CURRENTS – June/July 2018
The 13th Annual Lil’ Salties Fishing Blowout was held, as always, on Mother’s Day weekend in Matagorda Harbor. Once again, this year we had a full load, with 250 youngsters signed up. This free yearly tournament for the kids of the Matagorda Bays Chapter is something special. Each kid goes home with a fishing story, fishing rod and bag full of goodies. A big thanks goes out to our corporate sponsors for this event: Prasek’s Hillje Smokehouse, Weise Crop Insurance Services LLC, Mustang Caterpillar, E A Collins & Sons, Backup Utility Contractors, 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 and Coastal Flow Liquid Measurement. Also a big thanks to all the other donors who contribute to the event, I would like to mention their names, but I would run out of room!
The 2018 Matagorda Bays Chapter Annual Banquet is scheduled for June 28 this year at the El Campo Civic Center. The board is hard at work getting all the ins and outs together for a 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, as the event has sold out for the last nine years. Our 24’ Tran Sport XLR8 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. 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 at (979) 543-2753 or any Matagorda Bays CCA board member. Thanks again to Polasek Construction for stepping up as a boat sponsor this year. Without their generosity we would not be able to have such a great chapter.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the chapter. – Chad Hensley, (979) 543-2734
President: Chad Hensley
Vice President: Tyler Williams
Secretary: JP Appling
Treasurer: Blake Barger
Banquet Chairman: JP Pope
This year’s boat will be a two-tone grey fully rigged 24’ Transport XLR 8 powered by a 300 HP Suzuki. The boat sits on a double axle Coastline Trailer. Donny Tran and the guys at Tran Sport Boats did a great job rigging the boat. Be on the lookout for the boat around the area and a chance to buy a ticket. If you are not in the area to purchase a boat ticket, give Wesley Smolik a call at (979) 543-2753.
Our 13th Annual Lil’ Salties Fishing Blowout was held May 12. Thank you for those who came out to participate and show your support.