Monthly Archives: September 2014

Couples that Boat Together, Stay Together

Couples that Boat Together, Stay Together

by: Donna Chance

Studies have proven that couples that share the same hobbies have more successful marriages. Compromise is always a great remedy for marriages, which do not share the same interests. However, boating tends to be one of those activities everyone loves. So, why not give it a whirl. You can boat at every level, from the most luxurious models, to a twelve-foot aluminum standard fishing boat. Whatever your income or lifestyle there is a boat for you.

To break your partner in, start slow, plan in great detail every aspect of the first outing. Rent a pontoon to get you started, before the big purchase, if necessary. Many of these models come with grills, so invite some of your spouses’ friends and have at it. Be sure to pick a day where you know the weather will be fantastic. Initially, another great tip is to go when the water is not so crowded. Try an off-season outing first. When making the introduction to your spouse, experience is your friend. If you’re a beginner, go out first to on your own, it will only help. This will make for less anxiety free outing when helping your spouse warm up to the ideal.

Another great way to create an enjoyable boating adventure, for your spouse, is to incorporate some of their favorite hobbies into the event. If they like playing cards, you can do so in a pontoon. If they don’t want to let go of their online activities, get a hotspot. Make the idea as compatible to your spouse’s interest as you possible can. Ultimately it will be a much more successful endeavor, if both parties are having fun.

Just as in marriage communication is everything. Ask your spouse what they visualize when going on a boating trip. If they see mosquitoes and heat, then do your best to alleviate their fears. If it’s something fun and adventuresome, then all true recreational boaters know how to make that happen. Now get out there on the water and bring your spouse. Last, but not least, HAVE SOME FUN!

Congrats to Chamber Business of the Month-Texas Marine

The staff of Texas Marine was surprised by the Chamber for being chosen as
ZChamberthe Chamber Business of the Month!

They received a gift basket donated by
American Personnel & Temps, cupcakes from Gigi’s Cupcakes, and an Office
Party at The Grill by Arfeen, Smith & Payne! You will be able to learn more
about their business in the upcoming issue of the Beaumont Business Journal. Thank you to Texas Marine for being an outstanding business partner! Once again, Congrats to Chamber Business of the Month-Texas Marine

 

Congratulations on 50th Anniversary to Chaparral & Robalo

Congratulations on 50th Anniversary to Chaparral & Robalo

One of the top boat brands in the nation, Chaparral & Robalo are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year. Congratulations from the Texas Marine Team! Texas Marine has known the Founders for 40 of their 50 years in business, watching them grow to the impressive company they are today.

Nearly 600 employees attended this week’s anniversary event at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in the Florida Keys. The company was originally founded in South Florida in 1965, moving to Nashville in 1976. The anniversary event was a celebration worthy of 50 successful years in the industry. Also in attendance were over 50 Georgia, Nashville and Berrien County officials, along with Governor Deal of Georgia. Chaparral’s cutting edge technology and steady stream of award-winning boats designs have driven them to the front of the pack for over half a century. Their numbers truly tell the story and the company has one of the strongest balance sheets in the industry.

Chaparral’s President Jim Lane opened up the event, a long time friend of the Texas Marine dealerships. Jim stated, “ I can’t think of a more appropriate way to launch our 50th Anniversary celebration than having Governor Deal address the employees at Chaparral and Robalo Boats. City, county and state officials have played a key role in supporting our company and we’re proud of the partnership we’ve created.”

Founder, Buck Pegg, chimed in “When the decision was made to move Chaparral to Nashville, Georgia, it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The work ethic and talent here is second to none. We have numerous employees that have been with the company 30 or more years.”

Governor Deal praised the company because of their many civic contributions, as well as, the perseverance it took to accomplish 50 years in business under the original management. Running a 1.2 million sq. ft manufacturing facility, which has a 125 million dollar impact on the local economy is a huge accomplishment. Chaparral also announced its plans to expand its manufacturing plant once again.

We again want to extend our hearty congratulations to the entire Chaparral & Robalo group. Texas Marine has sold Chaparral for almost as long as the company has been in existence. As Texas Marine management recently said “They are a leader in the marine industry worldwide but through the years they have become like family to us.”

Article Submitted by: Donna Chance

 

Upcoming Freshwater Tournament Schedules

via Lakecaster

Upcoming Freshwater Tournament Schedules

Bass Tourny FishBelow is a list to future freshwater tournaments in our area. We could love to include any others you know of. Please feel free to email us at d_chance@texasmarine.com, if you would like to submit a tournament. Also be sure to include verification information in the email, so that we may call the tournament sponsors and verify the event. We will be publishing the tournaments blogs at regular intervals for your convenience, so stayed tuned. Each time a tournament blog is published it will include all the updated tournaments in the new post. Enjoy and go check out some of these tournaments below. There are great fun for the entire family.

SEPTEMBER

6-7         WalMart BFL-Cowboy Series @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
6            Army Rec Site Open Tournament @ Military Rec, Toledo Bend
13-14    Ignition Bass YFL Championship @ Fin & Feather, Toledo Bend
13-14    Weekend Bass Series @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
14          Hemphill Bass Club @ 944 Marina, Toledo Bend
20          Patriot’s Challenge @ Jackson Hill, Rayburn
20          Jr. Southwest Bassmasters @ Whiteoak Park, Toledo Bend
21          Ignition Bass Team Championship @ Sam Rayburn Marina, Rayburn
27-28    Angler’s Quest Team Championship @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn

OCTOBER

2-4        FLW Everstart Series@ Cassells Boykin, Rayburn
4           Army Rec Site Open Tournament @ Military Rec, Toledo Bend
4-5        Media Bass 25th Annual Team Championship @ Cypress Bend, Toledo Bend
10-11    Rayburn Oilmen’s Classic @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
11         DETX High School Fishing @ Jackson Hill, Rayburn
11         Jr. Southwest Bassmasters @ Big Bass, Toledo Bend
16-18   WalMart BFL All-American @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
18         DETX High School Fishing @ Fin & Feather, Toledo Bend
18-19    Bud Light Trail Championship @ Cypress Bend, Toledo Bend
25-26    Bud Light Trail Championship @ Twin Dikes, Rayburn
25-26    FLW College Fishing Invitational @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn

NOVEMBER

1            Army Rec Site Open Tournament @ Military Rec, Toledo Bend
1             Jr. Southwest Bassmasters @ Whiteoak Park, Toledo Bend
8            DETX High School Fishing @ Jackson Hill, Rayburn
15          DETX High School Fishing @ Fin & Feather, Toledo Bend
15          Patriot’s Challenge @ Jackson Hill, Rayburn

DECEMBER

6            SETX High School Fishing @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
6            Army Rec Site Open Tournament @ Military Rec, Toledo Bend
13          Patriot’s Challenge @ Jackson Hill, Rayburn
20          DETX High School Fishing @ Jackson Hill, Rayburn

JANUARY

10         Weekend Bass Series @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
10         DETX High School Fishing @ Fin & Feather, Toledo Bend
11         Anglers Quest-Team #1 @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
17         Bass Champs (Eastern Division) @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
17         DETX High School Fishing @ Jackson Hill, Rayburn
18         Anglers Quest-Individual #1 @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
24         FLW College Tournament @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
31         Texas Team Trail @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn

FEBRUARY

7            DETX High School Fishing @ Fin & Feather, Toledo Bend
7            SETX High School Fishing @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
14          Weekend Bass Series @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
15          Anglers Quest Team #2 @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
22          Anglers Quest Individual #2 @ Umphrey Pavilion Rayburn
28          BFL-Cowboy Division #1 @ Umphrey Pavilion Rayburn
28          DETX High School Fishing @ Jackson Hill, Rayburn

MARCH

7            DETX High School Fishing @ Fin & Feather, Toledo Bend
7            Bass Champs-East Division #3 @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
14          Weekend Bass Series @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
15          Anglers Quest Team #3 @ Umphrey Pavilion Rayburn
21          SETX High School Fishing @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
28          DETX High School Fishing @ Jackson Hill, Rayburn
29          Anglers Quest Individual #3 @ Umphrey Pavilion Rayburn

APRIL

3-4         Basscat Owners Tournament @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
11          SETX High School Fishing @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
11          Fishers of Men Tournament @ Jackson Hill, Rayburn
12          Anglers Quest Team # 4 @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
17-19     Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
18          DETX High School Fishing @ Fin & Feather, Toledo Bend
25          Parker Lumber Tournament and Auction @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
26          Anglers Quest Individual #4 @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn

MAY

3            Anglers Quest Team #5 @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
9            BFL-Cowboy Division #2 @ Umphrey Pavilion, Rayburn
9            DETX High School Fishing @ To Be Announced, Rayburn
10          DETX High School Fishing @ To Be Announced, Toledo Bend

10 Misconceptions About Anglers

via Wide Open Spaces

10 Misconceptions About Anglers

#1 Anglers Deplete The Fish Population

One little known fact about anglers is that collectively, they are one of the biggest conservation groups in the outdoors. License fees go to state agencies and other entities and are used for fishery conservation.

The Pittman-Robertson Act levies an 11% excise tax on fishing gear. The money is distributed back to the states for fishery conservation and public land preservation programs. Daily limits and size restrictions are adjusted annually based on biologists recommendations. Anglers often add structures to lakes to add habitat for fish. Commercial fishing is a heavily regulated industry and recreational angling is controlled and monitored so the impact on the fisheries is positive.

#2 Anglers Do Not Care About The Environment

Nothing could be further from the truth. Sportsman of all types are concerned about the environment in which they conduct their activities. Most of the time anglers will go out of their way to scoop up trash that they see floating in the water. They are very careful to contain their own trash as well. If an angler pulls something up on their fishhook that does not belong in the water (like the old cartoons where the fisherman catches a shoe), they do not throw it back in. They will dispose of it properly

To see a slideshow on all 10 misconceptions…………………………..Click Here