Houston Big Game Fishing Club's
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Putting on the Ritz...
Fundraising and Awards Banquet
The points have been totaled and the awards are ready... but have you purchased your tickets for the "Putting on the Ritz ROARING TWENTIES" Fundraising and Awards Banquet on March 30th from 6-11pm at the Omni Hotel Houston?
Tables and tickets are selling fast, and the deadline to reserve discounted rooms is March 8th.
Purchase your "ROARING TWENTIES" banquet tickets
Reserve your discounted Omni Houston Hotel accommodations by March 8th ONLINE!
Join us to congratulate all of the 2018 HBGFC Yearlong Awards Program Tournament winners, including the presentation of the coveted Jim Peachey Outstanding Captain Award. This year's nominees are Bill Cannan, Bob Richter, Jacob Dawson, Jeff Erwin, Jeff Wilson, Mike Canino, and Troy Day. The winner will be announced live at the banquet and presented with the Club's beautiful memorial trophy!
In addition to the rare items available during our live auction and raffle, you will enjoy two new additions to the banquet program -- a
Gift Card Raffle and Costume Contest.
We look forward to seeing you on March 30th... it's going to be the
Bee's Knees and wait until you try our signature cocktail,
The Speakeasy Special!
Written by Captain Kevin Deerman
If you haven't already heard, the Wahoo bite has been off the charts so far this year and it doesn't seem to be slowing down. The teams fishing the Winter Wahoo Championship out of Freeport are absolutely crushing them out there, but we've only had a single 61.12 pound Wahoo caught by Jr. Angler Wilton Bull in the HBGFC Yearlong Awards Program Tournament so far. We should still have about another month before the bite slows down so let's get out there and get some numbers on the boards.
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|THE LEARNING CURVE
Written by Captain Troy Day
As we see more and more of our platforms go away, many of us have discussed (some have already done it) getting together and constructing Fish Aggregation Devices (FADS). I researched FADS 60-80 nm out of the Destin/Pensacola area and the manufacturing process. Construction is set to begin this year. Here's a simple overview:
This past year, we lost the last platform out of Freeport where we used to catch bait while on the way to most of our popular fishing spots. Maybe a FAD or two could possibly replace the platform?
The only thing I know for sure is that we need to start the conversations now, as most of our deepwater platforms are nearing the end of their lives.
Yearlong Club Awards Program Tournament
CURRENT 2019 RESULTS
Jr. Angler Wilton Bull - 61.12 pounds
Top Private Boat
Huntress, Owners Darryl and Lori Schroeder
No Compromise, Owners Alan and Robyn Roberts
Cajun Queen, Owners Jack and Ann Fletcher
Top Male Angler
Perry Forrester - 2,100 Points
Taylor Norris - 1,800 Points
Jimmy Guinn - 1,300 Points
Top Female Angler
Cinda Forrester - 2,700 points
Michaela Norris - 900 points
Ann Fletcher - 600 points
2019 CLUB EVENTS
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND PLAN TO ATTEND THE CLUB'S 2019 EVENTS!
Bloody Thursday Breakfast
July 18, 2019
July 23 - 28, 2019
Caracol Club, Port O'Connor
Captain's and Mate's Party
July 30, 2019
Location TBD, Freeport
Shrimp Boil Beer Bash
August 7, 2019
Back Porch Bar, Port Aransas
Robert Rickett, President
John Bowen, 1st Vice President
Allan Legge, 2nd Vice President
Randy Bright, Treasurer
Troy Day, Secretary
CONTACT THE CLUB
T: 409-744-2307, F: 409-744-2313