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November, 2015

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It's Party Time!
We are looking forward to seeing YOU at the annual Fall Mixer on Thursday, November the 12th at Maggiano's in Houston!

The festivities will start at 6:00pm in the Tretino Barolo Room.  Join your Club friends for delicious Italian hors d'oeurves and a cash bar.

The Club's annual meeting will be held at 5:00pm prior to the Fall Mixer.  If you have a topic you would like to discuss with the Board of Directors, please submit it via email by November the 6th to [email protected].
Fun Fishing Day
Fun Fishing Day
Saturday, October 17th was a beautiful day to host the 4th Annual Fun Fishing Day at the Pelican Rest Marina in Galveston!  The children of the Ronald McDonald House had a wonderful morning fishing with Club volunteers.  They brought hundreds of piggy perch to the docks along with some sizable redfish and even a small stingray!  After a full morning of fishing, the children and their families were treated to a delicious lunch sponsored by Bealine Environmental Services and prepared by the Lighthouse Charity Team of Galveston.  They received goody bags donated by Orca Assets Group filled with everyday necessities plus Walmart gift cards donated by Friendly Properties of Texas and dental care items donated by Kona Coast Dental Care.  Trophies for their fishing accomplishments and snapshots filled with smiling faces will remind the children of their special day fishing with Club volunteers!

The 2015 Fun Fishing Day
was made possible due to the efforts and generosity of the following Sponsors, Donors and Volunteers!

  Deano Merrigan and Anne Marie Stinson, Friendly Properties of Texas, Griffith Land Services, Kevin and Heather Harper, Kona Coast Dental Care, Lighthouse Charity Team, Smitty's Bait Camp, W.A.D.E.

Allison Noack, Anne Marie Stinson, Carol Plaag, Collin Stinson, Courtney Murray, Deano Merrigan, Dickey and Maxine Hughes, Hank and Annette Howski, Heather Harper, Jack and Carol Beal, Jerry, Denise, Megan and Lauren Dobbs, Joseph Sebesta, Kenneth and Sherri Doxey, Kevin Deerman, Kristen Hogg, Lisa King, Marita Schultz, Phyllis Nesmith, Robert Rickett, Troy and Kathy Day. 
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
Will Lett's Mojo is leading the Top Private Boat division with 12,900 points!  Randy King's Paparda Rey is in second place with 8,100 points and Jasen Gast's REHAB is in third place with 6,375 points.  Jasen Gast is leading the Top Male Angler division with 4,025 points, Alan Latham is in second place with 1,898 points and Will Lett is in third place with 1,552 points.  Christy Barwise is  holding the first place Top Female Angler division with 1,500 points and Mandy Yeager is in second place with 900 points.  Kaleb Richardson is the Top Junior Angler with 2,250 points and Kassidy Nethery is in second place with 200 points.  Evan Villaruel is holding first place Blue Marlin division with a 644 pound catch.  Alan Latham is in second place with a 574 pound catch and Andrew Ferguson is in third place with a 507 pound catch. Jeff Todish is holding first place in the Dorado division with a 32 pound catch, Honesty holds first place in the Swordfish division, Stephen Yamin is leading the Wahoo division with a 66.8 pound catch and Jasen Waligura is leading the Yellowfin Tuna division with a 169.1 pound catch!  
International Division
In the international division, Tom Shumate's Patron is the current Top Private Boat with an incredible 69,350 points!  Darryl Schroeder's Dream Time is holding second place with 35,050 points and Bob Henderson's Great Escape is in third place with 17,500 points!  Tom Shumate is also holding the Top Male Angler division with 34,250 points and Bob Henderson is in second place with 20,800 points.  New member Meagan Goodwin is now holding the first place Top Female Angler division with an impressive 12,850 points and Lori Schroeder is in second place with 2,250 points.  Jack Shanklin is the leading the Top Junior Angler division with 2,550 points and Kassidy Nethery is in second place with 1,900 points.
Sponsors of the Month
Long timAllure Logoe Club Member, Hill Dishman, has generously donated to the Annual Banquet auction every year since 2009.  Over the past seven years, Hill's generous donations to the banquet including days of fishing aboard Allure and accommodations at Sailfish Oasis in Guatemala have raised an incredible $38,500!  Thank you so much Hill for your continued support!

Bryan P. Ritchey, DDS is one of the Club's ne
west Bronze Level Corporate Sponsors.  Welcome aboard Bryan.  We appreciate your support!
Club Members Kyle Nethery and Wayne Timmermann have generou
sly donated to the Club's Annual Banquet since 2014.  Their donation of accommodations at Empire Lodge of Port O'Connor and duck hunts have raised over $3,000!  We thank you both for your generosity!  

Houston Home Security Judge is a new Corporate Sp
onsor of the Club this year.  Welcome aboard and thank you for your support!
Captain's Corner
Most of our members are spending more time at the ranch this time of year but there are some who are enjoying the cooler fall fishing days on the coast. The tarpon bite really turned on toward the end of September through the middle of October this year with some of the boats having double digit days. The smaller cold fronts have just started to get the flounder moving out of the marshes but many people are already catching limits of decent size fish. Offshore there have still been some good blue marlin catches reported when boats could get out and the tuna bite has seemed to be up and down with the better bite being closer to the new moon. Good luck to everyone and stay safe out there!
Michael Thorn-Leeson, President
Robert Rickett, 1st Vice President
Jasen Gast, 2nd Vice President
Randy Bright, Treasurer
Richard Richardson, Secretary 
Allan Legge
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