Corpus Christi

The Corpus Christi Chapter is composed primarily of those CCA Texas members who live in Corpus Christi and it’s surrounding communities.


President Jake Herring 361.244.0258 Corpus Christi CCA
Assistant Director John Blaha 800.626.4222 P.O. Box 6992
Corpus Christi, TX 78466


  • Banquet Meetings - All meetings will be held at Dos Comales Restaurant located at  227 North Water Street unless otherwise noted.

  • Currents - April/May 2017

    Happy Spring Fellow Conservationists! We are breathing a sigh of relief and also celebrating that the 39th Annual Corpus Christi Chapter Fundraising Banquet is now behind us. I want to start off by thanking the dedication and commitment of our local board to make our 39th banquet a huge success. The list is too long to name each one of you, but I sincerely appreciate all you do for the Corpus Christi Chapter.

    We could not celebrate our successes without the steadfast support from our sponsors. The Corpus Christi Chapter would like to give a big thanks to all of our sponsors. Each one of you has played a part in helping Coastal Conservation Association be the success that it has become. The organization that was founded 40 years ago has the same core values today as it did in 1977. I would like to think that those men who set out to ‘Save the Redfish’ would all be proud of what we have accomplished in their wakes! Whether you a donated raffle item or sponsored a trip, it all helps toward our end goal of conserving, promoting and enhancing marine resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the public.

    A special thanks goes out to our Gold, Silver and Bronze Level sponsors. Gold Level: AutoNation Chevrolet Cadillac South Corpus Christi, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Andrews Distributing Company, Flint Hills Resources and L&F Distributors. Silver Level: Corpus Christi CyclePlaza, Corpus Christi Caller Times, Majek Boats and Premier Yamaha Boating Center.  Bronze Level: Access Storage, Augs Services, Berkeley Eye Center-Corpus Christi, Borden Insurance, C&S Plating & Bumper Recycling, Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation, Cooper Outdoor Advertising, Davidson Capital Management, Grunwald Printing, HRI for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Lamar Advertising, Marker 37, Physicians Premier Emergency Room, Pipe Pros, Ron Hoover Marine, Sentinel Integrity Solutions, The Boat Stop, Total Oilfield and UTMSI.    

    The Corpus Christi Chapter was also honored to present two awards at the recent banquet. Jace Tunnell received our Conservationist of the Year award, and his father Dr. Wes Tunnell received a Lifetime Achievement award. Their work spans from ground-up involvement in local volunteer based conservation projects (Jace) all the way to researching Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean coral reef communities (Wes). Not too often is our chapter given the opportunity to acknowledge a great pair of stewards of our marine resources.

    We look forward to seeing everyone soon. Remember, as summer approaches and everyone heads out to hit the water… boat safe, be respectful on the water and take a kid fishing. Yours in Conservation – Jake Herring (361) 244-0258

  • President: Jake Herring 361.244.0258
    Vice President: John Arnim 361.563.2010
    Vice President: David Harris 361.739.2427
    Vice President: Dr. David McKee 361.739.1979
    Vice President: Jake Herring 361.244.0258
    Vice President: John DeJohn 361.728.8152
    Treasurer: Kevin Hill
    Secretary: Kesley Gibson
    CCA National Board: Cal Jennings 361.215.4466
    Banquet Chair: Joseph Briones 361.739.0329 
    Banquet Co-Chair: Judy Arnold 361.510.0762
    Past President: Troy Adler 361.533.0415
    Past President: Mike Henry 361.816.0300
    Past President: Randy Poelma 361.851.1129
    Past President: Jay Gardner 361.658.7159
  • The 2017 Corpus Christi Chapter Annual Banquet was held on Thursday, March 10 at the American Bank Center. We had a great turn out. Thank you to all who came out and showed their support!

  • The 2017 Babes on Baffin tournament will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2016.  Stay tuned for further details


  • 2014 Corpus Guides Cup Thank You Sheet