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The Lone Star Sh ootou t
July 19 - 24, 2016      

The Shootout is two short weeks away!

The beautiful Cowgirls Bartenders will be on hand to serve tasty beverages and Melange Caterers are prepped and ready for the Annual Shrimp Boil and new to the menu this year Mexican and Margaritas at the Side Pot Party on Wednesday! The Line Up Band will be ready to keep you on your toes with live music on Saturday night at the Champion's Party!

We would like to welcome back our loyal participants Sun Doll, Slight Edge, Smooth Move, Bimini Babe, $ea Dollar$, Legacy, Double Oak, Load N Go, Big Torch, Reel Bounty, Coyote, Hey Girl, Rebecca, Dorado, Sea-E-O, Mechanical Man, Tico Time, No Compromise, Share-E, Doc Holiday, Paparda Rey, Island Time, Donaken, Semper Fi, Done Deal, Wild Hooker, Down Time and many more...plus, returning 2015 Shootout Champion - REHAB and the 2015 marlin masters Over-Ride! We also want to welcome Amigo, Vamonos, Honky Tonk, Masota and Cowboy!

Entries are being accepted now thru the close of registration at the Shootout on Wednesday, July the 20th.  Click Here to reserve your spot in the action TODAY!

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Party, party, party!
Last year we polled our club members and corporate sponsors at the Annual Banquet inquiring what they liked about the Club and what they would like to see more of...

The results were unanimous...MORE PARTIES!

So, in addition to the Annual Banquet, the Lone Star Shootout, the Bloody Thursday Breakfast and the Fall Mixer, we have added two fun and festive events! Make sure to add the festivities to your calendar and plan to join the fun!

Bloody Thursday Breakfast
July 14, 2016, 9:00 - noon
408 Maple Street
Port O'Connor
(New Location)

Shrimp Boil Beer Bash
August 10, 2016, 7-10pm
The Back Porch Bar
132 West Cotter Avenue
Port Aransas

August 16, 2016, 6-9pm
Surfside Marina
827 Gulf Road
Captain's Corner
Written by Captain Kevin Deerman
With our tournament season coming up in a couple of weeks, I have been thinking about how and where captains can easily obtain necessary fishing information in this day and age compared to days passed.

Years ago we relied upon word of mouth reports from other captains, getting in a plane and flying out into the gulf or by actually doing some pre fishing. Nowadays you can open up your laptop, tablet or even your phone and have instant access to weather, sea temperatures, water clarity, etc. or get on social media and check out the latest reports posted by all of your friends. Even with all of this information at your fingertips it's still a good idea to talk to your buddies firsthand or get out there with your team.                  
Good luck, be safe! 
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:    Doc Holiday, Owner John LoMonaco, 3,400 points 
Top Male Angler:    Jasen Gast, 2,250 points 
Top Junior Angler:    Colby Hughes, 1,500 points 
Top Captain:    Robert Nichols, 3,400 points 
Top Mate:    Derek Nichols, 3,400 points 
Top Dolphin:    Billy Love, 29 pounds 
Top Swordfish:    Notta-Yachta, Owner Hunter McGuirt, 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, 46,300 points 
Top Charter Boat:    Allure, Owner Hill Dishman, 98,950 points 
Top Male Angler:    Hill Dishman, 31,750 points 
Top Female Angler:    Patience Douglas, 10,150 points 
Top Junior Angler:    Fischer Douglas, 3,750 points 

For full results, Click Here.
Sponsors of the Month
We would like to thank the 2016 Lone Star Shootout Tournament Sponsors for their generosity and support! A representative from each company will be on hand at the Shootout registration on Wednesday, July the 20th.  Come by and say hello! 
Del Papa Bud 2013 
Farquhar Financial Services 
Release Marine      
Randy King, President
Jasen Gast, 1st Vice President
Robert Rickett, 2nd Vice President
Randy Bright, Treasurer
Jack Beal, Secretary 
Allan Legge
James Helm
John Bowen
Kevin Deerman 
Richard Richardson
Michael Thorn-Leeson, Advisor
T: 409-744-2307, F: 409-744-2313