August 10, 2020 Meeting

Meeting Notes – August 10, 2020

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen’s Club

The meeting was again held at the rear yard of the American Legion at 7:40 pm.  Eight members were in attendance including Lou Schott, Dave Burke, Joe Ricciardi, Charles Elwell, John Reese, Rich Oeser, Bill Will and Dave Roesch. 

Tournament: Fishing conditions were fair for the third club tournament held on August 1. Nine boats were entered.  Fluke:  Dave Roesch took third place with 8.56 lbs.  Charles Elwell took second place with 9.50 pounds.  First place was taken by Jeff Reese with 11.93 pounds.  Jeff also took the prize for largest fluke at 4.57   pounds.  Dave Burke took first place for bluefish with 2.63 pounds and largest blue at 1.25 pounds.  The were no other bluefish entries. 

40th Anniversary T-Shirts: The t-shirts are available for $10.  Joe Ricciardi will have them for sale at his store during regular business hours.  (Wear a face mask when you enter his store.)

Membership: No new applications. 

Club Picnic: After considerable discussion (State rules, lack of location, unknown interest, cost and general concern for the pandemic) the membership voted to cancel the picnic for this year.  

New Business: None. 

Old Business:  None.

Discussion:  Lou Schott attended a special event in Maryland honoring his uncle, a WWII veteran who was celebrating his 100th birthday.  Lou’s uncle, who has the same name, was a marine and had served in major Pacific battles. 

Joe Ricciardi reported that a portion of the Absecon Creek had little water at low tide.

Dave Roesch reported good perch fishing in Collins Cove. 

Dave Burke Reported good kingfish fishing in Great Bay. 

Meeting Adjourned:  8:06 pm. 

Next Meeting:  Next meeting will be August 24, 2020, 7:30 pm at the American Legion (probably outside).  An announcement will be sent.

July 13, 2020 Meeting

Meeting Notes – July 13, 2020

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen’s Club

The meeting was again held at the rear yard of the American Legion at 7:30 pm.  Eight members were in attendance including Lou Schott, Dave Burke, Joe Ricciardi, Charles Elwell, John Reese, Rich Oeser, Bill Will and Dave Roesch. 

Treasurer’s Report: 

Tournaments: Fishing conditions were poor for the second club tournament on July 11. Eight boats were entered.  Charles Elwell took first place for flounder.  Brian Will took second and had the biggest flounder.  Dave Burke took first place for bluefish.  Dave Roesch took second and had the biggest bluefish.   Lou Schott won the consolation drawing.  

Rich Oeser reported that the Pomona Gun Club had 45 boats and 138 anglers in their fluke tournament on June 27.  19 anglers weighed in fish. The 50:50 win was $450. 

40th Anniversary T-Shirts: Ten sponsors have been lined up and most have already paid.  John Reese indicated that the shirts are being made.

Membership: No new applications. 

Picnic: Lou Schott has arranged for Brian Smallwood to be the DJ.  No word on weather the picnic can be held at the Cologne Fire Hall.  No functions are currently being held at the fire hall. 

New Business: None. 

Old Business:  Lou Schott brought the donated fishing equipment for members to see.  No decision was made on how to sell it.  Money raised will be put in the charity account. 

Next Meeting:  The July 27 meeting was cancelled.  Next meeting will be August 10, 2020, 7:30 pm at the American Legion (probably outside).  An announcement will be sent.

Absecon Saltwater Sportsmen P.O. Box 453 Absecon, NJ 08201