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Lone Star Shootout 
or a prime slip to put it in!


We have received a record breaking 30 paid early entries to date! Tournament slots and prime slips are filling up faster than ever.


Submit your 2015 Lone Star Shootout tournament entry TODAY to be included in the drawing for an ENTRY FEE REIMBURSEMENT of $1,750!


Entries must be received today or postmarked June 1st to be included in the drawing.


Simply complete and return a SHOOTOUT entry form. Payments may be made by check, credit card or via PayPal.


For additional information, call or email Randy Bright at 713-816-2165, [email protected] or call or email the Club at 409-744-2307, [email protected]


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

Tournament Season Kick-Off
The 2nd annual HBGFC Tournament Season Kick-Off Party will be held on Saturday, June 20th at the Bridge Harbor Marina in Freeport.  Bring a few friends and join the party from 4:00pm until the beer runs out!


News from The Billfish Foundation
The Billfish Foundation
Do you know the current bluefin tuna regulations?  Click here to learn everything you need to know including size, quotas and reporting in case you encounter one of these giant fish in the Gulf.
Scholarship Program
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For Scholarship Program information, visit HBGFC Scholarship Program. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is July 1, 2015.  

2015 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

Randy King's Paparda Rey is still the current Top Private Boat with 2,250 points.  Stephen Yamin is holding the 1st Place Wahoo division with a 66.8 pound catch and Jack Beal is holding a close 2nd Place with a 65.9 catch.  


International Division

In the International Division,  Daryl Schroeder's Dream Time is the current Top Private Boat with 21,200 points and Tom Shumate's Patron is in 2nd place with 15,050 points.  Tom Shumate is still holding the Top Male Angler category with 13,450 points, Alan Latham is in 2nd Place with 8,700 points and Bob Henderson is in 3rd Place with 6,400 points.  Sondra Shanklin is the current Top Female Angler with 600 points.  Kassidy Nethery is the Top Junior Angler with 1,900 points, Jack Shanklin is in 2nd Place with 1,700 points, Sloan Shanklin is in 3rd Place with 1,400 points, and Kyleigh Nethery is in 4th Place with 1,150 points.  
Sponsors of the Month
Galati Yacht Sales Galati Yacht Sales has been a vital Corporate Sponsor of the Club since its inception.  For the last eleven years, Galati has sponsored the Club Banquet, Bloody Thursday Breakfast and the Lone Star Shootout.  In addition, Galati donates 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 for the past eleven years.

Tilson Logo Tilson Home Corporation has been a valued Corporate Sponsor of the Club since 2010.  Tilson not only sponsors the Club but also the Lone Star Shootout as well.  Thank you to Tilson Home Corporation and 2015 Club President Michael Thorn-Leeson for your continued support.

Marcus Farquhar and his team generously donate their financial services, expertise and time to the Club throughout the year.  In addition to his continual financial services assistance, Marcus and his staff donate their time to the Lone Star Shootout. 
Captain's Corner
A full body mount of the new Texas State Record Blue Marlin arrived at the Rockport Aquarium last week. The mount, created by Gray Taxidermy, will be on permanent display at the Aquarium.  A  dedication ceremony is planned for the morning of July 9th. The Legacy Fishing Team would like to thank the Houston Big Game Fishing Club for helping to make this happen and would also like to thank Weighmaster Bud Kittle for organizing the project.
Michael Thorn-Leeson, President
Robert Rickett, 1st Vice President
Jasen Gast, 2nd Vice President
Randy Bright, Treasurer
Richard Richardson, Secretary 
Allan Legge
Brandon Perthuis
Brian Yeager
Jack Beal 
Kevin Deerman 
Randy King
The Houston Big Game Fishing Club
7819 Broadway, Suite 100
Galveston, Texas  77554
T: 409-744-2307, F: 409-744-2313