Topic: Author & fishing guide D.J. Muller is our guest speaker for this month's Zoom Meeting.
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What's on YOUR bookshelf?
Classics by Boyle, Hersey and Hemingway?
That's cool, but is it really complete
without D.J. Muller?
Come learn "The Secrets to Catching Striped Bass from the Surf" from the guy who wrote the book. Well, actually, more than one. Even some that anglers consider classics. DJ Muller loves surf fishing, especially for stripers, and sharing his knowledge and adventures surfcasting along the striper coast. He also guides and writes articles for The Fisherman magazine and other publications.
Click HERE or on the poster to enter the HRFA striper derby. Open to all!
Next General Meeting
7:00 PM April 13
April 6, 2021
Under normal times we always meet the 1st Tuesday of every month Ridgefield Park Elks at 7:30 pm
Chairman Youth Anglers
Hooked on the Hudson
Antony Carbone (2020)
Ivan Garcia (2021)
Marius Bahr (2022)
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From our President
Greetings HRFA Members and Friends,
I hope that as of this writing, we find you all well and safe.
The COVID-19 situation continues and the Elks Lodge is still closed. So, we are conducting the April 13 HRFA General Meeting using ZOOM video teleconferencing. We are excited to announce that our guest speaker that night will be DJ Muller a well-known surf fisherman and guide. If all goes well, we hope to meet in person at the Elks in May.
I would like to express our thanks and appreciation to Arnie Ulrich for sharing his knot tying expertise in our March video conference. We have been having particularly good attendance and I know that there was valuable information for all. Thanks again Arnie.
We conducted the first 2021 E-Board meeting via teleconference. We reviewed last year and set our 2021 objectives accordingly. We are planning to proceed with the programs as conditions permit. Finally, we will be able to resume our E-Board meetings at the Elks Lodge as of April 6th.
We were saddened to learn of the passing of Matthew Joseph Miller, the son of our member Al Miller. May he Rest in Peace.
Currently we are preparing for the Annual Fred Rung Memorial Catch and Release Striped Bass Fishing Derby. The contest is being organized by Joe Albanese. For details please read the announcement under the heading ''Upcoming Events" below.
At this time, still, many of the HRFA activities continue to be suspended or postponed. As we are closely following the current safety and health recommendations on the COVID-19 and reassessing and planning accordingly.
On the positive side, I have been told that many of our members have received the COVID-19 vaccines and this will help with resuming our activities, bringing us closer to our normal lives.
I am receiving catch and release reports that the striped bass are moving into the Hudson River. Reports are also very encouraging from catches in the Hackensack River. I have been receiving photos of your catches. Please note that these are to be sent to Alex Spindelman, email@example.com to be posted on Instagram.
Earlier last month, I, Antony Carbone, and Joe Marchese, had the opportunity to do some challenging, weather-wise, fishing at the Niagara gorge. Fishing was good, but we were forced to shorten our second day trip because of unfriendly winds that made navigating the river very difficult.
Reports are still indicating that 2021 will continue to be a challenging, COVID-19 year. We have early information that the Sportsmen, Outdoors, and Fishing shows, are suspended. At this point, we are postponing our activities, the Annual Award Dinner, and the Auction, that we eagerly look forward to every year. As you are aware of, these functions are also used for raising funds. We will be looking for alternatives for generating funds to enable us to successfully conduct the HRFA very worthwhile programs. We thank you for your help and appreciate your donations.
Be well and stay safe
Capt. Aram Setian
HRFA 2021 President
Fight for the Hudson
In this month's issue of River Views
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Well, if you've read this far you know we opened this issue with President Setian's letter to members & friends of the HRFA. You also saw that this month's ZOOM meeting, open to all, will be a talk with master surfcaster D.J. Muller.
Here's what is in the rest of this month's River Views . . .
Want Ads - Fishing related items for sale by HRFA members are now posted to our website https://thehrfa.org.
Social Media - A recent Instagram post and invitation to send photos etc. to our Social Media Chair Alex Spindelman. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then, for HRFA members only . . .
Carl's Corner - Carl covers some of the fish species available for springtime anglers - FLOUNDER, MACKEREL, STRIPERS, TROUT & CATFISH.
Michael Sardinas gives a short introductory lesson in his article "A Beginner's Guide to Saltwater Fly Fishing"
From the Internet - NJ Governor's Cup Surf Fishing Tournament, Delaware River shad fishing, McEllicot's Pool, a Joke
Upcoming Events - Details on the following events.
April 17 - HRFA's Castle Point T Pier, Hoboken, NJ
April 17 to May 15 - HRFA's Fred Rung Memorial Striped Bass Derby
April 23 -HRFA's annual trek to Ogunquit, Mainefor some deep sea fishing aboard the BunnyClark. https://www.bunnyclark.com
May 1 - HRFA volunteers at Ridgefield Park Earth Day
May 8 - ASAC's 5th Annual Nicole Born Memorial Surf Fishing Tournament by RH Custom Rods, Surf City, NJ
May 15 - ASAC's The 40th Annual Karl J. Boehret Surf Fishing Tournament by Delaware Valley Surf Anglers, Sea Isle City, NJ
May 22 - ASAC's The 32nd Annual Surf’n Land Tournament, Brigantine, NJ
May 21 - American Littoral Society's Jeff Dement Day
May 22 - Opening day for NJ summer flounder recreational season.
May 23 - NJ Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament IBSP
Oct. 9 - ASAC's 37th Annual Women's Surf Fishing Club of NJ Tournament, Brigantine, NJ
Oct. 16 - ASAC's 5th Annual Merchantville Fishing Club Surf Fishing Tournament, Long Beach Island, NJ
Oct. 23 - ASAC's 53rd Annual Ocean City Fishing Club Surf Fishing Tournament, Ocean City, NJ
Oct. 30 - ASAC's 4th Annual American Angler Surf Fishing Tournament, Long Beach Island, NJ
Past Events - March General Meeting - Knot Tying 101 with Arnie Ulrich .
Hudson River Striped Bass Anglers: DEC Seeks Volunteers
Hudson River Cooperative Angler Program - If you fish for striped bass in the tidal Hudson River the NYDEC invites you to become a citizen scientist.
That's Entertainment - Two episodes of Saltwater Underground: "Fluke of the Solar Eclipse" & "The Fall Run of Striped Bass", a poem by Paulo Coelho, tidal shifts on the Cape Cod Canal and Two Thumbs Up sportfishing
From our Membership Chair - Arnie Ulrich welcomes new members, updates our club calendar for the month. He also shares a link to read more about how to live without power when you need should unreliable wind and solar become our main energy sources.
HRFA Photo Gallery - Have photos you'd like to share with members? Send them in! Or, you will see the same people over and over again.
From Fish to Dish - Our resident chef Peter Musse's "Crispy Crappie" fish fry. Pete also shares a video on fish frying from On the Water's website.
HRFA Youth Angler Program, link to order HRFA Merchandise, and the HRFA's Riverkeeper Boat Restoration Project. Is the project dead in (or out) of the water? Lastly, the 2021 Fishing Contest Leader Board.
Please email comments, photos, articles, news and other things of interest to members to care of The Editor.
That's all folks.
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Advertising in the WANT ADS section of River Views is FREE to all members! All we ask is that you donate a minimum of 10% of any money exchanged to the HRFA after each transaction is completed.* If it was a simple swap or trade, please contribute your best possible donation as a way to say, "thank you" and support our good works.
Click HERE to make your donation using PayPal. You may also mail a check made out to "HRFA WANT ADS" to either address: 1.) HRFA, PO Box 421, Cresskill, NJ 07626 - OR - 2.) HRFA, PO Box 421, Piermont, NY 10968
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The Croton Yacht Club has many items available for sale like this brand new Daiwa Saltiga Surf Spinning Reel. CONTACT: Dennis Kooney for complete list and asking prices. Phone: 914-907-3622. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tsunami Shield TSSHD4000 surf reel. Used one season. Good condition. Loaded with 20# braid. (Pairs well with the 9' Tsunami Airwave surf rod below) Asking $50. CONTACT: Joe Albanese Phone: 908-456-2968 Email: email@example.com
Tsunami Airwave 9' 2-piece surf rod, 1-3.25 oz. Used once. (Pairs well with the Tsunami Shield reel above) Asking $75. CONTACT: Scott Havner Phone: 845-300-1562 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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