Guest Speakers for 2020

April 3 : Kaitlin Gannon will present “Exploring the Jacques Cousteau Reserve and Their Derelict Crab Pot Prevention Efforts ” – Kaitlin earned a B.S. in General Biology from the University of Findlay in 2009. She is now the Education Coordinator for the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve in Tuckerton, NJ. There, Kaitlin conducts and coordinates education and outreach efforts for community members, students, and formal and informal educators. Kaitlin also assists with education efforts on research grants and manages part time education staff at the Reserve.

May 8: Bob Mizak – 

June 12: Jim Hutchinson Jr –  

July 10: Jim Hutchinson Sr – 

August 14: Dr Doug Zemeckis –  

September 11: TBD – 

October 9: TBD –

November  13: – No Speaker but it’s Pizza Night!

 

 

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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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