The San Bernard chapter is composed of East Bernard, Wallis, Orchard, Hungerford, Lissie and their surrounding communities.
|Assistant Director||Coleman Todd||800.626.4222|
We will continue to meet somewhere in the East Bernard area every Third Tuesday evening of each month.
William Wilcox – has put together three functions to be spread out over the summer and early next spring, social events called The Speaker Series. The first event is scheduled for June 1 at S-Curve in East Bernard. The cost $10 per ticket and limited to the first 60 attendees, with all-you-can-eat crawfish to be served as the meal. Our first speaker will be CCA Advocacy Director Shane Bonnot. He will be speaking about the oyster systems in the bays and CCA’s efforts to maintain them for years to come. Ask your local chapter member about the event!
Currents -Aug/Sep 2017
The San Bernard Chapter hosted our first social event of the season with an all-you-can-eat Crawfish Boil on June 1! The event was a great success and a wonderful opportunity for our board members to interact with members of our community and friends of CCA on a personal level. Our speaker, Shane Bonnot, gave an informative presentation on the oyster system and harvest. It was very interesting to learn about how something we take for granted has such an impact on our fisheries. People in town are still talking about it – Great job Shane! Thank you to Matt and Jenna Kopycinski for their support and for providing the venue, S-Curve. We will be hosting our second event in August of this year. Steaks and lobsters are on the menu, and our speaker will be a guide from Matagorda….to be named later! Check our Facebook page for details on the event and how to get your tickets before they sell out. For additional info on chapter events, please contact our Social Network Director, William Wilcox, at (281) 753-1445, and like our chapter page on Facebook!
Thank you to all of the board members who contributed to the success of this first event. Without the help and planning, these events would not be possible. Thanks especially to William for tackling this chore, taking it by the horns and making it happen. It was a flawless effort and result.
Our next chapter event is the San Bernard Board Cup. Seven boats of our board members were auctioned off at the banquet in February, and the fishing tournament is set for July 29, 2017 in Matagorda. All bets are off, as the winner has changed hands three times in the last three years. Good luck to all, and may God bless us with beautiful weather!
Congratulations are in order for Junior Board Member Dayne Macha. As of this writing, Dayne is currently leading the 11-17 year olds Middle Coast Largest Trout Division in the CCA Texas STAR Tournament with an 8 lb. 9 oz. whopper! Great job to Dayne and his partners Doug and Jack. Good luck to all STAR anglers, both young and old. Fishing has been steady, with reports of stringers of midsize trout being caught on croaker, shrimp and Down South Lures. I have seen an increase in the number of large fish being posted online with Down South Lures over deep shell and wading mid bay reefs. Thanks to all who release the big girls!
At this year’s Annual San Bernard Chapter Banquet, which is held every 4th Thursday in February, my wife Mindy was the proud recipient of an Alaskan vacation donated by All Alaska Outdoors. The trip was spectacular and one that I would urge everyone to take a long look at before your next banquet. Our fishing guide, Monte, was wonderful as a guide, but even more educational when it came to the salmon that we were chasing. We talked at length over the three days of fishing about the lifespan, growth, migration and conservation of the fish species. Monte, a fishing guide with 32 years of experience – 25 on the river we fished – explained the need for additional conservation and education in their region. He was extremely knowledgeable and cares deeply about our organization, which is why he donates 50 trips per year to the CCA. I enjoyed our discussions as much as I did the fishing. The land is large and vast with views that cannot be described with any justice. It was a trip I will never forget, and I will always long to return the Kenai in search of that 70+ lb. King Salmon. Tight lines and safe travels – Ross Kutach
President: Ross Kutach 281.330.0135 Treasurer: Brian Domel 979.533.2023 Vice President: Board Cup Jared Montagino Vice President: Social Coordinator/ Communications William Wilcox Vice President: Banquet Tickets Jarrod Cavness San Bernard Board Cup Fishing Tournament is set for July 29, 2017 in Matagorda. The 2017 San Bernard Chapter Annual Banquet was held on Thursday, February 23 at the Riverside Hall in East Bernard. Thank you to all who came out and showed their support.