July, 2011

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Mechanical Contracting Services, Inc. 




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Bac Trac Plumbing

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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 Lone Star Shootout Tournament - Despite heavy seas, the Lone Star Shootout saw some of the toughest fishermen on the Gulf Coast turn in impressive results.  15 Blue Marlin, 6 White Marlin, and 5 Sailfish were released! The Tuna, Wahoo, and Dolphin divisions were also heavily contested.  


Release category winners:


1st Place: Brand Name, Owner: Stephen Rogers

1,500 Billfish Release Points

2nd Place: $ea Dollar$, Owner: Jack Beal

 1,000 Billfish Release Points

3rd PlaceHattitude, Owner Russell and Sherry Potter

1,000 Billfish Release Points

Brand Name Tournament Winner
Tournament Winner: Brand Name

1st Place Tuna: Donaken, Owner: Ken Porter

Angler: Jason Fuller...91.85 pounds


1st Place Dolphin: Bandit, Owner: Bert Steindorf

Angler: Andy Eckleston...38.85 pounds


1st Place Wahoo: Tres Ninos, Owner: Pat Wallace

Angler: Nick Jordan...64.5 pounds


Top Female Angler: Hattitude, Owner and Angler: 

Sherry Potter, 700 Billfish Release Points


Once again, the big winner was the Houston Big Game Fishing Club's Charitable Program in the amount of $21,500.00! 


For all Tournament results, please visit:  Tournament Results 

For all Tournament pictures, please visit:  Tournament Pictures



We would like to extend a very special thank you to Randy Bright, Tournament Chairman and the entire Tournament Committee including Jim Peachey, Kevin Harper, Kevin Deerman, Wayne Timmermann, and Dee Wallace for all of their hard work, time and dedication.



Bloody Thursday Breakfast - You are invited to the 7th Annual Bloody Thursday Breakfast!  The Breakfast will be held this Thursday, July 14th, from 9:00am - Noon.  Come visit with your fellow Club members while enjoying breakfast and a Bloody Mary!  Breakfast will be located outdoors at the private residence of Bob Starnes, 411 11th Street, Port O'Connor.  See you there!


Club Record 

In 2006, David Finkelstein caught an International Division Club Record Blue Marlin weighing in at 666.2 pounds! 


Awards Program

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


Current Club Award results can be found at Awards Program.


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 7/1/11 Buddy Schultz' boat "Gotcha" is still leading the Top Private Boat category with an incredible 34,500 points, John Richardson is leading the Top Male Angler category with 12,300 points and Alicia Deerman is still leading the Top Female Angler category with 1,400 points.


Texas Division - As of 7/1/11, Brett Holden's Booby Trap is leading the Top Private Boat category with 7,450 points, Brett is also leading the Top Male Angler category with 1,750 points.  Sherry Potter is leading the Top Female Angler category with 1,400 points, Derek Petersen is still leading the Yellowfin Tuna category with 80 and 51 pound catches. John "Buddy" Kantowski is also still leading the Wahoo category with a 73.1 pound catch and Brett Holden is leading the Top Dolphin category with a 40.13 pound catch.
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...


J&S Logo



Texas Gulf Coast Refrigeration


 Pelican Rest


Since the inception of the Club, Founding Member John Richardson, owner of J&S Water Wells of Bellville, has been a loyal member of the Club.  In addition to his monetary contributions, John actively supports the Club by generously donating to the Annual Awards Banquet.


Texas Gulf Refrigeration, Inc. supported the Club this year at the annual Lone Star Shootout Tournament by providing air conditioning and generators for the Lone Star Saloon. Considering Texas heat, our participants were extremely grateful to TGR for their donation!
Buddy Schultz, owner of the new Pelican Rest Marina on Offatts Bayou, has generously donated his boat and crew to our Annual Awards Banquet auction.

Thank you for your continued support!



Upcoming Events...

Bloody Thursday Breakfast

 July 14, 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