The Texas Marine Brokerage Team went on a saltwater fishing retreat, last weekend. It was a huge success, filled with fish and fun. All 3 locations of the Texas Marine Brokerage staff were invited to attend this annual event. They had 2 boats with 2 Captains from Captain Anthony Busceme’s Black Dog Guide Service. The headed out early and went fishing on Lake Calcasieu at “The Weirs” near Hackberry, Louisiana.
Also known as Big Lake, it is 80 square miles of angler heaven. Many think it has some of the best Redfish, Trout and Flounder fishing in the world. In Texas, when you manage to catch all 3 of these gamefish in one day there is a nickname for it, The Texas Grand Slam or The Triple Play!
Texas Marine uses the captains on the BlackDog team because they are full time professional fishing Captains. They make their living making you smile and always give our team an experience to remember. There are marshes and backwaters at Lake Calcasieu of pure saltwater magic, filled with schooling Redfish, waiting to give you the ride of your life. The magic happens due to the lakes large body of water having to flow through such a small bottleneck, such as the Lake Calcasieu ship channel.
On the Texas Marine Brokerage trip this year the gang brought in a 9 lb. Catfish! They also caught dozens of Redfish and some very large Flounders. It wasn’t quite a Grand Slam but it was a wildly successful day of fishing, non- the-less. Everyone on the trip had a blast and they are ready to go back next year. Good times, good memories and good company was the consensus of the 2017 annual Texas Marine Brokerage fishing retreat.
TOURNAMENT SPONSORED BY: TEXAS MARINE
Bolivar Peninsula, Stingaree’s Restaurant & Marina, Holtzclaw Memorial
Foundation. Proceeds go to the Bolivar Peninsula Lions Club Youth Scholarship.
TIME: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 6:00am to 3:00 pm
Kids start at 8:00 am – Weigh in between 9:00-10:00 am. Awards at 10:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Stingaree’s Restaurant & Marina, Crystal Beach, Tx
Friday April 28th
6:00 pm Check In/Registration
7:00 pm Calcutta
Saturday April 29th
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lunch @ Stingaree’s
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Official Weigh In by Lions Club
4:00 pm Awards Ceremony and Door Prizes
8:00 pm Live music
Registration & Entry Fees Team Tournament – maximum of 4 fishermen to a team. Multiple boats and kayaks can be used. Fees:
Team fee (4) – $350.00 Individual entries $100.00.
*Early entry fee discount (received by April 21): Individual $75.00 Team of 4 $300.00
All entry fees must be paid by Friday, April 28th 6pm. Entry fee includes all meals, awards, and goodie bags. Souvenir shirts and caps can be purchased.
Registration will take place at Stingaree’s Down Under at 6:00 pm Friday April 28, prior to the Calcutta, but is not required.
Fishing Rules All anglers must have a valid Texas Fishing License and Saltwater Stamp. All Texas Parks and Wildlife rules must be observed. Boats may leave the dock 6:00 am on April 29th. Natural or artificial bait may be used.
3 Trout (limit of one trout over 25” per team), 2 slot redfish and 1 flounder will we weighed per team. Winners will be determined by total weight of the catch (maximum of 6 fish). Ties will be broken by check-in times.
Winners may be subject to polygraph. Cash prizes may not be awarded until authenticity is determined.
Tournament boundaries are the surf from High Island @ HWY 124 West to San Luis and
Galveston bay complex. Entries can begin from their preferred launch or beach access.
Tournament will begin at daylight April 29th.
Weighing Official weigh in will take place from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at Stingaree’s Restaurant & Marina and will be administered by the Lions Club. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Prizes and Payouts
Heaviest Stringer: 3 Speckled Trout, 2 Redfish, 1 Flounder
- 1st place – $2000.
- 2nd place – $1000.
- 3rd place – $500
Kids Hardhead Haul-in 12yrs old and under presented by Holtzclaw Memorial Foundation.
Heaviest Hardhead wins a $500.00 scholarship
Kids can start fishing at 8:00am. Weigh-in will be between 9:00am-10:00am. Awards
ceremony for kids will be @10:30am. Hot dogs and drinks will be served.
Checks payable to BPLCYSF. Mail to PO Box 2125 Crystal Beach, TX 77650. For questions contact Brenda 409-291-9092. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
COME AND HELP TEAM SHARON!
There is going to be a benefit for a wonderful lady who is very special to Texas Marnie, Sharon Dial.
She is the wife to one of our current employees, John Dial. She has been diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer and it has spread to her brain and lungs. We need your help in raising funds for her immediate treatment. On Saturday, May 6th at 11 a.m. till it’s over there is a benefit being given to assist her with this need. It will be held at the VFW Post 4709, 1303 West Semands, Conroe, Tx 77301. The phone number there is 936-756-7614. The phone number to receive more information on this benefit is
936-520-1113 for Brandi Skipwith.
Please come by and get eat with us. There will be pulled pork sandwiches, sandwich plates with all the trimmings, live auction, lottery board, 50/50 drawing, cake walk and a party wagon. There has been a www.gofundme.com/sharon-dial-cancer-treatment account set up if you would like to donate.
Texas Marine is out at the State Fair in full force March 30th-April 9th. Come by and visit us there. Bay Boats, Pleasure Boats, Pontoon Boats, Jet Boats- there will be plenty of boats on display for viewing! We are celebrating over 30 years of helping friends and family enjoy the boating and outdoors lifestyle. There will be factory reps on hand to answer all your questions.
Spring Saltwater Invitational Fishing Tournament
When: April 6th-7th
Time: April 6th @ 6pm
April 7 @ 6am-Breakfast
6:30-All Boats Leave
12 Noon-Weigh In
Where: Oak Island Lodge on Trinity Bay
Oak Island, Tx
What: April 6th – Dinner and Calcutta Auction
April 7th – Fishing Tournament
OPTIONAL: April 6th @ 10am Brunch & Drinks
Oak Island Lodge on Trinity Bay
$50 per person
Tournament will be held in Trinity and Galveston Bay complex. This is a TEAM Tournament. with 3 man teams. They will go out with professional fishing guides. Team stringers will consist of no more than 5 fish, speckled trout only. The Calcutta winners will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams with tournament prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Winners.
For More Information Contact:
Jimmy Sylvia @ 409-267-5297 or
Tag Anderson @ 281-838-4216
Do you believe?
Bigfoot makes his way to Crystal Beach
By Cody & Destiny Martin
CRYSTAL BEACH, TEXAS—Local resident claims he recently spotted a dark figure resembling Bigfoot on Goat Island.
Commercial fisherman Delino Comeaux says he was out checking his crab traps on the foggy morning of February 10 when he witnessed what appeared to be a hairy, upright-standing figure near the water’s edge of Elmgrove Point.
“I had just got done pulling my last trap into the boat, and I spotted some movement out of the corner of my eye. At first glance, it looked like a big hog, but then it stood up on two legs.” Comeaux says at that point the creature retreated back into the overgrown vegetation of the island.
Late last year, a photographer from Galveston, who wishes to remain anonymous, reported seeing a similar being near the Point Bolivar Lighthouse. “I came to capture some of Bolivar’s beauty at dusk and saw what I thought to be a large, ape-like animal through the lens of my camera. When I looked with my naked eye, it was gone. Just like that!”
Sightings of Sasquatch, as he is known in the South, are a fairly common occurrence, though there have never been reports of the unproven creature being seen on the Bolivar Peninsula until now, according to the Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy.
Resident believers have theorized that the misunderstood monster may have been seeking warmer climates due to global cooling and receding ocean levels, and found himself in the vicinity of the timbered area of Anahuac during the time of Hurricane Ike in 2008. Following the storm, he was most likely caught on a raft of pine trees that became lodged on Goat Island, and as a result has been living there ever since. It is also purported that the primate survives on crabs, oysters, and shrimp. Assumedly, he may be a pescetarian.
But after years in hiding, Bigfoot is ready to embrace the boundless experiences Bolivar Peninsula has to offer. From Spring Break to Labor Day, and every weekend in between, catch him enjoying the sights, sounds, and local events that make Crystal Beach so unique. Photo ops will be available every Saturday through the summer at the Big Store. Follow their Facebook page @TheBigStore for more details.
To read more here is a link to the current issue:
Smear yogurt on each side of your Flounder. Season cornmeal with Tony Chachere seasoning to your taste. Dredge the Flounder through the cornmeal on both sides. Heat oil in a skillet and fry about 3-4 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towel.
Chop in squares 1 Mango
Chop in squares 1 Avocado
Add Cilantro to taste (about 1 Tbsp.)
Add 1 Tbsp. Lime juice
Chop 1 Tbsp. Purple Onion in small pieces
Chop in tiny pieces 1/2 jalapeno without seeds or insides.
Mix in bowl thoroughly and place Salsa on top of Fried Flounder.
Serve with Mango Salsa on top and enjoy the crispy rich flavor perfectly blended for an mouth-watering taste! This Fried Flounder with Mango Avocado Salsa will quickly become one of your favorite recipes.
Anchors can cause lots of issues on small boats. Most anchors are designed to use sharp points, hooks and spikes. The anchor assembly usually has a short chain that connects to the anchor rope. These anchors are carried on the small boats flat deck, making it easy to trip over. Anchors designed without a protective vinyl coating can damage this deck. Anchor compartments are not usually big enough to retrieve and store the anchor quickly or efficiently. On many occasions these anchors bring in mud, grass and muck into the boat. As a result of these various problems, the situation shown in the photo is a common scene.
This AnchorUP solution is a slender polyethylene container that holds the anchor in a stable, upright position. It accommodates anchors rated for boats up to 36” long. This solution also has a small footprint, requiring less than half of the deck space normally required by a complete anchor-chain-rope assembly. Both ends of this anchor system is rounded and boaters can walk on the deck safely. The many benefits of the AnchorUp system are:
- Quiet Anchor Removal
- Deck Footprint 6”x24”
- Two 3/8’s diameter floor mounting holes
- High Density Polyethylene Material
- UV Color Stabilized For Life
- Large Drain Holes For Easy Cleanup
- Black & White Available
- Weight: 7 Lbs.
Never again will anchors and ropes become a nuisance on your boating or fishing trips. Cleanup will be a breeze. Come by Texas Marine and check out the AnchorUp, it’s the best place for your Anchor!
Texas Marine ranked #19 of Top 100 Dealerships in North America
The Boating Industry Magazine announced the 2016 Top 100 dealers in the nation at a black tie gala event on December 8 in Orlando, Florida. “From the thousands of dealers in North America – and hundreds of nominations – these 100 dealers are the best of the best,” said Boating Industry Editor in Chief Jonathan Sweet. He then explained, “These dealers excel not only at the business of selling boats, but also delivering a great customer experience.”
The exciting news is that Texas Marine was named #19 out of all the Top Dealers in North America. All 3 of Texas Marine locations were included in this award rank. The Top 100 is the only independent ranking of dealerships across North America. This list recognizes unsurpassed business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service and more, in order to rank the best dealerships across North America. Boating Industry Magazine has been ranking the Top 100 Dealerships since 2005.
Texas Marine had been named in the Top 100 Dealers in the nation for years now. This time they have made it into the Top 20 and intend to stay there!
To read full article click here: http://boatingindustry.com/top-100/top-100-dealers/