CURRENTS – Oct/Nov 2018
It seems CCA Texas finished another successful year of the Texas CCA S.T.A.R. Tournament. Tagged redfish were caught often and early this year, some entered and some not. Through social media and weekly updates posted on the web, CCA members can be informed on what is leading and who is leading each division. That’s a far cry from checking the chalk board down at Stingaree Marina in Crystal Beach or The Causeway on Sabine Lake. Having kids involved in the tournament is a huge part of its success and the allure of catching a tagged redfish even had my 8-year old’s attention. Get those kids on the water.
We have set a date for our 2019 Chapter Banquet. It will be held May 30, 2019 at the Beaumont Civic Center. We will be sending out a “save the date” through email but go ahead and mark that down on your calendar. In February, the chapter will host another Anglers’ Night Out with food and guest speakers. We will inform you of the date when it is scheduled.
We would like to thank all the board members, donors, sponsors and vendors for all that you did to help with our most successful banquet to date. Most of all, we would like to thank all those that attended our banquet. Your support and donations are invaluable to protect marine habitat across the state. Many chapter members have asked me and other board members about local projects being spearheaded by CCA Texas. All funds raised at CCA Texas events are kept 100% in Texas. In the past few years there have been multiple restoration projects in East Galveston Bay and Sabine Lake. CCA Texas and the Building Conservation Trust (BCT) are teaming together to restore a 27.7-acre oyster reef on Sabine Lake. The project should be completed in 2019. We all know the importance of oyster reefs and their role for a healthy marine habitat. This is one example of where your money is going when you sign up as a CCA Texas member, donate to CCA Texas, or spend your money at your local chapter banquet. THANK YOU!
Fishing in and around Sabine Lake and East Galveston Bay have been a grind this year. We can’t help but think that Hurricane Harvey has had an immediate impact on both fisheries. Hopefully we continue to have a calm storm season. As we know, all Texans deserve a break after last year.
President: Tyler Coco 409.651.6004 & Joseph Ramey 409.338.1095
Treasurer: Joel Foxworth (409) 466.2614
Banquet Chairman: Kevin Picard (409) 658.5246