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2018 Membership

It's Membership Drive time, and the Houston Big Game Fishing Club is working hard to create new and exciting Member Benefits for all new and renewed Members!
Our friends and industry partners at InTheBite Magazine are giving each 2018 Club Member a complimentary one-year subscription to their magazine! We are also excited to announce our partnership with Pelagic Gear! Pelagic Gear is giving each 2018 Club Member a one-time 25% off coupon for any item on their website! 

You can renew your Club membership today by downloading, completing and returning a membership form or online via PayPal!  Once we have received your membership form, we will email you the information to redeem your InTheBite subscription and Pelagic Gear online coupon.  
Port O'Connor Toy Run
We would like to thank each and every person and company that generously helped the Club donate over $3,000 in toys to the Port O'Connor Toy Run!  The toys donated were delivered to Port O'Connor last Saturday.  They will be distributed to children along the coast who may not have had a positively memorable Christmas without the incredible donations.  We thank you again for your generosity and taking part in such a special event!

Captain's Corner
Written by Captain Kevin Deerman
We've finally had a few good cold fronts push through this month and it's actually starting to feel like hunting season in Texas. There have been reports of more mourning dove and ducks moving in from the north now and I am hopeful for a great second split of our season. There have also been a number of boats that have taken advantage of the weather and were able to get into some good tuna fishing action at the deep water rigs the past couple of weeks. Wahoo season is also coming up soon and we are hoping for a good bite this year as well as some good weather to get there.

Club Awards Program
Participate in the 2018 Club Awards Program!  Click Here for full program details and verifications forms.  Make sure to read the program information for updates from 2017.
2017 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

3,947.5 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


2017 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

The Learning Curve
Written by Captain Troy Day
Six of the past ten years, looking back over my logbook, I've gotten out in December and had the best tuna trip of the entire season. Now that we're finally getting some cold fronts that are then creating weather windows, a few are getting out and the yellowfin bite is good, but I think it will get even better as we go to Christmas.
A connection needed a lot in tuna fishing is braid to fluorocarbon, of which there are 2 that test out near 100%: the PR knot and the FG knot. Both depend on friction to hold the slippery but sharp braid onto the leader. The PR knot in my experience is very difficult to tie and requires a specific tool, while the FG knot can be tied on a boat in a couple minutes at most and is slim enough to cast through the guides. Check out this well-done video of the knot: Tutorial.

2018 Events


Save the date for the Club's upcoming 2018 events!


"Casino Royale" Fundraising Banquet

April 21, 2018

Royal Sonesta Hotel - Houston/Galleria


Bloody Thursday Breakfast

July 19, 2018

Port O'Connor


Lone Star Shootout

July 24 - 29, 2018

Caracol Club, Port O'Connor

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


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