March, 2011

Corporate Sponsors



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 Allure Logo


Consolidated Marine Logo


Elite Diesel Logo 

Fox Yacht Sales Logo


  Gotcha Logo

Harrah's Casino Logo


 Holden Roofing Logo


Isle of Capri Logo

 Pacific Pools Logo

Performance Diesel Logo


Release Marine


 RTS Logo



 The Tarp Depot


Video and Boutique Logo


 Bealine Logo




Cajun Canyons Logo 


 Del Papa Distributor Logo


Farquhar Logo


 Gartner Coatins


Las Terrazas Logo


 Mojo Logo

Paparda Rey Logo



 ROC Billfish Tournament


 Serious Tackle Logo


Texas Legends Logo


Titan Tackle




24 Hour Safety

Armstrong McCall

Astrain Tax Consultants

Bac Trac Plumbing

Bart Reese - Merrill Lynch

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Blue Water Chairs

Cat Spec, Ltd.

Central Texas Bar-B-Q

Garner Environmental Services

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












On The Wire

Houston Big Game Fishing Club's Monthly Newsletter




Houston Big Game Fishing Club 



News you need to know... 


2011 Awards Banquet invitations have been mailed! Reserve your seats now for the 2011 Awards Banquet which will be held at the Omni Hotel, Galleria, Houston on Saturday, April 9th at 6:00pm.  Open seating is limited! Reserve a table for preferred seating with your friends. Secure your hotel room before March 18th for the HBGFC discounted rate.  Reservations can be made at 713-871-8181 or Omni Hotel Reservations


Lone Star Shootout2011 Lone Star Shootout VIP invitations were mailed on March 1st to last year's entrants.  Additional invitations will mail on March 15th.  If you would like an invitation or want to make sure you are on the list, please call the Club at 281-291-8889.  Tournament dates are June 21-26, 2011. Please visit Lone Star Shootout for more details or contact the Tournament Marshall, Randy Bright at 713-816-2165.  We have great expectations of exceeding the record setting results from last year! 


Surfside MarinaSwordfish Seminar - The Surfside Marina is hosting a Swordfish Seminar presented by Brett Holden and the crew of the "Booby Trap" on March 19th at 12:00.  Visit
www.surfside-marina.com for the schedule of events and further details.
    Randy Stiba
Club Records
Congratulations to Randy Stiba!  In 2009, Randy caught the Club record Wahoo weighing in at 101 pounds!  See all of the Club's records at Record Catches.
Leaderboard  As of 3/1/11, in addition to the leading Wahoo, John "Buddy" Kantowski is also leading the Dolphin Category with an early season catch of 26.1 pounds. For all Club Members making the long trip to the Spar rigs, Derek Petersen is leading the Yellowfin Division with an 80 pound catch. Current Club Award results can be found at Awards Program
Participate in the Club's 2011 Year Long Awards Program!  Verification forms can be found at Awards Program.
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  Club Membership.


Sponsors of the Month...
We would like to extend our appreciation to Performance Diesel, Fox Yacht Sales and the Isle of Capri Casino in Lake Charles.
     Fox Yacht Sales Logo             Performance Diesel Logo                 Isle of Capri Logo
For the past five years, Performance Diesel's Malcolm Phillips and Brent Wagner have been active members and Corporate Sponsors of the Club.  Pete Fox of Fox Yacht Sales became a new Corporate Sponsor in 2010. We would like to thank both Performance Diesel and Fox Yacht Sales for their contribution to the Club's Lone Star Shootout.
It is Banquet time!  We would like to thank the Isle of Capri Casino in Lake Charles for their generous donation that contributed to the success of our 2010 Awards Banquet.
Thank you for your continued support!



Scholarship Recipient of the Month...
Katie SinclaireMeet Katie St. Clair, one of our 2010-2011 Scholarship Recipients!
A few words from Katie...   The HBGFC Scholarship has enabled me to fund my education for this school year.  With tuition fees taken care of, I have focused my efforts on research for my Master's thesis.  I thank the Houston Big Game Fishing Club for this opportunity and its support of fisheries research on the Texas Gulf Coast.  It is imperative that this research is continued in order to gain the understanding needed to sustain fisheries populations for future generations.
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