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October, 2018

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The FUN FISHING DAY is fast approaching!  The special event will be held  on October the 13th at  the  PELICAN REST MARINA in Galveston!

There is still time for you to support the Fun Fishing Day!  
If you would like to volunteer, donate, or sponsor the Fun Fishing Day, please call 409-744-2307 or email info@hbgfc.com.
Captain's Corner
Written by Captain Kevin Deerman 
Lately our rainy weather has slowed everything down on the Texas coast. The numerous storms have kept most of us at the dock while those that were trying to get an early start on boatyard projects are struggling. Many of our members look forward to this time of year to get out to the dove fields down south but have been very disappointed so far. We all hope October will bring us some dryer fall weather that will get the birds back into their normal patterns and at least give us a few good weeks before the end of the first split season.
Mark your calendars and save the date for the Club's upcoming FALL MIXER!  

The festive yearly social will be held on November 8th at Pappasita's Cantina in Webster (20099 Gulf Freeway).  Sizzling fajitas and all of the fixings will be served in a casual atmosphere.  Cash bar available (of course!).
The Learning Curve
Written by Captain Troy Day 
One of the downsides of tagging fish (even though a small one) is having to remember to fill out the tag card and send it in.  I always thought that was just part of the deal, but check out the online tag entry data system The Billfish Foundation has. It's the same information the tag card contains, it just seems much easier to me to fill it out online and hit submit rather than fill out the card and mail it in. 
Over the past season, we've started tagging most of our fish on the DECARB.  I think it makes us better, as instead of getting the leader and either cracking it off or pulling the hook, it forces us to try and get the fish close enough to tag, which helps get better video in a tournament.  Add that to the fact that TBF has the Gulf of Mexico tagging division, and it leaves little reason not to tag.  It would be great to see that tag division go to a boat fishing Texas next year...
Club Awards Program
The Club's 2018 Yearlong Awards Program Tournament is coming to a close in a few short months! Hopefully the rainy weather will let up and allow our contenders the opportunity to put more points on the board!   

Top Private Boat
DECARB, Owners Sam Moore, Matt Moore and Doug Chamberlain - 5,800 points
Draggin' Up, Owners Chris and Erika Heule - 5,589.5 points
Reel Bounty, Owner Tony Annan - 3,000 points
Top Outboard Boat
Espadon, Owner John Rizopoulos - 2,200 points
Fool's Gold, Owner Steve and Paige Kinkade - 500 points
Reel Estate, Owner Coe Parker - 100 points
Top Male Angler
Sam Rasberry - 3,014 points
Tony Annan - 2,600 points
Matt Moore - 1,800 points

Top Female Angler
Mandy Yeager - 800 points
Stephanie Swan - 600 points
Top Junior Angler
Sam Moore, Jr. - 1,100 points
Max Moore - 100 points
Top Captain
Troy Day - 5,800 points
Kevin Deerman - 5,589.5
Kirk Elliott - 3,000 points
Top Mate
Conner Golightly - 5,589.5 points
Ryan Doxey - 2,500 points
Patrick Zurovetz - 1,600 points
Top Blue Marlin
George McMahon - 615 pounds

Top Dorado
Tony Annan - 30.5 pounds

Top Swordfish
Doctor's Note, Owner James Cooper - 1,750 points

Top Wahoo
Kymble Kinkade - 75 pounds
Top Yellowfin Tuna
David Denbow - 147.5 pounds

Top Private Boat  
Slight Edge, Owner Perry Forrester - 51,200 points
Huntress, Owner Darryl Schroeder - 41,800 points
No Compromise, Owner Alan Roberts - 8,200 points
Top Male Angler 
Darryl Schroeder - 12,400 points
Perry Forrester - 7,400 points
Tom Laird - 6,200 points
Top Female Angler
Cinda Forrester - 16,100 points
Lori Schroeder - 9,000 points
Robyn Roberts - 500 points

Top Swordfish
Titan Up, Owner Bill Hunt - 2,000 points
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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