Comments, posts, info

To all, this website and the info posted is kept current by me, Joe Distefano President of the Kalicoontie Rod and Gun Club. If someone would like to post comments or has some info they would like to share please e-mail me at and i will try my best to post it on this site. I have had a few calls from folks wanting to say how much they enjoyed the fishing derby yesterday and to thank Ed Unkel and the rest of us who helped put it on. If you have comments or photos you would like to post please e-mail them to me. Thank you! Joe D

Youth Fishing Derby

Yesterday the Kalicoontie Rod and Gun Club with the help of Ed Unkel and friends held our first youth fishing derby in years. The tournament was held at Ed Unkel’s pond at his property in Hudson NY. Starting at 8am in the morning and running till noon, the day was filled with food, fun, friends, and fish! Over 20 youth participants ( 24 total ) were entered in the contest which saw all going home with some sort of prize or another. A great day that we hope to do again next year. Here are some photos from yesterday. A great big thank you to all who helped make this great day possible. Worms and minnows were purchased from Hook line and Sinker bait shop in Red Hook. Some of the wonderful prizes given to the entrants were donated by the bait shop also. Thank You !












Kalicoontie Youth Fishing Derby Next Sunday June 26th

That’s right! We are holding a Trout fishing derby for Kalicoontie youth and friends on Sunday June 26th. Open to Kalicoontie youth members, family, and their friends. This is a free event with lots of prizes for the entrants. Derby will run from 8am till 12 noon with free lunch available at 11am. At 12 noon the winners of the contests will be determined. Biggest fish, most fish, first fish, etc….. This event will be held at Ed Unkel’s Pond at 265 Bell’s Pond Rd Hudson, NY 12534. Free lunch and refreshments will be available. Worms and salted minnows will be given out for bait. Please come 15 minutes early for sign-ups. Call Joe at 518 965 4990 or Ed Unkel at 518 929 7398 to confirm your spot and more info. Bring a folding chair and a pole. We will handle the rest.

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Fabulous Fishing on the Blackhawk2

Friday the 13th was an unlucky day for any fish that were swimming near us in the Peconic bay. A good number of them ended up on the deck of the boat and eventually made their way to the coolers. Seventeen of us set out from Niantic CT and took the ride accross the sound to the Peconic bays area where the fish are congregating right now. A foggy start to the day gave way to some sunshine and a boatload of fish for everyone. Many of us catching close to the limit of thirty Scup each. Some nice weakfish and seabass rounded out the catching during the day. Great time was had by all. Below are some pictures of the catch.








This Friday May 13th the Kalicoontie Rod and Gun Club has chartered a party fishing boat for a club adventure. Spots are filling up fast. $100 per person includes rod, bait and tackle. The Blackhawk2 leaving out of Niantic Ct has been voted best party boat 5yrs in a row. Great boat and crew. Always put us on the fish. If interested, please call Joe at 518-537-3997 or text 519-965-4990 to get on the list. The boat leaves the dock at 7AM sharp.

Turkey Shoot this Sunday ! Spring raffle drawing ! 10 AM start

This Sunday May 1st we will hold a Turkey shoot and spring raffle drawing. 10AM start. Lots of meat prizes to win as well as raffles and sports related gear. Come shoot some targets for a chance at a great meal. ( Ham, pork loin, turkey, and keilbasa ). Competitions using bird shot, slug, .22 rifle, .22 pistol, and center fire rifle. We supply 12g and 20g shot shells, as well as .22 LR ammo. Slugs, and center fire ammo please bring your own. $3 per entry. Spring raffle tickets will be available to purchase at the shoot. Five great firearms to win at only $2 per chance. Drawing is at the conclusion of the shoot. For more info call Joe at 518-537-3997 or Scott at 845-757-2552 . Hope to see you all there.

Kalicoontie Fishing Trip FRIDAY MAY 13th

We are going fishing. The club will be chartering a fishing trip aboard the Blackhawk2 leaving from Niantic Ct. on Friday May 13th. We will be targeting Scup ( Porgy ), weakfish ( sea trout ), and Fluke on the long Island Sound. The price for adults will be about $ 100 per person ( includes rod and bait ) We are signing up the first 30 – 40 members who call me and provide payment. All details will be finalized in the next few days. ( This date is set ) Those interested should call or text me at 518-965-4990 ( cell ) or try 518-537-3997 ( home- evenings ) for more info. This will be the first trip of at least two this year. We would like to have a kids day trip also where adults will need to bring at least one child to fish with. Come have some fun.