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February, 2014

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You are Invited...

To the

10th Annual


April 5, 2014

Mark your calendars, save the date and plan to attend the party on April the 5th at the Omni Hotel, Galleria, Houston.  Join the Club for a delicious dinner, premium open bar, awards presentation and live auction and raffle all while supporting the Club's Charitable Programs.

We look forward to honoring the following
2013 Club Awards Program winners and participants at the upcoming banquet:

Texas Division
Top Boat, Legacy, Owner George Gartner
Top Captain, Legacy, Captain Kevin Deerman
Top Male Angler, Richard Richardson
Top Female Angler, Mandy Yeager
Top Junior Angler, Cody Scruggs
Top Blue Marlin, Richard Richardson
Top Yellowfin Tuna, Ron McDowell
Top Wahoo, Lisa King
Top Dolphin, Sherry Potter

International Division
Top Private Boat, Gringo Honeymoon, Owner Mike Miller
Top Charter Boat, Allure, Owner Hill Dishman
Top Male Angler, Bob Henderson
Top Female Angler, Mandy Yeager

For full results, click here .
Welcome Aboard!
We would like to welcome long time Club members Brian Yeager and Robert Rickett to the Board of Directors. 
Both Brian and Robert are avid fishermen who have actively supported the Club for many years.  We are excited to welcome them both to the Houston Big Game Fishing Club's Board of Directors.   
News from The Billfish Foundation
The Billfish Foundation

The Billfish Foundation is planning for many exciting projects in the Gulf of Mexico, which we would like to get members of the HBGFC involved in. In addition to TBF's very important traditional tag and release program that continues to provide valuable information for billfish movement and growth rates, TBF is working with scientists to coordinate a blue marlin satellite-tagging project in the Gulf of Mexico. Spurred by interest from members of the Mobile Big Game Club, TBF would also like to get members of the Houston Big Game Fishing Club involved in the planning process so that tags can also be deployed in the western Gulf of Mexico in the summer of 2014. If you are interested in getting involved in this project to increase what is known about the movement and behavior of blue marlin in the Gulf, please contact [email protected].

2014 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.

Sponsors of the Month
Silver King Adventures
Club member since 2006, James Plaag, owner of Silver King Adventures, actively supports the Club with donations to the Annual Awards Banquet.

Universal Plant Services became a Corporate Sponsor in 2013.  Club member Brad Jones supports the Club monetarily as well as fishes the Shootout annually.

ff Nielsen, owner of Island Bicycle Company in Galveston, became a Club member and Corporate Sponsor in 2013 with his generous donation to the Club's Annual Awards Banquet.  

Captain's Corner

What do you think the bottom of your boat looks like? You might be able to skip a year if you jump in and check it out yourself, but don't guess. It's never too early to call the boat yard. Most yards are not busy this time of year, so don't wait till May to haul your boat. There is always a setback that will take longer than you planned. Do a good job and don't skimp on anything. If you thought the boat was steering funny last season, haul it out and check your rudders. One of them might be sitting on your best fishing spot.

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