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September 2019
Clay Shoot Fundraiser  set for September 28
Providence Plantation to host shooters, sponsors in Rosharon for inaugural event

Early response has been tremendous, from sponsors and participants alike!   While this year's date is actually after the hunting season begins -- the date will be earlier next year ! -- we hope that you and your friends can join us September 28th for this new event!

The Fall Clay Shoot Fundraiser is a morning shoot at Providence Plantation in Rosharon, TX.   This will be a "self-scoring" event, and y ou must bring your own gun plus eye and ear protection.  Thanks to R&M Firearms & Archery, shells WILL be provided for all participants!

We will be collecting clothing and food donations for the children and families at Ronald McDonald House Galveston. Team and individual entries (including parent/child shooters) and sponsor opportunities are still available, so don't sign up today to "c ome out and clay" on September 28! 

10 stations
Optional add-on Flurry Shoot
Light breakfast / Fish & Shrimp lunch
Live aution
Exclusive raffle items

For complete details and entry forms,  CLICK HERE!
Captain's Corner
Written by Captain Kevin Deerman

The competition in our Annual Club Awards Program is really tight this year with only two blue marlin currently separating the six leaders in the Top Private Boat and Top Captain categories and very close races in the other standings as well. 

After a slow summer compared to the last few years, the marlin bite seems to have picked up again as of Labor Day weekend. Most of the boats that went out reported at least one blue for their trip with Game Plan fishing out of Port Aransas going 8 for 10 on blues. They caught all of their fish (which were all 400-600 lbs) using stand up tackle in a single day, which I'm pretty sure is a new one day record for the Gulf. We still have another month or so of decent weather and, if the bite continues, I'm sure the leader boards will be seeing a few changes before the end of the season.
The Learning Curve
Written by Captain Troy Day

Conservation & Education Committee
September 2019
The response to the catastrophic damage Dorian brought to the Bahamas, specifically Abaco and Grand Bahamas islands, has been amazing. Many groups and organizations from the U.S., including our friends from D-Dey Response Group, headed over immediately to assist.  D-Dey assembled a team of medics and have set up a base camp on North Eleuthera to directly assist with medical needs and medical evacuations, and are still fundraising for supplies (link:
As we all watch the devastation and donate to help with aid, let's not forget that their recovery will take a long time, and they will need more help as the cycle ends and it becomes "old news".  Obviously, their main source of income is tourism, and it will take a long time for those areas to be rebuilt so that they can sustain visitors.  Boat Harbour, where many in this Club have enjoyed evenings at the pool bar and days on the docks, looks to be a complete loss (as this video shows:
Our friends in the Bahamas have weathered many storms over the years, but this storm was like no other.  Let's show them that our support and response will greater than Dorian's wrath.
Fun Fishing Day set for October 12 in Galveston  
Sponsor, Volunteer and Donor opportunities available!

The 8th Annual FUN FISHING DAY will be held at the Pelican Rest Marina on October 12, 2019. We are excited to host the children of the Ronald McDonald House AND the children of Shriners Hospital for Children again this year!

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 and end the day with trophies and pictures of their day!

Thanks to Moody Bank, Carol and Jack Beal, W.A.D.E., Galveston Party Boats, Rogue Wave Solutions, Mary Had A Little Party, Passion With Purpose, Heather and Kevin Harper and Ida Mendiola for their early pledges of support!!!

To be a part of this event as a sponsor, volunteer, or donor, contact the Club today!

*** Your membership matters! ***
Scholarship Recipients Head Back To Class for 2019/2020 Academic Year
Grateful for HGBFC's support, students share their thanks

The Club is honored to support deserving students in Texas through its Scholarship Program, and here are some excerpts from the notes of thanks we've received from this year's recipients: 

"Thank you so much for allowing me to use this scholarship to further my education!"

"I would like to thank you for selecting me as a recipient of the Houston Big Game Fishing Club Scholarship. It means a tremendous amount that I was awarded this scholarship and I am eternally grateful for your consideration and investment in my education."

"You don't know how much these scholarships have helped me and others. I plan on joining the Club one day (hopefully soon after I graduate and start working) so I can also donate and help others through the Scholarship Program."

"This scholarship is bringing me steps closer to achieving my lifelong goal of a college degree, and I am extremely grateful for it. By being awarded the Houston Big Game Fishing Club scholarship, this will allow me to spend more of my time focusing on school and volunteering in my community. With my degree choice, Maritime Administration, I am wanting to graduate early and I plan to earn an internship hopefully by next summer. The thought that I am being supported by this foundation when the school year starts is more than I could ask for."
Yearlong Awards Program Standings

As you read in Captain Kevin Deerman's article above, it's been a hot summer of fun and fishing!  Below  are the tournament leaders as of forms received by August 29, 2019, and CLICK HERE to keep tabs on the action later this week as there are more forms to enter... including the ones submitted by Game Plan!  

Last updated:  8/29/2019
Top Gulf Coast Boat of the Year Points
High Cotton, Owner Pete Bell 4,100
Amigo, Owner David Denbow 3,843
Walk West, Owner Riley Rhodes 3,800
Bimini Babe, Owner Babe Appling 1,914
Rock Mama, Owner Daniel Miers 1,000
Draggin' Up, Owner Chris Heule 500

Last updated:  8/29/2019
Top Private Boat Points
Walk West, Owner Riley Rhodes 3,300
Amigo, Owner David Denbow 2,843
High Cotton, Owner Pete Bell 2,600
Titan Up, Owner Bill Hunt 2,500
Half Down, Owner Casey Wedgeworth 2,300
DECARB, Owner Sam Moore, Matt Moore, and Doug Chamberlain 2,300
Bali Hai, Owner John Nau, Sr. 2,000
Pandemonium, Owner Mike Altman 1,600
Bimini Babe, Owner Babe Appling 1,414
Done Deal, Owner Jon Gonsoulin 1,400
Game Plan, Owner Sherman Burrows 1,000
Relentless Pursuit, Owner Dennis Pasentine 1,000
Bandit, Owner Bert Steindorf 700
Lady Adele, Owner Anthony Luprete 700
Tico Time, Owner Dennis Wilkerson 700
Booyah, Owner Gordon Inscore 600
Over-Ride, Owner Marty Griffith 600
Sarco, Owner Milton Greeson 600
Cat Cha Later, Owner Allen Junek 600
Final Answer, Owner Richard Borstmayer 500
Freebird, Owner David Blackbird 500
Over The Limit, Owner Derek Elzner 500
Sea Dollars, Owner Jack Beal 500
See Trial, Owner Colby Stewart 500
Suthern's Pride, Owner Marty Strakos 500
Live Situation, Owner Chris McClanahan 500
Doctor's Note, Owner Jim Cooper 500
Rock Mama, Owner Daniel Miers 500
Gringo Honeymoon, Owner Mike Miller 400
It's 5 O'clock Somewhere 200
Reel Blues, Owner Gary Stoddard 200
A-Team, Owner Clifford Acosta 100
Deez Nautz, Owner Chris Coulter 100
Top Outboard Boat Points
Espadon, Owner John Rizopoulos 800
Ms. Mamoo, Owner Bryan Meyer 500
Fool's Gold, Owner Paige Kinkade 100
Top Angler Points
David Denbow 2,843
Casey Wedgeworth 2,300
John Nau, Jr. 1,500
Mike Altman 1,300
Tommy Thompson 1,000
Sherman Burrows 1,000
Paul Bitner 700
Gordon Inscore 600
Milton Greeson 600
Lee Weidner 514
John Nau, Sr. 500
Nick Rizopoulos 500
Brian Jinks 500
Jonathan Williams 500
Todd Nelms 500
Wes Appling 300
Michael Moragne 200
Robert Wyly 200
Doug Chamberlain 200
Marty Griffith 100
Scott Anderson 100
Riley Rhodes 100
Top Female Angler Points
Christina Wills 1,500
Mandy Yeager 800
Stephanie Swan 600
Julie Coulter 100
Top Junior Angler Points
Chase Perthuis 2,000
Walker Rhodes 1,800
Weston Rhodes 1,000
Sam Moore, Jr. 900
Top Captain Points
Brad Schoenfeld 2,843
Allan Legge 2,600
Jeff Wilson 2,500
Scotty Stevens 2,300
Troy Day 2,300
Anthony Lopez 2,000
Lane Kilgore 1,600
Robert Jones 1,414
Jason Buck 1,400
Monte Love 800
Kevin Scott 700
Mike Hester 700
Paul Bitner 700
Gaige Inscore 600
Jacob Dawson 600
James Helm 500
Bryan Cardwell 100
Kerry Fritz 100
Top Mate Points
Wes Hazlip 2,500
Chad Creech 2,300
Aaron Raesz 2,243
Kyle Slaughter 2,000
Mike Ruthenbeck 1,400
Ryan Doxey 1,100
Wes Appling 1,014
Justis Inscore 600
Lee Weidner 200
Kenneth Doxey 200
Top Blue Marlin Points
David Denbow 643
Lee Weidner 514
Top Yellowfin Tuna Weight
Casey Wedgeworth 151.9
Rand Clark 115.5
Bryan Meyer 69.5
Jeremy Blount 42.5
Matt Taylor 41
Top Dorado Weight
Walker Rhodes 33.5
Max Moore 33.04
David Denbow 26
Nick Rizopoulos 25.13
Top Wahoo Weight
Wilton Bull 61.12
Top Swordfish Points
Titan Up, Owner Bill Hunt 1,750
Twisted Sisters, Owner David Dion 1,250
Doctor's Note, Owner Jim Cooper 250
Espadon, Owner John Rizopoulos 250

Last updated:  8/29/2019
Top Private Boat Points
Huntress, Owners Darryl and Lori Schroeder 22,900
No Compromise, Owners Alan and Robyn Roberts 10,200
Cajun Queen, Owners Jack and Ann Fletcher 2,300
Top Male Angler Points
Perry Forrester 7,100
Reagan Norris 6,500
Darryl Schroeder 3,600
Taylor Norris 2,200
Jimmy Guinn 1,300
Chris Gwyn 1,100
Tom Laird 1,100
Doak Dunkin 1,000
Alan Roberts 1,000
Kyle Drushel 500
James Helm 500
Alex Li Torres 500
Top Female Angler Points
Cinda Forrester 7,200
Hillary Johnson 5,500
Michaela Norris 900
Ann Fletcher 600
Allison Cannan 600
Jill Schroeder 400
Lori Schroeder 300
Haley Gwyn 300
Top Swordfish Points
Titan Up - Owner Bill Hunt 750

Tight lines, everyone!

Robert Rickett, President
John Bowen, 1st Vice President
Allan Legge, 2nd Vice President
Randy Bright, Treasurer
Troy Day, Secretary 

Jack Beal
James Helm
Kevin Deerman 
Marty Griffith
Randy King
Richard Richardson

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