Striper Day 2016

Striper Day 2016 is scheduled to take place exactly two weeks from today, so I figured it would be fitting to delve a little deeper about where, why, who and where.

I am going to repeat this few times in this blog post but all the show info is on show website,

I think the first question and probably the one most difficult one to answer is why? Why in  the world do I need another thing on my plate? The answer is kind of simplistic but it’s true. We travel from New Jersey to Massachusetts each winter in search of surfcasters or to put it more accurately, shows where surfcasters gather.

The Surf Day in NJ is by far our favorite event to attend. It’s the only pure surf fishing show and the one we enjoy going to most. We get to hang out with readers, attend seminars and just spend a day talking nothing but surf fishing. Three day shows are very difficult to pull not only financially, but the time you need to allocate to them, that is why we don’t do that many. I think I can speak for everyone here when I say that we would love nothing more than to show up at a well attended surf fishing show in New York if somebody else would organize it. But I guess after years of waiting for that to happen, we decided to do it ourselves. Gathering from interest expressed on social media, it seems to me that this is something that is very much looked forward to, but we won’t know until that fateful day arrives.

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Striper Day will feature about 80 vendors of fishing equipment, from custom plug makers to rod builders,roof rack makers, tackle stores, apparel makers, authors, surf guides, custom bag makers, everyone associated with surf fishing will more or less be there. There is a long list on our website of all the vendors that are appearing in New York for the first time. Guys like Big Rock Lures, Flatlander bags, or Goo Goo plugs have never been to a show in New York before. In addition to them there will be few more local tackle stores, beach driving organizations and we will even have some kayak presence for those of you who likes to dabble in both.

What Else ?

Seminars….going all day long in two different rooms, from today’s best known speakers. Here is a complete seminar schedule. Again all this information is on show website at www.striperday.comwdcd

Striper Day Seminars

(subject to change)

Main Auditorium


Bill Wetzel

Montauk Spring Striper Strategies

10:30AM-12 PM

Crazy Alberto Knie

Everything You Need To Know About Trophy Stripers


Steven Gallant presents


Short Surfcasting Film

1:15-2:30 PM

John Skinner

Versatility – The Key to Surfcasting Happiness

3-4 PM

Q& A With Donny Musso

moderated by Dave Anderson

Seminar Room 143


Ralph Votta

Working Tins In The Surf


Al Gags

Fishing Plastics In Heavy Current


DJ Muller

Learn How To Find Stripers In Various Locations


William “Doc” Muller

Strategy  For Picking A Right Lure For A Right Situation


Mike Hogan

Fishing With Plastic Baits


Elias Vaisberg

Everything you Ever Wanted To Know About Kayak Fishing

As you probably noticed there is a short surf fishing film presentation by Stephen Gallant. We are really look forward to this.

What else?

There will be an hourly free raffle, free to all with the admission ticket. The winning raffle numbers will be posted every hour on the board by the SJ table so stop by at your convenience and see if your number match. If they do,  pick up an hourly prize. You can do this at any point during the day.

In addition to the free raffle we are going to also feature a separate raffle for which you can purchase tickets at the show. All net proceeds of this raffle will be donated to Heros On the Water veterans organization that works with our veterans and helps them getting into the water and into fishing. We can’t think of more deserving people to receive these proceeds then veterans of our armed forces. Here are the prizes for the Main Raffle, like I mentioned before you can purchase these tickets to show. The drawing will take place at 4 PM the conclusion at the show, and the winners must be present to claim their prize.VSX

Striper Day Raffle

All Net Proceeds To Benefit Heros on the Water

Grand Prize -Van Staal VSX Reel

2016 St Croix Legend Rod

Pelican 35qt Progear Elite Cooler


Korkers K5 Boots

Two Blue Frog Bucktail Sets

Tactical Angler Lure SetIMG_1279

Where ?

Hofstra University Student center. Here are directions from show website at

We will have signs up directing everyone to the building around Hempstead Tpke on that day. Best bet imho is to use the entrance across the street from Dunkin’ Donuts on Hempstead Turnpike. Parking is free and plentiful as school is out for college kids.

Admission is $15 with Children under 10 admitted free.…but that’s not all. First 500 attendees will receive a gift package from SJ and our sponsors

Time : 8:30 AM – 4 PM Tickets will be available at the door. No advanced ticket sales.

Attendees will receive a door package from Super Strike Custom Lures,Tactical Anglers, Hogy Lures, SPRO, Savage Gear & Surfcaster’s Journal

First 100: Zeno Hromin book, Super Strike lure, Tactical Angler clip pack

Next 100: Zeno Hromin book, SPRO bucktail, Hogy lure pack

Next 200: Zeno Hromin book, Savage lure pack,SPRO swivel pack

Next 100: Zeno Hromin book & Savage or Hogy lure pack

Door package total is valued over $15 000 for attendees.12405024_10205579699515872_492122122_o

For the full list of vendors , please visit

I was promised that the cafeteria will be open at 8 30 for coffee and then later in the morning with additional food. Keeping my fingers crossed on this one. Cafeteria is located only few steps away from the show venue

That’s about it, that’s about all I can think about right now. We are looking forward to seeing you, we hope you enjoy your day hanging with us, catching few seminars and seeing what our vendors have to offer.

 If you are planing to attend Striper Day, please click on bellow link and let us know that you coming if you have an FB account.It helps us get an idea of who’s coming. More on the show this weekend

Striper Day Event Page on FB   (


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