Ladies Casting for Conservation

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Ladies Casting for Conservation is a women’s one-day fishing tournament held in Crystal Beach, Texas on Bolivar Peninsula. This unique event brings together fishing enthusiasts and helps protect Galveston Bay’s natural resources. Now in its fifth year, the tournament has drawn interest from anglers throughout the state.

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This tournament is for everyone, from those fishing for the first time to those that know how to reel in a big catch!  It’s a day of fun and an opportunity to learn about Galveston Bay. Both guided teams and non-guided teams are eligible.

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Participants enjoy a day of competitive fishing that benefits Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) in its efforts to preserve and protect Galveston Bay.  Founded in 1987, GBF is a non-profit conservation organization that works to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources of the Galveston Bay estuarine system through its programs in education, conservation, advocacy, and research.

Highlights from last year’s tournament

The Galveston Bay Foundation (“GBF”) hosted its fourth annual “Ladies Casting for Conservation” Fishing Tournament on Saturday, July 23 at Stingaree Restaurant and Marina in Crystal Beach, TX. With 63 participants and more than 100 team sponsors, the one-day tournament promoted awareness about the importance of conserving and protecting Galveston Bay and the critical habitat the bay provides for fish and other wildlife.

Now in its third year, the tournament contributed nearly $40,000 to benefit habitat conservation efforts. The tournament provides a unique opportunity for the foundation to connect to lady anglers who fish Galveston Bay, while also promoting a better understanding of its importance and the need for protecting this valuable resource.

The pre-tournament activities kicked off on Friday night with a social and captains’ meeting followed by dinner at Steve’s Landing in Crystal Beach, TX. On Saturday, teams began pulling into Stingaree Marina around 1pm to weigh in their catches. Participants and families anxiously gathered around the marina as teams lined up to see who led in the multiple prize categories.

First Place Team, Guided: The Gulf Coast Mariners
Debbie Salisbury, Kelly Groce, Colie Blumenshine

Second Place Team, Guided: Fifty Shades of Bay
Barbara Trahan, Doris Schulin, Laura Wolford

Third Place Team, Guided: Reel Speck Tackler
Melody Parsons, Martha Hicks, Sharon Neusel

First Place Team, Non-Guided: Bay Water Beauties
Ashley Gibbs, Dawn Barnes, Bridget Hughes

Second Place Team, Non-Guided: Angler Management
Melissa Gallien, Debbie Ploeger, Cathy Scheck

Third Place Team, Non-Guided: Saltwater Gypsies
Debby Ward, Shelley Chesser, Carol Wheeler

First Place Team, Fundraiser: Hall’s Hookers ($6,250)
Melissa Salazar, Ashley Ballard, Kaitlynn HIll

Second Place Team, Fundraiser: Pier Pressure Girls I ($3,595)
Jaton Liner, Janifer Carrens, Hillary Woest

Third Place Team, Fundraiser: Pier Pressure Girls II ($3,475)
Laura Wood, Rhonda Anderson, Erika Kriger

Heaviest Trout: Laura Wolford – Fifty Shades of Bay
Heaviest Redfish: Jessica Rose – Castaway Rods
Heaviest Flounder: Carmen Comeaux – Team Triple Tails

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors! (1)

2015 Ladies Casting for Conservation

The Galveston Bay Foundation (“GBF”) hosted its third annual “Ladies Casting for Conservation” Fishing Tournament on Saturday, July 25 at Stingaree Restaurant and Marina in Crystal Beach, TX. With 66 participants and more than 100 team sponsors, the one-day tournament promoted awareness about the importance of conserving and protecting Galveston Bay and the critical habitat the bay provides for fish and other wildlife.

Now in its third year, the tournament contributed nearly $40,000 to benefit habitat conservation efforts. The tournament provides a unique opportunity for the foundation to connect to lady anglers who fish Galveston Bay, while also promoting a better understanding of its importance and the need for protecting this valuable resource.

The pre-tournament activities kicked off on Friday night with a social and captains’ meeting followed by dinner at Steve’s Landing in Crystal Beach, TX. On Saturday, teams began pulling into Stingaree Marina around 1pm to weigh in their catches. Participants and families anxiously gathered around the marina as teams lined up to see who led in the multiple prize categories.

First Place Team, Guided: Triple Tails
Nancy Bouse, Carmen Comeaux, Blanca Rodriguez

Second Place Team, Guided: Reel Speck Tackler
Martha Hicks, Sharon Neusel, Melody Parsons

Third Place Team, Guided: Asleep at the Reel
Marilyn Bell, Karen Henry, Ellen Ohmstede

First Place Team, Non-Guided: Angler Management
Melissa Gallien, Debbie Ploeger, Cathy Scheck

Second Place Team, Non-Guided: Salt Water Gypsies
Shelley Chesser, Debby Ward, Carol Wheeler

Third Place Team, Non-Guided: Saltwater Cowboys Fishing Honies
Stephanie Hurst, Cindy Kersh, Sandra Williamson

First Place Team, Fundraiser: Hall’s Hookers ($5,490)
Cindy Derby, Sondra Fikes, Melissa Salazar

Second Place Team, Fundraiser: Pier Pressure Girls I ($3,251)
Janifer Carrens,  Jaton Liner, Hillary Woest

Third Place Team, Fundraiser: Pier Pressure Girls II ($2,686)
Rhonda Anderson, Erika Kriger,  Laura Wood

Heaviest Trout: Melissa Gallien
Heaviest Redfish: Rani Henderson
Heaviest Flounder: Cindy Kersh

 

 

2015 Tournament Sponsors:

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2014 Tournament Results