Meetings

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Chapter Contacts

President
Michael Ferri

Assistant Director
John Blaha
800.626.4222

The latest from CURRENTS

It’s officially Summer and has been a fantastic year in Rockport-Fulton thus far! Our amazing Aransas Bay Chapter volunteers have been working hard putting on Babes on the Bay this last month, the largest all women’s tournament in the USA! Keeping conservation in mind, the tournament was catch and release (Redfish only) for the second year in a row using the Fishing Chaos App. We had a fantastic year with just under 1,000 anglers coming from all over the country and over 300 teams! Lady Anglers from Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin joined us for an incredible weekend of fishing and fun with friends and family in Rockport-Fulton! We have growing fly fishing and Babette divisions as well and hope you can join the fun next year!

Special thanks to our generous sponsors this year; Ace Hardware, Sandy Oaks Kennel & Spaw, Rockport Marine and Boater’s List. We were able to give away eight awesome trips to registered anglers and raffle ticket buyers. We had a huge list of big-hearted sponsors this year, including Salemi’s Ace Hardware, Reel Sportswear, Waterloo Rod Company, Rockport Tackle Town, Yeti, Costa Sunglasses, Orvis Swan Point Landing, Chris’s Marine, Goin’ Coastal Outfitters, Miss Kitty’s Fishing Getaways, Sandy Oaks Kennel, Poor Man’s Country Club, Guild Mortgage, Simms Fishing, The Reserve at St. Charles Bay and more! We are so grateful for your generosity and are looking forward to next year!

Next year’s tournament will be held May 19-20, 2023 at Fulton Convention Center under the big tent. Once again, we will have live music, great vendors, food and drinks, and will be giving away more awesome trips on Saturday! For more info please follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates. You can call or text Jen Thomasson, Tournament Director for more details at (361) 205-0182.

(Some great shots from the 2022 Babes on the Bay all women’s fishing tournament)

As you may have heard, our Aransas Bay Chapter has been working closely with CCA Texas Advocacy Director, Shane Bonnot, FlatsWorthy, and other organizations to address our concerns regarding oyster fishery harvest pressure in our bay systems. Rest assured, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is working to address some of these concerns. Please visit ccatexas.org/oysters for all the latest information regarding oysters and thank you for your continued grass-roots efforts to create a sustainable oyster fishery for current and future generations. This work would not be possible without your help. Truly, thank you.

If you would like to get involved in the Aransas Bay CCA Chapter, please contact President, Mike Ferri at (361) 790-4404 or Secretary, Jane Jackson at (210) 240-7722. You can e-mail aransasbayccatexas@gmail.com for more information.

We always have a lot going on with Aransas Bay CCA and would love for you to join in the fun! Tight lines fishing friends!

Officers

President:
Michael Ferri
Vice President:
Bill Burge
Secretary:
Jane Jackson
Treasurer:
Ally Krueger
Tournament Director Babes on the Bay:
Jen Thomasson

Babes on the Bay

Babes on the Bay registration is up and running.  Early deadline for registration is March 30, 2022 and late registration ends on April 15, 2022.  For registration information, please visit www.babesonthebay.com.

Follow the Babes on the Bay  on instagram @babesonbay and on Facebook.

To Purchase Vendor Booths, please contact Tina Frick at (210) 508-6281 or email at babesvendors@gmail.com.

Banquet

The 2022 Banquet was held April 2. Thank you to all that came out and showed your support and a special thanks to all of our sponsors! Please stay tuned for 2023.