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Ronald McDonald House Fun Fishing Day
Ronald McDonald House Fun Fishing Day

The Club hosted the 1st Annual Fun Fishing Day on October 13, 2012 at Pelican Rest Marina in Galveston. The Fun Fishing Day was organized to provide the Ronald McDonald House residents and their families an opportunity to enjoy a day of fishing.


With the help of over 30 volunteers, the participants were paired with fishing guides to ensure their safety and fishing success. Each participant caught multiple piggy perch and a few lucky ones caught redfish.


After a successful day of fishing, participants enjoyed a delicious barbeque lunch followed by a presentation of awards. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, each participant left with a participation trophy, Zebco rod and reel, and a personal care package. Upon receiving her trophy for "Most Fish Caught," Mia declared this day to be the best day of her life! 

Group photo - Fun Fishing Day Mia  - Fun Fishing Day

Ana - Fun Fishing Day
Evelin - Fun Fishing DayJesse Fun Fishing Day 

Maria - Fun Fishing DayLia - Fun Fishing Day 


Fall Mixer
The Fall Mixer is a week away! Mark your calendars and plan to join your Club friends next Thursday for an evening of camaraderie, fellowship and fun!

Thursday, November 8, 6:00pm
Sam's Boat
3101 Nasa Road One, Endeavor Marina
Seabrook, Texas

Serving hors d'oeurves - cash bar - casual attire

Click here for more details!

Scholarship Recipient,
Mackenzie Lloyd
Mackenzie Lloyd
When I decided to apply for nursing school, I thought my biggest challenge would be competing for acceptance into a prestigious nursing program.  Instead, financing my education proved to be the greater hurdle.  Thanks to the Houston Big Game Fishing Club and the generosity of its members, I have been relieved of my financial burden and am now free to focus entirely on my schooling.  Rest assured, I will carry your generosity with me and pay it forward by providing compassionate, sound nursing care to the members of our community.
News from The Billfish Foundation
The Billfish Foundation Great news for billfish conservation! The Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 was signed into law on October 5, 2012 by President Obama and will now prohibit the sale of Pacific billfish in the United States. In recent years, the U.S. has been the largest importer of Pacific Billfish and with this legislation, the incentive to export billfish into the U.S. will be eliminated. While particulars regarding the implementation and enforcement of the Billfish Conservation Act are still to be determined, there is no doubt that this is a great step for billfish conservation and will set a strong example in international fisheries management. The Billfish Foundation was proud to be a part of this great step for conservation as a member of the Coastal Commission for Conservation.
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 - Will Lett's Mojo is still the Top Boat with 8,200 points and Marty Griffith's Over-ride is in second place with 5,600 points. Tony Annan leads the Top Male Angler category with 1,600 points and Ron McDowell is in a close second place with 1,200 points. Anna Griffith holds first place in the Top Female Angler category with an incredible 4,300 points!


International Division -  In the International Division, J.W and Pat Bones' Mojo is still leading the way with 35,300 points. Buddy Schultz' Gotcha is in second place with 29,900 points. Bob Henderson is leading the Top Male Angler category with 11,900 points, with Rob Cromie in second place with 7,500 points and Buddy Schultz in third place with 6,300 points. Pat Bones is still leading the Top Female Angler category with an incredible 14,600 points!

Sponsors of the Month

Garner Environmental Services
Bruce Dumesnil, an active member of the club since 2005, brought Garner Environmental Services on board as a corporate sponsor in 2010. Thank you Bruce!

Interlux Paint has been a Corporate Sponsor of the CInterlux Paintlub since 2009. Mike Kent of Interlux Paint donates  to the Annual Awards Banquet raffle yearly. 


South Texas Yacht Service Since the inception of the Club, Founding Member Mark Grinstead, owner of South Texas Yacht Service and Y.E.S, has been a loyal member of the Club. Mark actively supports the Club by generously donating to the Annual Awards Banquet.

Marc Gentry, President
Michael Thorn-Leeson, 1st Vice President
Deano Merrigan, 2nd Vice President
Randy Bright, Treasurer
Kevin Harper, Secretary
Kevin Deerman
Richard B. Richardson
Fred Pyle
Kirk Elliott
Russell Potter
Mike Hopkins
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Galveston, Texas  77554
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