The Squidders Club was a private fishing organization first formed in 1967 by Ernie Hudson (Russ's Dad) and James Newton. These men are well respected and known within the fishing community. We are so proud of them and their accomplishments!
Ernie and James are pioneers in the sport of fishing the Old Drum, and other large fish native to Carolina waters. This club, their adventures, and the fruits of their fishing, was often featured in the local newspapers and national magazines such as Salt Water Sportsman, Outdoor Life, and Field & Stream.
1970 Cover of this very popular fishing magazine
This article was published in Saltwater Sportfishing and Boating in NC back in 1970. Pictured is Ernie Hudson (lower right) with Karl Osbourne from Outdoorlife Magazine. Joel Arrington wrote the original article.
This is a photo of one of the many fishing charts found in the N.C. Saltwater Fishing book...
Old photo from the Raleigh News and Observer paper of a guy holding a Cobia taken from near Cedar Island. I (Russ) remember going on this trip as a boy in '67 or '68.
Searching for a better copy of this article.
This short article was written for the Vandemere bi-centennial book in 1995.