Striper Surf Club, Inc.

 

 

 

Established 1951



2006 Awards Dinner

Awards dinner for the 2005 fishing season was held at Major's Steak House in East Meadow, NY on March 13, 2006.  We were very pleased to have had many Striper Surf Club Alumni Members present at our Annual Dinner including Charter Member Al Bentsen. See below for some of the photos taken that night!

The Striper Surf Club finished 6th place in the NYS Surf Fishing Contest out of 15 competing clubs.

2006 Striper Surf Club, Inc. Active Members

Front Row  seated (L) to (R)  Chris Velez,  President Steve Knapik,  Past President Greg Nooney, Past President John Citarella, Dan McMahon

Second Row (L) to (R)  Past President Les Francis, Past President, Rob Lucia, Past President Jim Callahan, Jim Coucoulas, Jim Gillette

Back Row  (L) to (R)  Don Schaumloffel, John O'Keefe, George Kelnhofer, Rick Zappala, Brian Reynolds, George Kourpas


Congratulations to the Striper Surf Club Fisherman who received the following 2005 awards:

Tom Cassino Past Club President,  received the "Barry Simon Award" for his dedicated service to our club.

John Citarella Past Club President, 2005 New York State Surf Fishing Contest - Gold Pin & Plaque for 252 Striped Bass Points, 161 Bluefish Points for a total of 413 Points and a 10th place finish out of 189 anglers in the state contest.

John O'Keefe, 2005 New York State Surf Fishing Contest - Silver Pin & Plaque for 124 Striped Bass Points, 256 Bluefish Points for a total of 380 Points and a 12th place finish out of 189 contestants in the state contest. John also received the NYS Surf Fishing Contest 3rd Place Heaviest Bluefish Award for a 15# Bluefish.

Brian Yuska, 2005 New York State Surf Fishing Contest - Silver Pin & Plaque for 299 Striped Bass Points, 20 Bluefish Points for a total of 319 Points and a 19th place finish out of 189 contestants in the state contest.

George Kelnhofer, 2005 New York State Surf Fishing Contest - Bronze Pin & Plaque for 96 Striped Bass Points, 48 Bluefish Points for a total of 144 Points and a 43rd place finish out of 189 contestants in the state contest

Jim Coucoulas, 2005 New York State Surf Fishing Contest - Bronze Pin & Plaque for 125 Striped Bass Points for a total of 125 Points and a 48th place finish out of 189 contestants in the state contest


Striper Surf Club 2005 In House Surf Fishing Contest: (Striped Bass)

John Citarella Past Club President, "2005 Mr. Striper Surf Club Award" for Outstanding performance New York State Surf Fishing Contest, Striped Bass 252 Points, Bluefish 161 Points, Total 413 points.

Jim Coucoulas, 2005 Striper Surf Club, Inc. Largest Striped Bass 32 LBS. Most Striped Bass, Eastern Seaboard, New York State.

Brian Yuska, 2005 Striper Surf Club, Inc. First Place for Most Striped Bass, Eastern Seaboard, New York State 21 Fish Points entered.

John Citarella Past Club President, 2005 Striper Surf Club, Inc. Second Place for Most Striped Bass, Eastern Seaboard, New York State 15 point Fish entered.

Jim Coucoulas, 2005 Striper Surf Club, Inc. Third Place for Most Striped Bass, Eastern Seaboard, New York State 5 Fish Points entered.

John O'Keefe,  2005 Striper Surf Club, Inc. Fourth Place for Most Striped Bass, Eastern Seaboard, New York State 1 Fish Point entered 27.12 lbs.

Steve Knapik Club President, 2005 Striper Surf Club, Inc. Fifth Place for Most Striped Bass, Eastern Seaboard, New York State 1 Points fish entered 26.8 lbs (1# deducted for no club witness)


Striper Surf Club In House Surf Fishing Contest: (Bluefish)

John O'Keefe, 2005 Striper Surf Club, Inc. First Place for Most Bluefish, In-House Contest  69 point fish entered.

John Citarella Past Club President, 2005 Striper Surf Club, Inc. Second Place for Most Bluefish, In-House Contest  58 point fish entered

Steve Knapik Club President, 2005 Striper Surf Club, Inc. Third Place for Most Bluefish, In-House Contest  13 point fish entered


Striper Surf Club, Inc. Alumni Members 1951 -1995

(Seated) Bob Sicker, Mike Kaland

Standing (L to R) Charter Member Al Bentsen, Frank "Buck" Demmerle, Mike Campanelli, Joe Vezo, Joe Sapienza, Charlie Folz, John Christiansen


Active members, Jim Coucoulas, Don Schaumloffel, John Citarella, Rob Lucia, Les Francis

SSC members Jim Coucoulas & Don Schaumloffel

SSC 2005 Awards & Alumni Dinner

SSC members (Front) George Kelnhofer, John O'Keefe. (Back) Greg Nooney, Brian Reynolds

SSC members Rick Zappala & Jim Gillette

SSC member John O'Keefe

SSC members, Jim Callahan, Chris Velez, George Kourpas, Dan McMahon

Alumni members Charlie Folz, Frank "Buck" Demmerle, Bob Sicker, Joe Sapienza

SSC Alumni members Joe Sapienza, Charter Member, Al Bentsen, Alumni member Mike Campanelli

SSC Alumni members John Christiansen, Joe Vezo, Mike Kaland

SSC Charter Member Al Bentsen draws for the 50/50 raffle. The winner was Alumni Member Charlie Folz who split a $130.00 raffle with the club

SSC 2005 Awards & Alumni Dinner

John Citarella receives the 2005 Mr. Striper Surf Club Award from club President Steve Knapik

Tom Cassino is the Striper Surf Club 2005 Recipient of the Barry Simon Award

John Citarella, 2005 NYS Surf Fishing Contest - Gold Pin & Plaque for 252 Striped Bass Points, 161 Bluefish Points for a total of 413 Points

Jim Coucoulas receives the Largest Striped Bass Award 32# from club President Steve Knapik

John Citarella receives the SSC In-House 2nd Place for most Bluefish Award by club President Steve Knapik

John O'Keefe receives the SSC In-House Largest Bluefish Award of 15#'s by club President Steve Knapik

John O'Keefe, 2005 New York State Surf Fishing Contest - Silver Pin & Plaque for 124 Striped Bass Points, 256 Bluefish Points for a total of 380 Point

John O'Keefe receives the NYS Surf Fishing Contest 3rd Place Heaviest Bluefish Award for a 15# Bluefish.

John O'Keefe receives the SSC In -House Fishing Contest 1st Place Heaviest Bluefish Award for a 15# Bluefish.

Jim Coucoulas, 2005 NYS Surf Fishing Contest - Bronze Pin & Plaque for 125 Striped Bass Points for a total of 125 Points

George Kelnhofer 2005 NYS Surf Fishing Contest - Bronze Pin & Plaque for 96 Striped Bass Points, 48 Bluefish Points for a total of 144 Points

Steve Knapik receives 5th place for most Striped Bass and 3rd place for most bluefish in Eastern Seaboard.

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