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November, 2013

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Houston Big Game Fishing Club's
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The annual Club Fall Mixer will be held on Wednesday, November the 6th at 6:00pm at the Cadillac Bar in Houston. Join your friends for tasty hor d'oeurves, a margarita or two and door prizes! Click here for all of the details and RSVP today!
Ronald McDonald House
Fun Fishing Day
Ronald McDonald House Fun Fishing Day

The Club hosted the 2nd Annual Fun Fishing Day on October 12, 2013 at the Pelican Rest Marina in Galveston. 


We would like to thank the generous sponsors, donors and volunteers of the Fun Fishing Day for helping to make the special event such a success.  Buddy and Marita Schultz, owners of the Pelican Rest Marina donated their beautiful facility and staff to the Fun Fishing Day, Mike Dean, owner of Yaga's Cafe generously sponsored the event, Smitty's Bait Camp donated bait and ice to the novice anglers.  The new Number 13 Steakhouse in Galveston donated not only the tables and chairs for lunch but also the use of their outdoor palapa.  We would also like to thank Michael and Lisa Thorn-Leeson and Sean and Zena Welsh and the Cool Cookers for donating a delicious BBQ lunch for the participants and volunteers and Orca Assets for donating overflowing gift bags full of personal necessity's to each of the families at the Ronald McDonald House.   


We are proud to host the Fun Fishing Day and look forward to another successful event in 2014!



News from The Billfish Foundation
The Billfish Foundation

The Billfish Foundation would like to remind members of the Houston Big Game Club that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has extended the comment period for the proposed rulemaking for Draft Amendment 7 (Bluefin Tuna Management Measures) until December 10, 2013. This time extension will allow the NMFS to evaluate any new recommendations from ICCAT at the annual meeting later in November as well as increase the comments from the general public. Within the draft rule, NMFS is exploring alternatives that will impact gulf anglers including potential seasonal longline closures and allocating anglers in the Gulf of Mexico a separate quota for giant bluefin tuna (greater than 73" curved fork length), as recommended by TBF.   The Billfish Foundation is also very concerned with the potential opening of the DeSoto Canyons to conditional longline vessels in the Gulf of Mexico, an area closed in 2000 to decrease mortality of juvenile swordfish. To learn more about Amendment 7 and sign-up for updates on this important issue, click here.

2013 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 leading the Top Boat category with 4,702 points and George Gartner's Legacy is in a close second place with 4,123.6 points. Richard Richardson is leading the Top Male Angler category with 3,373.6 points and Mandy Trahan is still leading the Top Female Angler category with 600 points.  Cody Scruggs is leading the Top Junior Angler category, Richard Richardson is leading the Top Blue Marlin category, Lisa King is leading the Top Wahoo category, Ron McDowell is leading the Top Yellowfin Tuna category, Sherry Potter is leading the Top Dorado category and Brandon Perthuis' Chase This is leading the Top Swordfish category. 



International Division

-  In the International Division, Mike Miller's Gringo Honeymoon is leading the Top Private Boat category with an incredible 41,550 points with Darryl Schroeder's Nemesis in second place with 25,500 points and Bob Henderson's Great Escape in a close third place with 23,250 points.  Bob Henderson is leading the Top Male Angler category with 18,950 points and Mike Miller is in second place with 17,250 points.  Mandy Trahan is still leading the Top Female Angler category with 1,300 points.     


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

Caracolcoastal.com The Lone Star Shootout is hosted at the Caracol Yacht Club every July.  Rob Fondren is a long time member and Corporate Sponsor of the Club who actively supports the Shootout.

Gulf Coast Composite has been a valued Corporate Sp
Gulf Coast Composite Logoonsor since 2011.  Their contribution to the Annual Awards Banquet, in  conjunction with R & S Yacht Services, raised over $4,200!

Kurt and Betty Wiseman, owners of Escondido Ranch, became Escondido Ranch Corporate Sponsors and Club members earlier this year by generously donating to the Annual Awards Banquet. 

Michael Thorn-Leeson, President
Kevin Deerman, 1st Vice President
Marc Gentry, 2nd Vice President
Randy Bright, Treasurer
Kevin Harper, Secretary
Deano Merrigan
Fred Pyle
Kirk Elliott
Mike Hopkins 
Richard B. Richardson
Russell Potter
The Houston Big Game Fishing Club
7819 Broadway, Suite 100
Galveston, Texas  77554
T: 409-744-2307, F: 409-744-2313