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FUN FISHING DAY - OCTOBER 8th!
Fun Fishing Day
We are excited to host the children of the Ronald McDonald House AND the Shriners Children's Hospital of Galveston at the upcoming FUN FISHING DAY!

The children  will spend the morning at the beautiful Pelican Rest Marina, generously donated by Buddy and Marita Schultz, where they will fish with Club volunteers who will help them bait their hooks and reel in their fish. They will also be treated to a delicious lunch prepared and provided by the Cool Cookers Team, followed by tasty treats donated by Frio's Gourmet Pops and they will end their special day with personal care packages donated by Orca Assets and trophies and pictures of their FUN FISHING DAY!

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
SPONSORSHIP: Sponsor the Fun Fishing Day!  If you are interested in becoming a Fun Fishing Day Sponsor, please contact the Club at 409-744-2307 / info@hbgfc.com for sponsorship details, levels and benefits. The deadline for sponsorships is September 31st.

DONATIONS: The Club is accepting donations for the Ronald McDonald House.  Paper goods, toiletries, non-perishable food, new clothing and shoes and monetary donations are extremely helpful to the families.
   
VOLUNTEER: We are looking for smiling, happy, and enthusiastic people who love children and who want to make sure our young guests have a fantastic FUN FISHING DAY experience! If that description fits you, call the Club to see how you can get involved in this very special event! 
 
Current 2016 Fun Fishing Day Sponsors:

 

Bealine

 Environmental 
 

 

The Cool Cookers
 


 


 

Frios 
 Gourmet Pops


 Orca Assets Group 
 

Pelican Rest
Pelican Rest Marina

Smitty's Bait House
Captain's Corner
Written by Captain Kevin Deerman
After 14 years of having the opportunity to captain the Legacy for George Gartner, Cameron Plaag and I will be going on to pursue other ventures. George is planning to take a break from fishing but I'm sure he will be back out on the rip soon. We've all had some really great times together and plan to do so in the future. I would like to thank George for all he has done for us, HBGFC and all of the tournaments he participated in. Thanks George!
2016 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.

Current Texas Results
Top Private Boat:    Chase This, Owner Brandon Perthuis - 7,350 points
Top Male Angler:    Tony Annan - 4,112 points
Top Junior Angler:    Colby Hughes - 1,500 points
Top Captain:    Kirk Elliott - 6,706 points
Top Mate:    Jack Elliott - 7,456 points
Top Dolphin:    Billy Love - 29 pounds
Top Swordfish:    Notta-Yachta - 1,500 points
Top Wahoo:    Stephen Yamin, Jr. - 97 pounds
Top Yellowfin Tuna:    Colby Hughes - 115.9 pounds

Current International Results
Top Private Boat:    Patron, Owner Tom Shumate - 55,300 points
Top Charter Boat:    Allure, Owner Hill Dishman - 98,950 points
Top Male Angler:    Hill Dishman - 37,850 points
Top Female Angler:    Patience Douglas - 10,150 points
Top Junior Angler:    Fischer Douglas - 12,000 points

For full results, Click Here.

Announcements
We are extremely sad to report that  Founding Club Member Bob Henderson passed away in June of this year.  After joining the Club in 2004, Bob participated in the Club Awards Program yearly.  Since 2007, Bob placed in the International Top Male Angler Division each year, and won the Top Male Angler Division in 2012 and 2013! Bob's boat Great Escape also placed in the International Top Angler Division each year.  Bob and his passion for big game fishing will be tremendously missed.  
Sponsors of the Month
 
Channell GlassChris Channell, owner and artist of Channell Glass, has generously donated several beautiful custom sculpted glass artistry pieces to the Club's Annual Banquet since 2014. Each piece Chris donates, he custom creates solely for the Club and the Annual Awards Banquet. These beautiful pieces have raised well over $10,000!  Thank you Chris for your continued support!  
 
New to the Club's Corporate Sponsor ranks, Inflight Outfitters became a Corporate Sponsor this year when owner David Green donated to the Club's Annual Banquet.  Thank you for your support David and welcome aboard!



Paparda Rey Paparda Rey has been a Corporate Sponsor of the Club since 2010.  In addition to the tremendous amount of time Club President Randy King donates to the Club, he and his wife Debbie also monetarily sponsor the Club and supports the Banquet and the Shootout annually.  We appreciate you both!
2016
HBGFC OFFICERS
Randy King, President
Jasen Gast, 1st Vice President
Robert Rickett, 2nd Vice President
Randy Bright, Treasurer
Jack Beal, Secretary 
 
HBGFC DIRECTORS
Allan Legge
James Helm
John Bowen
Kevin Deerman 
Richard Richardson
 
Michael Thorn-Leeson, Advisor
 
CONTACT THE CLUB
T: 409-744-2307, F: 409-744-2313