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 - Aug/Sept 2017

    Howdy, Partners in Conservation! It has been a great summer down here on the coastal bend of Texas. Some nice rains in the early part of the summer have kept our back bays in prime nursery condition for all the juvenile fish, shrimp and crabs that call our estuaries home. Speaking of young things...we are happy to announce that the Corpus Christi Chapter is once again bringing back our Poco Rojo Kid Fish Tournament, which is hosted out at the CCA Marine Development Center off of the mother lagoon in sparkling Flour Bluff, Texas. A huge thanks to board members Mike Henry and Dr. Robert Vega, along with Dr. Vega's Texas Parks & Wildlife Department staff who make this event possible. Go ahead and mark your calendars for Saturday September 9, and be on the lookout for an e-blast from CCA Texas containing all the Poco Rojo event and registration details.

    Right on the tail of our Poco Rojo event, the Corpus Christi Chapter will be hosting our Babes on Baffin All Ladies Fishing Tournament. This event will be held on October 6-7 at Marker 37 Marina. Registration is currently open, so go ahead and get your teams together for this fun-filled event, held in the name of Coastal Conservation. Check out the pictures on the Babes on Baffin Facebook page from past tournaments. Looks like a good time to me! This is not one to miss. Registration details and sponsorship opportunities can be found online at, or by calling Valerie Chilton, Tournament Director, at (361) 882-5199.

    Following Babes on Baffin, our chapter will be kicking it into high gear rolling out plans for our 40th Annual Corpus Christi Chapter Fundraising Banquet to be held on February 22, 2018 in Corpus Christi, Texas. We are working very hard to make this banquet the biggest and best to date! Please plan to join us, as we will have some unique items, some surprise items and hopefully some vintage items and pictures from the early days of CCA Corpus Christi. Thanks to our Banquet Chair Ms. Judy Arnold for stepping up to help steer our chapter through our 40th banquet. We are looking for sponsors and donors to help us bring this banquet home – If you feel called to sponsor or donate, please shoot us an email at

    If you have ever been a part of helping out the Corpus Christi Chapter, I would like to extend my personal thanks for helping us get to where we are today. You HAVE made a difference, and I tip my hat in your direction. Thank you! 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
  • On September 9, we are welcoming back our Poco Rojo Kid Fish Tournament at the newly renovated CCA Marine Development Center in Flour Bluff.
  • Click Here to Register Online for the 2017 Babes on Baffin 13th Annual Ladies Fishing Tournament October 6-7th.
  • Save the date for the 40th Annual Corpus Christi Chapter Banquet on February 22, 2018 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Add the date to your calendar, and help us celebrate our chapter’s milestone.

  • 2014 Corpus Guides Cup Thank You Sheet