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April, 2017

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Fantastic Fundraiser!

The Red, White and BID Fundraising Banquet and Club Awards Ceremony was a huge success! 

Thanks to our incredible Banquet Committee and the generosity of our auction and our Donors and Buyers, we are excited to report that the Club sold over $123,000 in the raffle and live auction!


Banquet Committee
Debbie King
Carol Beal
Daye Blume
Evan Villarruel
Heather Curry
Heather Harper
Samantha Bowen
Stacie Legge
Susan Hall 
Banquet Assistance
Allan Legge
Cameron Plaag
Eric Summers
Jack Beal
Jenny Nagelmueller
Jimmy Hall
Kaci Carroll
Katie Westmoreland
Kevin Deerman
Kim Summers
Kristen Hogg
Randy King 

Banquet Donors 
Boat Mat, Corp.
Atlantis Marine Habitats
Bac Trac Plumbing
Back Lake Outdoors
Boscoe Lures
Brian and Mandy Yeager
Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic
Casa Del Mar Beachfront Suites
Cebaco Bay Sportfishing Club, Inc.
Chris Costello
Cotton USA
Daye Blume
Dean Lane
Deep Sea Headquarters
Del Papa Distributing
Doxey Lures
Elite Diesel Services
Empire Lodge of Port O'Connor 
Fathom Maritime Services
Friendly Properties of Texas
Frio's Gourmet Pops
Griffith Land Services, Inc.
Happy Ending Lures
Head Sea Lures
Hill and Donelle Dishman
Hilton's Real-Time Navigator
Hookset Marine Gear
In The Bite Magazine
Jimmy and Susan Hall
Keen M Blue Water Encounters
Kevin and Heather Harper
Larry Rackley
Los Suenos Resort and Marina
Mattressland & Furniture 
Mike and Lisa Miller
Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic
Moyes Big Game Tactical
Oh Snap Lures
Pelagic Gear
Painkiller Lures
Perry and Cinda Forrester
Port O'Connor Rod & Gun
Randy and Debbie King
Randy and Kelly Bright
Reactor Resources LLC
Riondo's Ristorante
Sam Caldwell
Sea Lures
Serious Tackle
Texas Billfish Classic
Texas Legends Billfish Tournament
The Billfish Foundation
The Tarp Depot
Waterloo Rods 

Banquet Buyers 
Babe Appling
Bill Hunt
Brandon and Michelle Perthuis
Chris and Janelle Hogg
Daniel Miers
Daye Blume
Don Longhofer
Fred Pyle
Hill and Donelle Dishman
Jack and Carol Beal
Jeff and Phyllis Nesmith 
Josey and Sugey Astrain
Kevin and Heather Harper
Kirk and Theresa Elliott
Marty Griffith
Michelle Holick
Perry and Cinda Forrester
Randy and Debbie King
Red and Gay Griffin
Taylor Norris
Tony and Mary Jo Loverdi
Walter Fondren 

We would like to congratulate the 2016 Club Awards winners and Captain Allan Legge!  Allan won the 6th Annual Jim Peachey Outstanding Captain Award!  
To view pictures from the banquet, please visit HBGFC
The Lone Star Shootout


Entries are now being accepted to the




The SHOOTOUT will be held July 18 - 23, 2017 at the Caracol Yacht Club in Port O'Connor!


Enter the SHOOTOUT before June 21st and save $350 on the regular entry fee!


All entries received by June 2nd will be entered into a drawing for an entry fee reimbursement of $2,000!


Slips at the Caracol Yacht Club are limited!  Reserve your slip today for a prime spot close to the action!


CLICK HERE and enter the SHOOTOUT today!

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Captain's Corner
Written by Captain Kevin Deerman
Heads up to all members and friends of the club! There have been a number of thefts on boats reported in the Clear Lake-Galveston area over the past few months. Most have been electronics stolen from the exterior of boats but recently the Reel Bounty had a number of their rods and reels taken from the interior. Even though your boat may be in a secure area it can still be easily accessed by water. Please keep an eye out and make sure all is secure.
2017 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: 
Titan Up, Owner Bill Hunt - 500 points
Top Female Angler: 
Christina Wills - 500 points
Top Captain:
Jeff Wilson - 500 points
Top Mate:
Anthony Lopez - 500 points
Top Swordfish:
Titan Up - 750 points
Top Wahoo: 
Bryan Cardwell - 73.14 pounds

Current International Results
Top Private Boat: 
Mi Novia, Owner Chris Bays - 5,400 points 
Top Male Angler: 
Edward Cieszkiewicz - 5,400 points

For full results, Click Here.

The Learning Curve
Written by Captain Troy Day
This time of year, I always wonder what the season is going to bring that is different from the past few.....every year seems to bring something different than the previous, from the weed everywhere 3 and 4 seasons ago to the lack of the last couple years, seemingly bigger than average blues 2 years ago, lack of dolphin and tough summer tuna bite last year, etc. Tom Hilton sent out an email to his subscribers recently summarizing what some of the dock talk was before that, observing that the loop current is very far south compared to the norm. This link shows it clearly: http://bit.ly/2o7hxcN
It will be interesting to see what effect, if any, it will have on our fishing. The guys over in Louisiana sure seem to be having a well above average season on jumbo yellowfin.....so who knows what we'll see!
Randy King, President
Robert Rickett, 1st Vice President
John Bowen, 2nd Vice President
Randy Bright, Treasurer
Jack Beal, Secretary 
Allan Legge
James Helm
Kevin Deerman 
Marty Griffith
Richard Richardson
Troy Day
T: 409-744-2307, F: 409-744-2313