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October, 2014

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Fun Fishing Day
We are excited to host the children of the Ronald McDonald House AND the children of Shriners Children's Hospital of Galveston this year at the Pelican Rest Marina for the 3rd Annual Fun Fishing Day!

The children and their families will spend the morning fishing with Club volunteers who will help them bait their hooks, reel in their fish and keep track of their winning catches.  They will also be treated to a delicious lunch prepared by the Cool Cookers team.  The kiddos will finish their day with smiles on their faces and trophies, pictures and goody bags in hand! 



The Club is accepting donations for the Ronald McDonald House and Shriners Children's Hospital.  Paper goods, toiletries, non-perishable food, new clothing and shoes and monetary donations are all extremely helpful to the families. If you are interested in donating to the event or contributing your time to the Fun Fishing Day, please contact the Club at 409-744-2307.  

Fall Mixer
Mark your calendars and save the date for a party!  The Fall Mixer will be held at the Cadillac Bar and Grill on November the 5th at 6:00pm in the Party Shack! 
Come and spend the evening swapping fishing stories with your Club friends.  Team Legacy will be on hand to share the details and video footage of their catch of a lifetime, the state record breaking 972.7# Blue Marlin!
CLICK HERE for additional information and to RSVP Today!
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 holding first place Top Private Boat with 6,924.4 points and Brandon Perthuis' Chase This is in second place with 5,350 points.  George Gartner's Legacy is in third place with 4,395.4.  Jasen Gast currently holds first place Top Male Angler with 6,674.4 points, Brandon Perthuis now holds second place with 2,250 points and Richard Richardson holds third place with 1945.4.  Jasen Gast is also leading the Top Wahoo Division with a 93 pound catch. Debbie Conway, Pam Basco and Melinda Nethery are now tied for first place Female Angler with 750 points each.  Debbie Conway is leading the Top Yellowfin Tuna Division with 110 and 87 pound catches.  Andrew Ferguson is leading the Top Dorado Division with a 49 pound catch and Richard Richardson is leading the Top Blue Marlin Division with a state record breaking 972.7.  Jasen Gast is in second place with a 687.2 pound catch.   


International Division-  In the International Division, Tom Shumate's Patron is still leading the Top Private Boat Division with an incredible 99,400 points!  Darryl Schroeder's Nemesis is in second place with 49,150 points and Mike Miller's Gringo Honeymoon is now holding third place with 38,950 points.  Hill Dishman's Allure is currently the Top Charter Boat with 35,150 points.  Tom Shumate holds first place Top Male Angler Division with 43,000 points, Darryl Schroeder is in second place with 18,800 points and Bob Henderson is in third place with 16,850 points.  Nancy Frazer is still the Top Female Angler with 2,100 points and Lori Schroeder is in second place with 1,100 points.

Sponsors of the Month
George Gartner, owner of Gartner Coatings, has been a loyal member and Corporate Gartner CoatinsSponsor of the Club for the past ten years.  In addition to his monetary contributions, George actively supports the Club by donating to the Annual Awards Banquet and he fishes the Lone Star Shootout yearly.
KePacific Pools Logovin Harper, owner of Pacific Pools, has been a Corporate Sponsor and Club Director since the inception of the Club.  Kevin not only donates his time to the Club, he donates monetarily to the Annual Banquet and Lone Star Shootout as well.
Tommy and Sandra LeClere, owners of Central Texas Bar-B-Q, have been loyal members of the Club as well as Corporate Sponsors since 2008.  They have generously donated catered meals to Club events as well as the Annual Awards Banquet auction and raffle. The donations to the Awards Banquet have raised over $4,000!
Captain's Corner

It's that time of year again. Summer has ended and many of us are making the transition from fishing to hunting. Dove hunting has been great so far this season except for a couple of days of solid downpours of rain. We have three weekends left but will be switching back and forth from Dove hunts and taking some customers out to the jetties for some Bull Redfish action and when the weather gets right, offshore for the fall Yellowfin Tuna & Marlin bite. We have had some good reports on the Tuna catches at the deep water rigs and hope to get in on some of that action as soon as we get a good weather window. There is also a very good chance at a Blue Marlin this time of year. Good luck to everyone on a great hunting season and hope we all get a few more shots at getting out deep before the end of the year!


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