June 8-9, 2019: Interchapter Challenge

September 4 – General Membership Meeting –  7:00 p.m. at Otto’s Barbecue, 11222 Fountain Lake Dr. in Stafford

September 21, 2019 (tentative): President’s Cup Fishing Tournament

Various dates to be announced: Additional kids fish events

Chapter Contacts

Mike Bracikowski

Assistant Director
Blake Burnside

CURRENTS – June/July 2019

The past couple of months have been busy ones for our chapter. The main event was our April banquet–it was a great success, thanks to the tireless efforts of our Banquet Chair, Pam Canavan, and the help of many, many others, notably Tara Jurica. Thanks especially to our many wonderful sponsors and underwriters, all of whom are listed on our banquet web page. Thank you all for helping put together a lively and entertaining evening!

March brought us a pair of great speakers for our general meeting: Captains Sally and Aubrey Black of Baffin Bay Rod and Gun spoke about the unique features of Baffin Bay and why it needs to be on your bucket list of fishing destinations.

We also had our first Angler’s Night Out in March.  It was successful by any metric, thanks to the hard work of our committee, Mike Spero, Mike Bracikowski, Lynda and John Breland and Gary Blanchette. The Red Neck Country Club was a great venue and our speaker, Doug Pike, kept us entertained with great stories. Thank you one and all! We’re working on a similar event for the fall.  “Stay tuned,” as they say.

We kicked off May with Tommy Countz as speaker for our general meeting. Tommy shared his tips for fishing in Matagorda Bay. Thank you, Tommy, for making the trek to speak with us. While I’m on thanks, I especially appreciate the efforts of Michael Lindley, who chairs a Speaker’s Committee of One.  Michael has put together a great string of speakers for us since taking on that task and we really appreciate it.

We also had a kid’s fish event in New Territory on May 4, which was sponsored by Constable Trever Nehls of Fort Bend County Precinct 4. The event was well attended on what was an absolutely perfect day for getting on or by the water. A good time was had by all! Special thanks go to Judy Kveton, our Kids Fish Committee chair, for coordinating the event.

We are going on hiatus for the summer. Our last event until fall will be a kids fish in Missouri City’s Community Park on June 1. Please contact us if you’re interested in helping out.

My tenure as President of the chapter ends May 31. I’ll be passing the baton to Mike Bracikowski, who I know will be successful, especially if he receives the kind of support I received and for which I am very, very grateful. Thank you all.

We hope to see you in September, when our monthly general meetings resume on September 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Otto’s Barbecue, 11222 Fountain Lake Dr. in Stafford. In the meantime, have a safe and wonderful summer! Tight lines!


President: Mike Bracikowski
Vice President: 
Treasurer: Paul Lawson
Banquet Chair: Pam Canavan
Kid Fish Chair: Judy Kveton

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The 2019 Greater Sugar Land Banquet was held April 4. Thank you to all of those who came out and showed support. Stay tuned for 2020 details.

Kid Fish

May 4, 2019:  Kids Fish at New Territory in morning, start time TBD.  This will be well attended, volunteers needed.  Please contact Bob Bailey for further details at 713-819-5534 or if you would like to help.

Fishing Tournament

The Sugar Land Chapter President’s Cup was held on September 15, 2018. Thank you to all those that came out to support our chapter and CCA.