Great to be part of the group. I live near Albany and love fishing the Hudson for stripers. I'm pretty new to it as I started only a few years ago. I go as often as possible (I own a small boat), which is unfortunately only about 3 times a year for me.
I've learnt quite a bit from this group already. Also worth mentioning that I got tired of tangled Sabiki rigs and of the tiny hooks stuck everywhere including in my fingers. So I invented a device I called "The Hook Tunnel" that I hope will benefit our community. You can see the details here if interested: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1508135161/the-hook-tunnel-whytangle-llc
Good luck all.