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Join the Party!
It's not too late to RSVP for the Club's 10th Annual Awards Banquet!  Come and celebrate the Club's 10th Anniversary this Saturday, April the 5th at the Omni Hotel, Galleria.  The party
starts at 6:00pm.  Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Club office at 409-744-2307. 

Join the Club for a delicious dinner, premium open bar, awards presentation, raffle and live auction!  Come prepared to bid on incredible offshore fishing trips to Hawaii, Guatemala and Costa Rica, tournament entries, hunting trips, beautiful sculpted glass art created especially for the Club by artist Chris Channell and much, much, more!

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Lone Star Shootout


It's time to get ready for the 2014 Lone Star Shootout! The Shootout will be held July 22 - 27 at the Caracol Yacht Club in Port O'Connor, Texas. Invitations will be mailed next week.


Please join us as we celebrate our 10th year of Texas tournament tradition! One of our traditions is setting new records each year and last year we did it again! We paid out over $681,000 in prize money setting yet another record.  We are already setting records this year for requests for Shootout invitations and early bird entries. You will want to get in early to reserve a prime slip.


We are going to raise the bar (and the tent) to celebrate our 10th anniversary and we want you there!


Contact Heather Harper in the Club office  at 409-744-2307/[email protected] or Randy Bright at  

713-816-2165/[email protected] for more 

information or to secure your invitation and registration.  

Warrior's Weekend, Port O'Connor
Warrior's Weekend The 7th Annual Warrior's Weekend will be hosted in Port O'Connor on May the 17th.  Boats are needed for this incredible event!  Ron Kocian, President of the Warrior's Weekend has requested Club members consider participating in the annual fishing tournament by utilizing their boats to take the Wounded Warrior's and their families fishing for the day.  If you would like to get involved, please call Ron Kocian at 361-550-0187.  For more information, please visit www.warriorsweekend.org.
News from The Billfish Foundation
The Billfish Foundation

The Billfish Foundation will have a busy month of April in Washington D.C. with three separate meetings set to take place on both the federal and international levels. TBF will work with fisheries managers at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Recreational Saltwater Fishing Summit to identify current challenges and collaborate on future solutions. This meeting serves an important role in making sure the voice of the recreational community is prominent. Andrew Cox will lead TBF's voice at the NMFS Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel meeting where updates on Amendment 7 for bluefin tuna management will be discussed.  Ellen Peel and Andrew will attend the ICCAT Advisory Committee Working Group Meetings where billfish research and management priorities will be discussed. If you have any questions, 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.


Texas Division- Jasen Gast's Rehab is currently in first place in the Top Boat category with Brandon Perthuis' Chase This in a close second place. Jasen Gast holds first place in the Top Male Angler category with Mike Hartman in second place. Jasen also holds first place in the Top Wahoo category with a 93# catch.  Debbie Conway is in second place with a 58# pound catch and Brandon Perthuis holds third place with a 57# Wahoo. 


International Division  

-  In the International Division, Darryl Schroeder's Nemesis is currently the Top Boat with an incredible 28,050 points and Will Lett's Boo-Lo is in second place with 18,150 points.  Hill Dishman's Allure is currently the Top Charter Boat with 35,150 points.  Buddy Schultz is in first place in the Top Male Angler category with 11,050 points and Jasen Gast now holds second place with 7,250 points.  Marita Schultz holds first place Top Female Angler with 750 points and Lori Schroeder is in second place with 100 points.
Sponsors of the Month
Allure Logo Hill and Donelle Dishman, owners of Allure Guatemala Sportfishing and active members of the Club since 2006,  have generously donated to the Annual Awards Banquet for the past six years.  Thank you for your continued support over the years!

Cliff Mountain, owner of Bac Trac Plumbing joined the Club in Bac Trac Plumbing Logo 2011 as a Corporate Sponsor and member.  Cliff and his wife Sherri have generously donated to the Annual Awards Banquet for the past three years!  Thank you both for your support!

Farquhar Financial Services - Marcus Farquhar has been a tremendous asset to the Club by donating his financial services and expertise to the Club for the past several years.  In addition to his continual financial assistance, Marcus and his staff provide their services to the Lone Star Shootout.

Captain's Corner
Just when we are starting to feel spring approaching and everyone is gearing up for our 2014 fishing season we have a collision in the ship channel that shuts it all down. We just started running trips the Friday before and all of the charter boats out of the basin were booked for spring break. It has had a big impact on the fishing community and the businesses that we support. We want to thank the clean up crews and wish them the best of luck to solve this problem but I believe we will be dealing with this for years to come. 
Michael Thorn-Leeson, President
Kevin Deerman, 1st Vice President
Marc Gentry, 2nd Vice President
Randy Bright, Treasurer
Kevin Harper, Secretary
Brian Yeager
Deano Merrigan
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