CURRENTS – June/July 2019
The bags are packed and trailers are loaded we are headed for our 14th annual Little Salties Fishing Blowout down in Matagorda. Again, this year we have a full load with 250 youngsters signed up. The event is held every year on Mother’s Day weekend at the Matagorda Harbor. This free yearly tournament for the kids of Matagorda Bays Chapter is something special; each kid goes home with a fishing story, fishing rod and a bag full of goodies. A big thanks goes out to our corporate sponsors for this event: Prasek’s Hillje Smokehouse, Mustang Caterpillar, E. A. Collins & Sons, Polasek Construction, Cedar Creek Woodshop, Texas Tackle Factory, Coastal Bend Oilmen’s Fishing Tournament, Schmidt Implement, KC Services, Sutton Wealth Management, Earl and Deana Calkins, Dalton Trucking, Hunter’s Air and Heat, and Seaman’s Plumbing. Also, a big thanks to all the other donors who contribute to the event, I would like to mention their names but would run out of room.
Our chapter banquet is scheduled for June 27 this year at the El Campo Civic Center. The board is hard at work getting all the ins and outs together for the night of fun and fundraising. Invitations with all the details are in the mail. Be sure to reserve a table or get your ticket early, the event has sold out for the last 10 years.
Our fully rigged Hanyie Magnum w/ a 300HP Suzuki raffle boat is turning heads all around the area so be sure to get a couple of tickets before they are gone. A big thanks goes out to Haynie Boats, Coastline Trailers and all the guys at Chris’s Marine. If you are not in the area and need boat tickets or want to purchase tickets for the banquet feel free to contact Wesley Smolik (979) 543-2753 or any Matagorda Bays CCA board member.
(2019 Boat Raffle prize)
Another big thanks goes out to Polasek Construction and Sutton Wealth Management for stepping up as our 2019 boat sponsors this year. Without their generosity we would not be able to have such a great raffle boat.
*New for 2019 Banquet: All Gold Tables entered in a raffle for a trip for 8 people.
*New for 2019 Banquet: All Silver Tables entered in a raffle for 8 rod and reel combos.
Feel free to contact the chapter president if you have any questions about the chapter.
President: Chad Hensley
Vice President: Tyler Williams
Secretary: JP Appling
Treasurer: Blake Barger
Banquet Chairman: JP Pope
Our 2019 Annual Lil’ Salties Fishing Blowout will be held May 11. Please stay tuned for details.