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Chapter Contacts

Stephen Zapalac

Assistant Director
Blake Burnside

CURRENTS – August/September 2019

The Lower Colorado River Chapter has been meeting monthly this year to begin the planning for our upcoming events. At our first meeting in January, Stephen Zapalac called for leadership elections for the new year. Stephen Zapalac was elected President by acclamation. On the position of Treasurer, Ronnie Bosie was elected.

The date was set for the 11th Annual Lower Colorado Chapter CCA Banquet as customary, the 1st Friday in August. August 2, 2019 at the Bay City Civic Center. October 8, 2019 will be the date for the Guide’s Cup Tournament with the evening of October 7 for Dinner and Captain’s Meeting.

We encourage anyone reading this report to mark your calendars now for our banquet. We expect to sell out this year since we were only a few seats from a sell out in 2018.

It was agreed that the very successful raffle of 15 prizes vs. 1 continue in 2019. We sold out of the 1000 raffle tickets we had for 2018 and had 15 very happy winners. We selected over $10,000 in prizes for the 2019 raffle and will again limit the number of tickets to 1000. Tickets will again sell for $20 each or 6 for $100.

There will again be a 1 in 66.6666 chance of winning one of the following:

  1. Bergara B-14 Timber 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle
  2. 123 Qt Engel Cooler
  3. Waterloo Rod with Lews Team Light LFS Speed Spool Reel
  4. Remington Versa Max 12 Gauge Shotgun
  5. 80 Qt Engel Cooler
  6. Waterloo Rod with Shimano Chronarch Reel
  7. Glock 19 Gen 5 9mm Pistol
  8. Beretta A300 Outlander 12 Gauge Shotgun
  9. 65 Qt Engel Cooler
  10. Waterloo Rod with Concept Z Reel
  11. Remington 700 SPS .22-250 Rifle
  12. 50 Qt Engel Cooler
  13. Waterloo Rod with Shimano Curado Reel
  14. Sig Sauer P320 M17 9mm Pistol
  15. 45 Qt Engel Cooler

The reserved tables for our August 2 banquet will again find the premium position in the banquet hall filled with Platinum Tables at $2,500 each, next Gold going for $1000 then the ever-popular Bronze at $500. Each table will seat 8. There are special gifts on each of these to show our chapters appreciation.

Contact a Lower Colorado Chapter member or Blake Burnside at the CCA office to reserve your banquet table and purchase raffle tickets before they’re gone and continue watching this space for more news of happenings in the Lower Colorado Chapter that represents all of Matagorda County fishing.


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

TBD – Please check back for updates.