Striper Surf Club, Inc.

 

 

 

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2006 Point Lookout Holiday Pint Fling

The Striper Surf Club would like to thank everyone who attended the end of the season "2006 Point Lookout Holiday Pint Fling." This year the local surf rats came through and donated much need toys for LIBBA's "Operation Holiday Spirit."  The Striper Surf Club was able to raise enough money after food expenses from the $5.00 admission fee and 50/50 raffle for our charitable and worthwhile causes.  This money will be used by our "Good and Welfare Committee" for annual donations to LIBBA, Send- a- Kid Fishing, our Annual Beach Clean Up and Beach Access activities, etc. Without these contributions it would be difficult to continue helping those less fortunate than us.  You folks are truly the best!
 

We would also like to thank Mid-Island Surfcaster Leslie Burleigh for winning $195 dollars in the 50/50 raffle and giving back to our fund $45.00 as a donation!  Also we would like to say thank you to "Beachmaster Bob" for his donation to our raffle of a custom made and signed metal lip plug and "Beachmaster" fishing hat.

Have a Happy & Safe Holiday Season.

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Striper Surf Club members both past and present enjoying the 2006 Point Lookout Pint Fling. SSC Charter Member Al Bentsen far right.

SSC members enjoying the pint fling (seated) Jim Coucoulas &Tom Cassino (standing) Les Francis & George Kourpas.

Striper Surf Club President Steve Knapik working the bar area taking photos. Photo by Montauk Pete Dave.

The great folks from the Bayside Anglers Group.

Members of the High Hill gang along with Bob Glauda (l) of "Beachmaster fishing plugs".

The hard working crew of the Mid-Island Surfcasters Club.

Farragut Striper Club member Dave Haase, SSC member John Citarella and John P.

LIBBA members Larry Carlucci, Jim Kerrigan and Ron Turbin with "Operation Holiday Spirit". Mordy of West End Bait Shop and his buddy Joe (background)

Surfcasting legend Al Bentsen with High Hill Striper club member Roger Martin and SSC alumni member Mike Campanelli.

SSC Charter member Al Bentsen with Jason and Peresh "Pete" Dave a.k.a."Montauk Pete" of Surfrats.com enjoying the evening.

Montauk Surfcaster's Association President Willy Young with Mid-Island Surfcasters very own Leslie Burleigh.

2006 Point Lookout Pint Fling night coming to a close with LIBBA's Jim Kerrigan and Larry Carlucci gathering the toys donated by our local surfrats!


2006 Club Photo's

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Photo of whale vertebrae found at Jones Beach, November '06. Bone donated to the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Musuem from the Striper Surf Club.

Unusual beach find of a intact whale vertebrae weighing 30 pounds! Found at Jones Beach, November 10, 2006. Photo by Ted Cannone

John Citarella and son with a 28 pound Striped Bass caught on a bunker chunk, South Shore November 7, 2006.

Rob Lucia with a 31 lbs. cow striper caught on the South Shore, November 3, 2006. Photo by Duke

Steve Knapik with a 20 lbs Striped Bass caught with very few stripes! Bridge caught fish during the "South Shore Surf Classic" 10/21/06 on a bucktail.

Jim Callahan and Les Francis man the club banner at the Montauk "Gathering of the Anglers - Korkers Cup" SSC placed 4th out 8 competing clubs.

Les Francis wetsuiting at Montauk October 14, 2006.

Steve Knapik's raffle ticket wins him a custom made surf stick of his choice at the '06 Korkers Cup. Courtesy of the "The Surfcaster" tackle.

John Citarella with a 29 pound Striped Bass caught on the South Shore October 8, 2006.

John Citarella & Steve Knapik chat during a lull in the action. Montauk Point, NY '06. Photo by Jack Yee @ www.jackyee.com

John Citarella nails a 23 lbs. Striper on a pencil popper the day before the Montauk Surf Classic '06. Photo by Steve Knapik

Montauk Surf Classic '06 "Let The Circus Begin." Photo by Steve Knapik

Striper Surf Club members enjoying a few drinks and laughs at Salivars Restaurant during the 2006 Montauk Surf Classic. Photo by Steve Knapik

In a heated competition of the culinary arts Striper Surf Club Chefs Gregg Nooney, Jim Coucoulas and Tom Cassino prepare the club meals. Montauk '06

Striper Surf Club base camp Montauk Point Fall of 2006. Photo by Steve Knapik

Tom Cassino and Jim Coucoulas fixing a few meals for the club to enjoy. Montauk '06 Photo by Steve Knapik

Montauk Surf Classic '06, Jim Coucoulas, Ted Cannone, Jim Callahan and Tom Cassino waiting for the fish to show up! Photo by Steve Knapik

Where in Montauk Point, NY is Waldo? Photo by Steve Knapik

Ted Cannone waits patiently while Jim Coucoulas cooks steak and eggs for breakfast, Montauk 06. Photo by Steve Knapik

Camp Citarella, Montauk '06. Photo by Steve Knapik

SSC members strategize the next move to find the "Big One"! Photo by Steve Knapik

Montauk Surf Classic '06 the fish show up for a few innings of blitz fishing. Photo by Steve Knapik

Ted Cannone with a cocktail bluefish. Montauk Point '06. Photo by Steve Knapik

After zooming in on this photo we noticed that Ted Cannone was hooked in the mouth with needle nose pliers by the bluefish seen laughing to the right.

Gregg Nooney hooks into a fish during the distance casting competition. Photo by Steve Knapik

Gregg Nooney looks as surprised as the bass does during the casting competition. Photo by Steve Knapik

Enjoying the sunshine at the Montauk Surf Classic '06. Photo by Steve Knapik

Gregg Nooney doing some plugging. Montauk '06. Photo by Steve Knapik

Gregg Nooney doing some wetsuit plugging. Montauk '06. Photo by Steve Knapik

Tom Cassino wetsuiting the rocks off Montauk Point '06. Photo by Steve Knapik

Tom Cassino wetsuiting the rocks of Montauk Point '06. Photo by Steve Knapik

Striper Surf Club long time veteran Tom Cassino showing his wetsuiting form. Photo by Steve Knapik

Striper Surf Club member and pro wrestler Tom Cassino enjoying the sunshine and waiting for his next challenger. Montauk '06. Photo by Steve Knapik

Steve Knapik caught this striped bass using a yellow darter the night after the Montauk Surf Classic '06. Photo by Jim Coucoulas

Rick Zappala & Ted Cannone fishing the back bays - August 2006

Rick Zappala with the Summertime blues! August 2006

Steve Knapik with "The Grand Slam" 16 lbs. Striped Bass, 9 lbs. Weakfish and Bluefish all on bucktails - August 2006

Steve Knapik with a 9 lbs. Tiderunner Weakfish caught on a bucktail - August 2006

Jim Coucoulas weighing a 14 lbs. Striped Bass with his Boga Grip - August 2006

SSC BBQ @ Democrat Point August 12, 2006 photo by Steve Knapik

SSC BBQ: Relaxing and enjoying the summer evening: Jim Gillette, Les Francis, Dennis Doulos and Ted Cannone photo by Steve Knapik

SSC BBQ: Don Schaumloffel with the Coucoulas boys photo by Steve Knapik

Jim Gillette and his Honda Pilot buggy

SSC BBQ: Don Schaumloffel taking care of business while fishing. photo by Steve Knapik

SSC BBQ: Jim Gillette fishing the night tide. photo by Steve Knapik

SSC BBQ: Les Francis soaking some bunker chunks. photo by Steve Knapik

SSC BBQ: Ted Cannone wetting a line. photo by Steve Knapik

SSC BBQ: Jim Coucoulas with a dogfish. George Kourpas, Coucoulas kids, Mrs. Coucoulas all look on with wide-eyed amazement!

SSC BBQ: Wee hours of the morning everyone is still awake in the chilly air! Rachael Coucoulas & Ted Cannone having a chat. photo by Steve Knapik

SSC BBQ: Marie Citarella, George Kourpas and Mark Citarella relaxing at 0130 a.m. photo by Steve Knapik

SSC BBQ: John Citarella enjoying the cool night. photo by Steve Knapik

SSC BBQ: Ted Cannone hits the suds at dawn. photo by Steve Knapik

Jim & Rachael Coucoulas with the kids Democrat Point July '06

SSC members Ted Cannone, Steve Knapik and Rick Zappala attend the Surfrats.com Second Annual BBQ @ Freddies B&T of Montauk June 24, 2006.

Steve Knapik with a decent South Shore Striped Bass caught on a bunker chunk. June, 2006 photo by Jim Coucoulas

Jim Coucoulas with a South Shore Striper @ 29 pounds on a bunker chunk, June, 2006 photo by Steve Knapik

Steve Knapik with a Striped Bass for the dinner table. Caught during a foggy morning on the South Shore using bucktails, May, 2006

Ted Cannone with a schoolie bass caught on a bucktail May, 2006 photo by Rick Zappala

Jim Coucoulas with a back bay Striper, May, 2006 photo by Steve Knapik

Jim Cocuoculas fly-fishing for schoolie Stripers catch & release North Shore, April, 2006 photo by Steve Knapik

Steve Knapik with a schoolie Striper for some catch & release North Shore, April, 2006 photo by Jim Coucoulas

Steve Knapik with a schoolie Striper for some catch & release North Shore, April, 2006 photo by Jim Coucoulas

Jim Coucoulas working the fly rod for schoolie bass North Shore April, 2006 photo by Steve Knapik

SSC member Rick Zappala and his daughter partake in the 2006 LIBBA Annual Beach Grass Planting @ Robert Moses Field # 5

SSC member Rick Zappala and his daughter partake in the 2006 LIBBA Annual Beach Grass Planting @ Robert Moses Field # 5


2005 Club Photo's

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SSC Alumni member Charlie Folz (center) presents club memorabilia to club officers Steve Knapik, Les Francis, Jim Callahan & Rob Lucia. Nov. 2005

SSC Fish night BBQ meeting at Jones Beach #6. Cold windy & rainy night for burgers and dogs. Tom Cassino, Jim Gillette & Jim Callahan

SSC Fish night BBQ meeting at Jones Beach #6. Cold windy & rainy night for burgers and dogs. Rob Lucia, Steve Knapik & Jim Callahan

Halloween 2005 Striped Bass 31 pounds caught by John Citarella with his young son standing next to his dad.

Montauk Surf Classic 2005 SSC Member's Beach Buggy's

Montauk Surf Classic 2005 SSC Member Don Schaumloffel's Chevy Suburban and John Citarella's Lance camper.

Montauk Surf Classic 2005 John Citarella, Jim Coucoulas, Tom, Steve Knapik (cleaning Don Schaumloffel's 16 lbs. Striped Bass for BBQ dinner).

Montauk Surf Classic 2005, SSC members enjoying BBQ Striped Bass Burgers courtesy of Don Schaumloffel

Montauk Surf Classic 2005 SSC Members John Citarella, Jim Coucoulas, Steve Knapik, Rick Zappala pose for a photo at Camp Hero

Montauk Surf Classic 2005 SSC member John Citarella plugging away.

John Citarella's cousin Tom McCarthy with his first surf caught bass on a live eel. Fish was released to fight another day.

Montauk Surf Classic 2005 Rick Zappala does some plugging.

Montauk Surf Classic 2005 Steve Knapik with a 14 lbs. bass caught on a pencil popper

Montauk Surf Classic 2005 Steve Knapik using the pencil popper

Montauk Surf Classic 2005 SSC Member Don Schaumloffel pencil pops.

Montauk Surf Classic 2005 Jim Coucoulas with a 12 lbs. bass caught on a pencil popper

Don Schaumloffel with his two sons with a decent Striped Bass, August 2005 South Shore

Don Schaumloffel two sons with a decent Striped Bass they caught! August 2005 South Shore

Charter Member Frank Speyer receives SSC award for his historical contributions to the Striper Surf Club from club President Steve Knapik, August 2005

Frank was also gracious enough to accept awards for SSC Charter Member Al Bentsen and Chuck Leigh who could not be present.

Greg Karl with a chunked 23 lbs. Striped Bass and Striper Surf Club Member Jim Coucoulas with a chunked 24 lbs Striped Bass, South Shore, June 18 2005

Rick Zappala with a fine 20 lbs. Striped Bass caught at the "Sore Thumb", June 2005

Jim Coucoulas with a pair of chunked Striped Bass weighing 32 & 25.50 pounds each, June 2005

Rick "Zap" Zappala bucktails some schoolie bass during the wee hours. June, 2005 Photo by Steve Knapik

Steve Knapik with a decent bucktailed Striped Bass June, 2005 South Shore

Jim Coucoulas & Marcelo Diaz May 5, 2005 Surf Fishing South Shore beaches. Photo by Steve Knapik

MONTAUK SURF CLASSIC SEPTEMBER 25, 2005 0645 A.M.

Tom McCarthy, Steve Knapik, Jim Coucoulas, John Citarella @ Camp Hero, Montauk, NY

(Photo by Jack Yee of www.jackyee.com)


 


2004 Club Photo's

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Pint Fling 2004 @ Joe's Anchor Inn, Point Lookout - Jim Coucoulas, Les Francis, Jim Callahan

Pint Fling 2004 @ Joe's Anchor Inn (f) Les Francis, Jim Coucoulas, Tom Cassino, Steve Knapik (b) Rick Zappala, George Kelnhofer, Jim Callahan

Pint Fling 2004 @ Joe's Anchor Inn, Point Lookout - Mike Lang had just handed over cash to Billy "The Greek" Legakis in the Pint Fling Raffle

Fire Island National Seashore Lighthouse November 2004

Six point buck at FINS - November 26, 2004

Jetty white water fishing with 25 + knot southwest winds (low tide)October 2004

Heavy White Water; Noreaster with 25+ knot winds near Kings Point, Montauk 10/22/04

Steve Knapik with a bucktailed 23 pounds Striped Bass November 22, 2004

Les Francis in search of fish, October 2004

Rick Zappala fishing the South Shore on an October night

Steve Knapik with a 26 1/2 pounds South Shore Striper using a bucktail 10/01/04 "Fish Night"

2004 Montauk Surf Classic: SSC members (left) Jim Callahan & club President Les Francis after a morning of wet-suiting the "Kings"area of Camp Hero.

2004 Montauk Surf Classic (l) to (r) Club members; Jim Coucoulas, Steve Knapik, President Les Francis & Jim Callahan

2004 Montauk Surf Classic: Wittling the "Coucoulas" Pencil Popper

2004 Montauk Surf Classic: Jim Coucoulas cooks breakfast in the Montauk lower lot

2004 Montauk Surf Classic: Jim Coucoulas cooking those eggs and home fries!

"Sunrise Striper" September 11, 2004 Jim Coucoulas with a 16 pound bass on bucktails.

SSC 1st Annual Golf Outing, Seated (l) to (r) John Citarella, Lorraine Knapik, George Kelnhofer, Standing Les Francis, Steve Knapik, Brian Reynolds

"Fishing the Suds" Jim Coucoulas with a June 2004 Striper on bucktails

"Springtime Stripers" Steve Knapik with a 25 pounds Striped Bass on bucktails

May 2004, Jim Coucoulas with a 10 pounds South Shore Tiderunner Weakfish on bucktails

Knapik with a local Jones Beach Striper, June 2004

May 2004 Fish Night with Jim Callahan at West End II

George Kourpus & Jim Callahan at West End II, SSC Fish Night May 2004

Members of the Striper Surf Club at the April 24, 2004 West End II Construction dock clean up!

Members from LIBBA, MSA, SSC, Aqua Skinz all volunteered their time to help clean the WE 2 contruction dock on April 24, 2004. Thanks to all who came

Easter Sunday 2004, Fly fishing with Jim Coucoulas, Manhasset Bay

March 2004, SSC Awards night with Les Francis, George Kourpas, Brian Reynolds, Rob Lucia

March 2004, SSC Awards night with George Kourpas, John O'Keefe, Dan McMahon

March 2004, SSC Awards Dinner at Majors Steak House with the "Old Timers" Marty McMillian, John Christiansen, Mike Kaland

March 2004, SSC Awards Dinner at Majors Steak House with the "Old Timers" (l) to (r) Joe Sapienza, ?, Marty McMillian, Mike Kaland, John Christiansen,

Frank Demmerle

March 2004, SSC Awards Dinner at Majors Steak House

March 2004, SSC Awards Dinner at Majors Steak House

March 2004, SSC Awards Dinner at Majors Steak House


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