The Lone Star Shootout
Have you preregistered for the best billfish tournament on the coast? The new Shootout dates are July 24-29th. Call today to register and reserve your slip next to the action! For more information, visit the Lone Star Shootout or call the Club at 409-744-2307 or Tournament Marshal Randy Bright at 713-816-2165.
Bloody Thursday Breakfast
The Club's Annual Bloody Thursday Breakfast will be held on Thursday, July the 19th in Port O'Connor. You are invited to join the Club for a tasty breakfast, mimosas and the best Bloody Mary's in Texas! The party starts early at 9am! Click here for more details and directions to the party.
News from The Billfish Foundation
TBF's Tag and Release Program is the cornerstone of their advocacy and conservation work both in the United States and Internationally. With currently more than 198,000 tag and release records, the data is used to study the biology and migration patterns of billfish as well as demonstrate the socioeconomic importance of the billfish effort. The tag and release information, provided by captains and anglers, is vital for TBF to develop strong arguments and be a definitive voice for recreational fishing in both domestic and international fisheries management meetings. As the fishing season begins to roll into full swing, we urge you to report released billfish. Tag and release information can be submitted using release cards or by entering your releases directly into TBF's online data base at www.billfishtag.org.
Congratulations to TBF's President, Ellen Peel, who was recently appointed by President Obama as a U.S. Commissioner for ICCAT and will represent our interests as recreational anglers during international negotiations.
2012 Club Awards Program
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.
Texas Division - Pat Wallace's Tres Ninos is still leading the Top Boat Category with 1,100 points. Reece Wallace is also still leading the Top Male Angler Category and Lisa King is still in first place in the Top Female Angler Category.
International Division - J.W. and Patricia Bones' Mojo is still leading the Top Boat Category with 35,300 points. Buddy Schultz' Gotcha is in second place with 17,300 points. Buddy Schultz is also still leading the Top Male Angler Category with 4,100 points and Patricia Bones is leading the Top Female Angler Category with 14,600 points.
Sponsors of the Month
Since 2007, Steve Thomas of Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic has been an active Member and Corporate Sponsor of the Club not only thru monetary donations, but also by generously donating to the Club's Annual Awards Banquet.
Elite Diesel Service joined the Corporate Sponsorship ranks in 2008. In addition to monetary donations, Elite Diesel Service supports the Club by contributing to the Club's Lone Star Shootout and the Annual Awards Banquet.
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.
Release Marine became a Corporate Sponsor in 2011. Sam and Melissa Peters, owners of Release Marine, have not only generously donated to the Annual Awards Banquet for the past two years, they also created and donated the beautiful new Jim Peachey Outstanding Captain Award trophy as well as donates a custom step box to the winner of the Lone Star Shootout yearly.
Thank you for your continued support of the Club!
Marc Gentry, President
Michael Thorn-Leeson, 1st Vice President
Deano Merrigan, 2nd Vice President
Randy Bright, Treasurer
Kevin Harper, Secretary
Richard B. Richardson
CONTACT THE CLUB
The Houston Big Game Fishing Club
7819 Broadway, Suite 100
Galveston, Texas 77554
T: 409-744-2307, F: 409-744-2313