Meet Our Board of Directors

2023 Board of Directors

President Ed Valitutto                    
1st VP Jerry Nichols
2nd VP Phil Simon
Treasurer Jerry Nichols
Secretary Donna Harris
Sergeant at Arms John Stuebing
Newsletter Ed Valitutto
Weigh Master & Awards Chair Pat Presutto
Guest Speakers Chair Phil Simon
Website Ed Valitutto
Publicity Rep Dave Etelman
Sponsor Rep Pat Presutto
Vessel Safety Jeff Orsoe
JCAA Rep Phil Simon
Communications Donna Harris
Recruiting John Stuebing
Membership Data Base John Stuebing
Legislative/Regulation Chair Phil Simon
Social Media  Dave Etelman


Fishing Facts

Of the fifty United States, thirty-eight have a striped-bass record. New Jersey has the largest striped-bass record—a 78-pound 8·ounce whopper that was caught in 1982. The state with the smallest striped-bass record is Iowa. That landlocked striper weighed only 9 pounds 4 ounces and was caught in 1983.
There’s something fishy about beer these days. Fish Tail Ale is popular as ever, and New Jersey’s Flying Fish Brewery is one of the state’s largest specialty breweries. There’s also Washington’s Wild Salmon Organic Pale Ale, Florida’s Land Shark beer, Delaware’s Dogfish Head beer, and two versions of Stingray beer—a lighter version from the Cayman Islands and a dark beer from Canada.
The triangle fly is probably the most unusual of saltwater flies. It’s one of the few, if not only, flies tied to a treble hook. It’s also barely a fly at all, because hardly any material is used. It is complete after tying the two straw pearl twinkle flashes and the tiny tuft of natural squirrel, leaving an entire hook fully exposed. Incredibly this barebacked treble fly is a knockout when it comes to sea trout.

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