AIST Striper Cup Leaders
# 1 Captain Craig Bordens Bomber
#2. Our Top Shore Entry
Both fish gave us 46 points each and there are plenty of bigger fish out there so its time to start culling the leaderboard.
Have fun sending your buddy's fish packing...put the heat on and we will continue to climb in the rankings. Thanks to everyone who weighed in a fish and helped get us off to a strong start.
AIST.....why we fish.
May was our last official club meeting until the fall....thanks to our featured speaker Capt Dave Monti and North End Pizza for helping to make it a terrific meeting.
The Striper Cup is on......Corey Smith earned us our first points.
The board has openings .....want to get on it?...then go get a Striper Cup Bass.
First Cup fish photo goes
The 2013 Striper Cup is upon us... the time to "Talk the Talk" is over and now we need to "Walk the Walk" once again.
"Wanting to Drink" and "Getting to Drink"
from the cup are two very different things.
No one will just let us have it; not the other teams, not the fish. We will not win it when we have the most guys signed up....nor when we have the biggest name fishermen with the nicest boats and best gear.....
We will win it.....when we earn it
...it is on. Fish long, Fish hard; step up and be accounted for. Do not assume the "other guys" on our team will be the guys with the big fish, do not assume the "other guys" will be the ones out fishing when its miserable outside and conditions are brutal. Do not assume the "other guys" will be the ones fishing when it is cold and wet and you want to stay home.
We are all the "other guys" and always have been.
Last years Kick off Toast Crew........
Thanks To our May Featured Speaker...Capt Dave Monti...
Thanks to Al Gags for being our April speaker.
Lead Fest........ scenes from the day........
first thanks' TO OUR NEWEST Sponsor Hallman's in Portsmouth RI ......then the results....
Now the Result's...... from Pipes, flashing and many other sources we .....created.....
But here's how it got started
Just lined up, Al Gags will be our featured Presenter for our April meeting. Few if any lure makers can rival Al for the number and style of fish catching lures that he has invented/produced over the years. Al's latest initiative has taken him into the jigs/soft plastics scene and his "Whip it" eel series is one of the most popular. Al has also been the MC for several Potts tournaments and has gone out of his way to support that and other causes that are important to him. As always Al comes with a never ending supply of fishing stories from around the world and is always entertaining.. All will talk whip its, and fishing in general.
AIST's March meeting featured the "OTW" Crew doing a "Big Water Stripers" plug selection presentation.
OTW staff Chris Parisi and Jimmy Fee
Big water plugs...
who's feelin Lucky? Dale is ...I know
Meeting Location is the Portsmouth VFW, located in Common Fence Point Portsmouth RI. Gathering starts at 6:00, meeting starts at 7:00.
AIST's first annual Tackle sale and seminair series was held last weekend... thanks to all who helped out and attended.
Feb 2013 featured
The Return Of Capt Jack................................
One of our most energetic and prepared speakers ever, Capt Jack Sprengel returned to AIST for a Canyons presentation......... Time to dream Big!!
Capt Jack currently owns the State Record Swordfish title as well as the RISSA Tuna record. If you know offshore Canyon fishing then you know Jack!!
Meeting was 2/20/13 and along with our featured speaker had a raffle table, snacks etc. Gathering started at 6:00 meeting kicked off at 7:00.
AIST kickes off 2013 with our annual awards dinner and oh what a night!
The raffle table ...........
This was the meeeting you had been waiting for!!! Local fishing Legend and Author Charley Soares was our featured speaker Jan 16th. Whether its his Column in "On the Water", his multiple books or speaking about fishing, no one weaves a sense of community and local history into his stories better than Charley!!
Charley's seminar topic wiill be bass fishing.
What a terrific meeting ....David Pickering did a great job on "Local Holdover Stripers", (anybody try yet)? The turnout was good and we sure helped to make some children happy this Christmas.
Oher highlights included, Dennis Zambrota on site with his book, and the best deal on Point Jude Lures you have ever seen along with some Capt BJ Fluke rig Stocking stuffers.
What else happened....
The Raffle table was the best around (as always), the Avet MXL 5.9 found a home....Capt Ed Noll....., AIST gear was on sale .....
Food included free Chille/Cheese dogs and .....
Mike Littlefield got a present from Big foot via Santa..
Bob recieves his official AIST thank you plaque from Ted
Join your fellow AIST members who have already signed up for the following committees.
Don't see a committee that interests you? Come to our next meeting and request to form a new committee.
Members currently signed up are...
Richard Laurie (Chairman), Marc Pacheco, Eric Thomas, BJ Silvia, Greg Vespe
Stars & Stripers Tournament
Ted Zack, Greg Vespe, Nick Pacheco, Craig Borden, Jay Leadsworth, Jay Vigeant
Season-Long AIST Fish Tournament
Nick Pacheco, Art Marshall, Craig Ruth, Harry Livingston, TJ Houde, Greg Vespe, Ryan Pimental.
SSG Potts Tournament
Ralph Craft, Nick Pacheco, Craig Borden Harry Livingston, Muldog, Kyle Pfantz, Mark Pachico, Jay Leadsworth, Ray Allard, BJ Silvia
The Aquidneck Island Striper Team is now an Official Member of the IGFA.
There are multiple benefits available to AIST members, the most important of which is the ability to post world records to the IGFA! Now, there's nothing holding you back from an official world record!
Please click on the logo below to go directly to the IGFA website.