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November, 2017

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Houston Big Game Fishing Club's
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Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund

We would like to thank our generous Club members and Corporate Sponsors for their incredible contributions to the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund.  We are proud to have fundraised over $109,000!  To date, $71,500 of the fund has been allocated to 49 individuals and their families.  We are still accepting applications from members of the Sportfishing and Marine Industry who were devastated by the hurricane.  If you or someone you know would like to apply for financial assistance, please complete an application and mail it to HBGFC at 305 21st Street, Suite 241, Galveston, Texas 77550.  Completed applications may also be emailed to or faxed to 409-744-2313. 

Port O'Connor Toy Run
Thanks to donations from the Club's Charitable Program and the generosity of our members, since 2013, the club has collected and donated over $14,000 in new toys and bicycles for the Port O'Connor Toy Run!

It's that time of year again! 

Become one of Santa's elves and help us continue our incredible donations this year! Here is how you can participate:
Donate new unwrapped toys for children ages 2 - 16.
Your donated toys can be delivered by December 1st to the following locations:
* Club office in Galveston (305 21st Street, Suite 241)
* Elite Diesel Services in Kemah (2103 Anders Lane)
* POC Rod and Gun in Port O'Connor (82 A North Byers Road)
* Waterloo Rod Company in Victoria (2310 N Navarro, Suite B)

If shopping for toys isn't an option, you can write a check and WE WILL PURCHASE THE TOYS FOR YOU! Please make checks payable to the Houston Big Game Fishing Club. Please note POC Toy Run in the subject line and mail to 305 21st Street, Suite 241, Galveston, Texas 77550. Once the toys have been purchased on your behalf, we will mail you the original receipt for your records.

We thank you in advance for helping the Houston Big Game Fishing Club and supporting the Port O'Connor Toy Run!
For more information on how you can support this special cause and event, please call or email the Club at 409-744-2307/ or contact POC Toy Run organizer Santa Jerry Karnes at

Captain's Corner
Written by Captain Kevin Deerman
We have had some nice mild weather on the Gulf Coast lately but we still haven't had any of the really big fronts push through yet. The high pressure systems that we've seen have been either too close together or not large enough to give us a weather window to go fishing. The weather has also affected our bird hunting with Whitewing dove hanging around for a few weeks into regular season (which was great!), but the Mourning dove numbers have been down compared to the past few years. Duck and deer season is about to kick off this week. We are hoping for a good push from the north pretty soon, not only to get some more birds down this way but also to give us one or two more chances to get out for some bluewater fishing before the end of the year.
The Learning Curve
Written by Captain Troy Day
As we enter fall and the focus for most has turned to hunting, now is a good time to look at safety gear and inspections before wahoo season arrives and cold water temps make safety gear all the more important.  Here are a few items to check:
  • Life raft service date (most manufacturers recommend service every 3 years) and have it serviced/repacked if needed
  • EPIRB and PLB batteries (they are good for 5 years)
  • Flares (service life is 42 months)
  • Lights on PFD's - replace batteries, verify function
  • Crash pump function
The first wahoo window may open during deer season and sneak up on us.  Here's to hoping we all get out a couple times before Christmas!
2017 Club Awards Program
Current Texas Results
Top Private Boat:
Dorado, Owner Bruce Ross
3,948 points
Top Male Angler:
Tony Annan
2,300 points
Top Female Angler:
Christina Wills
1,000 points
Top Junior Angler:
Sam Moore, Jr.
800 points
Top Captain:
Scotty Nichols
3,948 points
Top Mate:

Andy Hollen

3,447.5 points

Top Blue Marlin:
Alan Roberts
438.5 pounds
Top Dorado:
Bryan Cardwell
38 pounds
Top Swordfish:
Titan Up, Owner Bill Hunt
6,000 points
Top Tuna:
Fred Pyle
140 pounds
Top Wahoo:
Bryan Cardwell
73.14 pounds


Current International Results

Top Private Boat:
Slight Edge, Owner Perry Forrester
37,400 points
Top Male Angler:
Darryl Schroeder
7,000 points
Top Female Angler:
Christina Wills
5,600 points
Top Junior Angler:
Madisyn Powell
2,700 points

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