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Lone Star Shootout 

The Lone Star Shootout is just around the corner!  We are excited about the incredible number of early entries we have received! Due to the number of early entries, prime tournament slips are filling up fast.  CLICK HERE to register and reserve your slip next to the action!
Congratulations to Marty Griffith, owner of Override!  Marty won the drawing to receive an entry fee reimbursement of $1,750! 


All entries received by July 7th will also be entered into a drawing for an opportunity to win a $2,500 side pot allowance


If you did not receive an invitation please send us an invitation request to info@thelonestarshootout.com or call Heather Harper at 409-744-2307.


Visit www.thelonestarshootout.com for tournament information, side pot options, forms, event schedules and much more! 

Scholarship LogoWe are accepting scholarship applications now!
Do you know of a Texas student who you feel could benefit from a Houston Big Game Fishing Club scholarship? 

For Scholarship Program information, visit HBGFC Scholarship Program. The deadline to apply for a Houston Big Game Fishing Club scholarship is July 1, 2014. 
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 still 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 still leading the Top Boat division with 32,650.  Hey Girl owned by new club member and corporate sponsor Shawn Kurtz, is now holding second place Top Boat with 21,200 points and Will Lett's Boo-Lo is in third place with 18,150 points.  Hill Dishman's Allure is currently the Top Charter Boat with 35,150 points.  Shawn Kurtz now holds first place Top Male Angler with 15,200 points, Buddy Schultz is in second place with 11,050 points and Jasen Gast holds third place with 7,250 points.  Lori Schroeder is still leading the Top Female Angler division with 1,100 points and Carla Hadley is in a close second place with 900 points with Marita Schultz in third place with 750 points.

Sponsors of the Month

Galati Yacht SalesGalati Yacht Sales has been a valued Corporate Sponsor of the Club since its inception.  For the last ten years, Galati Yacht Sales has sponsored the Awards Banquet, Bloody Thursday Breakfast and the Lone Star Shootout, but has also donated office space for the Club's headquarters.  Thank you to the Galati family and Club Director Randy Bright for your incredibly generous support of the Club year after year.

Del Papa Bud 2013
For the past ten years, Del Papa Distributors has supported the Club by donating valuable merchandise to the Club's Annual Awards Banquet as well as donate beverages to our Annual Billfish Tournament, The Lone Star Shootout.  Thank you Del Papa Distributors for your longtime, loyal support of the Club.

Paparda ReyRandy King, owner of Paparda Rey Fishing Charters, has been a Member of the Club since 2006.  Randy and his family not only donate monetarily to the Club, they also support the Annual Banquet and fish the Lone Star Shootout yearly.   
The Billfish Foundation
TBF began a new pilot research project that will further what is known about the aging of blue marlin in the Gulf of Mexico. The research project will be conducted in coordination with scientists from the University of Maine and the University of Texas Austin who will look at the otoliths (ear bones) of the landed blue marlin from tournaments in the Gulf of Mexico. Using analysis similar to that seen on the rings of a tree, they will be able to gain further insight into the age and growth structure of the blue marlin in the Gulf of Mexico. This is important because like people, length alone cannot be used to determine age since different fish grow at different rates. The scientists will be able to use this information to look at stock composition, an instrumental part of stock assessments, as well as determining whether unique stocks of fish can be identified. If you would like to help TBF collect samples at tournaments where we are not present, please contact them at tbf@billfish.org.
Captain's Corner

After cutting my foot on an oyster shell last weekend I noticed swelling and redness a day later. When it appeared to get worse, I decided to go to the emergency room. The doctors cut out the dry wound and took culture samples to later find that the cut contained Vibrio bacteria. After spending a week in the hospital, a Tetnus shot and 24 hours a day IV antibiotics infusions everything is getting back to normal. I cut my foot at my home on Tiki Island not in the back bays where you usually hear about people contracting the virus. I hope my story will serve as a warning to everyone to pay close attention to any cuts you get in our saltwater bays and to take care of them without delay.

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