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The Matagorda Bays Chapter hopes that this update finds each everyone one of our supporters and conservationists enjoying the New Year. We are eager to begin this year’s fundraising, outreach, and tournaments here in Matagorda Bays.
In 2021, the Matagorda Bays chapter board voted on and established term limits to the President and Vice President positions, which will allow us to continue to grow and prosper as one of CCA Texas’ brightest and forward-thinking chapters in the State.
As this will be my fourth year serving as the Chapter President, elected to back-to-back two-year terms, this will be my final year in this position. It has been a great honor and privilege to serve the Matagorda Bays Chapter members. I have been able to study and grow from some of the finest chapter board members and CCA Assistant Director’s CCA Texas has to offer.
We are proud to announce that the next Chapter President voted in by the board members for the Matagorda Bays Chapter will be our current Vice President Jason Beery! Jason has served as the chapter Vice President for the previous four years and is more than capable of leading our chapter into the coming years of conservation. I am similarly thrilled to announce that our next chapter Vice President will be long time board member and raffle boat committee chairman Slade Stary!
Our upcoming 2023 events schedule: Lil’ Salties Kid-fish Tournament (Matagorda Harbor) – Saturday, May 13, CCA Matagorda Bays Chapter Annual Banquet and Boat Raffle (El Campo Civic Center) – June 29, and Jim Ehman Memorial Guides Cup Invitational (Matagorda Harbor) – Sept 26-27.
Our 2023 raffle boat has been built, delivered, and is ready to be displayed in the surrounding communities. This year’s boat was built by TranSport Boats on the banks of Matagorda Bay in Palacios, Texas. TranSport built us a beautiful and sleek 2480 XLR8 sitting on top of a custom Coastline Trailer with side steps and Mag Wheels built in Sea Drift, Texas. We chose to install a Suzuki Marine 350HP motor with twin rotating propellors for powering the winner across any bay system Texas has to offer.
The TranSport 2480 XLR8 sports a K-Top, Twin 10’ Power Poles, Garmin 94 UHD, Wet Sounds MC5/4-chan. Amp/4×6 Revo speakers, white powder coated aluminum, swim ladder, bucket captain seats, front live-well, Bob’s Jackplate, and Lenco trim tabs.
(2023 CCA Matagorda Bays Boat Raffle Prize)
We wish to thank the 2023 boat sponsors for making this boat possible: Capital Farm Credit, ILS Capital, & Topwater Real Estate.
One lucky winner will be drawn the night of June 29, on Facebook live, at our annual chapter banquet. If you like attending a good party every now and then mark your calendars and don’t miss it! Ticket sales will begin the first week of February and you can find them by contacting any of our board members or visiting the local businesses listed here: Prasek’s Family Smokehouse, Matagorda Harbor Bait & Tackle, TranSport Boats, Superior Motor Parts, The Shot Spot, Hoffer’s Auto, Johnny’s Sport Shop, Star Parts, Rice Farmers Co-Op & Mr. Tire (El Campo & Bay City), United AG General Store, VonDerAu Ford, TNT Western Wear, and Wayne’s Bait Camp. You can also swing by and see us at the Texas Fishing Show in the TranSport Boats booth in March.
Please check out our Facebook page and chapter webpage for all boat raffle and event updates. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.
President: Chris Bird
Vice President: Jason Beery
Secretary: JP Appling
Treasurer: Blake Barger
Banquet Chairman: JP Pope
Stay tuned for 2023 details.
Stay tuned for details.