Monthly Archives: March 2014

Fish Tales: 82lb Cat & other various tails



Jason Davis caught this 82.3 lb “Blue Cat” at Lake Conroe,
missing the record by only 2 lbs. He calls it his Valentine’s fish.

It was the only fish at the end of a cold and overcast day.
It was caught on the 2nd boat he purchased from Texas Marine.




Service Director Phil




Connor Kuchera, nephew of Conroe’s Texas Marine General Manager Mark Kuchera catches his first
Redfish in a NauticStar 244 XTS out on Sabine Lake.




Lake Conroe striper hybrid 3-11-14




Phil Stark- Texas Marine’s Parts/Service Director was fishing with GM-Mark Kuchera and Pre-owned Sales

Manager-Mark Vollmert when he landed this 4.5 lb. Black Bass!




Travis Gracedel Southeast Texas



Travis Gracedel, Lumberton H.S. Senior and nephew
of a Texas Marine Beaumont employee, caught this
4.6 lb Bass on Lake Sam Rayburn last week. It was
caught on an artificial lizard.




Texas Marine Team

Amanda Boston, Sales Specialist

(Nickname: The Energizer Bunny)

My name is Amanda Boston and I am a Sales Specialist at Texas Marine in Conroe, Texas.  I was born in Deer Park, Texas. Almost every weekend was spent at my Grandmother’s house in Lampasas, Texas. The other weekends were spent working on my daddy’s 1968 Dodge Charger.  In Junior High school, we moved to Cy-Fair where I attended Arnold and met my best friend for life, Sunny Allen.  Sunny and I spent every day of every summer at the pool!  My passion was swimming and modeling. I went to Magnolia High School. That is where I learned to get lost in the woods on a four wheeler, hunt, fish, race the 1968 Dodge Charger and play the bass guitar.

I met my husband in Conroe, Texas in 2008. We have made our life and family on Lake Conroe, where we share our love for the church, family, and water.  Together we have four wonderful children.

As an adult, I’ve always been in the sales industry.  I’ve mainly stayed in the motorized vehicle industry.  Selling Harleys, cars, trucks, car accessories and of course boats. Selling boats, by far, has been the most rewarding experience. My goal and dream is to make a positive impact on every single person I meet.  I believe that one person can make a huge positive impact on the world one person at a time.

Amanda has quite the reputation for customer satisfaction because Jennifer Baker recently posted on Facebook “Amanda Boston is very knowledgeable and has such a professional attitude.” Chris Hunt then chimed in with his own great review saying, simply  “Amanda is Awesome!”very talkative and always loves a good conversation. Come let Texas Marine parts department help you next time your in the market for anything involving boats, fishing or parts.

The “Great Scot Outdoor Utility Table,” a Local Success Story

Are you looking for a great way to clean your fish safely and quickly? Try our “Great Scot Outdoor Utility Table” now at Texas Marine’s parts dept. Below is the story about the local development of this amazing product.

Scot Sheldon went wade-fishing one day, a few yGreat Scot Outdoor Utility Tableears back. He became seriously annoyed at how he had to clean his catch. His best option was balancing a fish cleaning board between two garbage cans. Naturally it was very unstable and somewhat dangerous using a knife in those conditions. One slip up could have easily been disastrous.

On the way home, to Beaumont, he began to think about a way to design a portable fish-cleaning station. He contacted a friend, Bob Quinn, to build a mockup version of what he envisioned. When it was complete it was fairly heavy, made from Marine-grade poly sheet plastic. Sheldon was a Beaumont attorney and knew, when he saw it, that it was worth pursuing to get it on the market for others to enjoy.

He decided to call a national sporting goods store for help. Their CEO invited him to visit with their Katy, Tx design team. Sheldon then worked with the team for over two years to get the product just right. It paid off with what is now the “Great Scot Outdoor Utility Table.” Sheldon’s wife, Amanda, bought six tables at the Eastex Freeway store when it first hit the market. She brought them back to her husband’s law office at Moore Landrey to give to their friends.

A box (4’x 3’x 6”) contained the lightweight folding utility table with telescoping legs to accommodate uneven surfaces. It’s got a port for a garden hose so water flows in to channels around the perimeter of the molded plastic tabletop. You use the water to spray the liquefied mush off when gutting a fish, leaving behind the fins, skin and guts. These can be swept into a trash bag suspended in a heavy-duty rubber mesh that hangs off the end. A rack that can be set into the tabletop can hold a lantern or anything else that hangs. There is a port is for an extension cord to run and electric gutting knife. There are beverage holders because cleaning fish always requires ready access to something cold.

Come by Texas Marine Parts Dept and check out one of theses great tables today, straight from a local entrepreneur.

Texas Marine Team

Kerri Hedden, otherwise known as the “Great Communicator”
Parts Department Manager

Kerri was born and raised in Port Arthur. She attended Lamar University after High School. Kerri enjoys hanging out with friends and family. Kerri is a full time employee in the parts department at Texas Marine. She has been in the Marine Industry since 1978 and has earned a “Service Writer” certificate. She has had years of training related to the Marine business, from unlimited sources, over these years. Texas Marine has a large parts department inside its dealership. The parts department team includes some of the best and most knowledgeable staff around to help you with your boating needs. Texas Marine stocks everything you could want for you boating lifestyle and Kerri is a huge part of its success.

Kerri is a boat lover and has several of her own. One of her favorite things to do is spend time out on the water. One of her goals is to be able to spend more time on her favorite hobbies. Those hobbies include: water activities, traveling and rock collecting. Kerri is very talkative and always loves a good conversation. Come let Texas Marine parts department help you next time your in the market for anything involving boats, fishing or parts.

2014 Freshwater Fishing Tournament: Beaumont Police Benefit Association

Everyone is invited to enter the BPBA Bass Tournament. It will be held at Fin & Feather Lake Resort on Toledo Bend in Hemphill, Texas. Don’t worry about the family; this resort has plenty of room for them to hang out, while you’re fishing. It has R/V sites, cabins, triplexes and motel rooms on the property. There is also a gameroom, store, laundromat and pool. All rooms have free wireless internet available. Call now to reserve your rooms before they are all gone. For Resort information click here: Fin & Feather (409) 579-2056

The tournament will begin Saturday, March 15th. However, Friday the 14th at 6:00 pm will be the official Kick-off!! There will be a large covered pavilion next to the main boat launch. Food and drinks will be available for purchase both days. Team members & guest will have a chance to win door prizes and raffle items, during the event.

The tournament will begin Saturday morning at 6:00 am with the fishing time ending sharply at 3:00 pm. That is 9 hours of heavy-duty fishing. Entry fee for this year’s tournament will be $130.00 per team, $10.00 for Big Bass and $10.00 for child’s division Big Bass. Entry fees include a complimentary BBQ dinner on the evening after the tournament and a chance to win a nice door prize or two. Dinners will be available to purchase for guest. Cash prizes will be awarded to the Top Anglers of the tournament.

For Rules and Regulations with entry form contact below:

For further inquires on the tournament, email Jerry LaChance:
To donate door prize, raffle item or sponsor email Kane Dean:

Committee Members:
Jerry LaChance: Tournament Director:
Jerry Jackson: BPBA President:
Ricky Anderson: