Scott Lennox out of the Henchen Marina in Henderson Harbor, New York using various flashers with trailing lures.

Fishing in Long Island Sound aboard the Island Current out of City Island the night President Bush accepted his party's nomination Wayne and friends also had a very good night with the bluefish, the largest caught being about 6 lbs.

8/24/04 Brian Seeliger/Greg Libby 55lbs

Caught on a 31' Oceanmaster "Reel Times" 86 miles offshore @ hudson canyon west wall on 8/24/04 

8/28/04 Carl Hartmann Bluefish

caught a total of 15
of the following species- Bluefish 
from 26 inches in length  (6 inches in girth) weight 3lb. 0oz.
Fishing on 8/28/04 from a Boat
Body of water - Long Island Sound   location - Mamaroneck  NY
Using 10 pound test line and Metal... Hopkins
Water temp 70 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


Went on Howie Segeil's boat yesterday along with Joe London and his boat and kids and had a blast chasing Blitzing Blues all over the sound. I personally landed about 15 Blues with at least a dozen more coming off the Hopkins as I brought them in. At times, there were three separete Blitz's going on at the same time. We would have gotten more but mother nature decided to change that with a thunder storm.

The Highlight of the day was Joe Londan landing a near 8 pound Fluke on a bunker Chunk! This fish was truely big. Now I know why they call them "DOOR MATS"

Prior to this afternoon trip we snagged bunker up at Piermont. Lots of Blues up there too. Fun day today. Onlt took us 25 minutes to get to also.     Carl Hartmann

8/28/04 Rich Berlingeri Sr   Lower Haorbor Striped Bass

caught a total of 16
of the following species- Striped Bass,Striped Bass (Released),Bluefish (Released) 
from 37 inches in length  (0 inches in girth) weight 20lb. 0oz.
Fishing on Saturday, August 28, 2004 8:22:04 PM from a Boat
Body of water - Upper NY Harbor   location - NY  NY
Using 20 pound test line and Live eels, diamond jigs, plastic
Water temp 76 deg
Weather conditions Sunny


Hot and humid, a real day to get beat up in the sun. Wind was not cooperative either.
Yet Captain Glenn Blank, HRFA Director put me on the fish all day. I am exhausted!
We fished the upper harbor from 9 am till 4 pm and we caught fish, lots of fish.
Seeing I was delerious from the sun Glenn said last drift and we're heading back. Our last drift (or so we said) landed me a 27" striper. With that and a Strabucks expresso and soaking my head in my ice bag I relented to "one more Rich?".
Well nearing the end of the drift I felt the tug, then the slam and for the next 15 minutes my 20 pound 37 inch friend and I danced up and down the boat till he tired and agreed to come on board(little did he know any longer and I was jumping in to surrender to him). He even came with a belly tag, very sexy!

We fished along side several HRFA members and directors and everyone was catching fish! A great day on the water for me!

8/25/04  Bill Greene Carp!

caught a total of 1 entry
of the following species- Carp 
from 26 inches in length  (16 inches in girth) weight 7lb. 9oz.
Fishing on 08/25/2004  4:00 PM from Surf
Body of water - Hackensack River   location - Hackensack  NJ
Using 12 pound test line and Corn,bread,dough (Combo)
Water temp Unk deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


First time I tried Foschini Park. Glad I did. 

 

8/20/04 Angler Name : Davek,Seank,Richardk,Briank
E-Mail : davek@worldwideapparel.com
Boat Name: Easy Go
Date Fished: 8/20/04
Location: N.E. of Mud Buoy
Fishing Method: Chumming
Specie: Bluefish
Size: 5 to 12 lbs
Bait or Lure: bunker
Water Depth:
Water Temp.:
Information : Fishing with all his sons, Dave K arrived late about a mile NE of the Mud Buoy , anchored up , started the chum line and the Blues started hitting shortly thereafter. Fishing light tackle, the boys had fish coming for a couple of hours without a break,winding up with between thirty and forty fish. With many more lost. Certainly a change of pace for his two sons visiting from Aspen,Colorado who hadn't fished with him for a couple of years. As the wind increased we decided to quit about 2 PM and the ride home was a happy one.

Thanks

Dave Keery

8/9/04 Chris Rood Stripers Kentucky!

I am glad to be receiving the awesome newsletter each month out here in Ohio. Wishin' I was fishin' where you guys are going. Making the best of things with what there is to work with out here in the midwest, my son and I go to Cumberland Lake in Kentucky a couple of times of year. The recent trip although slow was productive. I caught this 37" and 23# striper at night in the river below the dam due to low productivity up on the lake for two days. I had my 8"6" Loomis with 12# Spiderline  on an Okuma Granite 50 spinning reel and a 5 inch "glow" white crankbait. My buddy controlled the boat as I fought the fish manuvering the fish away from the current in the calmer side of the river. I fought him for 15 minutes and as we boated him the crankbait fell out minus two sets of hooks still ingaged in the fishes mouth. What a rush! Still not world class like the Hudson River but I'm working on it for next springs run out there.

Chris Rood

8/8/04  Cozz Cow Nosed Rays???!! Staten Island

Fished yesterday Staten Island, just off the V-Bridge, we caught 3 Cow nosed
Rays (35 lb to 40 lb range) is this common? I've caught my share of skates and
sand sharks but this is my first time for rays.  Is this a sign the river is
getting better?


Cozz

 

8/8/04  Freddie the J  Fluke  Rhode Island

Spent a week fluke fishing in Rhode Island near Point Judith out of my
14 foot aluminum skiff.  Between myself and four other family members
and friends we probably boated 50 fluke, 20-25 of which met the 17 and
1/2 inch minimum.  Drifted using a combination of fluke bellies and
minnows, which we trapped each night.  We kept virtually all of the
keepers and I returned home with about 6 pounds of filets.  Also got one
small blue fish.
Freddie the j, Albany, NY

7/31/04 NE of Mud buoy, New JerseyS BrianK Dave K Harold G RIch D (ip 67.235.133.127)

  • Fished on 7/31/2004
  • Report received: 8/2/04

Boat: Easy Go
captain: Brian K

Report:
Got to the Mud Buoy about 10am, anchored up in two ft seas started chumming and chunking with bunker we had the blues in about 5 minutes. As the day progressed the wind increased to over 20 knots and made fishing in a deep V hull uncomfortable. But that didn't stop us, we must have caught between 35 to 40 fish using light spinning tackle with 12 lb test mono, we had fish on continuously and a couple of times had three on at once. I'm sure we lost another 10 to fifteen fish to break offs. The fish ran from 8 to 12 lbs . All fish were released. We left about 2PM a bunch of weary fisherman and rode the 4 ft waves back to NY Harbor

Another great day of fishing !!

7/31/04 Chas Stamm & Joe Curvino Blues in the Harbor

Fished with Joe Curvino again today for a host of small bluefish int he lower harbor.   Top water baits and metal castmasters were the bait of choice.  Water temp was 78 degrees.  Must have had 10 to 15 fish each.

7/26/04   Bill Greene Carp

caught a total of 1
of the following species- Carp (Released) 
from 31 inches in length  weight 14lb. 4oz.
Fishing on 07/26/2004  - 10:50 AM from Surf
Body of water - Muscoot Reservoir   location - North Salem   NY
Using 12 pound test line and Corn kernel/bread/dough combo
Water temp Unk deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


Lost another one - imagine same size - at 4:30 PM -
he ran me into something solid. I was slow getting to my
rod believe it or not, one of those cicada bugs sounded
off, and I didn't hear my drag! Also, my brother Joe
appears in Manny Luftglass's new book "100 Best Fishing
Spots in Florida". I told Joe he'd get even more attention
if he changed "Tarpon" in his e-mail address to "Carpon",
but he won't go for it. 

7/25/04  Chas Stamm & Joe Curvino

Fished with Joe again today for a little bluefish action down along the Battery in NYC.  Small blues are great fun working the surface.  Water temp were in the 75 degree range. High winds kept us from heading south to the Vz Bridge.  That much wind creates a "Fuel Heavy" day.  We opted to stay inside and hang out with the bluefish.  Did happen to catch a 19 inch fluke on the flats on a sandworm.   Let him go.  Weather predictions of heavy rains never happened.  Turned out to be a great day on the water.

7/24/04  John Tabor Smallmouth Bass

 

caught a total of 90
of the following species- Smallmouth (Released) pickeral
 weight 5lb. oz.
Fishing on Week of July 24, 2004  from Surf
Body of water - Lake Sebago   location - Frye Island  ME
Using 8 pound test line and Lures, Herring
Water temp 71 deg
Weather conditions Calm & ClearMy brother Tim pictured here with Chris's fish we had several large small mouths including the 'one' that got away from the boat.  We forget to bring the net!  Caught fish all hours of the day.  This is one of the best fishing holes you could ever come across.  Never even tried the famous trout and salmon fishing.


7/23/04 alex burmeister Fluke

caught a total of 1 entry
of the following species- Fluke 
from 25 inches in length  weight 5lb. 2oz.
Fishing on friday july 23,2004 from a Boat
Body of water - atlantic ocean   location - GAMBLER, PT PLEASANT  NJ
Using 15 pound test line and live killy with shark strip
Water temp not sure deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


We had a great morning fishing together,my brother warren,my son alex and myself. The gambler is a great family boat. we started out at 8 am and were informed by one of the "regulars" that only one side of the boat would be the drift side. The captain told everyone that he is going to fish deeper water, on humps and ridges not as many fish but bigger!!! He was so right on!!!We were amazed at how many times as we came off of a hump that you saw 5 or more poles bend, and that sweet sound of "oh baby is this a nice one" I caught 7 non keeper fluke,my brother caught 6 fluke 2 keepers and my son caught 8 fish 5 keepers including a nice 5 pounder.The pool fish was well over 7 lbs that day!!!!



7/18/2004 Chas Stamm & Joe Curvino    

Fished with Joe Curvino today for a fun day of bluefish on the surface.   The lower harbor provided the action of surface bluefish in the 3 to 6 pound range.   Surface lures and castmasters were the lures of choice as these tiny eating machines provided some great non-stop action from 11 am till 3 pm.  Water temps were around 71 degrees.

7/17/2004  Gary Fluke, Bluefish Vz. Bridge

caught a total of 16
of the following species- Fluke(Released),Bluefish skates & sharks

Fishing on Saturday, July 17, 2004  7-10 AM Body of water - under Verazano Bridge    location -   NJ
Using fresh bunker & squid

Weather conditions Calm & Clear


Today was my first trip south to the bridge from peekskill.  It was a blast.   Also, FYI the East river was closed and may be closed off and on over the next few day.  Unfortunately we had to turn around and go back around Manhatten to get back up the Hudson.  Goo luck!

7/10 John Tabor Bluefish

caught a total of 19
of the following species- Fluke,Bluefish (Released) 
 weight 11lb. oz.
Fishing on Saturday, July 10 2004 9:51:31 AM Body of water - Lower Hudson by the Verazzano    location - Jersey City  NJ
Using Diamond jig/ squid killy

Weather conditions Calm & Clear


A banner day on the Me Too!!  Heading out for fluke we hit a school of Bunker and had non stop blues for 1 1/2 hours.  After releasing the blues went for fluke and kept 6 from 18-22 inches and released several shorts.  A perfect day on the water.


7/11/04 Jim Byrne Lower Harbor Stripers

The Lower Harbor on Sunday morning was productive up until the boat traffic was too much. Lots of  tailor blues and I caught this sixteen pounder drifting bunker chunks on an incoming tide. Beautiful day to be out on the water. I'm glad you had a good trip Chas, I'll be to sportsmens paradise myself in Oct., Mt. Goat hunting. One day I hope to go up there halibut fishing. Lots o' Luck to all      JIM BYRNE     FOR DAD"

7/11/04 Charlie DeLuca Fluke

caught a total of 1 entry
of the following species- Fluke 
from 18 inches in length
Fishing on July11,04 4:46 PM from a Boat
Body of water - Staten Island Bay   location - Fredon  NJ
Using Killey"s and squid

Weather conditions Calm & Clear

 

 

Sat 7/10/ 04  David Kerry Bluefish
Went to the "Farms" area after checking out the Mud Buoy. Arrived about 10 am to find the Bluefish fleet anchored up and picking fish. Found a spot to anchor up and started chumming and using bunker as bait.
The first fish hit after about five minutes and they kept on biting until about 2 pm . No time for eating and drinking at all as we always had fish on our light tackle rods with 12 lb test mono. .Fish ran from four to ten pounds.  We finally ran out of hooks, so we switched to mega jigs and continued to catch. We must of caught 40 to fifty fish , we didn't have time to count them. Don't ask how many fish we lost during that time due to broken lines etc.ALL fish were released. Three mighty tired fisherman , headed for home at about 2:30
All in all one of the best days of fishing on the Easy Go,in a long time 

David Keery     Brian Keery       Harold Greenspan

 

7/7/04 Marc Riemann

caught a total of 3
of the following species- Fluke 
from 21 inches in length  weight 2lb. 8oz.
Fishing on Wednesday  July 7, 2004  approx 10am from a Boat
Body of water - hoffman island   location - Vz. Bridge
Using 10 pound test line and squid and spearing
Water temp 75 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

7/5/04  chas stamm Alaska Salmon

caught a total of 1 entry
of the following species- Salmon 
from 49 inches in length  (25.5 inches in girth) weight 45lb. 0oz.
Fishing on Monday, July 05, 2004 8:52:03 AM from a Boat
Body of water - Klatina River   location - Cooper Center  AK
Using 80 pound test line and Salmon Eggs
Water temp ? deg
Weather conditions Rainy


Got two salmon today.  One 42 pounds and one 45 pounds. Took a jet boat up the Klatina River.  What a ride that was!

 

7/4/04 Carl Hartmann Kingfish

caught a total of 12
of the following species- Kingfish 
from 13.75 inches in length  (4.5 inches in girth) weight 1lb. 8oz.
Fishing on 7-4-04 from Surf
Body of water - Atlantic   location - Beach Haven  NJ
Using 10 pound test line and Bloodworms
Water temp 60 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

Landed a dozen King fish at incoming high tide.

 

 7/3/04 Timothy J.Doolan Fluke, Sea Bass & Robbins

caught a total of 25/3 kept
of the following species- Fluke Sea Bass, Sea Robins
from 27 inches in length  weight 9lb. 10oz.
Fishing on Saturday,July  3, 2004  11:30AM from a Boat
Body of water - Atlantic Ocean   location - Shrewsbury Rocks  NJ
Using 12 pound test line and spearing and squid
Water temp 60's deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

I got tired of catching short fluke, so I went out to the SR1 can for a drift. The first pass near the bouy resulted in the big fluke.


6/29/04 Chas Stamm  Alaska Salmon

chas stamm caught a total of 1 entry
of the following species- Salmon 
 weight 27lb. 0oz.
Fishing on 6/29/04 from a Boat
Body of water - alaska   location - juneau  ak
Using spoon

Weather conditions Calm & Clear


got several species of salmon including kings and coho.  largest was 27 pound king.   trolling.

6/28/04 Conor Harrison Largemouth Bass

caught a total of 1 entry
of the following species- Largemouth Bass 
from 16 inches in length  weight 2lb. 6oz.
Fishing on Monday, June 28, 2004 1:38:11 PM from a Boat
Body of water - small pond in Maine   location - Hope Maine  ME
Using 10 pound test line and rubber worm
Weather conditions Calm & Clear
This was the first fish in the boat. We had lots of fun fishing with rubber worms.

6/28/04 dan harrison Smallmouth Bass

caught a total of 1 entry
of the following species- Smallmouth Bass 
from 14 inches in length  weight 1lb. 8oz.
Fishing on Monday, June 28, 2004 1:31:57 PM from a Boat
Body of water - small pond in Hope Maine   location - Hope, Maine  ME
Using 12 pound test line and rubber worm
Weather conditions Calm & Clear
fishing with my oldest son Conor. This was the only fish I cought while he was catching large mouths.

6/27/04 WHITEY Striped Bass,Fluke,Bluefish SKATES,DOGFISH

caught a total of 30
of the following species- Striped Bass,Fluke,Bluefish SKATES,DOGFISH
from 32 inches in length  (* inches in girth) weight 20lb. *oz. Fishing on 06/27/2004 09:42:04 from a Boat
Body of water - EAST RIVER/ VERRAZANO   location - EAST RIVER  NY
Using 40LB pound test line and LIVE EELS, SQUID AND SPEARING  Water temp 67 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

FISHED SUNDAY WITH A FRIEND JR FROM 6:30AM TO 4;30 PM. WE GOT 2 TWENTY
POUND STRIPERS AND 3 BLUEFISH 5-7 POUNDS ON LIVE EELS. DROPPED A COUPLE AND
LOST 2 TO LINE CUTS. STRIPERS WERE STRONG AND HEALTHY.  ONE BENT MY PENN
SLAMMER IN HALF.  FOUGHT LIKE A 40 POUNDER. WENT TO VERRAZANO AND GOT ONE
KEEPER FLUKE 19 INCHES AND  A BUNCH OF SHORTS WITH ONE OR TWO SKATES.
FISHED CONEY ISLAND AND GRAVESEND FOR PROBABLY 12 -13 SHORT FLUKE.  TRIED
THE CHANNELL OFF OF CONEY ISLAND AND GOT A BUNCH OF SKATES AND DOGFISH.  HIT
GRAVESEND ON THE WAY BACK FOR A COUPLE OF MORE SHORT FLUKE.  WHERE ARE ALL
THE KEEPER FLUKE?

6/26/04 Steve Cherry East River Striped Bass

caught a total of 15
of the following species- Striped Bass 
Fishing on Saturday, June 26, 2004 9:42:42 PM Body of water - East River    location -   NJ
Using eels
Weather conditions Calm & Clear
Fished the East river for 3 hours today with Joe Yacho and his future son in law Brian.   Caught 15 bass from 27 inches up 44 inches.  The big 44 inch fish was 30+ pounds. Fishing started slow but then picked up.  We left the fish biting since my guests had dinner plans and we were out of bait. Another great trip.

6/26/04 Chas Stamm & Joe Curvino

Fished with HRFA member Joe Curvino today for a slow pick of fish on the incoming tide. Water temps were 69 degrees and we managed to land and release two weakfish, one 8 and one 7 pounds and one short fluke. Area was down near the Vz Bridge. Charlie rigs were used for landing all the fish.

6/26/04 Roger J Muller Jr

caught a total of 15
of the following species- Bluefish 
 weight 3lb. oz.
Fishing on Saturday June 26th, 2004 from a Boat
Body of water - Staten Island   location - Great Kills  NY
Using 10 pound test line and Lures
Water temp 62 deg
Weather conditions Windy


We caught a bunch of cocktail Blues on the out going tide in the Great Kills. The water was real low but the action was great.

6/25/04  Steve Cherry Lower Harbor Bass & Blues

caught a total of 32-35
of the following species- Striped Bass,Bluefish 

Fishing on Friday, June 25, 2004 9:07:20 AM Body of water - East river    location -   NJ
Using eel

Weather conditions Calm & Clear

Fished the outgoing tide last night in the east river with the sheriff and Randy Lee - Caught 24 bass and aprox 8-10 bluefish.  Had fish on almost every drift for most of the tide. Also had several doubles and a triple. Fished two sections of the river.   Majority of the fish were running between 33-36 inches -the largest fish was a 39 incher.  Also ran into a school of blues on the way in with lots of birds around them got a striper under them as well.

6/19  Chas Stamm & Alan Underwood East River Bass & Blues

Fished today with Alan Underwood and his friends Tom and Ed.  We had to change plans of fishing the lower harbor as the Powerboat races chased all the boaters and fish out of the area.  Big Poker Run up the Hudson.  Lots of noise and fast boats.  I guess someone likes to watch that stuff.

Anyway Alan managed to get a 21.5 pound striped bass along with several smaller sized bass and bluefish.  Still a slow day but a nice fish was landed by Alan.

 

 

6/18/04  Chas Stamm & Joe LeFrak, East River Striped Bass

Fished with HRFA member Joe LeFrak today.  Started out in the upper sections of the East River.  Got a couple of small bass and some small bluefish.   The Bass were up to 8 pounds and the blues about the same.  Charlie Rigs out produced the live eels this day. 

 

 

6/16/04  Pat G. Striped Bass Catskill Creek

I went out on the Catskill Creek today near the high school in Catskill.  I was looking to catch some small and large mouth bass that frequent the banks there.  Spent nearly one and a half hours with a few bites from some bass that I could actually see, using rubber worms and spinners.  It was about 80 degrees, calm water, no breeze, and low tide at about 11:00 AM.  After going through nearly all of the appropriate gear in my tackle box, I was about ready to give up on the bass and call it a day.  There was one long shot lure left.  I put the five inch long deep diving shad rapala on the line and cast it out into the creek.  After about five retrievals I caught my first ever striped bass.  The fish was about 15 or 16 inches and weighed around three pounds.  I threw that back, and cast the line for another five minutes when suddenly my line dove deep and I knew I had a large fish on the line.  After a minute or two I pulled in a 23 inch striped bass.  Since I didn't have a scale on hand I would have to estimate that the fish weighed between eight and ten pounds.  I didn't realize that the stripers ran so late and so far north this time of the year.  I will send in photos later.  Pat G.

6/15/04 Roger J. Muller Jr Trout

caught a total of 6
of the following species- Trout 
from 11 inches in length  (4 inches in girth) weight 0lb. 7oz.
Fishing on 5/15/04 6 pm from Surf
Body of water - Saddle River   location - Upper Saddle River  NJ
Using 2 pound test line and power bait
Water temp 60 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


I went fishing with my daughters Kelsey and Taylor and got lucky with a bunch of fish. We kept nine fish and released three.

6/15/04  Taylor Muller Trout

caught a total of 6
of the following species- Trout 
from 9 inches in length  (3 inches in girth) weight 0lb. 6oz.
Fishing on May 15th, 2004 6-8 pm from Surf
Body of water - Saddle River   location - Upper Saddle River  NJ
Using 2 pound test line and Power bait
Water temp 60 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


Taylor went fishing with her dad Roger and sister Kelsey. Kelsey played with the caught fish while Taylor fished.

6/14/04 Sany Hook Warnings from the Coast Guard from Tom Pacman

INFORMATION TO ALL FISHERMEN IN THE SANDY HOOK AREA

(1)  At the Atlantic Highlands Harbor launching ramp, the Navy has posted
sign's warning boaters not to travel inside the white restricted buoy's
that ring the ammo pier.
Anyone who drifts, runs, or anchors inside the white buoy's will be fined
$500.00, no exceptions, you will be fined.  No warning's as they did in
the past.  We are at war and the Navy views all boaters as potential
threats to their ships.  You will be boarded by the gunship that patrols
the area and your vessel will be checked.
        Also noted that the area around the pier has been expanded.  To
see a Navy Gunship coming at you with the seaman aiming the machine gun
at you can be an awesome sight.  Please stay outside the white buoy's.

(2)  On Sat. June 12, 04,  I spoke with Conservation Officer Shannon
Martiak from the Division of Fish & Wildlife at the A.H. Marina.  He and
another officer were checking size and bag limits of fish on all boats
coming into Leonardo and Atlantic Highlands Launching Ramps.
        They have fined 26 fishermen for under sized fluke in Leonardo
alone in just 3 hours..  Each undersized fluke is a $45.00 fine.  Any
undersized striped bass has a fine of $150.00.

        These fishermen are the typical weekend worriers and not your
average sportsman but with limited man power in the enforcement field,
one can see how many other poachers get away with non-legal sized fish.
These fishermen make up 80% of the fishing public on Saturday's and
Sunday's according to the officers.

        Enjoy your fishing but don't try to stretch that 16 inch fish
unless you have $45.

Maybe you can post this on the club web site and print in the newsletter.
 We have many guys that fish this area.

See ya on the water,
Tom Paciorkowski,    boat name - Pacman ll, 19 foot Trophy Walk Around,
channel 9 on VHF.
 

6/13/04 Phil Kozak Raritan Bay Fluke

Entered the JCCA fluke tourament. Had a good time but no big fluke. Sunday I had a report of large stripers off of Momouth Beach so I had a crew and decicded to run the 30 or so miles to that area. Left edgewater 5:30 and as we came around the hook down by the nude beach the small blues were up on top so we stopped to have some fun catching  them on light tackle. Casting small jigs and avas we kept 12 for dinners. Moved down to Momouth beach and nothing was happening there moved futher south and still nothing so we came back and started fishing for Fluke. The fish were tight to the beach just as you came up from 20 ft to 15 ft. We could drift north due to the south winds and continued to catch many shorts, with occasional keeper. As the south wind started to honk we left the fish biting and headed back home. Wind was blowing 20 and the bay had a building sea. Stopped at the Bayrigde flats and the drift was from the south to the north with the tide and took a nice 28 flattie. The northwest corner had some large fish concentrations, but we couldn't hook up. The worst part of the day was when we stopped for gas man $2.40 for a gallon. $400 for two days. You know the great theft of the century is now 0ccuring.

Phil Kozak

NFA


6/11-12/04 Chas Stamm & Joe Curvino Lower Harbor Striped Bass

Fished with Joe Curvino the past two days and came up with a slow pick of striped bass and a couple of blues.  The striped bass were mostly in the 7 to 10 pound range with the biggest coming in at 19 pounds. The bluefish were small, maybe 6 or 7 pounds.   Charlie Rigs brought in most of the fish with live or dead eels also working.   Water temps were 65 degrees. Weather was overcast and quite windy during the afternoons.

6/8/04 Freddie the J  Troy Striped Bass

Fished at the Troy dam on 6/8 from 6 to 9:30 pm.  Low tide rising, 85
degrees and clear, light breeze.  Water still seemed cool, I dont have a
theremometer.  Using frozen herring chunks left over from the run and
Rapallas boated three stripers from 12 to 18 inches and lost one at the
boat.  Many bites, I dont think they hit the chunks as hard as live
bait.  Also got one large channel cat about 22 inches at least five
pounds, biggest one I ever caught in the Eastern US.  They fight real
good, too bad they can't be eaten because of the pollution, the ones I
used to catch in Oklahoma were delicious.  Will try again this weekend,
still have  more frozen herring.
Freddie the j.

6/8/04 Steve Cherry Lower Harbor Striped Bass & Bluefish

caught a total of 30
of the following species- Striped Bass,Bluefish 
Fishing on Tuesday, June 08 Body of water - East rive/Lower harbor   location -    NJ
Using Eels/Bunker
Weather conditions Calm & Clear
Tried the drifting the east river tonight at the end of the out going tide for the first time this spring and caught 19 bass from 29-35 inches in about 2 hrs.  Had one larger fish break off right at that boat estimated at 39-40 inches - fished with Randy Lee and the Sheriff - around dark moved out to the lower harbor and chunked for most of the incomming tide  - bite was much slower on the chunk today but still managed aproximately 8 blues and 3-4 more stipers - great trip...

6/6/04 Jim Byrne Breezy Point Bluefish

Hey Chas,
I know your enjoying bragging rights with that fish you caught on Sat.
Congratulations are definetly in order. It seems to be sitting at the top of
the fishing reports for a decidingly long time!! There's probably no room
for these lowly bluefish(just kidding) Or maybe you just didn't get my
original e-mail.
I caught these blues off of Breezy point on Sun. on bunker chunks. Water
temp. was 62deg. F. Very windy but worth the effort. I don't know if the
club has ever had a flag for guys to fly while out on their boats but I
thought it would be a good item to introduce. I'm forever waving to guys in
other boats and can't help but wonder if they are fellow HRFA members.
Thanks and I hope to see you guys on the water.
JIM BYRNE
"FOR DAD"

We have only gotten your report and the one from Al White since Saturday.  The HRFA members have the letters  HRFA on the sides of their boats.   The club used to sell the letters but you can pick them up at any marine store.    The marine police tend to leave us alone since the letters have been on our boats.  I guess they recognize us again and again.  

Put the letters on your boat.

Were did you say you got those tiny fish?        Chas  <'////><


6/6/04 Al White East River Striped Bass 32.5 Lbs

I fished today Sunday, June 6, 2004, and caught a New Personal Best. It has been almost 35 years since I caught my original personal best, which was a 28 lb. Striped Bass caught in Vineyard Sound at Gay Head on the Island of Martha's Vineyard in the fall of 1970. I know that I had forgotten what a thrill that was. In fact I had a hard time remember any of the details. It's called senior moments, something you younger members can look forward to. 

I received a couple reports of big stripers being caught in Long Island Sound and the East River (Check out the report from Chas Stamm) and thought I might get very lucky.

I got a late start this afternoon and left the dock at 2:00 PM. My first stop was the East River and on the first drift it produced a 34 inch striper. In fact on each of the next three drifts they produced three more stripers from 31 to 33 inches. Then nothing for the next five drifts, someone must have turned off the switch. I headed south to the and after three or fours drifts their and nothing I was going to call it a day. I headed back to and decided to take one more drift. About half way through the drift my rod doubled over and I thought I was hung up on the bottom. But it suddenly started to move and I new it was a big fish. About 30 minutes later I got my first look at that broad tail and large bass.

I managed to get the net out of the rocket launcher and now I am trying to hold onto the rod in one hand and net the fish with my other hand. After a couple of misses I finely managed to net the fish. Bottom line it measured 44 inches and weighed 32.5 lb. on my digital scale. It took me a couple of minutes to revive and release my new Personal Best Striped Bass.

I think I am going fishing again tomorrow. See you on the water.    Al White

6/5/04 Chas Stamm and Joe Curvino  Manhattan Striped Bass 43 Pounds!

I fished with HRFA member Joe Curvino today and had myself a personal best for striped bass.  Joe managed to land six bass up to 15 pounds and one bluefish.  Charlie rigs and dead eels were the bait we were using.  I managed to release three striped bass and sadly wound up with one keeper.  The big fish when weighed on the boat came in at 46 pounds and with a taped measure over his body was 47 inches.  Took almost 20 minutes to bring her in.  Tried very hard for almost an hour to revive the fish but to no avail.  Didn't like that at all.  Really wanted to release that fish.  Kept going belly up with seagulls all around waiting to rip in to the fish.  Had to keep him.  Interesting enough the fish had a 12 inch partially digested sturgeon in it's belly. When we got to some level, more calm water...the fish's final weight, after an hour's worth of revival, came in at 43 pounds and on a flat deck, 45 inches.  With a tape over the belly of the fish an extra two inch rise was achieved.

Here are some photos of the bass.   Click on a photo.

    

6/5/04Roger J Muller Jr

caught a total of 11
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
from 33 inches in length  weight 15lb. 1oz.
Fishing on Saturday June 5th, 2004 from a Boat
Body of water - Lower Harbor   location - Jersey City  NJ
Using 15  pound test line and Bunker
Water temp 61 deg
Weather conditions Overcast


Went fishing with Kelsey and Taylor and had some good luck. I caught the following Bluefish: 15.1, 14.2, 13.7, 11.5, 10.7, 9.5.
Stripers I caught: 36 inches, 24 inches, 32 inches. All fish were released. Kelsey caught one six pound Blue and Taylor had a 12 and 20 inch Striper and one 5 pound Blue. A great day again in the Lower Harbor. The boat traffic was not too fun though.

 

6/5/04 Butch Pawson Striped Bass Breezy Point!

Butch   Pawson caught a total of 1
of the following species- Striped Bass 
from 36 1/2 inches in length  (17 inches in girth) weight 18lb. .4oz.
Fishing on 06/05/04   9 am from a Boat
Body of water - breezy point   location - leonardo  marina  NJ
Using 16 lb pound test line and clams
Water temp ? deg
Weather conditions Windy
we caught 7 fish on a six man charter,  fin on feathers out of leonard marina.

6/5/04 Phil Kozak raritan Bay Fluke

  Fished with several friends that I haven't fished with for 15 years. Pete Ryerson, Bob Shifman, and pete Schultis. The wind was out of ther East and ther water temp was 62 at the romar shoals. That's where started out this morning, Sat June 5. Cast to small pods of blues and caught as many as you wanted. Released them all. From there we went to the south shore of Staten Island and again saw great schools of Blue fish. Mind you no Stripers. We finally went over to the inside of Sandy Hook and caught a number of keeper fluke. Keeping 10 for future dinners.The rain held off untill 3 pm and then we called it quits. The Fluke we caught were on the drop offs along that inside flat. Using spearing and kellies. Not a great weather day, but a great time with old friends      Phil Kozak   National Fishing Association

6/5/04 Carl Hartmann Brigantine Kingfish

caught a total of 1
of the following species- Kingfish 
from 9.5 inches in length  (3.5 inches in girth) weight 0lb. 14oz.
Fishing on 6-5-04 from Surf
Body of water - Atlantic   location - Brigantine  NJ
Using 10 pound test line and bloodworms
Water temp 60 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

6/4/04 Soth Troy Striped Bass

On June 4 my buddy,Bob and I were fishing off the wall in South Troy when we had our best night of the year(Only 1 fish per wk. avge. for whole season largest being 22lbs.).We had about 8 runs and landed 3 stripers on live herring.The schoolies are up here and pretty heavy too.It wasBob's first fish of the whole seaon.I caught a total of 8 for the year,I normally catch 20 to 30 stripers a year.This year was a bust.Horrible.The cats hit hard all year,tearin up our herring,even live oneswe caught some 11lber's swallowing whole herring.Big cats.Well there's still plenty of herring if you know where to look,I look forward to the schoolies in the next few weeks to make it a better year,andwill be looking towards next season as my love for stripers will nver die.Lastly,I fish with many people up here and although I saw some 31lbers caught,they all report the same thing,a very slow year.

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6/4/04 Chas Stamm & Gale Inwood Manhattan Striped Bass & Blues

Fished today with Gale Inwood, her dad, and nephew Rich for a day of striped bass and bluefish on the east river in New York City.   The trio managed to release 8 bass and one bluefish.  The largest bass was 19 pounds and 35 inches.   The bluefish came in at around 7 pounds.  Baits of the day were the "Charlie Rig and live eels.  Charlie rig was out producing the live eels two to one.   

6/3/04 Steve Cherry Lower Harbor Striped Bass and Bluefish

caught a total of 20
of the following species- Striped Bass,Bluefish 
Fishing on Thursday June 3 Body of water - Hudson -Lower Harbor   location -    NJ
Using bunker
Weather conditions Calm & Clear
fished the lower harbor last Thurday night bass on the out going tide started out with a bunch of blue fish then moved later towards the end of the incomming tide the stipers started biting  - ended up with about 10 bass and 10 blues.  All the bass were from 29-35 inches.  all in all a good night of fishing. it seems there are a lot of blues around now.

 

6/1/04  Mark Strober Lower Harbor Bass, Blues & Fluke

Fishin' Mission 6/1/04   Fished Tuesday with a friend of mine Sam Shakkour.  He's one of those trout guys.  Who likes to fish for those pansy fresh water "bait" size fish.  Well Sam had the time of his life catching "real" fish!  We caught over 20 stripers to 39 inches, and a few blues.  Later we caught about 25 fluke, almost all shorts with one 18" keeper.  We fished the New York Harbor and surrounding areas.   I attached 2 pictures of Sam and I.  All fish were released!  I might have to change my phone number since Sam will wanna go all the time now!  Tight lines to all.

Click on a photo

5/31/04 Roger J Muller Jr.

caught a total of 7
of the following species- Striped Bass 
from 35 inches in length  weight 18lb. 2oz.
Fishing on May 31st, 2004 Body of water - Lower Harbor   location - Jersey City   NJ
Using 10 lb. pound test line and Bunker
Water temp 61 deg
Weather conditions Windy


Went fishing with my friend retired police lt. from Hoboken , Martin Kiely and his daughter Veronica who is 10. My daughters Kelsey and Taylor came along as well as 11 year old Jinny who caught a 24 lb. Striped Bass the day before. We all had a wonderful time and ended up with two Stripers: One 35 inches, 18 lbs. and the other 32 inches
11.2 pounds. Taylor had a 7 pound blue, Kelsey a 3 and 8 pounder and Jinny and Veronica three pounders. After fishing from 3 pm until 10:30 pm we had a great day. It is great catching fish around the Statute of Liberty because you have such a great back drop for pictures of your fish.

5/30/04 Roger J Muller Jr.

caught a total of 1
of the following species- Striped Bass 
from 33 inches in length  weight 24lb. 2oz.
Fishing on Saturday May 30th , 2004 from a Boat
Body of water - Lower Harbor   location - Jersey City  NJ
Using 10 spider pound test line and Bunker
Water temp 60 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


I took my kids fishing with Jinny a Korean friend from the Fresh Picked Grocery store in Hoboken. I had to write about how Jinny never fished before and after a lot of work pulled in her first fish ever in her life which was a 24 lb. Striper. Jinny was totally thrilled and we got some nice pictures. She took it home for her parents to eat and she is now an official fisherperson. Every time I am going out fishing she is asking to come along. What a long fight and what a memory for me. Great going Jinny. Sorry this is such a late report again.

5/30/04 Kelsey Marie Muller

caught a total of 1
of the following species- Striped Bass 
from 31 inches in length  weight 20lb. 3oz.
Fishing on Saturday May 30th, 2004 from a Boat
Body of water - Lower Harbor   location - Jersey City  NJ
Using 10 spider pound test line and Bunker from Moe's
Water temp 60 deg
Weather conditions Overcast

5/30/04 Taylor Katie Muller

caught a total of 1
of the following species- Striped Bass 
from 32 inches in length  weight 22lb. 1oz.
Fishing on Saturday May 30th, 2004 from a Boat
Body of water - Lower Harbor   location - Jersey City  NJ
Using 10 spider pound test line and Bunker from Moe's
Water temp 60 deg
Weather conditions Overcast


Great fish and a very long fight in the rod holder for Taylor. So far this year Taylor is out fishing her older sister Kelsey. She spends more time paying attention to the fishing and it is paying off. Sorry this report is so late. I wrote down the information on paper and kept on saying I would add it to the HRFA website and then I misplaced it. Well now I found it and have entered all information.
The fishing was great in May and June in the Lower Harbor and then really slowed down in July. Fluke seem to be the targeted fish since the water got too warm.


5/30/04 Phil Kozak Raritan Bay Fluke

Made my way south Friday night. Hit a log just north of ther Bear Mt Bridge. Took my time getting to Van Dohln Marine arrived safe and sound. Sunday took a ride to make sure that no major damage was done. I will pull the wheels have them balanced. Found True World Marine and gassed up at the Ferry terminal. Gas was 230.00, but at Liberty marine it was 219.00. Trolled a lure over at Bay Bridge flats and thern ran over to the flats south of the Verizano. Lots of bunker, but I was by myself and couldn't position the boat to throw the net. Released 10 fluke two were 17 inches, I wasn't sure if 17 inches was legal. I was a grea day on the water.

Phil Kozak  NFA

5/30/04 Chas Stamm East River Striped Bass

Fished with Joe Curvino today and managed to get 6 striped bass up to 36 inches 19 pounds.  Water temps were 62.9.  Live eels and the Charlie Rig were the bait of choice.  It was a slow day but still managed to release a 19 pounder.   All fish were 7 pounds and higher.  Small blues were around and shredding our eels from time to time.

 

5/28/04 Western Sound Haywire247 Striped Bass

The fishing is heating up in Long Island Sound near the Throgs Neck Bridge. Had 9 stripers today with my friend Ron Milau. All in the high teens and lower 20's except this nice 38.24lb cow. She was empty inside, all spawned out.

5/25/04 Joe Nardello,  Lower Harbor Bass Blues and Fluke

THE 3 J’S   Joe Nardello,  Fluke, Blues, Bass:  Went out for Fluke on May 25, 2004 with Gan Wong, between us we got about 14 fish all shorts, very close most were inch to short, fishing south of the V.Z. bridge. We decided to head back, on our way back to Jersey City around the Bayridge flats we saw bunker breaking water so we stopped to snag them, on my first snag a 36 inch bluefish gobbled the bunker, got the fish in the boat, on my next snagged bunker a 44inch 35 lb Striped Bass whacked that bunker, got the fish into the boat took a picture and released the fish, for about an hour we tried snagging more bunker but couldn’t hook up, fish would hit the bunker take half of it or the whole thing but no hook ups, but considering we didn’t do all that bad.

 

5/24/04 HRFA Kids fishing trip!

HRFA's Youth Trip Coordinator Glenn Blank and EXPLORE 2000's John Ponticorvo had 51 students from the Hudson County school system fishing on board Staten Island's ATLANTIs PRINCESS yesterday afternoon. Every youngster caught at least one fish and had an enjoyable day of fishing despite Mother Nature's chilly southeast wind and foggy conditions. A total of 90 fish were caught which consisted of fluke, bluefish, searobins and some skates. Most of these fish were tagged and released.

A big THANK YOU goes out to P.S.E.& G. for funding the fishing trip. Thanks also go out to Andrea Formica (owner of Atlantic Princess) and to her mates Buddy, Vinny, and Tom.

And a special thank you to HRFA members Ray Marione, Al White, Wayne Geider, Tony DiModugno, Rosario Mannino, Arlene O'Brien and Tim Burden for volunteering their time to help onboard as mates.

5/24/04  Whitey TZ Bridge

whitey caught a total of 5
of the following species- Catfish 

Fishing on 05/24/2004 07:46:17 from a Boat
Body of water - tz bridge s   location - s of TZ Bridge  Ny
Using worms and bunker
Water temp 67 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


Fished Sunday from 7am-3pm.  5 Catfish and two runs.  Don't know if they were catfish or stripers. Where have all the stripers gone?

5/23/04 Ross Dock Owen Heaney Catfish!

Just thought I'd send you over some pics from last Sunday. My son Owen caught his first fish: a 19 inch catfish that came in second place! He was very excited and dad was very proud too. I know someone was taking pictures of the award ceremony,  but I'm not sure if they got him holding the fish.    Hope all is well and I hope to see you at a meeting real soon.

 

5/23/04 tom walker Newburgh Striped Bass

caught a total of 3
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
from 29 inches in length  weight 10lb. 3oz.
Fishing on sunday, May 23, 2004 7:29:01 AM from a Boat
Body of water - newburgh   location - newburgh  ny
Using 20 pound test line and bloods and ells
Water temp 68 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


fished sunday rough morning three foot rollers till 11.00am picked two small cats in am then 1:30 when finally found fished doubles one 6 pound and one 8 pound lost school found another school in front of front street marina pulled a ten pound female with three males glued to her side released all fish fished till high tide then headed home before storm

 

5/23/04 Steve Cherry Lower Harbor Striped Bass

Steve Cherry Lower Harbor - Sunday

Fished today on the incomming tide with John Cherry,
David Sheridan and the Sheriff.  Caught some fish, but
it was much slower than the past few trips.  Started
getting fish at the end of the incomming tide and then
ran out of bait -  Got a total of 4 stripers and 3
blues. largest Stiper was 40 inches  - 22 pounds -
second largest was 37 inches. Also had some decent
sized blues.

5/23/04  Phil Kozak No Fish!

I wish I had something to report,but this year has beren a complete bustYesterday and today three fish just 12 inches. We did find fish today along the east shore below the train station. I followed them as they moved north on the change of the tide. NO hits no runs no nothing. I am glad this season is over up here. Water temp was 68 degrees. I am moving down river to Edgewater where I will try to enjoy some fluke fishing. Mabe some top water fishing for stripers and blues. I will move down the beach to Cape May at the end of June. TUNA time

Phil Kozak NFA

 

5/22/04 Arron London Striped Bass

Arron London caught a total of 1
of the following species- Striped Bass 
from 44 inches in length  (20 inches in girth) weight 31lb. 0oz.
Fishing on 5-22-04 from a Boat
Body of water - Hudson   location - Newburgh  NY
Using 20 pound test line and Eels
Water temp 58 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

5/22 & 23/ 04  Greg Goss  Up River Striped Bass

5/22 Saturday fished the high tide going down and it  looks like the herring
have finally slowed drastically.  Fished Saturday south of the Castleton
Boat launch and was only able to catch one small white bass and one cat
fish.  Not one herring.  Moved North to just before the Port of Albany but
was not able to catch anything.  We did see many surface spashes and I tried
a large broken bait but got no hits.

5/23 Sunday fished the low tide coming in just under the 378 bridge and
although the fish finder show huge schools of fish just under the boat,  we
did not catch any herring.  Many of the others were having the same luck
with very few herring.  I will try again this week to see if the herring are
truely gone.

5/22 & 23 /04 Freddie the J  Troy Striped Bass

Fished at the Troy dam on Saturday, 5/22 and Sunday, 5/23.  Saturday was
cool, cloudy, some rain in the morning, light north wind,  high tide to
falling.  Sunday was warmer, party cloudy, south wind, high tide to
falling.   The outflow below the power plant was the only place I could
locate herring, but they were pretty easy to catch.   Got two stripers
on Saturday about 24 inces each, on live herring.  No hits on Sunday,
but on the way back to Albany saw a guy holding up a 36 incher below the
I-90 bridge.  Water is now all muddy again from all the rain.  Will try
again next weekend and keep on trying 'til the cottonwoods fly.  Then,
switch to summer tactics, small white perch fished deep where the
current runs strong around rock piles, bridge abutments, and whereever
the creeks enter the river.
Freddie the j.

5/21/04 David C Albany Stripers

david c the rat boat caught a total of 2
of the following species- Striped Bass catfish

Fishing on fri 5-21-04 from a Boat
Body of water - hudson river    location - albany  troy  NJ
Using 20 pound test line and live herring

Weather conditions Calm & Clear
stripers are slow this year  one last try this sat pretty disapointing year

5/21/04  HRFA Youth Angler Fishing Trip Tim Burden

caught a total of 224
of the following species- Fluke,Fluke(Released),Bluefish (Released) searobins

Fishing on Friday, May 21, 2004 , afternoon charter Body of water - Raritan Bay & off of Sandy Hook   location -   NJ
Using squid / spearing

Weather conditions Calm & Clear

HRFA's Youth Trip Coordinator Glenn Blank organized another great day of fishing for 47 students from Hudson County's EXPLORE 2000 PROGRAM and Cliffside Park High School's Enviromental Club. Friday's half-day trip aboard the ATLANTIS PRICESS (from Staten Island, N.Y.) was blessed with great weather, good tides, and 224 fish. Every student hooked and landed at least two fish and the high hook was scored as twelve fish! The catch consisted of fluke, bluefish, searobins and a few skates. With exception to the skates, the greater majority off these fish were tagged and released as part of the EXPLORE 2000 PROGRAM. An unexpected added feature for the youngsters was their witnessing a bluefish blitz along the shoreline of Sandy Hook's inner-northern tip. As you fishermen well know, it was during this time that the fishing was red hot and the kids excitment at their highest level!   A big THANK YOU goes out to James Stalknecht, owner of 4 CLEAN-UP INC., for funding the fishing tr!
 ip. Thanks also go out to Andrea Formica (owner of Atlantic Princess) for allowing extra time out on the waters and to the mates Buddy, Vinny, and Freddy. And a special thank you to HRFA members Wayne Geider, Tony DiModugno, Rosario Mannino, and Tim Burden for volunteering their time to help onboard as mates.

 

5/19/04 Steve Cherry Lower Harbor Striped Bass

Fished the lower harbor last night from 6 -10:30pm with the Sheriff and Randy Lee Jr.  One of the best trips I have been on ever.  We caught 34 stripers from 31- 40 inches with the majority of them being in the 35-40 inch range.  Also caught 3-4 blue fish and had several others cut us off. Had fish on the whole night with several doubles and triples.  All fish caught on bunker.  

 

 

5/19/04 Greg Goss Striped Bass 378 Bridge

Fished under 378 bridge on Wed night and it was very slow.  Caught only 3
herring the entire night.  Dave Yonkers put the last herring on a line about
8:30 and by 9 pm he was hooked up with a 13 lb Striper.  Had him in the boat
by 9:15 and headed home.  Nice job Dave,  first Striper in my Dad's boat
from the Hudson River and Bill Goss would be very proud of you.  Thanks
again Dad for everything.....

 

5/18/04  VZ Bridge Tony Liscio

Chas,

HRFA Member Tony Liscio from Nanuet NY landed and released this nice Striper Tuesday south of the Vz. Didn't get a weight or measurement but the big boy was released and went for a 6" purple and silver Yo-Zuri crystal minnow trolled south of the Vz on May 18th around 10:00am. Turned out to be a great day with several stripers in the 20lb. range all taking the minnow except for one that took a 6" purple and black Shad and as many 8-12lb. blues hitting everything. The fish were working bait all day and as long as you got the lure below the blues you found the stripers. "Big City Fishin' You Gotta Love It"   Thanks,    Tony Liscio


5/18/04 J. Lance  Newburgh Striped Bass

Fished Newburgh bay on tues. may 18th. Arrived about 6:00AM and fished until noon. Caught about 20 stripers with a 17 and two 14 pounders. Lost several other nice fish! Fish are still spread out and we had to do alought of running around to find decent concentrations. This year the incoming tide has been much more productive so far. Fishing mainly sand worms between 12-18 feet down in 26-38 feet of water. Water temp up into the low to mid 60's and the fish are spawning! Hope this helps.

J.Lance

 

5/ 18 2004 Capt. Chris  Albany Stripers & Shad

Boy, was the wind blowing today! North wind at 20-30 mph with a outgoing tide this A.M. Started with jigging herring and alewives south of 378 bridge they were in thick, two dozen in five minutes. Then a kidney pounding ride to below the Boston Spur if I-90 along the east side. Waves were rolling at five feet and thought the trip was bust but the screen showed some heavy concentration of fish between 35 and 38 feet over 42 feet. Put out the herring and needed six oz. to keep it down and were it to fish immediately. Three fish within twenty minutes between 19 and 26 lbs. The biggest was an absolute cow full of eggs and all were released to carry on. As the tide slowed so did the bite nothing else there so we moved. Noted thee different Bald eagles just south of the new Schodack Island launch. The site looks great and the launch appears protected so you trailer boys take note. Smoother ride back north with following seas stopped at two other areas south of the port of Albany with no luck and nothing seen on the electronics. Finished before lunch by trolling some darts for shad around Green Island with good luck and boated four with one hen about seven lbs.

5/18/04 Fishin Mission Raritan Bay Striped Bass

Fishin' Mission fished Raritan Bay Tuesday 5/18 with Ron Valverde.  Despite the weatherman calling for lousy weather, we had great weather, light winds.  We caught large stripers ( 44"-- 24 pounds, 38", 2 x 36"  and many others ) Blues were a pain but were plentiful.  We also fluked for a while with about 10 keeper size fluke to 20" and several shorts.   All fish were released except 3 fluke which a friend wanted to eat.  Ron was the happy angler with the largest fluke and striper. ( But I tell him captain gets all the credit )   Tight lines and the heck with the weather forecasters!

5/18/04 Bill Greene Carp Brewster, NY

14 lb/11 oz Carp, caught and released from the Diverting Reservoir (NYC
Permit Water) at 1:15 PM. Used combination corn kernels, bread and strawberry dough
- gave up seven years ago trying to figure out which was best - ever since
then I always put combo of all three on hook. 12 lb. test.

Lost another earlier at 10:45 AM - estimate at least as big - when fish took
off along shoreline, shredding line on rocks, etc. Sinker is rigged as
fish-finder/on line, so fish which breaks off is rid of sinker.

5/17/04  Al White Raritan Bay Striped Bass & Blues

Fished today with Glen Blank and Wayne Guider first all out trip on new boat and what a trip. Pulled out of Englewood boat basin at 8:15 am headed south to Raritan Bay. Glen had picked up a bushel of clams yesterday from Julian's in Atlantic Highlands and we used them to start a slick going. A half hour later we had nothing. The weather was turned nasty wind blowing out of the East at 10 to 15 mph with gust up to 25. We decided to move further south. We started the clam slick going again presto and I hooked up with the first fish of the day and the first fish on board the new boat and it was a 34 inch Striper. We fished for the next 6 hours and caught about 30 Bass from 24 to 34 inches with most of the bass over 28 inches and a few additional Bluefish throne in for good luck. Their out there, so if you get a chance "Go south to Raritan Bay". As for the new Parker it is beyond all my expectations "what a boat".

Thanks,   Al White

5/16/04 James Byrne  Striped Bass Raritan Bay

Fishing was good outside the Vz. on Sunday afternoon. Lots of cocktail sized blues on bunker chunks and we picked up two bass trolling. We had bass slamming schools of bunker around the boat but couldn't set up fast enough to get one on the line.

5/16/04 Joe Nardello Lower Harbor Bass

Chas: Joe Nardello from the 3 J’S. got out again on Sunday May 16, 2004, fished the lower harbor caught 22 Striped Bass the largest fish was 36 inches. I was using a shad tail imitation bunker. They were nailing it, seem like they would whack it as you started to reel it in. Weather was great again calm and clear, water temp was 54 degrees. Sorry no photo’s unfortunately I was by myself.

5/15-16/04 Phil Kozak Up River Bass

Fished Sat 15 & Sun 16 again no large schools of spawning bass found. Still many small bass around. Sun observed some spawning on the outgoing water temp 64 degrees. The major spawn may have occured durning the week. This year the poorest I can remember and I only can hope that it is not the norm. Still feel that the river should be closed to harvest from the havestraw to albany from april to may. To many kill tournament can not continue to targe the smallest portion of the spwaning biomass. Enough said.

Phil Kozak

National Fishing Association

 

5/15/04 Joe Nardello Lower Harbor Striped Bass

Chas:  This is Joe Nardello from the 3 J’s.  Gan Wong and I were out fishing today, Saturday, May 15,  2004.  We were fishing the lower harbor outgoing tide.  We got about 14 bass.  The biggest fish was 38 inches long and weighed 19 lbs.  I caught the bass on a silicon skirt.  Other bass were caught on pink tails.  The water temp was 54 degrees, and the weather was great - calm and very warm.

 

5/14/04 Mike McCord  Gulley's Striped Bass

Hello, my name is Mike McCord and I caught this
striper on Friday, May 14, 2004 across from Gully's on
the east side. I caught it at 6:45 p.m. on an eel. The
fish weighed 17 lbs 10 oz. This is about all I have
done this year, it's been very slow.On May 7 I was out
all day and didn't get even a hit, I went and picked
my brother up on shore who has never been out before
and within an hour and a half he got a striper 30 lbs
5 oz just north of the beacon bridge at around 8:45
p.m. Otherwise things are very slow. Hopefully it will
pick up before the season's end.Good luck everybody!

 

5/14/04 Mike Woodside

Winds and tides kept us bizzy.  Untangling, cutting and re tying knots all day long.  Snagged the anchor twice.  Jigged at total of 2 (two) herring.   Managed to keep the lines out straight just long enough to hook and boat this 39-1/2" , 20lber.  Great fish!!!  That'll keep us coming back.  Caught on live herring, 378 bridge area, on an outgoing tide.  water temp. 64 deg.  I think there may have been a massive Yoo-hoo accidental spill some where up river.


5/13/04  Chas Stamm & Joe Curvino Lower Harbor Bass & Blues

Fished  with Joe Curvino on Saturday and did not have a very active day.  Fishing on the outside of the Vz. Bridge seemed to be much better than the inside of the Vz. Bridge.  Joe and I stayed inside and managed to bring in one bass, about 9 pounds and one bluefish, about 7 pounds.  Chunked bunker was the bait used.   Reports from outside the Vz. from various members of the HRFA confirmed that the fish are here...just outside, and not where we were.  Chas  <'////><

5/13/04 David McMillen  Highland Falls Striped Bass

Chas,

Decided to try the incoming today and finally hit the motherload.  From
Dennings Point drifting up to the bridge it was absolutely loaded.  Even
had one follow a hooked one into the net.  That's right.. one on the hook
and one no hook in the net.  Doubles the cheap way.   They were running at
8-10 ft. in 34 ft. of water.  Water temp 61.  These fish got so thick you
could feel them rubbing against the line.  Released 9 fish, all between 14
- 18 lbs. in 45 min... then the wind.  I just want to say.  It was calm out
there for a couple hours.  Then right after sunset out of nowhere a stiff
east wind.  4 footers in 2 mins.  Took me 1 hr 45 to make it back to
Highland Falls.  I worry sometimes that some of the folks out there in
small boats, especially those flat bottom bass boats.. are gonna get raked
into the water when that happens.  There was about 7 of them around me in
the dark.   I have a 30 ft. boat and I was taking water over the bow and
over the windshield at times.  Tip is..  have a plan...be prepared to get
in quick and LIFEJACKETS everyone!  I know some of these small fishing
boats probably have no flares.  Dudes... get some.  Now!

David McMillen

5/13/04 Steve Cherry Lower Harbor Striped Bass

Fished the outgoing tide last night with Bobby Bickle, Scott and Ryan
Driscole and the Sheriff.  Caught 9 Bass from 32 -39 inches.  Had several
other run offs..  Fog Wind and a flash of lightning forced an early end to
the night but overall it was a great trip with lots of action.

5/13/04 Chasbo Striped Bass Beacon

Chas,

we where in the River by 7:30 fishing. It was very slow, and did not hear any chatter to the contrary. Around noon the fish started to come through considerably stronger, and then started to feed. We caught a total of 12. All but one on bloods, and one on an eel. Then the weather warnings started coming. We knew it would be a short day, and got convinced real quick when the lightning started to come over Mt. Beacon. Oh, here is a little trivia. Mt. Beacon is the Mountain pictured in the NY State Flag. Our heaviest fish today was caught by Steve, the one with the "Sponge Bob" Scarf on his head, weighing in at 15 3/4 Lbs. I added a picture that should evoke some good memories for all of you. I will call it "Tight Line/Tip Up."

ChasBo

 

5/10/04 Keensburgh Pier Glenn Blank - Explore 2000 Bluefish

HRFA Director and Youth Trip Coordinator Glenn Blank had the first youth trip of 2004 at the Keansburg Fishing Pier today. Even though the fishing was slow, the students did have a great time and managed to land several bluefish, the largest being 29 inches. All of the fish were caught on fresh bunker chunks, were tagged and released on an incoming tide. Twenty Explore 2000 children participated along with their teachers, chaperones and HRFA volunteers (Darren Cardinal, Ralph Roth, Chuck Mitchell, and Tim Burden). A southeast wind was believed to have hindered the days catch. As with past HRFA~Explorer 2000 trips, Keansburg Fishing Pier owner Kathi Smock discounted the fares and bait for the day. For information on the latest Pier fishing report, call 732-495-8842.

 

5/9/04 Newburgh Stripers Chasbo!

Chas,

Sunday was a day of downpours here in Newburgh, and looked to be a washout for getting in a day of fishing. You see I was to take my son, and his girlfriend out for the day. They just are not equipped like us hard core fishaholics.

Anyway, I did hold out hope, and it paid off. The sun broke through around four, and we headed for Ceely's Bait Shop before they closed. It was all worth the two hours we spent out there off Bannermans Island. 

We hit it right, and caught plenty. Best of all Leah caught the first one, and her first Striper ever.

She is a State of Washington girl, and is used to catching Salmon. This was a thrill for her, and my son. Oh, and for me to, of course. s always, a picture is worth a thousand words.I be out there again Thursday, if you see the Green Tracker 16, give a shout to me. I'll have my radio on.

 

5/9/04  Tony Evangelista Keansburgh Pier Bluefish

Sunday, May 9th
I was fishing the Keansburg,N.J. fishing pier and caught two Blues in the three pound class using fresh bunker chunks. I also witnessed a 23" Fluke caught also on a very small piece of bunker this fluke was out of character I guess he was real hungry. I will be running a trip down to the pier in the furture if your interest in going please let me know. My e-mail is Taggertony@.com This pier is 2400 ft.long they charge $7:00per and $4:00 for parking on weekends and one dollar cheaper on weekdays. Please make sure you tell them that your a HRFA member for your discount!
                                                                         
HRFA Member
Tony Evangelista

 

5/8/04 Wayne Germantown Striped Bass

Wayne Kempton caught this 17 lb. 34 inch Striper on May 8th off the shore just south of Germantown, Columbia County. It was caught on live herring on the incoming tide.

Wayne

 

5/8/04 Phil Kozak Roundout Creek Striped Bass

Fished Saturday out of Rondout went south small school near hidden harbor, but no bites. moved to south of the water plant west of the green can in 6 ft of water. School of large bass released 24, 25, 19, and 12 lb females. When the tide slowed so did the bite. Moved down the western shore and saw no more schools` Ended the day with those releases.

Sunday was worse with no major schools on the western side. Wind against the tide made it Saturday and released two fish 19 lbs and a small fish 24 inches. Moved south to black creek no fish and then went north to south bay for the incoming. There were scattered schools of bass, but when the tide started to run they moved off the flat.

I am concerned that we have not found the normally large schools of spawners. My hope is that they are still south and due to the winter will arrive later in May. My real concern in the fact that these kill tournaments may have an effect on this spawning biomass. I hold my final opinion untill the end of May and see if these fish that normally spawn in the Kingston area show up.

Phil Kozak

National Fishing Association

5/8/04 Freddie the J  Albany Striped Bass

Saturday, May 8.
Fished from 6:30 am to about 4:30 pm.  Weather was sunny to partly
cloudy, mid 50s although it was in the 30s when I arrived.  Fished from
the I-90 bridge in Albany south to about a mile past the Port.
Plentiful herring, one big shad, and a 32 inch striper, probably about
15 pounds.  Treated the striper for hook in mouth disease and released.
Striper fell to a live herring.  Saw a few other stipers boated.  Will
try again 5/13 and 5/15.
Freddie the j.

5/8/04  Chasbo Newburgh Stripers

What a beautiful day it was Thursday. We fished from 9 to 5, and what a pleasure. No buffeting wind to deal with all day. We, Ed, Steve, and myself<ChasBo> caught a total of 9 stripers. All 5 pounds or more. The water is still just below the feeding frenzy temperature though, but any day should really turn on here. Our heaviest fish was 15.5 Lbs. Ed realized he had on 12 lb. test, and people kept riding back, and forth wondering what the heck he had on for soooo long.

I have to agree with the posting about the ignorant boaters, everywhere, it seems. Not just Newburgh. I will help any way I can, and I to, monitor the radio. If you need help just give a shout to ChasBo. I grew up here, and am very familiar with the Newbugh/Beacon area. I am a member, and welcome you all to my neck of the woods. By the way ChassT, thank you for all the tireless effort you put into this organization.

Tight Lines To all, Charlie Bivona

5/8/04 Newburgh Bridge chuck rymarzow

Caught a 30" 12 pounder just south of Newburgh Beacon bridge on eel.  Other then that Friday night was quiet for us.  got really windy!!

 

5/6/04 Steve Cherry Lower Harbor

Fished the incoming tide last night in the lower harbor with Bobby Bickle Randy Lee and the Sheriff from 7:00 - 10:30.  Caught some really nice fat fish - the largest of them were -  42" (30lbs), 40 ", 39 " All fish were caught on Bunker.  Great night  - saw one other boat out.

 

5/6/04  Mike Woodside  Rt 378 Bridge Striped Bass

Used 18' Glastron $1,000
motor re-build $800
misc. expenses $350
beer, etc. $25

Albany Charters drifting by......Again.  As I pull this 38" 27lber outa the river.    Priceless.

Date: Thursay May 6
Time: 2:24p
Location: Near Rt. 378 bridge
Caught with live herring

 

5/6-7/04 Greg Gross Shad  Troy

Fished upper Hudson between 378 bridge and Troy lock on 5/6 till 10 pm with no luck and then again on 5/7 from 12-7pm. Got many herring and several nice shad, but no bites on the Stripers. Will try again evening of 5/13. Wind has been strong and its been tough to anchor at times, water temp was 58.5 Friday afternoon. I have been using live herring and bunker.      greg goss

 

5/5/04 Newburgh Beacon Bridge Dave McMillen Striped Bass & Some Courtesy

Hi Chas,

Went out for the second time this year.  Saturday was really windy and
because the waves were breaking over the bow we had to turn around.  Today
was much calmer.  Water temp 56.  Fished east side from Newburgh Beacon
bridge back south to Dennings Point.  Spotted small schools of shorties
here and there and released 4 fish from 20" and below on bloods and sands.
Hard work, fish were not very aggressive.  Trying again tomorrow.

Reading Leonids report I just want to say something.  It's getting worse
out there as far as lack of courtesy and safety.  In the past 2 years many
of the fisherman who come to our area to fish lack any knowledge of the
power of this river.  They are seasonal fisherman and only come for the
striper run.  Many swill beer, play loud music and travel between the
gaggle of boats at top speed, crossing over the lines of many of us.  They
do not realize they are responsible for their wakes and the damage they can
cause when you are speeding by someone 30 ft. away at 30 miles an hr.  One
day last year when I took the kids out I had one guy almost take my bow
off.  When I motioned to him to slow down, he pulled up next to me, 40 oz.
in hand and screamed many expletives as well as try to board my boat and
engage in a fistfight.  Not a bunch of happy kids after that.  Anyone is
welcome to fish on this very public water, but, for the boaters like myself
who do it all year, abide by the rules, laws and are safety conscious, it
is getting way out of control and is only a matter of time before someone
is seriously injured.  I would like to see more presence from the police
this year.  It's really that bad.  I personally picked up 6 plastic
shopping bags full of trash that was just thrown into the water as well
today.  Of course, 3 of them contained empty beer cans.  It took a long
time to clean this river up and get it fishable again.  I take it
personally when someone trashes it.  Forget about anyone assisting a
disabled boater.  They come to fish and they don't care.  Like Phil K.
said.  I monitor chan 68 also.  Anyone who needs assistance at anytime with
anything, please hail the vessel Ophelia while in the Newburgh/Cornwall
area this year.  Our crew will be more than happy to help.  Hope it's not
that bad down in the harbor.

Dave McMillen

5/3/04 Phil Kozak   Rondout

I have been fishing the Pocket Rocket out of Rondout Yatch Basin for the past three weekends. The wind against tide and high winds have been a real problem. We have not had a 20 fish day as of yet. Last Saturday4/24/04 we released 10 fish with the largest being 20 lbs and Sunday we released a 25 lb Bass and lost another big fish just south of the bridge This past Saturday 5/1/04 was the start of the biger fish. We released a 31, 20, and 16 lbs Bass, plus 9 small fish from 16 to 26 inches. There were larger schools of big spawners moving north Saturday. Most of our action has been north of the Rhine Cliff Bridge. Some of the slow action can be attributed to the large schools of small fish. They are all over the river in the shallows many times they will block out ther sounder.

Chas pleas pass this mesage on to any angler who gets into trouble. Call me on the radio channel 68 and if I can assist in any way I will. I did not see any angler rowing a boat on Sat or Sun.

Phil Kozak        National Fishing Association

5/2/04  Rinecliff Bridge Leonid Shereshevsky  Striped Bass

Fished during the night of 5/1 into 5/2. Both sides of the tide, just
north of Kingston/Rinekliff Bridge.  Water temp about 56F, wind South at
over 10 mph.  Boated one striper about 28-inches and 10 pounds at the
end of incoming tide.  Had boat problems and had to leave and row 3
hours to the launch in the morning.  Not one soul volunteered to help.
Leonid Shereshevsky

5/2/04  BERNIE SMITH FINTHING Striped Bass Albany

ALBANY STRIPER REPORT   Reporting the catch of one 35 inch 17 lb 9 oz Striper bass just south of the 378 bridge on the upper Hudson river. The fish was boated, photographed and released alive. It was caught on the outgoing high tide using live herring. I also had one runoff. H2O was 56 degrees at surface. Herring were around and catch-able but not real heavy. I was only out in the morning that day. See you on the water

 Bernie Smith   FINTHING

5/2/04 Mike Seymour Albany Stripers

caught a total of 2
of the following species- Striped Bass 
from 36 inches in length  weight 20lb. oz.
Fishing on Sunday, May 02, 2004 7:29:21 AM from a Boat
Body of water - Hudson River   location - Albany  Ny
Using 20 pound test line and Live Herring
Water temp 54 deg
Weather conditions Windy

Herring are fairly easy to catch right now but seem to be in pockets,
Saw alot of other boats catching bass all around the same size, 15-20 lbs.  If the weather stays warm next weekend should be fantastic

5/1/04 Sleepy Hollow- Kingsland Point Park

Brian Horton HRFA member- caught a total of 13
of the following species-Striped Bass and Catfish (caught & released)
from 25 inches in length. Fishing on 5/1/04 from 5-8 pm from Surf/Rocks
Body of water - Hudson River - Philipsburg Manor/Kingsland Point Park
Using 20 pound test line mono and 20 pound test fluorocarbon leader 2/0 hook and Blood Worms
Weather conditions Calm & Clear- High Tide.

  

5/1/04/Steve Cherry Lower Harbor Striped Bass

caught a total of 2
of the following species- Striped Bass 
Fishing on Saturday 12 -6 Body of water - Hudson    location -    NJ
Using bunker/worms
Water temp 57 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear
Fished the incomming tide in the Lower Harbor got two bass one 31 inches and one 15 inches - several other run offs  - Good start to the season.

4/30/04  Reesebratt can't find fish!

CATSKILL N.Y.   FISHED 17 HOURS ON  4/30/04 NOT EVEN A RUN
ALSO FISHED THE FOLLOWING 3 DAYS WITH SAME RESULTS.FISHED SAUGERTIES UP TO NEW
BALTIMORE.

4/30/04 Whitey TZ Bridge Striped Bass

caught a total of 18
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
from 22 inches in length
Fishing on Friday, April 30, 2004 1:22:10 PM from a Boat
Body of water - hudson N OF PIERMONT S OF TZ BRIDGE   location - TZ BRIDGE   NY
Using 20 pound test line and WORMS, CLAMS, HERRING
Water temp 56 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

4/30/04  Frank Maresco Plum Point Striped Bass

Well I stopped in to the Newburgh Mayors office on Tuesday and asked when the launch docks for the Newburgh boat launch will be installed. Mayor Valentine must have talked to someone because they went in on Thursday and I was able to launch my boat on Friday. The water temperature was 54 degrees and we were anchored by Plum Point for only 2 hours and caught 2 stripers using sandworms, both were over 20 inches. I also have to thank Ceely’s bait and tackle for giving me some rig tips to improve my fishing.

Frank Maresco

4/30/04 Bill Greene Catfish Alpine Boat Basin

Bill Greene caught a total of 5
of the following species- Catfish 
from 18-1/2 inches in length  (12 inches in girth) weight 3lb. 3oz.
Fishing on 04/30/2004 3:15PM from Surf
Body of water - Hudson River   location - Alpine  NJ
Using 20 pound test line and Fresh Mackerel
Water temp Unk deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear
Managed five cats, biggest 3lb. 3oz.
Very much a fun day at the boat basin.

                  Bill Greene                   

4/30/04 JL Striped Bass Hoboken

JL caught a total of 3
of the following species- Striped Bass 
from 19 inches in length
Fishing on Friday, April 30, 2004 11:13:54 PM from Surf
Body of water - hudson   location - Hoboken  NJ
Using 12 pound test line and Blood Worms/Sandworms

Weather conditions Calm & Clear
Fish bit best at begining of incoming tide

4/30/04 Russel Striped Bass Croton

Russell caught a total of 3
of the following species- Striped Bass 
from 23 inches in length  (5 inches in girth)
Fishing on Friday, April 30, 2004 5:46:48 AM from a Boat
Body of water - hudson river   location - croton on the hudson  Ny
Using 25 pound test line and blood worms
Water temp 51 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

4/29/04 Charles Striped Bass Newburgh

Charles caught a total of 3
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
 weight 4lb. 7oz.
Fishing on Friday, April 29, 2004 11:13:13 PM from a Boat
Body of water - Newburgh/Beacon Harbor   location - Newburgh  NY
Using 20 pound test line and Bloodworms
Water temp 51 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


Fish are spotty, they are striped to, but the water is still pretty cool. I suspect things should ick up soon. They do every year.


4/25/04 Castleton Striped Bass Steve R.

Fished Sun 4/25/04 8:00 am till 2:00pm. Herring pretty plentiful around I-90 bridge. Had one taker around 10:00 am (high tide). Boated a 12.5 lb striper 33 inches at 12:00 noon right off the destroyer at the Dunn. Steve R. Castleton Boat Club

4/25/04 Marc Uhrik Catskill Stripers

marc uhrik caught a total of 1
of the following species- Striped Bass 
from 38 inches in length  weight 30lb. oz.
Fishing on Sunday, April 25, 2004 5:41:26 PM from a Boat
Body of water - hudson river   location - catskill  Ny
Using 30 pound test line and herring
Weather conditions Calm & Clear
 Started fishing around 5a.m. and finally got the first bite and hooked fish around 11 a.m.. Only saw one other fished hooked all day. Very tough to find herring but hopefully tommorow will be better.

4/24/04 alex burmeister Largemouth Bass

caught a total of 50
of the following species- Largemouth Bass 
from 18 inches in length  (9 inches in girth) weight 4lb. 2oz.
Fishing on sat and sunday 4-24 4-25 from a Boat
Body of water - koinonia lake   location - koinonia lake  NJ
Using 8 pound test line and shiner
Water temp 54 deg
Weather conditions Rainy


we went to a private church camp in the corner of pa ny and nj just outside of barryville we used my 14.5 sea nymph and a 47lb thrust electric motor we caught large mouth bass the biggest crappie I have seen, pickerel,and loads of perch...we went through 8 dozen shiners...we caught fish trolling rapalas, daredevils, spinners.but the most fun was catching the fish with shiners ...It was a father and son weekend...we had a blast...sat was extremely windy with gusts upto 35 mph...sunday was much calmer but rainy ...we were prepared for the rain and had a great time bailing fish...

4/24/04  Todd K.  Caselton  Striped Bass

Fished saturday 4-6 P.M.
outgoing tide 
caught two striped bass both 33 inches one 12 lbs the other 13 lbs.
fished from boat just south of caselton boat club west side.
17 feet of water
Live herring on one frozen whole on the other.
Todd K..

4/23/04  Piermont Catfish WHITEY

caught a total of 12
of the following species- Catfish (Released) 

Fishing on 04/23/2004 06:13:10 from a Boat
Body of water - SOUTH OF TZ BRIDGE N OF PIERMONT   location - SOUTH OF TZ BRIDGE N OF PIERMONT  NY
Using HERRING, BLOODWORMS, CLAMS
Weather conditions Calm & Clear
FISHED ON 4/22/04 FROM 5:30 PM TO 9:00PM BY TZ BRIDGE WITH FROZEN HERRING, BLOODWORMS AND CLAMS.  NOTHING BUT CATS.  CAUGHT 11 CATFISH, 1 EEL, AND 3 PERCH.  WHERE ARE THE STRIPERS?

4/22/04 Selkirk Rodney Striped Bass

Here is a report from Selkirk NY
fished the the outgoing tide this morning 7 to 11 am.Caught one striped
bass 26 inches 6 lbs.Saw two more about the same size come in.Fished
from shore at Henry Hudson park.Guys out of New Baltimore hae been
catching fish up to 39 inches.Herring are all over. 

4/17-18/2004  TappanZee Bridge Striped Bass Derby

A total of 42 striped bass were brought in to the Striped Bass derby over our two day event. Most of the fish being brought in to the weigh-in station came from the flats just south of the TappanZee Bridge.  The largest fish all got caught at night.  

Cut bunker, fresh herring and bloodworms. were the baits used.  Largest fish was 25.06 pounds with a size adjustment of one pound for having it released alive bringing the total points for that fish to 26.06.  Next largest was 24.23 and then 24.15 and so on down the line.  Complete standings with photos of all the anglers can be found at: http://rung.us/chas/derbyldr.pl  It was a good event for the HRFA.   Chas  <'////><

4/17/04 Alex Burmeister Flounder Keyport

caught a total of 20
of the following species- Flounder 
from 17 inches in length  (8 inches in girth) weight 2lb. 4oz.
Fishing on sat 4-17-04 8am from a Boat
Body of water - keyport flats   location - keyport  NJ
Using 10 pound test line and sand worm
Water temp 49 deg
Weather conditions Windy


We fished the keyport flats and by mt loretta...in about 10 to 17 ft of water...we chumed with clams...we used the ramp in keyport at high tide and came back at low tide ...very hard to get boat back onto trailer..I have a 14.5 sea nymph with a 30 hp...we witnessed a person in a 23ft parker fishing all by himself with 4 poles from 8untill about 10:30 he was into fish on every pole he must of caught at least 40 flounder...we caught 20 with only 4 throwbacks

4/21/04 WHITEY Striped Bass (Released) PERCH & CATFISH PIERMONT  NY

caught a total of 98
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) PERCH & CATFISH
from 20 inches in length
Fishing on 04/21/2004 10:36:33 from a Boat
Body of water - SOUTH TZ& N OF PIERMONT   location - PIERMONT  NY
Using 30 pound test line and BLOODWORMS,SANDWORMS,BUNKER,
Water temp 48 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


MYSELF AND A FRIEND FISHED THE TOURNAMENT ON SATURDAY FROM 5AM TO 4PM JUST SOUTH OF TZ BRIDGE & NORTH OF PIERMONT IN 13 FT OF WATER USING BLOOD & SANDWORMS.  HAD 1 POLE HOOKED UP WITH BUNKER. CAUGHT APPROXIMATELY 25 STRIPERS RANGING FROM 12 INCHES TO 20 INCHES.  MOST OF THEM WERE ON THE SMALL SIDE & WERE CAUGHT ON THE WORMS.  A CATFISH WAS THE ONLY FISH CAUGHT ON THE BUNKER.  ALSO CAUGHT ABOUT 20 PERCH. 
FISHED SUNDAY FROM 9AM TO 5PM WITH TWO FRIENDS.  STARTED IN CROTON SOUTH OF TELLERS POINT GOT 1 CATFISH & 1 EEL ON BUNKER 9 STRIPERS 12-17 INCHES & 10 PERCH ON WORMS. wENT SOUTH TO PIERMONT ABOUT 12:30 AND GOT ANOTHER CATFISH ON BUNKER, 18 STRIPERS AND 14 PERCH ON WORMS. USED hERRING ON ONE POLE {BUT NO HITS} NOTHING BIG BUT ALOT OF ACTION ALL DAY.  GREAT JOB ON THE TOURNAMNENT GUYS! VERY WELL RUN. 

4/18/ 2004 Jerry Staatsburg Striped Bass

jerry caught a total of 3
of the following species- Striped Bass 
from 35 inches in length
Fishing on 04/18/2004 2:30pm from Surf
Body of water - hudson river   location - staatsburg  ny
Using 12 pound test line and bloodworm

Weather conditions Calm & Clear

4/18, 2004 Troy Duby

Troy Dube caught a total of 6
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) Pearch
Fishing on 4/18/2004 10:00 AM from a Boat
Body of water - Just South of Peirmont   location -   NJ
Using Sand/Blood Worms
Weather conditions Calm & Clear
Very Slow weekend.  Got skunked on Friday Night and Saturday afternoon.  Caught all 6 of the fish with 2 friends in about 40 minutes, and then nothing rest of the day.

April 17, 2004 Haverstraw Bay

fished the haverstraw bay and croton point on sat april 17th. bait > blood worms / sand worms / herring chunks

water temp> 50.5 degrees catch > 2 stripers (13 and 18 inch) 2 cat fish   weather > sun / clouds and warm.

April 17 & 18, 2004 Phil Kozak Roundout Creek

Difficult fishing condition on Saturday dud to wind against the tide water temp was 47 to 48 near outfalls 47 in main river. Went north of the am tide many short bites at south bay, but only one Bass 7 lbs. In the afternoon moved south to the east shore flats across from the Kingston Light house did nothing there.

Sunday found a huge school of Bass just south of the inlet,but when we motored in to 11 ft of water we scattered them. Tried there for an hour, but no results. Went south to the east shore again short bites no fish. Moved north to south bay no fish there. Went to the flats just north of the Rhine Cliff Bride and finally released 7 fish to 17 inches. Could not find any large Bass. Water temp to 49 degres at the outfalls 48 degrees in the main river.

Try again next weekend.

Phil Kozak National Fishing Association

4/17/04 Rich Berlingeri Piermont Pier

Rich berlingeri Sr caught a total of 9
of the following species- Catfish (Released) Perch/Stripers/Eels
from 19 inches in length  weight 3lb. 4oz.
Fishing on Saturday, April 17, 2004 12:23:11 AM from Surf
Body of water - Hudson   location - Piermont   NY
Using 30 pound test line and Bloodworms
Water temp 44 deg
Weather conditions Windy


Caught a mixed bag 2 Stripers, 6 Perch, 1 cat (biggest), 2 eels. Stripers were small but hit hard as did all the fish. Used circle hooks and they have been working well. The hook sets are different but very effective especially the Gamis.

4/13/04 Piermont Pier J Mulligan

Caught 5 Stripers keepers in between perch bites on theIncoming tide Apr 13. in a hour and half. They are  here now. Blood worms the bait. They seem to like the pouring RAIN. TightLines.

4/11/04 Carl Hartmann Nyack Striped Bass

Carl Hartmann caught a total of 25
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
from 24 inches in length  (9.5 inches in girth) weight 3lb. 0oz.
Fishing on 4-11-04 1015hrs from a Boat
Body of water - Hudson   location - Nyack  NJ
Using 340 braided pound test line and bloodworms
Water temp 43 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


HRFA member Joe London and I went fishing near the Tappan Zee yesterday. Tried many areas. Best area by far was the Nyack ramp area. About 500 feet off of theramp in 5 feet of water. Landed up to 25 bass on Bloods, using a fish finder.

4/10/04 Haverstraw Bay John Marchisi

John Marchisi caught a total of 2
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
Fishing on Saturday, 10am from a Boat
Body of water - Haverstraw Bay   location -   NJ
Using Bloods
Water temp 46 deg
Weather conditions Windy
Didn't mark many fish on the machine today, fished fresh herring with no luck, picked 2 bass to 23 inches, water very muddy, could have some effect.

4/9/04 Ken Lazorchak Flounder  Highlands

Ken Lazorchak caught a total of 31
of the following species- Flounder 
from 17 inches in length  weight 1lb. 14oz.
Fishing on 4/9/04    11:00 pm from a Boat
Body of water - Raritan bay   location - Highlands  NJ
Using 12 pound test line and Sand Worms
Water temp 47 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


Fished last 2 hrs of the incoming off Keansburg and caught some nice fish, chum was needed. Then moved across the bay to Great Kills Flats
and had a steady pick for at least 3hrs on the out going tide. Mostly all fish where a pound or better with 3 close to 2 lbs. Now is the time to get tese winter flounder before they move out to the ocean.
Good Luck and tight lines

4/9/04 Willard Bierwas Striped Bass Tappan Zee Bridge
Willard Bierwas caught a total of 10
of the following species- Striped Bass 
from 28 inches in length
Fishing on Friday, April 09, 2004 2:43:23 PM Body of water - Just South of The Tappan ZeeBridge   location -   NJ
Using Bloodworms and Frozen Bunker
Water temp 46 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

4/7/04 TappanZee Bridge Whitey
whiteyrr@aol.com caught a total of 32
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) perch

Fishing on wednesday, April 7, 2004 11:57:41 AM Body of water - Hudson RiverTZ Bridge    location -   NJ
Using blood & sandworms
Water temp 43 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


Fished top of incoming and all of outgoing tide with one friend using blood and sandworms in 13 ft of water south of tappan zee and north of piermont.  Beautiful calm day.   Caught 12 stripers 17-19 inches and 20 perch.

4/7/04 Croton   Ienuso, Eugene J

Hey Charles.....I went over to Croton on 4/7/04 at the southern tip from the surf and caught 2 stripers, the largest being 17 inches.  One guy down the shore from me caught one that was 28"-30", nice looking fish.  A lot of others were out there catching schoolies, but nothing much to talk about.

4/4/04 Amy Ryan & Chuck Striped Bass Yonkers

Amy, Ryan & Chuck caught a total of 3
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
from 27 inches in length  weight 7lb. 10oz.
Fishing on Sunday, April 04, 2004 1:31:20 PM from Surf
Body of water - Hudson River   location - Yonkers  NY
Using 30 pound test line and BLOODWORMS
Water temp 43 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

Started out slow at Graystone moved South to the Boat Launch and ran into a school of fish.  Three nice size fish from 3 to 8 pounds in a half an hour.  Cold temp.'s and sunburn at the end of the day!  Be back in 2 weeks for the tourny!  :)

4/3/04 John George Croton Stripers

JOHN GEORGE caught a total of 8
of the following species- Striped Bass STRIPED BASS
from 25 inches in length  weight 5lb. oz.
Fishing on SAT, April 03, 2004 12:12:46 PM Body of water - HUDSON RIVER    location - CROTON  NY
Using SAND WORMS
Water temp 44 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


FISHING WAS SLOW,BETTER IN THE AFTERNOON,TO BAD THE COLD FRONT HAD TO MOVE IN SHOULD BE BETTER IN A FEW WEEKS.GOOD LUCK TO ALL .

4/3/04 Richie Berlingeri Nyack Stripers

Richie Berlingeri caught a total of 5
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) and Perch
from 23 inches in length  weight 4lb. 4oz.
Fishing on Saturday, April 03, 2004 6:54:21 PM from Surf
Body of water - Hudson River   location - Nyack  NY
Using 15 pound test line and blood worms
Water temp 40 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

4/3/04 Jonathan Berlingeri Nyack Stripers

Jonathan Berlingeri caught a total of 7
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) and Perch
from 19.5 inches in length  weight 3lb. 0oz.
Fishing on Saturday, April 03, 2004 6:51:56 PM from Surf
Body of water - Hudson River   location - Nyack  NY
Using 15 pound test line and blood worms
Water temp 40 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

4/3/04 John Marchisi Striped Bass Haverstraw

Capt. John Marchisi caught a total of 14
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
from 25 inches in length  weight 8lb. oz.
Fishing on Saturday 3rd, top of flood Body of water - Haverstraw   location -    NJ
Using Bloodworms
Water temp 43.5 deg
Weather conditions Overcast

4/3/04 Freddie th J  Peekskill Striped Bass
Made my first journey ever to the southern reaches of the Hudson on
Saturday, April 3.  Friend John Gannon of Putnam Valley launched his 17'
avocado green monster at Peekskill, no docks in yet and man is that
water cold!  Fished from about noon to 4:30 about six miles south on the
easterly side, I think that would be near Croton, in about 12' of water
using bloodworms.  Boated about 12 stripers from 16 to 22 inches, of
course John outfished me 2 to 1.  Weather was cloudy, calm, about 50
degrees.  Combination of drift fishing and anchoring.  Kept 2 for the
table.  May take another trip down on the last weekend in April if the
run hasn't reached Albany by then.
Tight Lines, Freddie the j.

4/2/04 Rich Berlingeri Piermont Striped Bass

Rich Berlingeri Sr caught a total of 1
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
from 19 inches in length  weight 2lb. 4oz.
Fishing on Friday April 2, 2004  4:15pm from Surf
Body of water - Hudson River   location - Piermont  NY
Using 30 pound test line and Bloodworms
Water temp 39 deg
Weather conditions Overcast

4/2/02  Jonathan Berlingeri Piermont Stripers

Jonathan Berlingeri caught a total of 1
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
from 18 inches in length  weight 2lb. 8oz.
Fishing on Friday April 2, 2004  4:45pm from Surf
Body of water - Hudson River   location - Piermont  NY
Using 15 pound test line and Blood worms
Water temp 39 deg
Weather conditions Overcast

4/2/04  Richie Berlingeri Piermont Stripers

Richie Berlingeri caught a total of 3
of the following species- Striped Bass 
from 28.5" inches in length  weight 8lb. 4oz.
Fishing on Friday April 2, 2004  5 pm from Surf
Body of water - Hudson River   location - Piermont  NY
Using 15 pound test line and Bloodworms
Water temp 39 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

3/31/04  Sal     Piermont Pier Striped Bass

sal caught a total of 5
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
from 26 inches in length  weight 6lb. oz.
Fishing on wed. 3/31/04 from Surf
Body of water - hudson   location - piermont  Ny
Using 20 pound test line and bloods
Water temp 40 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

the fish were 16 17 17.5 19.5 23.5 inches

3/31/04  Robert Blassey  Striped Bass Haverstraw
Robert Blasy caught a total of 2
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
from 25 inches in length
Fishing on Wednesday, March 31, 2004  from Surf
Body of water - hudson   location - Haverstraw  NY
Using 20 pound test line and bloodworms
Water temp 40 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear
Fished the new county park again today. Caught 2 stripers on bloods.THE biggest being 25 inchesTIGHT LINES

3/30/04 Sean S.  Piermont Pier Striped Bass

Sean S. caught a total of 3
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
from 22 inches in length
Fishing on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 8:33:33 PM from Surf
Body of water - Hudson River   location - Piermont Pier, New York  NJ
Using 20 pound test line and bloodworms

Weather conditions Rainy

3/28/04 Mark Gillis  Georges Island

Caught 2..13 and 16 inches Sunday (3/28)afternoon off of George's Island, Montrose…Used Bloodwarms

Mark J. Gillis

3/28/04 Christine Berlingeri Piermont Pier Striped Bass

Christine Berlingeri caught a total of 1
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
from 18.5 inches in length  weight 1lb. 12oz.
Fishing on Sunday March 28th 4PM from Surf
Body of water - Hudson River   location - Piermont  NY
Using 15 pound test line and Bloodworms
Water temp 39 deg
Weather conditions Windy
Her first striper.

3/28/04 Rich Berlingeri Piermont Pier

Rich Berlingeri caught a total of 4
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) Pearch
from 20 inches in length  weight 2lb. oz.
Fishing on Sunday March 28 6:30 am -6:00pm from Surf
Body of water - Hudson   location - Piermont  NY
Using 30 pound test line and Bloodworms
Water temp 39 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

3/27/04 Ken Lazorchak Largemouth Bass

Ken Lazorchak caught a total of 12
of the following species- Largemouth Bass 
from 19"" inches in length  weight 3lb. 1oz.
Fishing on 3/27/04      4:00 pm from Surf
Body of water - local pond   location - Flemington  NJ
Using 4 pound test line and Floating rapala
Water temp 50s deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear
fished shollow water about 3-4 ft the bass when staked up. Fished weighed between 1.5-3.1 lbs and where all caught in about an hrs time. What great early season bass fishing.

 

3/27/04  Ken Sheldon  Croton Striped Bass

My dad Ray, my son Matt and I finally got back out on the river after the long winter.   Water is still cold at 41-44 [depending on the area] but weather was great.    We fished the Croton area, and we caught 3 with the biggest just shy of 5 lbs.  All caught on bloods, all swimming upstream last we saw them. No big fish but it was good to get out fishing.
We fished incoming tide.  About 5 other boats near us, and we saw one other striper caught.
Ken Sheldon

 

3/27/04 John George Croton Striped Bass

JOHN GEORGE caught a total of 15
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) STRIPED BASS RELEASED
from 30 inches in length
Fishing on SAT, March 27 2004 1:02:35 PM Body of water - CROTON   location -    NJ
Using BLOOD WORMS
Water temp 46 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

WATER WAS WARM AT SURFACE 46 AND FISHING WAS GOOD 15 FISH ON IN COMING AND BEFORE THE WIND STARTED. BIGGEST 30 INCHES

 

3/25/04 Rich Berlingeri Piermont Pier Striped Bass

Rich Berlingeri caught a total of 6
of the following species- Striped Bass pearch
from 30 inches in length  (? inches in girth) weight 8lb. 8oz.
Fishing on Thursday, March 25, 2004 12:29:56 AM from Surf
Body of water - Hudson river   location - Piermont  NY
Using 30 pound test line and Bloodworms
Water temp 39 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

It's getting better everyday now!


3/24/04 Robert Blasy Haverstraw Striped Bass

Robert Blasy caught a total of 2
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
Fishing on Wednesday, March 24, 2004  from Surf
Body of water - hudson   location - haverstraw   Ny
Using 25 pound test line and bloodworms
Water temp 39 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear
Fished the new county park in Haverstraw today. Caught 2 stripers both on bloods. One was 21 inches the other 24 inches.                   TIGHT LINES HRFA MEMBER   ROBERT BLASY

3/21/04 Rich Berlingeri Perimont Pier

Rich Berlingeri (Senior) caught a total of 4
of the following species- Striped Bass pearch
from 23 inches in length  (?? inches in girth) weight 2lb. 15oz.
Fishing on Sunday, March 21, 2004 8:57:56 PM from Surf
Body of water - Hudson River  West Shore   location - Piermont  ny
Using 30 pound test line and Bloodworms
Water temp 39 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

3/20/04 Rich Berlingeri Piermont Striped Bass

Rich Berlingeri (SENIOR) caught a total of 4
of the following species- Striped Bass Pearch
from 23 inches in length  (?? inches in girth) weight 2lb. 15oz.
Fishing on Saturday, March 20, 2004 7:28:44 PM from Surf
Body of water - Hudson river   location - Piermont  NY
Using 30 pound test line and Bloodworms
Water temp 39 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


Glen Blank took a look at it so he could be a witness as well. Windy is a misnomer--gale force winds was more like it.
(Carl- caught these just a lil' while after you left)

3/21/04 Jaclyn Siegel  Piermont Pier Striped Bass

Jaclyn Siegel caught a total of 1
of the following species- Striped Bass 
from 22.25 inches in length  (8 inches in girth) weight 3lb. 6oz.
Fishing on 3/21/04 1230 pm from Surf
Body of water - Hudson   location - Piermont  NJ
Using 17 pound test line and Bloodworms
Water temp 40 deg
Weather conditions Sunny

3/21/04 Carl Hartmann  Piermont Pier Striped Bass

Carl Hartmann caught a total of 1
of the following species- Striped Bass 
from 28.25 inches in length  (11.5 inches in girth) weight 6 lb. 10oz.
Fishing on 3/21/04 1045 hrs from Surf
Body of water - Hudson   location - Piermont  Ny
Using 15 pound test line and Bloodworms
Water temp 40 deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

I landed a 28.25 inch on Bloods   Saw a 36 inch landed a few minutes later on bloods.

Next week should be the real start of the run.      Carl Hartmann

3/12 - 3/18  2004  Chas Stamm   Costa Rica!

How bad can this be?!  Put together a trip with a couple of HRFA members and went to Costa Rica for four days of fishing.  Stayed on the southern Pacific side of the country at the Golfito sailfish Rancho.  What a great place.   Details will be posted at www.chasfishing.com

I can tell you this is one of the finest fishing camps on the planet.   The fishing was outstanding.  I guess we raised an average of 10 to 15 sailfish per day. per boat.  One day, HRFA member Joe Curvino raised 40 sailfish by himself!.  I guess we averaged getting in the boat and releasing 3 to 4 sailfish per day for each angler.  We fished two to a boat in new 27 foot Ocean Master Boats. Roosterfish up to 25 pounds, Spanish mackerel, dorado, pompano and a host of other fish made this a very special adventure. 

The sailfish were outstanding.  Joe used his flyrods for the most part and I used conventional gear of a Calcutta 400 and a triggerstick to bring them in.  Same stuff I use for the Stripers in the Hudson only these fish were all between 80 and 120 pounds.

One of the benefits of being a member of a fishing club like the HRFA is you have the ability to team up with other anglers and put together some of these exotic trips. We have so many members that you are sure to find people that wish to share your style of trip.   Chas  <'////><

3/17/04 Rich Berilngeri  Piermont Pier

Richie Berlingeri caught a total of 1
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
from 25 inches in length  weight 4lb. 4oz.
Fishing on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 8:16:51 PM from Surf
Body of water - Hudson River   location - Piermont  NY
Using 30 pound test line and bloodworms
Water temp 36 deg
Weather conditions Overcast


Only fish I caught today!

3/16/2002  Rich Berlingeri  Piermont Pier!

Richie Berlingeri caught a total of 6
of the following species- Striped Bass,Striped Bass (Released) 
from 22 inches in length  weight 4lb. 8oz.
Fishing on Tuesday March 16, 2004 from Surf
Body of water - Hudson River   location - Piermont  NY
Using 15 pound test line and Blood worms
Water temp Cold deg
Weather conditions Windy


Weather Conditions were: Windy and snowing--cold!
See report for Richie's determination to land his fish!

3/7/2004 Butch Pawson  Flounder!

butch pawson caught a total of 3
of the following species- Flounder 
from 11" inches in length  (? inches in girth) weight 1lb. 0oz.
Fishing on sunday  march 7,2004 from Surf
Body of water - island heights   location - toms  river  NJ
Using 12 pound test line and bloodworms
Water temp cold deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

3/3/04  Hastings Striped Bass Whitey!

WHITEY caught a total of 3
of the following species- Striped Bass (Released) 
from 8-12  inches in length  (? inches in girth) weight ?lb. ?oz.
Fishing on WEDNEsday, March 03, 2004 7:30:16 PM from Surf
Body of water - HASTINGS ON HUDSON   location - HASTINGS ON HUDSON  NY
Using 12LB pound test line and BLOODWORMS
Water temp ? deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear


CAUGHT AND RELEASED A COUPLE OF HUNGRY BABIES. HITTING THE POLE HARD FOR LITTLE GUYS.

2/20/2004  Chasbo Squirrel Fishing!

Here at Orange Lake the ice is better than a foot thick, and Top Water are not too successful right now. I'm not to keen on fishing through the ice, but there is a winter fish I won't pass up. That is "Squirrel Fishing." The Oaks, and Maples on my property yield a huge number of Gray Squirrel. So, I take a good stiff six foot Ugly Stick, and my Shimano 4000 spinning real, and tie on, not hook, a nice piece of stale Italian bread. Yeah, you got it, cast it out to one of those gray rats, and your in for your first, "Squirrel On!" You can get them on the ground, or up in the tree. They hold onto that bread for dear life. If your bread holds, and they don't get it, you can get them up to around ten feet from you, then off they go. Yes, fishing is my passion, and the winter gets you to be creative. So, go down to your local bakery, and buy some stale bread, go to the Park, and give it a go.

    See you at Newburgh Harbor in the Spring, ChasBo

Sunday, February 1, 2004.  Glass Lake, Rensselaer County, NY
Fished through the ice in the afternoon with tip ups and minnows.
Weather was in the low 20's, breezy, partly cloudy.  Got about 8 flags,
landed two, an 18" pickerel and an 20" largemouth bass.  The bass had to
go 3-4 pounds and stripped all of the line off the reel.  Both went back
into the hole.  Ice is about 20 inches thick.  Gonna try again this
Saturday.  A trout would be nice.
Ice fishing is OK, but I can't wait 'till the spring striper run on the
Hudson!
Freddie the .______)

1/4/2004  Ken Lazorchak  Blackfish

Kenneth P Lazorchak caught a total of 4
of the following species- Blackfish 
from 24 inches in length  weight 6lb. 4oz.
Fishing on 9:30 am from a Boat
Body of water - Atlantic ocean   location - Belmar  NJ
Using 20 pound test line and green crab
Water temp 40's deg
Weather conditions Calm & Clear

 

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