CURRENTS – April/May 2021
Hello Aransas Bay chapter members, I hope everyone has returned to a sense of normalcy after the historic cold temperatures experienced across the state.
The Aransas Bay Chapter Banquet is scheduled for March 20, 2021 at the Fulton Convention Center. We are looking forward to a great evening of food, friends, as well as plenty of awesome trips and auction items. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., we are excited to announce it is a sold-out event!
I want to say a huge thank you to all the Aransas Bay chapter members who volunteered their time and effort to help clean up our local bays and beaches. On February 26, chapter members participated in the TPWD Annual Abandoned Crab Trap Cleanup. This year we joined forces with the San Antonio Bay Partnership and coordinated our search efforts together. We removed 77 traps from the assigned area, which ran from Spaulding Bight to Allyn’s Bight. The following morning, February 27, chapter members loaded up and headed down the beach to Mile Marker 31 to fill their truck beds with bagged trash as part of the Billy Sandifer Big Shell Beach cleanup.
(Left to right: Aransas Bay Chapter Volunteers after the Texas Abandoned Crab Trap Clean-Up, Aransas Bay Chapter Volunteer Gals after the Billy Sandifer Beach Clean-Up at Mile Marker 31, Carter Crigler, Brad Frame and Lindsey Thompson cleaning up some traps in the water and Aransas Bay CCA President, Mike Ferri and Vice President, Bill Burge during the crab trap clean-up.)
Babes on the Bay is quickly approaching, and we are ready to see all our fabulous Lady Anglers March 14-15, 2021 for our first ever all-release, catch-photo-release Babes on the Bay Tournament! We are putting our fishery first and look forward to some fun, new changes!
The tournament will be held at Fulton Convention Center at 402 N Fulton Beach Rd in Fulton, Texas under the big tent. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday for check-in/swag bag pick up. The captain’s meeting is mandatory and will be held Friday evening at 8 p.m. Join us Friday AND Saturday for live music, vendors/shopping, food & drinks, friends and fun! 2020 and 2021 Babes merchandise will be for sale in the Babes store at the festival grounds. Fishing starts at sunrise Saturday morning!
Due to our recent weather events in Texas, we are making changes to the format of the tournament and encourage you to follow our Facebook Page and Instagram page: @babesonbay so you are in the loop on these updates. Register your team today at www.babesonthebay.com, and find rules, boundaries and other info on our website! We have some of the best prizes and sponsors ever this year, including Waterloo Rod Company, Yeti, Orvis Swan Point Landing, Rockport Tackle Town, Chris’s Marine/Power Pole, Poor Man’s Country Club, Miss Kitty’s Fishing Getaways, The Reserve at St Charles Bay, Reel Sportswear, Goin’ Coastal Outfitters and many more! If you need any help or have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org. We missed you all last year and can’t wait to see your smiling faces for the best girl’s weekend all year long!
Tournament Director Babes on the Bay:
Babes on the Bay
The 21st Annual Babes on the Bay Tournament is May 14-15 at the Fulton Convention Center (Paws N Taws). Registration is now open: www.babesonthebay.com
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The 2021 Aransas Bay Banquet was held on March 20th. Thank you to all that came out and showed your support! Check back for 2022 updates.