Road to Bay
Keep Aransas County Beautiful and the Aransas Bay CCA chapter are partnering up for a combined volunteer cleanup day. We will have two ways you can help on Oct 21st.
First, KACB will be coordinating a roadside cleanup effort. Come to the volunteer signup tent by 8am Saturday morning and you will receive instructions, a briefing to make sure everyone is safe along the road, trash bags and other materials you might need, pickup location directions, and be paired to go have fun with the group keeping Aransas beautiful along Hwy 35 close to Cove Harbor. Trash pickup will be done by noon.
Second, for those who have a boat and want to volunteer for bayshore trash pickup duty, either launch your boat or drive your boat up to the public ramp dock from the water. Come to the volunteer tent by 8am and you will receive instructions, a briefing to make sure everyone is safe on the water, trash bags and other materials you might need, and we will have navigation maps showing you suggested areas to go pick up trash along the shorelines. We will be focusing our shoreline trash pick up areas from Cove Harbor to Conn Brown Harbor, Traylor Island, and Estes Flats spoil islands. Hopefully we will have enough volunteer boats to hit all these areas. You will need to bring your own boat crew with you. No volunteer extras allowed to climb on boats they didn’t arrive with. Each boat needs to return to the South Area Boat Ramp dock by noon to unload their trash into the provided dumpster.
All volunteers on either land or boats will need to sign into the volunteer table and sign liability waivers.
Thanks to everyone for volunteering your time to help keep our Aransas County roads and bays cleaner. See you Oct 21st.
The latest from CURRENTS
We are counting down the days to cooler weather and Fall Fishing here in Rockport-Fulton! Our volunteers have been enjoying their summer with family and friends and TWO fabulous Anglers’ Nights Out! Thank you, Zach Olsen, TPWD Aransas Bay Ecosystem Leader and Pat Cruz, Aransas County Marine Ag Extension Agent for speaking to this wonderful group of conservation minded people here in Rockport-Fulton! These gentlemen discussed the health of the Aransas Bay Ecosystem and more, our chapter had an amazing turnout. Good times and conversations were had! Next up is Tuesday, August 8, an Anglers’ Night Out hosted at Poor Man’s Country Club at 6:00 p.m. We will be welcoming Dr. Kesley Banks, Ph. D., Associate Research Scientist in the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico studies. We are honored to have these brilliant individuals share their knowledge with our local chapter. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you will be attending. Can’t wait to see you there!
(Angler’s Night Out at Poor Man’s Country Club)
Save the date for our upcoming Aransas Bay CCA Banquet April 6, 2024 at Fulton Convention Center. Our Banquet is an exciting evening of fundraising for Texas coastal conservation, and we sell out QUICK! For questions regarding banquet and raffle ticket sales, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact President Mike Ferri at (361) 790-4404 or Jane Jackson at (210) 240-7722. Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for the latest details!
Save the date for Babes on the Bay on May 17-18, 2024. Registration opens early January 2024 for our 25th anniversary year, with another fantastic weekend of fishing, live music, vacation giveaways, vendors, and more! We have Guided, Non-Guided, Artificial, Any Bait, Fly Fishing and Babette Divisions! Ladies, book your guides and reserve your hotels ahead of time! Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for updates and details. Registration will open after New Years, link is on babesonthebay.com through Fishing Chaos! This tournament is a catch and release tournament. We can’t wait to host you all once again for a fantastic weekend of fishing and camaraderie. If you are interested in being a 2024 sponsor, or have any tournament questions, please contact Tournament Director, Jen Thomasson at (361) 205-0182. For vendor info, please call Tina Frick at (210) 508-6281.
Thank you to a huge group of amazing sponsors for your continued support of CCA Texas Aransas Bay: Salemi’s Ace Hardware, Rockport Tackle Town, Waterloo Rod Company, Yeti, Bay Flats Lodge, Reel Skipper, Guild Mortgage, Orvis Swan Point Landing, L&F Distributing, Rockport Marine, Goin’ Coastal Outfitters, Titos Vodka, Poor Man’s Country Club, The Reserve at St. Charles Bay, Chris’s Marine, Reel Sportswear, Big Tree Realty, Guild Mortgage – Shelley Sammons and Sandy Oaks Kennel & more. We also welcomed some new very generous sponsors in 2023 including Smith Optics, Grundens, Sage Fly Rods, and By the Bay Vacation Rentals. We can’t wait to have you back next year!
If you are interested in joining the CCA Texas Aransas Bay Chapter, please contact President, Mike Ferri at (361) 790-4404, Vice President, Bill Burge at (713) 828-3823 or Secretary, Jane Jackson at (210) 240-7722. We have a wonderful crew here in Rockport-Fulton and would love for you to join us!
(Left to right: Fun Fishing with Weller & Water Outdoors / Rebecca Jaramillo enjoying Summer vacation on the coast / Boots Burleson on a successful Redfish wade in St Charles Bay / Cash Burleson with a beautiful Redfish caught on artificial)
(Left to right: Mateo Martinez got lucky with a superb Triple Tail fishing / Britney Goodwin on a morning wade in Aransas Bay, this beauty was caught and released to swim / Abby Dykes and Tina Frick with a pretty Speckled Trout / Cristina Crank and her family had the time of their life catching some stunning fish in Rockport this Summer!)
Tournament Director Babes on the Bay:
Babes on the Bay
Babes on the Bay was held May 19-20. Thank you to all the support, sponsors and volunteers. Stay tuned for 2024 details.
The 2023 banquet was held on Saturday, April 1. Thank you to all attendees, volunteers, and sponsors for your support, together we helped raise crucial funds that will help ensure the health and conservation of our marine resources and anglers’ access to them here in Texas. Stay tuned for 2024 banquet details.