The Club's 8th Annual Awards Banquet was a huge success! The Club broke all previous fundraising records!
We would like to thank the Banquet Donors and Buyers for making this possible!
|Blue Water Chairs|
|Boat Mat Corporation|
|Bobby Carter, Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic|
|Brian Grange, West Coast Fishing Club|
|Buddy and Kay Kantowski, J.W. Hall Enterprises|
|Buddy and Marita Schultz, Pelican Rest Marina|
|Carl and Vickey Hutchins|
|Cliff and Sherri Mountain, BacTrac Plumbing|
|Del Papa Distributors|
|Fred and Lauren Pyle, The Tarp Depot|
|George and Donna Gartner, Gartner Coatings|
|Gordon and Mary Morse|
|Harrah's Casino, New Orleans|
|Hill and Donelle Dishman, Allure|
|Isle of Capri Casino, Lake Charles|
|J.W. and Patricia Bones, Mojo|
|James Plaag, Silver King Adventures|
|John and Samantha Bowen, Elite Diesel|
|John and Susan Richardson, J&S Water Wells|
|John Cochrane and Bobby Byrd, Texas Legends Billfish Tournament|
|Jose Astrain, Astrain Tax Consultants|
|Ken Yarbrough, MCSI Staffing|
|Kevin and Alicia Deerman|
|Kevin and Heather Harper, Pacific Pools|
|Kurt and Carolyn Nelson|
|L.G. Boyd, Quality Fishing Guides|
|Larry Rackley, Marine Artist|
|Marc and Tammie Gentry|
|Michael and Lisa Thorn-Leeson|
|Mike and Lisa Miller|
|Mike and Nina Hopkins|
|Mike Kent, Interlux Paint|
|Rick Bogert, Marine Artist|
|Sam and Melissa Peters, Release Marine|
|Steve Thomas, Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic|
|Tommy and Sandra LeClere, Central Texas Bar-B-Q|
|Yacht Equipment Service Centers|
|Buddy and Marita Schultz|
|Jack and Carol Beal|
|Jeff and Phyllis Nesmith|
|John and Christi Jensen|
|Marc and Ann Grosz|
|Marty and Anna Griffith|
|Michael and Lisa Thorn-Leeson|
|Red and Gay Griffin|
|Russell and Sherry Potter|
We would like to congratulate Captain Kevin Deerman for winning the 1st Annual Jim Peachey Outstanding Captain Award! Kevin was selected for this very special award based on his representation to his profession, big game fishing success, commitment to conservation, mentoring, boat handling skills, contributions to the Club and several more incredible attributes.
We would also like to congratulate Brett Holden and the Booby Trap fishing team for winning Top Private Boat and Top Male Angler as well as being voted into the Club Hall of Fame!
Tournament season is fast approaching. Mark your calendars for the Lone Star Shootout's new dates July 24 - 29, 2012. This will be our 3rd year at Caracol in Port O'Connor and we expect the biggest field, biggest payouts and the great food and parties you have come to expect. Mark the dates and get your crew lined up for the biggest and best Lone Star Shootout yet!
Congratulations to Brian Yeager for winning a beautiful Billfish Foundation wristwatch! Brian participated in The Billfish Foundation's "Economic Importance of Billfishing in the Gulf of Mexico". Brian and several other Members who completed the survey entered the drawing for the watch and Brian's name was selected. The survey results will be published in the May edition of "On the Wire".
Have you renewed your membership? Click here to renew online today! Get your entire family involved. Discounted family memberships are available.
In the International Division, J.W and Pat Bones' Mojo is leading the way with 25,800 points. Buddy Schultz' Gotcha is in second place with 12,800 points. Kevin Deerman is still leading the Top Male Angler category with 1,700 points, with Buddy Schultz in a close second with 1,500 points and Cliff Mountain in third place with 1,400 points. Pat Bones is leading the Top Female Angler category with an incredible 10,200 points!
In the Texas Division, Brandon Perthuis' Chase This is currently the Top Boat with 1,250 points and Pat Wallace's Tres Ninos is in close second with 1,110 points. Brandon Perthuis is also in first place in the Top Male Angler category and Lisa King is still in first place in the Top Female Angler category.
Get involved in the year long tournament by submitting a verification form for each catch and release! Click here for Club Awards Program information and verification forms.
Sponsors of the Month...
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.
Since 2005, Kevin Harper, owner of Pacific Pools, has served on the Board of Directors for the Club. In addition to his time served on the Board, Kevin actively supports the Club by donating to the Annual Awards Banquet and fishing The Lone Star Shootout.
Buddy Schultz, owner of the new Pelican Rest Marina on Offatts Bayou, generously donates his boat and crew to our Annual Awards Banquet auction.
Thank you for your continued support!
Send us your fishing pictures and stories! We will include them in our newsletter and on our website and brochures!
The Club office has moved! The office is now located at the Pelican Rest Marina in the Galati Yacht Sales offices in Galveston. The new address and telephone numbers are:
7819 Broadway, Suite 100
Galveston, Texas 77554
T: 409.744.2307 F: 409.744.2313
2012 Board of Directors
Marc Gentry, President
Michael Thorn-Leeson, 1st Vice President
Deano Merrigan, 2nd Vice President
Randy Bright, Treasurer
Kevin Harper, Secretary
Richard B. Richardson