THE NEW JERSEY STRIPED BASS HALL OF FAME

 

 

Welcome to the official headquarters of the N.J. Striped Bass Hall of Fame.  This organization was established in 2004 to identify and single out individuals who have consistently excelled at catching trophy sized striped bass from the ocean and inland salt waters of New Jersey.

 

The current membership includes many of the most productive bass fishermen over the past half century and remains open to all land based striper fishermen.  The requirements for membership, however, were intentionally made very challenging in order to insure that only serious, dedicated “Bass Hounds” could eventually qualify.

 

Membership Requirements:

 

The minimum requirements for inclusion into the Hall of Fame is two (2) points

 

That is, catch (2) 50+ pound fish and you’re in.  Or, (1) 50+ pound fish and (3) 40+ pound fish.  Or, (3) 40+ pound fish and (10) 30+ pound fish.  Or, (1) 50+ pound fish and (10) 30+ pound fish.

 

All fish must be caught shore based (no boat fish) and must be from New Jersey waters.  Anyone who believes they meet the minimum criteria and wishes to be considered for induction into this Hall of Fame needs to have their catches authenticated by a recognized Fishing Club or tackle shop.  As an alternative, your proof such as photos, newspaper articles, log books, etc. will be reviewed by a committee of existing members.

 

The members of this Hall of Fame want very badly to be inclusive of the entire state.  A review of the attached memberships list clearly shows that many outstanding fishermen from south of Barnegat inlet have not yet been identified and included.

 

Questions regarding the New Jersey Striped Bass Hall of Fame should be directed to Larry Casparro at (732) 988-0348.

 

The Hall of Fame is proud to honor the 2009 inductees, including the reigning IGFA all tackle world record holder, Albert McReynolds; the locally well known author, lecturer and surf guide, Shell E. Caris; the relatively young, but very accomplished standout, Tony Melo; and the seasoned pro, Stan Duziuba.

 

 

NEW JERSEY STRIPED BASS HALL OF FAME

 

NAME

HOME TOWN

CLUB AFFILIATION

ABBELLA, BUD

ALLENHURST

APFC

ALFONSO, LOU

WHITING

BSC

ALPERT, MICKEY

BRICK

SLL

BELL, RICKY

ALDAN, PA

SRA

BERTSCH, BILL

OCEAN

APFC

BIEDINGER, BRIAN

TINTON FALLS

SRA/APFC

BOGUE, FRED

MEDFORD

BSC

BONANNI, DAVE

MERCERVILLE

SCA

BORD, RICH

SCRANTON, PA

 

BOTTINO, BOB

BRICK

VARIOUS

BREZNEY, DON

FLEMINGTON

APFC

BUSHELL, NICK

PERTH AMBOY

 

*CARIS, SHELL E.

TOMS RIVER

BSC

CARR, WADE (LEFTY)

FREEHOLD

APFC

CASPARRO, LARRY

BRADLEY BEACH

APFC

CATERINO, JOE

HAZLET

SRA

CECERO, JIM

MIDDLETOWN

 

CIMINI, FRANK

NORRISTOWN, PA

SRA

COUSINS, JIM

SEA BRIGHT

APFC

DANIK, BOB

CLIFTON

APFC

*DUZIUBA, STAN

LONG BRANCH

 

FERGUS, TOM

SPRING LAKE

 

FRITZ, FRANK

ASBURY PARK

 

GABRIEL, RICH

TOMS RIVER

BSC

GALESSETTI, AL

SPRING LAKE

SLL

GARDNER, FRED

BELMAR

SRA

GIGLIO, ARMOUND

LONG BRANCH

 

GORSKI, ED

BELFORD

APFC

GRANDE, JOE SR.

LONG BRANCH

 

HAERTEL, PAUL

CLIFTON

BSC

HOLWITZ, MIKE

FARMINGDALE

APFC/SLL

HUETH, RICHARD

SPRING LAKE

 

JOHNSON, BUD

SPRING LAKE

APFC

KOZIC, JOE

NAVISINK

APFC

KINGSLAND, HERB

ELBERON

APFC

KRENCICKI, CHET

MERCHANTVILLE

BSC

LACH, HANK

NEPTUNE

APFC

LAMBI, JIM

SOUTH BELMAR

APFC/SLL

MALANGA, GERRY

WALL

SLL

MARTELLI, ANTHONY

WANAMASSA

APFC

MARTENS, MEL

NEPTUNE

APFC

MATTHEWS, BOB

MANASQUAN

SLL

McFADDEN, BILL

OCEAN GROVE

APFC

*McREYNOLDS, ALBERT

ATLANTIC CITY

 

*MELO, TONY

W. LONG BRANCH

APFC

MUSIAL, BOB

WHITING

 

PALOTTO, JOE

ASBURY PARK

APFC

PASTOR, BOB

OCEANPORT

 

PETILLO, FRANK

MIDDLETOWN

 

RIEDINGER, GERRY

BRICK

APFC

RUSSO, KEN

MIDDLETOWN

 

RUSSO, YINKY

LONG BRANCH

 

SMITH, RAY

LACEY TOWNSHIP

BSC

SOYKA, RAY

ROSELLE

APFC

TOMIC, JOE

LONG BRANCH

 

VAN DE SANDE, JERRY

NEPTUNE

SLL

WEST, BILL

LONG BRANCH

MBCT

 

* INDICATES 2009 INDUCTEES

 

APFC             =          ASBURY PARK FISHING CLUB

SLL                =          SPRING LAKE LIVELINERS

SRA               =          SHARK RIVER ANGLERS

BSC               =          BERKELEY STRIPER CLUB

SCA               =          SURF CITY ANGLERS

MBCT            =          MONMOUTH BEACH CAR TOPPERS

 

Shell E. Caris with his 51 lb. 12 oz. beauty caught this season

 

Tony Melo with a giant 57 lb. bass from 2003