On a beautiful day in August, the first annual Catfish Chaos Contest for the largest catfish by weight was held. The overall winner was Matt Reilly, of Verplanck, NY with a 10 lb 5 oz White Catfish, (which unofficially tied he NYS record), caught in Haverstraw Bay. (All fish weighed in were release alive after weigh in)
Long overdue by anyone who knows of the tremendous amount of work that he has done on behalf of the ENYMTA and the Great Upstate Boat Show, Roger Phinney devoted a tremendous amount of talent, enthusiasm and time over the past 15 years to bring the Eastern New York Marine Trades Association to the powerful Marine
Trades group that it is today.
At this year’s Roundup, we gathered money for the Salvation Army who had their bucket set up in front of the Visitor’s Center and we were proud to help, even in that small way for their efforts in disaster relief. The tugboat event itself was fantastic with some of the best weather we’ve ever seen. Boats along the wall hailed from a huge area - Boston to Detroit, Montreal to the Jersey shore.
The tremendous changes that are taking place in the outboard engine market are dramatic indeed!
Most significant, is that the two stroke engine, long thought of as fading away from the modern development of outboards, is stronger than ever with the latest features of the Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboards.
Every once in a while a unique residence comes on the market that is perfect for someone, or a couple that is looking for: A home facing east, with access to the water, in a quiet neighborhood, as well as mass transit nearby to get you anywhere you wish to go.
Dr. Richard T. Chavis, fishing the 2017 Extreme Contest in the Bahamas.He took 4th place at the Sailfish Smack Down Feb 2017 Pompano beach florida. I He also competes in other Extreme Offshore Events in the Bahamas and Florida.
USS Saratoga (CV-3) steams along with USS Enterprise (CV-6) towards battle against the Japanese Navy in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Though Saratoga did not suffer damage, the Enterprise was hit by four bombs and needed significant repairs.
My earliest recollections are of Lake Meahagh filled with sea grass with open patches of clear water. In these patches was the fish that I was taught to catch by my father with popping bugs and jitterbugs. Large mouth bass and big sunfish.
The word was out: the Blue Claw Crabs were running in Haverstraw Bay! Usually the telltale sign that the crabs have arrived is when commercial fishermen start reporting that the crabs are starting to show up tangled in the gill nets while trying to get at the bunker.
The Cortlandt Yacht Club, Montrose, NY and the Riverfront Marina, Newburgh, NY have honed their skills individually, and collectively, to put on a “Salute To Freedom’’ flotilla dedicated to our veterans and Gold Star Families that will be hard to beat in future years.