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Chapter Contacts

Chris Bird

Assistant Director
Taylor Rieck

From the latest CURRENTS

This Fall we held the 20th Annual Jim Ehman’s Guides Cup on September 28th at the Matagorda Harbor Bait & Tackle.  This year’s Captains meeting was held at the Poco Playa Fish Camp the night before where all fishermen and guides enjoyed quality food and comradery.  This was the 2nd year we utilized the phone app Fishing Chaos, which has been an astounding success in allowing our teams to measure and submit their catches without killing a single fish!  A total of 18 guides participated this year and we would like to thank each of them for their commitment to conservation: Capt. Stan Sloan, Capt. Will Fuller, Capt. Floyd Ciruti, Capt. Glenn Ging, Capt. Michael Kubecka, Capt. Dustin Appling, Capt. Patrick Gardner, Capt. Kenny Hauff III, Capt. Jason Finley, Capt. Kyle Chandler, Capt. Cody Vacek, Capt. Ozzie Arnold, Capt. Tommy Alexander, Capt. Charlie Paradoski, Capt. Kevin Kosik, Capt. Caleb Rush,  Capt. Jerry West, Capt. Kit Caston, Capt. Nick Mosely.

20th Annual Guides Cup Results

1st Place – Team Kyle Chandler (120”)

2nd Place – Team Jason Finley (112.5”)

3rd Place – Team Dustin Appling (106.5”)

Matagorda Bays Chapter is proud to announce that Chris’s Marine and Haynie Boats of Aransas Pass is the 2022 Boat Raffle builder!  We have placed our chapter order for an “Ice Blue” Haynie 25 Magnum with the following accessories and motor (Stay tuned for when ticket sales will begin).

Tournament Seats, flush lids, extended gunnels, gunnel lights, painted console, graphics package, C-Top, powder coating, 80qt. engel cooler, dual 8ft power poles, custom upholstery, BT Stereo System with HT4 amp, Garmin 94SV, swim platform, Coastline tandem trailer, and for a second year in a row… a 400HP Mercury Verado!

Matagorda Bays – Conservation Quote: “Don’t go fishing to escape your life, go fishing to live your life” – Anonymous

Please visit our Facebook page and chapter webpage on the CCA Texas website for all chapter updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.

(Left: 20th Annual Jim Ehman’s Guides Cup Champions, L to R; Brian Walters, Capt. Kyle Chandler, Trent Tomanek, & Blair Pfardrescher)

(Right: 20th Annual Jim Ehman’s Guides Cup Champion Captain Kyle Chandler)


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


The 2021 Banquet was held June 24. Thank you to all that came out and showed your support. Check back for 2022 updates.

Boat Raffle

Check back for 2022 updates.


The tournament was held on May 8, 2021. Thank you to all that came out and showed their support! Stay tuned for 2022 details.