William A. Muller (1974-2001) better known as “Doc”, because of his Ph.D. in marine biology, was accepted into the membership of High Hill Striper Club in 1974. Bill has been the most “public” face of HHSC for many years. In addition to being an accomplished surfcaster and surf guide, he is also the author of three very popular books on surf fishing and has been very active as a contributor to many surf fishing magazines including the Long Island Fisherman magazine. Bill is also one of the most popular speakers on the fishing show and seminar cicuit. He was HHSC president in 1976 and 1998. Bill has also served in many elected and appointed positions within the club, including but not limited to the Executive Board and Fish Committee Chairman. His competitive nature and his never-ending thirst for knowledge has earned him many awards and accolades in and out of the club. Bill finished 1st in club competion for a record 14 consecutive years, a streak unmatched in the club history. He also holds the distinction of being the only member, past or present to land two bass over 50 lb, both of which were caught on artificials. Bill Muller also holds High Hill’s record for the largest bluefish at 20.12 lb, caught in 1977, and is to date the only member of HHSC to catch three blues over twenty pounds. With regards to the New York Surf Fishing Contest, Bill has finished in the top ten numerous times.