February, 2011

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Texas Legends Logo

ROC Billfish Tournament




24 Hour Safety

Armstrong McCall

Bart Reese - Merrill Lynch

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Blue Water Chairs

Cat Spec, Ltd.

Central Texas Bar-B-Q

Garner Environmental Services

Gartner Coatings

Grifco Transportation

Interlux Paint

Metro Custom Homes

Moody National Bank

Nemesis Bluewater Charters

R&S Yacht Services

Richard Richardson Insurance, TWFG Insurance Services

Rick Bogert, Marine Artist


South Texas Yacht Service

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On The Wire

Houston Big Game Fishing Club's Monthly Newsletter





Houston Big Game Fishing Club 



News you need to know... 


Steve Thomas, Director of the Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic and long time Member and HBGFC Corporate Sponsor, has been appointed as a Member of the NMFS Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel.  Congratulations Steve! We know you will provide valuable service to this important management panel.
The Hooker Photo
Wade Richardson, Captain of The Hooker, has been named the Billfish Foundation's 2010 Top Black Marlin Release Captain for the second year in a row.  Wade also finished second in released Blue Marlin and his mates Jilberto Cansari and Jonathan Lamastus, both new Club Members, finished as Top Mates for the Pacific.  Congratulations guys!
David Dion swordfishDavid Dion, Owner, Captain and Angler of Lady Diana caught a 341 pound sword fish on conventional rod and reel on January 27th approximately 15 miles south of the Flower Gardens.  Pending review, this giant fish will beat the state's current record by just 1 pound!  Congratulations David!
Wahoo season is in full swing!  As of 1/31/11, John "Buddy" Kantowski is in the lead with a 73.1 pound wahoo.  Jack Beal is a close second catching a 72 pound wahoo.
Participate in the Club's 2011 Year Long Awards Program!  Verification forms can be found at www.hbgfc.com.
Membership renewals are due!  Renew your membership today!  Don't forget to include your crew and all anglers to insure everyone can participate in the Club Awards Program.
Family Memberships are now available!  Sign yourself, your spouse and your dependent children up.  Membership forms can be found at  www.hbgfc.com.


Sponsors of the Month...
We would like to extend our appreciation to Del Papa Distributors, Allure Charters, and Harrah's Casino!
Allure Logo  Del Papa Distributor LogoHarrah's Casino Logo
For the past seven years, Del Papa Distributors has supported the Club by donating valuable merchandise to the Club's Annual Awards Banquet as well as donate beverages to our Annual Billfish Tournament, The Lone Star Shootout. Hill and Donelle Dishman, along with J.W. and Patricia Bones, have generously donated their charter boat Allure and their personal residence in Guatemala to the Club to be auctioned each year at the Awards Banquet.  Harrah's Casino, a new Club Corporate Sponsor, has also generously donated accommodations at their beautiful hotel in New Orleans to the Awards Banquet.  Thank you for your continued support!


Scholarship Recipient of the Month...
Colton LangridgeMeet Colton Langridge, one of our 2010-2011 Scholarship Recipients!
A few words from Colton... I am able to continue my education at Sam Houston State University due to the generosity of the Houston Big Game Fishing Club.  Without the scholarship I received, this would not have been possible.  I would like to thank the Club for helping to further my education.
Upcoming Events...
7th Annual Awards Banquet
April 9th, 2011
Omni Hotel, Houston, Texas


The Lone Star Shootout, Billfish Tournament
June 21-26, 2011
Port O'Connor, Texas



Lady O Boat Pic
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Board of Directors
Marc Gentry, President
Michael Thorn-Leeson, 1st Vice President
Deano Merrigan, 2nd Vice President
Randy Bright, Treasurer
Jim Peachey, Secretary
Kevin Deerman
Kevin Harper
Richard B. Richardson
Fred Pyle
Kirk Elliott