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John Vargo

John Vargo

Boating on the Hudson editor

Saturday, 20 September 2014 07:09

VERMONT SAIL FREIGHT PROJECT

 August 15, 2014            ABOUT THE COVER AND MORE.....
A “Foremast Jack’s 
Perspective” on 
VSFP
Note: The following piece was written 
by Meade Atkeson, our intrepid intern 
who came to us through the MiddCore 
Plus program of Middlebury College. 
We all wish Meade the best in his future 
endeavors!  More
Saturday, 20 September 2014 05:33

TWO CANOE TRIPS A CENTURY APART

1910 Milton Wend and his friend 
Russell spend an eventful week 
on the Hudson in August 1910
 
2014
How the idea came about 
is Robbie Gilmore was looking at 
his bus route to Manhattan, saw the 
bus went through Albany, saw there 
was a river in Albany zoomed out of 
google maps, saw that river went to 
Manhattan!
Monday, 25 August 2014 05:37

Dinosaurs of the Hudson River

At Certain times of the year there are strange, huge fish that visit the Hudson River in large numbers.

 
Many are here throughout the year, however the increase in numbers is 
caused by the spawning sturgeon that lay their eggs on the rocky bottom of certain parts of the Hudson River.
 
Riverman knew when the sturgeon had arrived and sought this prize of prizes for the eggs or caviar that they provided. MORE....

*** BOAT FOR SALE ***

 

 LOWER THAN BOOK VALUE!

$31,000

 

TURN KEY CONDITION FOR A SUMMER OF HASSLE FREE FUN

 

This 1997 30' Cruisers boat has been meticulously maintained through the years by a lifelong Cruisers mechanic. Both engines are nearly new. AC & heat, pressure water system, electric stove, refrig, water heater, battery charger, anchor and windlass, GPS, radar, fish finder, new marine radio, new am/fm/cd player, sleeps 4 comfortably (can accomodate 6), depth sounder, biminy top, mooring cover, all ropes and fenders included. Have every receipt for all work done on boat since bought to prove that claims are true and accurate.

 

If you are interested contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more pictures of the interior.

Friday, 16 May 2014 02:20

A NEW YORK STATE RECORD STRIPED BASS,

A 60 lb Striped Bass, for sure a New York State Record, was caught on May 14, 2014 at 9;30 AM by Eric Lester fo Goshon, NY.

 
Eric was fishing by himself just south of the I84 Bridge, Newburgh/Beacon Bridge in thirty feet of water, drifting a blood worm at 15 feet. The huge fish just grabbed his bait an took off.  It took Eric a half hour to tire the fish out, bring him along side his boat where he reached down, grabbed the huge fish behind his gill and hoisted him aboard.
 
Upon bringing him in to Riverfront Marina, in Newburgh, the dockmasters, Jamie and luanne, brought out a dock cart, broght the fish into shore and filled the cart with ice from Billy Joe's Restaurant.
 
I was called and got to Newburgh in 20 minutes from Peekskill.  We found a scale that was certified at Reliable Recycling on Williams St., In Newburgh.
 
After the official weghin, Eric brought the fish home.  He is having a taxidermist take care of the new record for all to see.
 
Congradulations to Eric Lester, I am sure there are bigger stripers in the Hudson River.
 
John H. Vargo, Publisher  (It could not have happened to a nicer guy)
Friday, 16 May 2014 02:05

A NEW YORK STATE RECORD STRIPED BASS,

A 60 lb Striped Bass, for sure a New York State Record, was caught on May 14, 2014 at 9;30 AM by Eric Lester fo Goshon, NY.

 
Eric was fishing by himself just south of the I84 Bridge, Newburgh?Beacon Bridge in thirty feet of water, drifting a blood worm atg 15 feet. The huge fish just grabbed his bait an took off.  It took Eric a half hour to tire the fish out, bring him along side his boat where he reached down, grabbed the huge fish behind his gill and hoisted him aboard.
 
Upon bringing him in to Riverfront Marina, in Newburgh, the dockmasters, Jamie and luanne, brought out a dock cart, broght the fish into shore and filled the cart with ice from Billy Joe's Restaurant.
 
I was called and got to Newburgh in 20 minutes from Peekskill.  We found a scale that was certified at Reliable Recycling on Williams St., In Newburgh.
 
After the official weghin, Eric brought the fish home.  He is having a taxidermist take care of the new record for all to see.
 
Congradulations to Eric Lester, I am sure there are bigger stripers in the Hudson River.

Striped Bass Derby 2 day Total Leaderboard . .

Name

Weight

Length

Time

Released
Species

 

1) FRANK FAMA

73.00

83.75

9:50:37 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Atlantis 

2) FRANKIE NOTTO

67.50

82.50

9:55:16 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Atlantis Released!

3) MARK SOFRANKO

57.19

77.50

16:54:5 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton Released!

4) SCOTT MASTEN

56.67

83.00

16:19:29 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

5) WALTER FISHER

50.25

75.75

15:37:26 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Atlantis 

6) PAT MURRAY

42.44

75.00

10:29:58 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

7) DAVID STASELIS

42.25

68.75

13:20:17 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Atlantis 

8) JAVIER_ SANTIAGO

41.50

67.25

9:58:8 - 4/27/2014

Striper

Atlantis 

9) THOMAS GRAMZA

36.00

43.00

15:59:31 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Atlantis 

10) GERARD SCARPATI

36.00

39.50

11:46:59 - 4/27/2014

Striper

Atlantis 

11) CHRIS VARGO

35.88

42.00

8:10:56 - 4/27/2014

Striper

Croton Released!

12) BEN MARINO

35.00

39.75

11:45:49 - 4/27/2014

Striper

Atlantis 

13) SEAN JEFFERY

34.70

40.50

8:26:5 - 4/27/2014

Striper

Croton Released!

14) EDWARD_M. ZECCARDI

31.19

42.50

8:27:25 - 4/27/2014

Striper

Croton 

15) GREGORY SOKOL

28.00

37.50

11:48:19 - 4/27/2014

Striper

Atlantis 

16) MARC SCHER

27.90

40.00

16:16:20 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton Released!

17) STAN DREZEK

23.54

37.50

10:31:44 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

18) EUGENE CASCIO

23.00

37.25

11:42:30 - 4/27/2014

Striper

Atlantis 

19) RHETT MYERS

18.66

35.00

16:52:34 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

20) ANTHONY SCHER

18.50

38.00

16:17:38 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

21) DONA MURRAY

17.82

34.50

10:33:54 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

22) DOUGLAS CARDINALI

16.47

34.50

8:27:29 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

23) JEFF SHERWOOD_

15.40

32.25

12:24:23 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Newburg Released!

24) DONNIE ARNONE

14.79

33.00

8:22:45 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

25) SAM GIORDANO

11.71

30.50

8:29:56 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

26) DAVID MCPARTLAND

5.08

22.25

16:50:12 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton Released!

27) RICHARD ALEXANDER

3.80

22.00

16:48:38 - 4/26/2014

Striper

Croton 

The Hudson River Striped Bass Derby will be on Friday,Saturday and Sunday April 26 and 27th, 2014.

Two great locations to weigh in your stripers, remember an extra pound for any striper released alive.
Go to http://www.stripedbassderby.com
To register and view all the great prizes.

The restrictions in place in and around the Tappan Zee Bridge are going to a problem this year.

Here is a solution to the problem that would not take a week to solve.
Digging out the  old channel that used to lead form the main channel to Piermont in front of Corranetta's Marina.
It is far enough away from the TZ Bridge Contstruction to allow free and easy access to Piermont Marina''s !

 

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