June, 2011

Corporate Sponsors




Astrain Tax Consultants


Elite Diesel Logo


 Galati Logo

J&S Logo 



Performance Diesel Logo


Tilson Logo 




 Allure Logo

   Gartner Coatins



 Harrah's Casino Logo


Las Terrazas Logo


Mojo Logo

 Pacific Pools Logo

Release Marine


The Tarp Depot




Bealine Logo


Cajun Canyons Logo 



Channell Glass


 Consolidated Marine Logo

 Del Papa Distributor Logo


Farquhar Logo


 Fox Yacht Sales Logo

 Isle of Capri Logo


Mechanical Contracting Services, Inc. 




Texas Legends Logo


Titan Tackle




Bac Trac Plumbing

Bart Reese - Merrill Lynch

Blue Water Chairs

Cat Spec, Ltd.

Central Texas Bar-B-Q

Garner Environmental Services

Grifco Transportation

Gulf Coast Composite

Haak Vineyards

Interlux Paint

J.W. Hall Enterprises

KMAC Specialty Services

Moody National Bank

Mundy Maintenance and Services LLC

Paparda Rey, LLC

Richard B. Richardson, Jr. Insurance, TWFG Insurance Services

Rick Bogert, Marine Artist

Serious Tackle

South Texas Yacht Service

Video and Boutique












On The Wire

Houston Big Game Fishing Club's Monthly Newsletter

News you need to know...


The Club sponsored Wounded Warriors Weekend was recently held in Port O'Connor.  With your support, the Club was a "General" level Corporate Sponsor.  We are proud to support such an outstanding event for the men and women who have given so much to our country.


Lone Star Shootout

2011 Lone Star Shootout - We have 41 boats preregistered and only a couple of slips left at our host facility, Caracol.  Call today to register and reserve your slip next to the action!  For more information, visit Lone Star Shootout or call the Club at 281-291-8889 or Tournament Marshal Randy Bright at 713-816-2165. 


We are happy to have Elliott Stark of the Billfish Foundation attending the Lone Star Shootout again this year.  Elliott is a well traveled and accomplished fisherman.  He is planning to fish the Shootout aboard the "Nereus."  Make sure to say hello to Elliott as he walks the docks handing out billfish tags.


Club Record 

In 2008, Doug Osborn caught a Texas Division Club Record Blue Marlin weighing in at 518 pounds! 


Awards Program

Participate in the Club's 2011 Year Long Awards Program!  


Current Club Award results can be found at Awards Program.


The wind has been blowing and seas have been big, which has left the year long points and weighed fish categories wide open.  The ultimate winners have yet to be caught.  Carry your verification forms and use one of the Club's official weigh sites and certified scales to get on the board.  Click here to download verification forms, review the Awards Program rules and regulations, as well as note the location of our four weigh stations.


Rules Reminder: Anglers, when you are about to release your winning billfish and are videotaping, remember to leave all billfish in the water.  Raising or boating a billfish for a video or picture will disqualify you.



International Division - As of 6/1/11 Buddy Schultz' boat "Gotcha" is leading the Top Private Boat division with a whopping 30,200 points, John Richardson is leading the Top Male Angler division with 9,700 points and Alicia Deerman is leading the Top Female Angler division with 1,400 points.


Texas Division - As of 6/1/11, Derek Petersen is still leading the Yellowfin Tuna category with 80 and 51 pound catches. John "Buddy" Kantowski is also still leading both the Wahoo and Dolphin Categories.
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...


Gartner Coatins



Las Terrazas Logo


 Texas Legends


Since the inception of the Club, George Gartner, owner of Gartner Coatings, has been a loyal member and Corporate Sponsor of the Club.  In addition to his monetary contributions, George actively supports the Club by donating to the Annual Awards Banquet and he fishes the Lone Star Shootout yearly.  

Las Terrazas Resorts became a Corporate Sponsor in 2009.  Carolyn Stone of Las Terrazas Resorts generously donates accommodations to the beautiful resort in Ambergris Caye Belize to our Annual Awards Banquet.
John Cochrane and Bobby Byrd of the Texas Legends Billfish Tournament have been long time supporters and active members of the Club.  For the past three years, John and Bobby have donated an entry to the Tournament to our Annual Awards Banquet.

Thank you for your continued support!



Upcoming Events...

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

 July 19, 2011, 9:00am - Noon

411 11th Street, Port O'Connor, Texas


Lady O Boat Pic


Send us your fishing pictures!  We love to include them on our website and in our brochures!




2011 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