It began four years ago as a way of keeping a tradition alive by focusing on children!
Pat Harbolic and Tom Colandra, brought up in the wonderful fishing community of Verplanck felt that the recreational fishing industry needed a boost. So with no money and only a dream the two began talking up a really tiny striped bass fishing derby for just a few friends. It wasn’t untll Pat and Tom began sellng the idea to supporters that they realized they had hit a “hot button, ” Families
and individuals alike were turning away from the Hudson River in droves, something needed to be done.