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Stingaree Saltwater Slam Tournament

April 28th-29th

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

Fishing Rules

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: remaxonthewater@att.net

COME HELP TEAM SHARON!

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.

SPRING SALTWATER INVITATIONAL FISHING TOURNAMENT

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

 

 

Bigfoot Finds His Way To Crystal Beach!

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:

Texas Marine ranked #19 Top Dealer in Nation!

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/

Family + Fishing + Frying = FUN

There is just something about Family + Fishing + Frying that = FUN

There is many outdoor activities you can do with your children they will enjoy. However, none of them will give you the life lessons and immediate rewarding results that fishing will. One of the quickest ways to teach your children the rewards of fishing is to have a family fish fry! There is an immediate reward at the end of the fishing trip they will never forget. Begin to build up the fish fry to your kids before the event occurs, so they can start looking forward to it. Also, explain that they will be providing the fish for the family event so they have skin in the game. You may have to subsides some fish by purchasing or using what you already have, but its worth it. Begin planning the family fishing trip and also your guest list with them. Allow them to make some decisions about the trip and party itself. This activity alone will begin to build an appreciation in your kids for the value of family time together.

Fresh or Saltwater fish will work for any fish fry. Plan on about half a pound of fishOK6A8560 per adult coming to your fish fry, so you know when you have enough. One of the most important tools for having a successful fish fry is a deep fryer. If you can invest or borrow a quality double-vat propane outdoor fryer with 2 burners you will be glad you did. You will also need a great recipe for the fish; most families have their own twist on a basic recipe. Beside fish you will need the traditional sides like fries, onion rings, hush puppies, coleslaw, pickles and onions known to jazz up any fish fry! Also, remember no fish fry is complete without sweet tea. Last but not least, don’t forget the tartar sauce, vinegar, ketchup, cocktail sauce and lemons! Then for a sweet ending to the day break out the banana pudding or peach cobbler.

The very best part about a fish fry is virtually no cleanup. You can go old school with old newspapers or paper bags for plates and have a roll of napkinsG5D_7008 on the table for fun. If the kids enjoy more of an invested interest in the party decor they can set the table with paper plates, napkins, cups and plastic utensils for a more formal look. Have a large garbage can with clean empty trash bag within site of the table and people will get the hint, instant cleanup!

No fish fry is complete without games, so break out the washer boards, croquet and horse shoes! Invite the cousins and let your kids experience the fun of a traditional good ole fashion family fish fry.

Here is a great one if you do not…..Fried Fish Recipe.

CROCKETT STREET SNOW RUN FUN!

There isn’t enough information or awareness about Colon Cancer, Colitis or Crohn’s!  With your help, we can change that.  We can make a difference!

Join us on Crockett Street in Downtown Beaumont, on March 12, for the 3rd annual Snow Run & Walk 5k.
Check-in starts at 7:30 am and the race will start at 8:30 am.

Check out this fun in the snow for all S.E. Texans to come out and support a great cause!

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE: 100 YEAR BIRTHDAY BASH!!

100 YEAR BIRTHDAY BASH CELEBRATIONS!

The National Park Service: 100 Year Birthday Bash celebrations will begin in earnest in 2016. They are inviting visitors from around the nation to come enjoy the celebrations at a nearby national park! Celebrations will be going on all year round from essay and photo contests to actual events taking place at the parks themselves. These events will be fun for the entire family, so be sure and watch for them.

The National Park System began in 1872 with its first real park “Yellowstone” and went on to embrace over 450 sites in the United States. The service to take care of these national treasures finally came around 1916. The various categories these parks fall into are National Parks, National Monuments, National Memorials, National Military Parks, National Historic Sites, National Parkways, National Recreation Areas, National Seashores, National Scenic Railways, National Scenic Trails and more. Yellowstone was the beginning of this great story and President Teddy Roosevelt took the park service to a whole new level. Read about its history and the upcoming celebrations at the link below.

National Park Service Story………………………………..Click Here

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Big Thicket National Preserve’s Celebrations:

Big Thicket Centennial Photo Contest

 

Texas Marine Christmas Party!

Tx Mrn 8Once again the annual Texas Marine Christmas Party was a bTx Mrn 5ig success. It was an amazing time of fun, fellowship and FOOD, delicious food! Starting with the turkey and dressing

right down to the Key Lime pie everyone stuffed themselves.

 

Tx Mrn 9These sprawling food choices, so carefully prepared by our fellow teammates, are just another example of the caring detail with which this team does everything. 12376126_10153859120443447_1856630946735675685_nThis year was a very successful year for Texas Marine. As our team leader  shared his appreciation and prayer for each and every member we all reflected on the banner year we have had.

Texas Marine 4Our team members and awesome customers are the best and have made this one heck of a year!

Merry Christmas to everyone and to each a very Happy New Year!

Boat Maintenance Checklist for Off-Season Storage

Texas Marine Off-Season Maintenance Special

There are so many reasons to carefully and thoroughly tuck in your boat for the off-season that a traditional annual ritual will payoff in spades. It can ward off rust, mildew and the eventual break down of your boat, resulting in shortening its usefulness. There just isn’t enough that can be said on the benefits, both monetarily and practically, for learning this process and developing your own yearly checklist. Use the below” Boat Maintenance Checklist for Off-Season Storage” to help you build your own personal regime.

Where & When

  1. Where-You need to put a little thought into where your boat will be stored in the off-season and when it is to be tucked in. A climate-controlled storage would naturally be optimal, but many boat owners do not have that kind of access. So the next best thing is a nicely-fit cover for your boat, as it sits outside. You want to check all the sharp edges on your boat that will come into contact with your cover so it does not get ripped during the harsher weather that is inevitable. Remember if necessary an old rag and some duct tape can take care of wrapping a threatening sharp edge on any boat.
  2. When to tuck in your boat is always a challenge. The best thing to remember is you want it in before the first hard freeze. It only takes once for your boat to sustain potential damage due to freezing weather which it was not prepared for. It pays tremendously to get this step right.

Prep Work before Covering

  1. To cut down on mildew you can clean, wash and wax your fiberglass or gel coated surfaces with a mild marine wash and dual-action polisher. Take care to thoroughly dry with cotton towel. Do not forget to address any oxidation or stains with a dual-action polisher before you wax.
  2. Then for the painted or metal surfaces you need to use a protective application of wash and wax to deal with any impurities on them before storing.
  3. Thoroughly clean all crumbs and dirt from floors, seats and storage bins. You can use a vacuum from the local car wash to quickly accomplish the task.
  4. For you vinyl surfaces, such as furniture, coat it with a protective vinyl cleaner or conditioner. It will ensure your upholstery is protected against the UV rays of the sun once you begin your boating season again the following year. Also, it will help you locate any tears in your vinyl that would allow moisture into your padding and deteriorate it, as you are forced to inspect it while applying the conditioner.
  5. Be sure to detail and protect your clear plastic surfaces as well with a Plastic wax (don’t use glass cleaner on your plastic).
  6. Engine prep work is the most time consuming, yet has the greatest potential for saving you money in the long run. Drain all the water from your outboards. Drain the coolant and replace it with antifreeze that is propylene glycol-based. Be sure you take the time to change your oil and filter also. Then fill your tank 3/4’s of the way full and add a stabilizer to protect the integrity of your fuel during the long storage season. Remove the battery and store in your garage or at least disconnect it.
  7. Check out your owners manual to make sure you have not forgotten any other mechanical to do for your particular boat model. Do not forget to take out all valuables either.

Check On Your Boat

Check on your boat now and then on the off-season. Make sure to carefully inspect the cover for tears that may be compromising all your hard work to store and protect your boat. Make sure everything is continuing to look like it is doing its job protecting your boat.  By developing a simple yearly checklist, with all these simple steps on it, you can make sure when the season kicks into high gear you do not have a nasty little surprise waiting on youu, from a careless off-season storage regime.

REMEMBER:

If you are new to  boat ownership or simply do not have the time you can always get the help of professionals like Texas Marine in Beaumont, Conroe and Clear Lake to painstakingly do the job for you. Make sure whoever you hire though agrees everything that you need done ahead of time.