2016 CCA Texas STAR Leader Board Update as of: 7.24.16

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Jul 262016
 

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Six more weeks remain in 2016 CCA State of Texas Anglers’ Rodeo and over 50 tagged redfish are still out there swimming and we are still hoping some registered 2016 STAR anglers will go out and catch some!

Only Jeff Myers of Houston is a truck and boat winner so far and still 4 truck, boat, motor and trailer prizes are available to win in Texas Ford Dealers Redfish Division.

Keep in mind, STAR doesn’t end until September 5 at 5p.m.  If you are planning to go fishing between now and Labor Day, DO NOT risk wetting a line without your STAR Insurance!

 

StarKids Division (ages 6-10) – as of 07/24/16

Flounder
Leader Kathryn Burda (8)* 5 lbs.     1 oz. Roy’s Bait & Tackle (Corpus)
1st RU: Chander Tripathi (10) 4 lbs. 15 ozs. Roy’s Bait & Tackle (Corpus)
2nd RU: Haley Nicar (10) 4 lbs.     7 ozs. Woody’s Sports Center (Pt.Aransas)
3rd RU: Noah Fong (10) 3 lbs. 15 ozs. Pelican Rest Marina (Galveston)
4th RU: Owen Strain (9) 3 lbs. 13 ozs. Caney Creek Marina (Sargent)
Sheepshead
Leader Rylan Basci (7) 8 lbs. 12 ozs. West End Marina (Galveston)
1st RU: Kimber Adams (8) 7 lbs.   9 ozs. Marburger’s (Seabrook)
2nd RU: Tanner Moser (10) 7 lbs.   5 ozs. GYB Bait & Tackle (Galveston)
3rd RU: Lance Harms (10)* 6 lbs.   7 ozs. Seaworthy Marina (Fulton)
4th RU: Caymin Nolan (8) 6 lbs.   6 ozs. Pelican Rest Marina (Galveston)
Gafftop
Leader Ashton Sumrall (8) 6 lbs.   5 ozs. Sportsman’s Supply (Sabine Pass)
1st RU: Bella Bartram (8) 5 lbs.   7 ozs. Seaworthy Marine (Fulton)
2nd RU: Addison Tullos (8) 5 lbs.   0 ozs. Sportsman’s Supply (Sabine Pass)
3rd RU: Josie Flores (10) 4 lbs. 10 ozs. South Shore Bait & Tackle (Pt.Isabel)
4th RU: Maddix Shedd (10) 4 lbs.   4 ozs. GYB Bait & Tackle (Galveston)

 

StarTeens Trout & Inshore Division (ages 11-17) – as of 07/24/16

Upper Coast Trout Flounder
Leader Dylan Balch (15) 7 lbs.   8 ozs. Cade Dugi (16) 5 lbs.   3 ozs.
1st RU: Cade Tyra (16) 6 lbs. 15 ozs. Thomas Fisher, Jr. (14) 5 lbs.   0 ozs.
2nd RU: Conner Gary (16)* 6 lbs. 14 ozs. Weldon West (11)* 4 lbs. 13 ozs.
3rd RU: Blake Schaub (12) 6 lbs. 12 ozs. Jack Kueser (15) 4 lbs.   5 ozs.
4th RU: Kevin Heiman (12) 6 lbs. 10 ozs. Ryan Bradford (12) 4 lbs.   2 ozs.
Middle Coast Trout Sheepshead
Leader Jacob Guthman (16) 6 ls. 10 ozs. Becka Knight (12)* 9 lbs. 14 ozs.
1st RU: Avery Kubecka (14) 6 lbs. 9 ozs. Ben Ibarra (16)* 7 lbs.   8 ozs.
2nd RU: Landon Mosely(11)* 6 lbs. 9 ozs. Tyler Zarella (16)* 7 lbs.   2 ozs.
3rd RU: Faith Bannert (15) 6 lbs. 4 ozs. Brenden Cantu (13) 6 lbs.   5 ozs.
4th RU: Steele Bannert(13)* 6 lbs. 3 ozs. Thomas Greene (16)* 6 lbs.   4 ozs.
Lower Coast Trout Gafftop
Leader Mitch Lyssy (17) 7 lbs. 9 ozs. Jordan Sandow (17) 6 lbs.   5 ozs.
1st RU: Blake Janysek (17) 7 lbs. 3 ozs. Ty Munsch (13) 5 lbs.   9 ozs.
2nd RU: FedericoCappadona(12)* 6 lbs.12ozs. Blake Fails (15) 5 lbs.   3 ozs.
3rd RU:     Bo Stobart (14) 4 lbs. 13 ozs.
4th RU: NONE   Conley Thames (13) 4 lbs. 12 ozs.

 

Tagged Redfish Division – as of 07/24/16

Truck & Boat Package-WINNERS
1st Tag TA 816 – Jeff Myers 6/10/16 Pelican Rest Marina – Galveston
2nd NONE    
3rd None    
4th None    
5th None    
 
Boat Package
6th None    
7th None    
8th None    
9th None    
10th None    
!!!ATTENTION!!!
1 TAGGED REDFISH WINNER
5 Caught, 1 Winner, 4 Ineligible 0 Pending Polygraph
 
 

 

Speckled Trout Division – as of 07/24/16

Upper Coast
Leader Dean Halewyn 9 lbs. 9 ozs. GYB Bait & Tackle (Galveston)
1st RU: Tim Barta 9 lbs. 7 ozs. Surfside Marina (Surfside)
2nd RU: Ryan Wasaff 9 lbs.   0 ozs. West End Marina (Galveston)
3rd RU: George Milburn 8 lbs.   8 ozs. Stingaree Marina (Crystal Beach)
4th RU: Tania Balch 8 lbs.   7 ozs. Stingaree Marina (Crystal Beach)
Middle Coast
Leader Thad Reichert 9 lbs.   1 oz. Caney Creek Marina (Sargent)
1st RU: David Baros * 8 lbs. 14 ozs. Harbor Bait & Tackle (Matagorda)
2nd RU: Cody Vacek 8 lbs. 13 ozs. Harbor Bait & Tackle (Matagorda)
3rd RU: William Bodungen 8 lbs. 13 ozs. Harbor Bait & Tackle (Matagorda)
4th RU: Shawn Hickl 8 lbs. 12 ozs. Harbor Bait & Tackle (Matagorda)
Lower Coast
Leader James B Vaughan 9 lbs. 1 oz. Harbor Bait & Tackle (Pt. Mansfield)
1st RU: Robert Trevino 9 lbs.   1 oz. South Shore Bait & Tackle (Pt.Isabel)
2nd RU: Chad Cooley 8 lbs. 15 ozs. Harbor Bait & Tackle (Pt. Mansfield)
3rd RU: Coby Young 8 lbs. 11 ozs. Roy’s Bait & Tackle (Corpus Christi)
4th RU: Clayton Schultz 8 lbs. 9 ozs. Roy’s Bait & Tackle (Corpus Christi)

 

Offshore Division – as of 07/24/16

Kingfish
Leader Matthew Bronstein 62 lbs. 13 ozs. Surfside Marina (Surfside)
1st RU: Ginger Kacal 59 lbs. 10 ozs. Harbor Bait & Tackle (Matagorda)
2nd RU: Kyle Stewart 54 lbs.   7 ozs. Harbor Bait & Tackle (Matagorda)
3rd RU: James Riggs 51 lbs.   9 ozs. Harbor Bait & Tackle (Matagorda)
4th RU: Mark Terell 50 lbs.   8 ozs. Surfside Marina (Surfside)
Dorado
Leader Shane Huff 24 lbs. 11 ozs. Woody’s Sports Center (Pt.Aransas)
1st RU: Kolby Scott 23 lbs. 15 ozs. Woody’s Sports Center (Pt.Aransas)
2nd RU: Curtis Luchak 21 lbs.   2 ozs. Surfside Marina (Surfside)
3rd RU: NONE    
4th RU: NONE    
Ling/Cobia
Leader NONE    
1st RU: NONE    
2nd RU: NONE    
3rd RU: NONE    
4th RU: NONE    

 

Inshore Division – as of 07/24/16

Flounder
Leader Kenneth Leschber 6 lbs.   6 ozs. Woody’s Sports Center (Pt.Aransas)
1st RU: Joshua Delph 6 lbs.   5 ozs. Marburger’s (Seabrook)
2nd RU: Charlotte Little* 6 lbs.   1 oz. Roy’s Bait & Tackle (Corpus Christi)
3rd RU: Patti Strimple Gilmore 5 lbs.   8 ozs. Stingaree Marina (Crystal Beach)
4th RU: Timmie Abshire* 5 lbs.   8 ozs. Sportsman’s Supply (Sabine Pass)
Sheepshead
Leader Jerry Mills 10 lbs. 5 ozs. Marburger’s (Seabrook)
1st RU: Rodolfo Ibarra, Sr. 9 lbs.10 ozs. Marburger’s (Seabrook)
2nd RU: Andrew Rincon 8 lbs.     5 ozs. GYB Bait & Tackle (Galveston)
3rd RU: Reginald Crook * 8 lbs.     1 oz. Marburger’s (Seabrook)
4th RU: Emily Ibarra 7 lbs. 14 ozs. Marburger’s (Seabrook)
Gafftop
Leader Troy Sumrall III 7 lbs.   8 ozs. Sportsman’s Supply (Sabine Pass)
1st RU: Darren Guernsey 6 lbs. 11 ozs. Sportsman’s Supply (Sabine Pass)
2nd RU: Todd Corporon 6 lbs.   1 oz. Harbor Bait & Tackle (Matagorda)
3rd RU: Derik Yeager 6 lbs.   0 oz. Stingaree Marina (Crystal Beach)
4th RU: Josh Marek 5 lbs.   9 ozs. Stingaree Marina (Crystal Beach)

 

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Texas Fishing Report: Calm days, Cedar Bayou trout

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Jul 262016
 

Edited by Craig Nyhus, Lone Star Outdoor News

Photo by Nathan Beabout

The lack of wind brought about a change of tactics for Capt. Nathan Beabout.

“It was almost slick calm the last few days,” he said. “I took customers to Cedar Bayou. The surf had just enough chop on it to dirty up the water.”

Beabout’s customers weren’t disappointed.

Photo by Nathan Beabout

Photo by Nathan Beabout

“With the bait stacking up in the stained water, we knew the trout would be lingering on the bottom — patrolling the edge of the bait,” he said. “From just before sunup to about 10 a.m., trout were crushing Tequila Gold and The Roach paddle tails.”

The group took a mid-morning lunch break and tried again around noon, looking for redfish. What they found was more trout.

“Although we didn’t find any reds, a continued solid trout bite left us with smiles and lots to talk about on the ride home,” Beabout said. “It has been some good days in the surf, and looking forward to the next time the wind allows us out again.”

To contact Capt. Nathan Beabout, call (210) 452-9680 or visit nmsportsmansadventures.com.

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2016 CCA Texas STAR Leader Board Update as of 7.17.16

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Jul 212016
 

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Photo by David J. Sams

Approximately seven more weeks remain in 2016 CCA State of Texas Anglers’ Rodeo and over 50 tagged redfish are still out there swimming and we are hoping some registered 2016 STAR anglers will go out and catch some!

Jeff Myers of Houston is still the only confirmed redfish winner.  So, that means there are still 4 truck, boat, motor and trailer prizes available to win in Texas Ford Dealers Redfish Division.

Keep in mind, STAR doesn’t end until September 5 at 5p.m.  If you are planning to go fishing between now and Labor Day, DO NOT risk wetting a line without your STAR Insurance!

See below for the current leader board:

07-17-16 STAR Tournament LeaderBoard for Weigh Stations 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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This is ICAST. Enjoyed it, good catching up with everyone.

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Jul 152016
 

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Would you rather be catching today? We would but we

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Jul 142016
 

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A bow-hunter’s dream Blynd

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Jul 132016
 

By Craig Nyhus, Lone Star Outdoor News

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All Texas bow hunters — take notice. The new Bow Blynd, in two models, incorporates 35 years of innovation and product quality to create a comfortable, roomy and affordable bow-hunting blind based on the reliable Blynd platform.

The 4×4 Bow Blynd incorporates three (3) huge vertical, quiet technology open and close, shatterproof windows and seven (7) hybrid rifle/crossbow ports.

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The colossal 4×8 Bow Blynd has five (5) vertical bow windows and 11 rifle/crossbow ports. Its size supports two bow hunters easily.

In both models, the window-to-window distance is an amazing 60 inches (5 feet), along with full-size door.

The Bow Blynd also introduces the first Green Blynd manufactured, and the material accepts all plastic bonding paint, allowing each bowhunter the ability to customize their Bow Blynd to its surroundings.

The Blynd was started by Joe and Hazel Franks in 1980 and launched with Joe’s invention of The Blynd. For 36 years, The Blynd has proven to be the premier deer blind on the market by outlasting wooden, fiberglass and even metal hard sided box blinds – with virtually no maintenance.

The Blynd is 100-percent U.S.-made in San Antonio, using a ribbed polyethylene specially treated with a UV stabilizer, and is rated for temperatures between -60 and 150 degrees. It comes with a limited Lifetime Warranty.

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The 4×4 Green Blynd retails for $895, and the 4×8 for $1,189.95.

To contact Thy Blynd, call (800) 458-0263 or visit blynd.com.

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Morning world. We are working the halls of ICAST today

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Jul 132016
 

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Scholarship winner gets degree and produces contemporary saltwater art

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Jul 132016
 

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Photo by Brittney Drinkard

Photo by Brittney Drinkard

Photo by Brittney Drinkard

Brittney Drinkard grew up fishing with her dad near their Beaumont-area home.

When she was 8 years old, she landed the biggest fish of her young life. At the time, it was a much bigger deal to her parents, since the 7-pound, 4-ounce sheepshead ended up winning the STAR tournament that year, and Brittney won a $50,000 scholarship for the largest sheepshead in the STARKids Division.

Photo by Brittney Drinkard

“I was 8,” Britney said. “I was playing with the shrimp. My dad (David Drinkard) finally convinced me to throw out the rod and I ended up catching the biggest fish I had ever caught.”

When Brittney learned she won the scholarship, she was too young to understand the implications. “When they told me I won the $50,000, I just said I wanted to go to Splashtown,” she said.

A decade later, Brittney enrolled at Lamar University and studied art, and she graduated in December 2015. She had no intention of following in the footsteps of her grandfather, a noted Texas artist, also named David Drinkard.

Brittney Drinkard won a $50,000 scholarship for her 7-pound, 4-ounce sheepshead in the CCA STAR tournament when she was 8 years old. Last December, she graduated from Lamar University with an art degree. At her thesis showing, she stood with her father, David Jr, and grandfather, noted wildlife artist David Drinkard. The showing focused on paintings of saltwater species. Photos from Brittney Drinkard.

Brittney Drinkard won a $50,000 scholarship for her 7-pound, 4-ounce sheepshead in the CCA STAR tournament when she was 8 years old. Last December, she graduated from Lamar University with an art degree. At her thesis showing, she stood with her father, David Jr, and grandfather, noted wildlife artist David Drinkard. The showing focused on paintings of saltwater species. Photos from Brittney Drinkard.

“After the first year, the professors suggested painting,” Brittney said. “I started and caught on really well.”

Her thesis show before graduation consisted of 14 pieces of wildlife art that spanned 14-feet high on the Dishman Art Museum wall, all focusing on saltwater; her portfolio has been completed; and she has sold some of her work.

“I have had some more offers, but I’m afraid to sell everything,” Brittney said. “Some of the older ones I sold, I don’t even have pictures of them anymore.”

Although following her grandfather wasn’t in her plans, she admits he was a big influence on her.

“I would watch him paint,” Brittney said. “But I was so stubborn, I didn’t want to do it. Later, it is where we connected — I did it on my own but it was his passion.”

Her “Goose Pa,” as she calls him, is quite the proud grandfather.

“She was always pretty talented, but not quite as driven like I was,” David Drinkard said. “For me, it was a passion for the outdoors that got me started, then it became an opportunity to make a living as an artist.”

Since his granddaughter won the scholarship, David became involved in helping raise scholarship monies for future STAR winners.

Brittney Drinkard won a $50,000 scholarship through CCA STAR tournament when she was 8 years old. She obtained her art degree and, like her grandfather, David Drinkard, is an accomplished painter. She also loves to fish. Photos from Brittney Drinkard.

Brittney Drinkard won a $50,000 scholarship through CCA STAR tournament when she was 8 years old. She obtained her art degree and, like her grandfather, David Drinkard, is an accomplished painter. She also loves to fish. Photos from Brittney Drinkard.

“We put a project together to supplement the program to maintain the scholarship monies,” David said. “I agreed to do a Platinum Series Print for them each year (the project began in 2011). Last year, they sold 1,300 hundred of them, and this year they have already sold 700 or so. I just signed 300 more a few weeks ago and they’re gone.”

David plans to continue the series.

“I have a personal goal to raise over $1 million for them with the Platinum Print Series,” David said. “I don’t get anything out of it, except someone buys the original. I sign the prints for fun. I’ve made some really good, close friends out of the organization.”

Although both artists love wildlife, their styles are different.

“His stuff is unique — he can paint eyelashes on a deer that’s 200 yards away,” Brittney said. “I’m more expressive and contemporary.”

Brittney, now 24, plans on going to graduate school, and she’ll have to produce and sell more art.

“The $50,000 is gone,” she said. “Studying art is very expensive.”

Her immediate plans?

“We’re planning on going to the jetties tomorrow, but the water is looking terrible,” she said. “And we have a few spearguns, so I want to go offshore.”

You can bet she’ll be signed up for STAR. The summer-long, coast-wide tournament is underway and continues though Labor Day.

Sign up at ccamembership.org.

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2016 CCA STAR Tournament updated leaderboard 7.10.16

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Jul 132016
 

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Seven weeks down and approximately seven more to go in 2016 CCA State of Texas Anglers’ Rodeo.  Jeff Myers of Houston is still the only confirmed redfish winner.  So, that means there are still 4 truck, boat, motor and trailer prizes available to win in Texas Ford Dealers Redfish Division.

Over 50 tagged redfish are still out there swimming with about 50 days remaining to go catch one! Keep in mind, STAR doesn’t end until September 5 at 5p.m.

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Texas Fishing Report: Seadrift trout still good

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Jul 122016
 

Edited by Craig Nyhus, Lone Star Outdoor News

Photo by Nathan Beabout

According to Seadrift guide Capt. Nathan Beabout, the rout fishing is strong, while the redfish are a little harder to find.

“There are a few scattered reds lingering on the shorelines, but the pods haven’t shown up yet,” Beabout said.

The trout fishing on the grass flats has been best in areas with green water.

“We are fishing in thigh- to waist-deep water, using dark-colored plastics and Corky Softdines,” Beabout said. “The key with the freshwater run-off is to find green water, this is where you will find the most active bait.”

The freshwater flow looks like it has stopped, parts of the bay are starting to green up again, and strong southwest winds are mixing up the bay water.

On calm days, the surf has been hot for trout and redfish holding in the first gut.

“The surf water has been stained, and dark-colored plastics have worked the best.”

To contact Capt. Nathan Beabout, call (210) 452-9680.

Photo by Nathan Beabout

Photo by Nathan Beabout

Photo by Nathan Beabout

Photo by Nathan Beabout

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