CURRENTS – December/January 2020
Our chapter has been very busy the last couple months. On October 11-12, our chapter held our annual Babes on Baffin Ladies Fishing Tournament at the recently remodeled Marker 37 on North Padre Island -and what a turnout! Over 250 lady anglers participated—check out our CCA website and Facebook page for some great photos. Congratulations to Valerie Chilton, Kimberly Prowse and Jessica Arroyo and all the board members/volunteers who donated their time to make this annual ladies fishing event so successful. The Babes on Baffin T-shirt design for our participants was the best ever!
On October 23, our Anglers Night Out new member recruiting event was at Water Street Oyster Bar. We had over 50 attendees for a great oyster buffet and an awesome presentation from Brad Lomax, Dr. Jennifer Pollack and Dr. Fox. Jay Gardner, our committee chairman, did a great job putting this together quickly! Thanks to all the other CCA members who helped set up the tables, check in, and sold those raffle tickets. Big shout out to Tyler Thorsen for creating our radio advertising campaign.
Next up is our 42nd CCA Banquet on March 19, 2020 at the American Bank Center. We are expecting another sellout crowd for 2020. Our first meeting for the banquet season will be on January 7, 2020. Individual and table sales are open and can be purchased on the CCA website, Facebook or by calling Courtney at 361-882-5199. If you purchase your individual banquet ticket or table before February 1, 2020 you will be entered into a raffle. For more information go to our CCA website or Facebook page. Saltwater Grill will be our food caterer with multiple buffet stations. The House of Rock, our beverage caterer, will be serving adult beverages all night long.
Our Bull Red Raffle, sponsored by Andrews Distributing, features a 2020 Majek 22.6 Illusion M2 with a 200 HP Yamaha Four Stroke and Coastline trailer. The boat tickets are $50 and only 1,500 are available for purchase. Boat tickets may be purchased at Premier Yamaha Boating Center on SPID, by calling Courtney at 361-882-5199 or at the banquet. You do not need to be present to win!
Our Sow Trout Raffle, sponsored by L&F Distributors, features custom 2019 Yamaha 6-seater golf cart with a 12-ft utility trailer. The custom Yamaha golf cart tickets are $20 and only 1,500 are available for purchase. You may purchase your raffle tickets by calling Courtney at 361-882-5199 or during the banquet. You do not need to be present to win!
If you would like to be involved on one of our banquet committees, we will start our weekly meetings on January 7, 2020. Please come and join us! For more information, call Cliff Johnstone at 361-816-7338 or email email@example.com or Jay Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you at our next event!
(Dr. Jennifer Pollack, Harte Research Institute speaking at our Anglers Night Out regarding Oyster Mariculture in Texas)
President: Clifford Johnstone 361.816.7338
Vice President: Corey Survant
Vice President: Dr. David McKee 361.739.1979
Vice President: Jake Herring 361.244.0258
Vice President: Barrett Fines
Vice President: Joseph Briones
Treasurer: Bruce Laser 361.548.2035
Secretary: Kesley Gibson
CCA National Board: Cal Jennings 361.215.4466
Banquet Chair: Valerie Chilton 405.831.4158
Past President: Jake Herring 361.244.0258
Past President: Troy Adler 361.533.0415
Past President: Mike Henry 361.816.0300
Past President: Randy Poelma 361.851.1129
Past President: Jay Gardner 361.658.7159
POCO ROJO Kid Fish
Poco Rojo Kid Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday April 25, 2020 at the CCA Marine Development Center, located on the Topaz Power Group grounds in Flour Bluff. The online registration will open on April 1, 2020.
Babes on Baffin
2019 Babes on Baffin will be held October 11-12
All registrations and payments must be completed online. Register at http://www.cevmsys.com/baffin/inrange.htm .
Important dates and things to remember…..
• Captains Meeting: October 11, 2019 Tournament Date: October 12, 2019
• Early Registration Closes September 12, 2019
o Entry Fee – $100 per Angler; $65 per Little Babe (15 & under as of Oct12th)
• Late Registration Opens September 13th and Closes October 3, 2019
o Late Entry Fee – $125 per Angler; $65 per Little Babe (15 & under as of Oct 5th)
o Guided Any Bait
o Non-Guided Any Bait
o Little Babes Ages 4 – 15 (as of October 12th)
The 2020 Corpus Christi Banquet will be held March 19th. Please stay tuned for more details and ticketing.