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Chapter Contacts

Chris Bird

Assistant Director
Taylor Rieck

CURRENTS – Aug/Sept 2020

The date for the Matagorda Bays Chapter banquet has been rescheduled for September 3, 2020 at the El Campo Civic Center. Please be sure to check back to our chapter webpage and Facebook page to ensure we have not made changes to the banquet between now and the printing of this newsletter.

Matagorda Bays Chapter has the pedal to the metal with our 2020 boat raffle and we’re not slowing down until the Facebook LIVE drawing on September 3rd! This year’s Matagorda Bays raffle boat was built by TranSport Boats of Palacios, Texas. Donny Tran delivered the finished 2020 24’ XLR8 with Coastline Trailer and 350HP Mercury Verado, which will be the largest horsepower motor hung on a Matagorda Bays CCA raffle boat to date! Not only are we giving away a boat worth an estimated MSRP of $80,000, but we have four additional prizes to be given away!

2020 Matagorda Bays Raffle Prizes:

  1. 2020 24’ XLR8 with Coastline Trailer and 350HP Mercury Verado
  2. Lifetime Resident Combination Hunting & Fishing License (Texas)
  3. CCA Life Membership (comes with a custom CCA Weatherby Vanguard .257 Magnum Rifle)
  4. Waterloo Rod and Lew’s Reel
  5. CCA Framed Print

The 2020 Jim Ehmen Memorial Guides Cup will be held at the Matagorda Harbor on September 21 & 22 of this year. There will be a social gathering and meal on Monday evening with the Guides Cup on Tuesday followed by a meal and the prestigious awards ceremony. Our Guides Cup sponsors for 2020 are: Duckett, Bouligny and Collins LLP., Harbor Bait and Tackle and El Campo Sheet Metal. If you are interested in participating in the 2020 Guides Cup, the live auction event will be held at the banquet on September 3.

The Matagorda Bays Chapter wishes to thank each of our Matagorda Guides for their part in fundraising for conservation and participating in the Jim Ehmen Memorial Guides Cup: Capt. Nick Mosley, Capt. Ozzie Arnold, Capt. Kit Caston, Capt. Kevin Kosik, Capt. Michael Briggs, Capt. Stan Sloan, Capt. Charlie Paradoski, Capt. Jimmy Riddle, Capt. Kenny Hauff III, Capt. Floyd Cirutri, Capt. Cody Vacek, Capt. Mike Kubecka, Capt. Lee Warmke, Capt. Tommy Alexander, Capt. Caleb Rush, Caot. Matt David and Capt. Will Fuller.

Don’t forget to check out our Matagorda Bay’s CCA Facebook page and our CCA chapter page for any and all chapter updates! If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.

(CCA Matagorda Bays boat raffle grand prize)


President: Chris Bird
Vice President: Jason Beery
Secretary: JP Appling
Treasurer: Blake Barger
Banquet Chairman: JP Pope


Stay tuned for 2021 details and information.

Boat Raffle

Congratulations to our 2020 Winners:

Boat Winner- Cody Radley

CCA Life Membership Winner- Candice Hill

Lifetime hunt/fish license-Chrystal Watts

Waterloo Rod/Reel-Mason Miller

Framed Print winner-Frank Zboril


The 2020 Lil’ Salties Kids Fishing Tournament has been cancelled. We look forward to seeing you all at the 2021 Lil’ Salties fishing blowout!