CURRENTS – June/July 2019
We were recently invited by the Girl Scouts to join them for a day of fishing at Camp Agnes Arnold. The girls have an annual camping weekend where they get to take part in events like archery and boating, and this year they added a fishing event. They have a cute little section of camp called the Fishing Village, complete with cabins and a gazebo over the water, which is where we set up our camp for the day. It started off with some light rain, then a storm blew through right after lunch, but the girls were determined! They came prepared, wearing their rain ponchos. The older troop donated some cane poles and 3 containers of worms for the younger girls to use. There were over 150 girls that passed through our event throughout the entire day. Some of the girls had never even been fishing before, so it was a treat for them to see a fish up close and touch it if they wanted to. The girls that did have some fishing experience were excited to help their fellow troopers put the worm on the hook and take the fish off the hook after they caught it. It was a catch and release kind of day, but almost every girl had the opportunity to catch a fish. Only a few girls did not want to touch the fish, or the worm, and some really enjoyed just playing with the worms. Even though a few cane poles ended up broken and tangled beyond the third repair, all of the girls had the best time getting on the edge of the water, sharing a pole with their friends, laughing, being patient and learning how to enjoy the experience of fishing. We look forward to making this one of our annual events. If you’d like to see our photos from the day, check out our Facebook page: facebook.com/CCAGreaterWoodlands
We had an Angler’s Night Out on April 9 with our guest speaker Michael Bosse with Down South Lures. We had a packed house and gave away some fun, new prizes. Michael had the audience captivated with his presentation on fishing. He demonstrated his technique on how to catch a fish using different types of lures. He gave us his take on corks and received some input from Bill Hall, owner of Cajun Thunder, about his corks. His takeaway for night was to go fishing with whatever bait you prefer, and whenever you get the opportunity to go.
President: Charlotte O’Dell
Banquet Chairman: Ryan Redd
Treasurer: Joe Huston 713.582.9859
The 2019 Banquet was held May 16. Thank you to all of those that came and showed support. Stay tuned for 2020 ticketing and details.