CURRENTS – August/September 2019
Our chapter participated in the first Corpus Christi Hooks baseball team Coastal Conservation Weekend from June 20-22. Many other conservation organizations in the Coastal Bend area participated in this sold out event. We set up a marketing table displaying Star Tournament, membership and conservation information. Thank you to our CCA board members and volunteers who provided services to our attendees: Valerie Chilton, Patience Cannon, Trey Wiggins, Kimberly Prowse, John McCain, Angie Leister, Cliff Johnstone and Courtney Johnstone. The Corpus Christi Hooks auctioned the jerseys worn by players. The Hooks will be donating $1,500 from the auction! Thank you Corpus Christi Hooks––what a great partnership!
On October 11-12, our Babes on Baffin Ladies Fishing Tournament will be held at Marker 37. Babes on Baffin is an all-women’s tournament that has been in existence since 2004. The tournament is hosted and run by the CCA Texas Corpus Christi Chapter. The tournament was created to give women who love to fish another opportunity to fish and compete against their fellow lady anglers. The tournament has since evolved into a bay fishing tournament only with over 300 lady anglers competing annually. The tournament is held on Columbus Day weekend in October of each year to give ladies from across the state the opportunity to enjoy a long weekend of fishing on beautiful Upper Laguna Madre. This year, Jessica Arroyo and Kimberly Prowse will be the leaders for our BOB tournament. Look for more information soon on our Facebook page and CCA website.
We are in the process of scheduling a CCA Anglers Night Out event this fall. More information to follow. If you would like to volunteer for an event or become more involved as a board member, please give me a call or email. See you on the water!
(CCA Corpus Christi Volunteers Patience Cannon, Kimberly Prowse and Courtney Johnstone at Coastal Conservation Weekend)
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 5, 2019
o Entry Fee – $100 per Angler; $65 per Little Babe (15 & under as of Oct12th)
• Late Registration Opens September 6th and Closes September 27, 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.