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Chapter Contacts

Stephen Zapalac

Assistant Director
Blake Burnside

CURRENTS – October/November 2019

The Lower Colorado Chapter represents the good people of Matagorda County and it seemed like they were all at our 11th annual banquet on August 2, 2019. We had the largest crown in the history of our event! All of our sponsor tables were full and we had a large number of folks walk up and purchase tickets at the door. Sponsors, Donors and Volunteers, old and new, stepped-up to make this a night to remember. It was a huge evening of bidding and winning while enjoying the delicious BBQ from the A&A folks in Bay City. Salty Dog liquor, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and our local purveyors of suds, Hartman and DelPapa distributors kept thirsts quenched. Thanks to our Bar Maids for making sure we were all safe and sound at the end of the evening.

We especially want to thank our generous Platinum level sponsors, W.D. Von Gotten, Alpine Services, H-E-B, Sunbelt Valve, Cribbs Concrete, Ace Hardware and Academy Sports + Outdoors. Our thanks also go to the many returning and new Gold sponsors this year. McCoys, Alpine Services, Aluma-Tech LLC, Capital Farm Credit, Full Stringer Realty, Phillips 66, Lyondell Basell, Ward Real Estate, Triangle Turf, Anthony’s Auto Werx, Frankson & Griffin CPA’s, Texas Trio Classic, Suez Water Treatment Services, McAda Drilling Fluids and Keating Nissan. We really appreciate the investment our Bronze level sponsors make to support our chapter. It was exciting to see so many new Bronze sponsors come on board this year: Dependable Machine, Topical Maniac, Gasaway Inc., Mr. Ron Gavender, Serve Outdoors, WaterLights LLC, Shupak Manor, Matagorda Concrete LLC, Newpark Mat & Integrated Services, South Texas Corrugated Pipe, Lower Colorado Land Trust, Seifert Construction Inc., Stanley General Stores, Presley’s Alternator Service, Texas Farm Bureau, Custom Auto Refinishers, Edward Jones Investment Advisors, International Bank of Commerce, Uno Mas Guide Service, Juliane Zapalac, PA-C, Austin Industrial and R&R/Saha Farms. Our sponsors and donors were all tremendously gracious and open with their support and contributions. If you happen to meet these fine folks or use their services, please thank them for being CCA supporters.

Now that we have this year’s banquet and fundraising auction out of the way, we can pursue the more competitive program for 2019, the Guides Cup Tournament. There’s been a lot of talk among the Captains and members of the Lower Colorado Chapter about whose best up for the challenge. The Captain’s meeting will be on Oct. 7 starting at 6pm. The Tournament will start from Matagorda Harbor the next day. It’s been a windy and cold sendoff the past 2 years with the first Norther of winter blowing in right about the time the Captain’s Meeting starts. We’ll have to see what Mother Nature has in-store of the Guides Cup this year. The Winning team with the heaviest stringer of 2 Specs a Red will lay claim to the coveted Lower Colorado Texas CCA Tournament Cup for the next year and all the bragging rights that go with it.

Till next time, we wish you all smooth waters and tight lines from the Lower Colorado Chapter of TX CCA, the chapter that supports all of Matagorda County’s Rivers, Creeks and Bays.


President: Stephen Zapalac 979.244.6633
Vice President:


The 2019 Lower Colorado Banquet was held August 5th. Thank you to all that came out and showed support. Stay tuned for 2020 ticketing and details.

Kid Fishing Tournament

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