Striper Surf Club, Inc.

 

 

 

Established 1951



Awards dinner for the 2006 fishing season was held at Major's Steak House in East Meadow, NY on March 12, 2007.  Once again 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!

2007 Striper Surf Club, Inc. Active Members

Front Row  (L) to (R)  Past President Les Francis,  Past President Steve Knapik,  Chris Velez, President John Citarella, Jim Coucoulas, Past President Greg Nooney

Second Row (L) to (R)  Past President Jim Callahan, Past President Tom Cassino, Jim Gillette,

Back Row  (L) to (R)  Frank Milae,  Past President Rob Lucia, Ted Cannone, Vice President Rick Zappala


Congratulations to the Striper Surf Club Fisherman who received the following 2006 awards:

John Citarella, 2006 New York State Surf Fishing Contest - Gold Pin  for 263 Striped Bass Points, 173 Bluefish Points for a total of 436 Points and a 8th place finish out of 186 anglers in the New York State contest.

Steve Knapik, 2006 New York State Surf Fishing ContestSilver Pin  for 176 Striped Bass Points, 65 Bluefish Points and 9 Weakfish points for a total of 250 Points and a 22nd place finish out of 186 anglers in the New York State contest.

Jim Coucoulas, 2006 New York State Surf Fishing ContestSilver Pin for 146 Striped Bass Points, 89 Bluefish Points for a total of 239 Points and a 26th place finish out of 186 contestants in the New York State contest

John O'Keefe, 2006 New York State Surf Fishing Contest - Silver Pin for 74 Striped Bass Points, 108 Bluefish Points for a total of 182 Points and a 36th place finish out of 186 contestants in the New York State contest.

George Kelnhofer, 2006 New York State Surf Fishing Contest - Bronze Pin & Plaque for 64 Striped Bass Points, 52 Bluefish Points for a total of 116 Points and a 58th place finish out of 186 contestants in the New York State contest


Striper Surf Club 2006 In House Surf Fishing Contest: (Striped Bass)

John Citarella, "2006 Mr. Striper Surf Club Award" for Outstanding performance New York State Surf Fishing Contest, Striped Bass 263 Points, Bluefish 173 Points, Total 436 points.

Rob Lucia, 2006 Striper Surf Club, Inc. Largest Striped Bass 31 LBS. , Eastern Seaboard, New York State.

John Citarella, 2006Striper Surf Club, Inc. First Place for Most Striped Bass, Eastern Seaboard, New York State.

Steve Knapik, 2006 Striper Surf Club, Inc. Second Place for Most Striped Bass, Eastern Seaboard, New York State

Jim Coucoulas, 2006 Striper Surf Club, Inc. Third Place for Most Striped Bass, Eastern Seaboard, New York State 5 Fish Points entered.

John O'Keefe,  2006 Striper Surf Club, Inc. Fourth Place for Most Striped Bass, Eastern Seaboard, New York State

George Kelnhofer,  2006 Striper Surf Club, Inc. Fifth Place for Most Striped Bass, Eastern Seaboard, New York State


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

John Citarella, 2006 Striper Surf Club, Inc. First Place for Largest Bluefish #14's (tie)

George Kelnhofer, 2006 Striper Surf Club, Inc. First Place for Largest Bluefish #14's (tie)

John Citarella, 2006 Striper Surf Club, Inc. First Place for Most Bluefish, In-House Contest 

Steve Knapik, 2006 Striper Surf Club, Inc. Second Place for Most Bluefish, In-House Contest 

John O'Keefe, 2006 Striper Surf Club, Inc. Third Place for Most Bluefish, In-House Contest 


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

Steve Knapik 2006 Striper Surf Club, Inc. First Place for Most and Largest Weakfish,       In-House Contest 1 point fish entered @ 9 pounds (only fish entered by club)


Striper Surf Club, Inc. Alumni Members 1951-1995

Front (left to right) Past President Bob Sicker, Joe Sapienza, Mike Campanelli (behind Joe) Mike Kaland, Lino Pizzaia (behind Mike), John Christiansen

Second Row (L to R) Past President Blaise Bookis, Past President Joe Sarrantonio, Joe Vezo, Charter Member Al Bentsen, Past President Frank "Buck" Demmerle


SSC Alumni members Lino Pizzaia, John Christiansen, Joe Vezo, Mike Kaland, Joe Sapienza

Steve Knapik displays his club President pins for his terms of 2005 and 2006 after being presented to him by 2007 Club President John Citarella (R)

2006 Past President Steve Knapik presents 2007 club President John Citarella with his 1st Place Award for most Striped Bass, Eastern Seaboard

SSC members enjoying dinner at Majors Steak House, East Meadow

2007 President John Citarella presents Past President Steve Knapik with his 2nd Place Award for most Striped Bass, Eastern Seaboard

2007 President John Citarella presents Jim Coucoulas with his 4th Place Award for most Striped Bass, New York State Contest

2007 President John Citarella presents Past President Rob Lucia with his 1st Place Award for the club's largest Striped Bass for 2006, 31#'s

2007 President John Citarella presents Past President Steve Knapik with his 1st Place Award for most , largest (only) Weakfish '06, 9#'s

2006 Past President Steve Knapik presents 2007 club President John Citarella with the Mr. Striper Surf Club Award for 2006

SSC member and Past President Tom Cassino using a scanner and laptop computer to scan some of the alumni's old club photos

Charter Member Al Bentsen and Alumni member Mike Campanelli relaxing at the awrads dinner

SSC Member Jim Callahan talking a few fish stories with our members

Alumni member Lino Pizzaia's club jacket with his collection of various patches he has collected over the years

Alumni member and Past President Joe Sarrantonio poses for a quick photo op.

Alumni member Bob Sicker and club member Chris Velez enjoying coffee as the night winds down

Charter member Al Bentsen


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