Dear Aransas Bay Chapter Members

I would like to remind you all that the Annual Abandoned Crab Trap Cleanup is scheduled for the time period of February 15 through the 24thTexas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Coastal Fisheries Division will have an airboat and other bay boats at the Goose Island boat ramp this coming Saturday morning, February 16. at 9:00am.   Volunteers with and without boats are encouraged to support this program by coming out and taking part in the cleanup.  A flyover of the Aransas Bay system will be conducted on Friday to assist in locating the areas with the highest densities of abandoned crab traps.  This flyover will help in organizing the deployment of volunteers to these specific areas on Saturday morning.  We encourage you to come out and spend the day with your fellow members and friends, as we all work together to make the Aransas Bay system a cleaner area.  We would like to remind you to be prepared, and wear the appropriate clothing, have gloves, and would suggest wearing waders if you will be entering the water.

For more information about the crab trap cleanup, please visit

We look forward to seeing you Saturday morning. Your support is needed, and be sure to bring a friend.

General Membership Meetings: Held second Tuesday of the month of January through November at 6:30pm at a local restaurant.  Contact the president either by email to obtain location.  President Bud Kittle

Chapter Contacts

Bud Kittle

Assistant Director
John Blaha

CURRENTS – Feb/Mar 2019

Hope you’re all gearing up and are as excited as we are about registration opening in January for the Twentieth Anniversary Babes on the Bay! The dates for Babes on the Bay XX are May 17-18, 2019. Registration should be up and running in early January at!  Vendors will register online as well. Aransas Bay CCA Chapter would like to thank you all again for your support of last year’s tournament, and the record-breaking annual Aransas Bay Chapter fundraising/membership banquet after Hurricane Harvey. The Community of Rockport/Fulton has come together and is stronger than ever!  We can’t wait to have you back!

Have you picked your teammates? Team Name? Shirt Design? Guide? We are happy to announce that The Reserve at St. Charles Bay has joined our list of amazing sponsors! Not only are we excited about all of our awesome sponsors this year, but we have two new winner categories in 2019! We are bringing back “Redfish With the Most Spots” and a new category for “Best Team Shirts.” You don’t want to miss the fun in 2019, live music, swag bags are ordered and we’re excited about seafoam this year!

Don’t forget to follow us on our Instagram @babesonbay and our Facebook page for updates! If you have any questions please feel free to call Jen at (361)205-0182 any time, or you can e-mail Happy New Year to you all!


Bud Kittle
Vice President:
Austin Cox
Jane Jackson
Carrie Cox
Tournament Director Babes on the Bay:
Jen Thomasson
Banquet Chairperson:
Michelle Green


The 2019 Aransas Bay Chapter Annual Banquet will be held August 10. Stay tuned for further details.

Babes on the Bay

The 20th Anniversary of Babes on the Bay will be held May 17-18, 2019. Follow the Babes on the Bay at, on instagram@babesonbay, and on Facebook.