A group of like minded, focused anglers and board members of the Snook Foundation and the Port Isabel Chamber met at White Sands Restaurant on Friday, Marcy 6, for a meeting where Snook took presidence. Also in attendence were Danno Wise, local guide, writer and Snook Foundation Lower Laguna Madre Regional Director and Port Isabel Chamber Marketing Committee member; Calvin Byrd, Port Isabel Chamber Board Treasurer; Valerie Bates, Port Isabel Marketing Director and Betty Wells, Chamber Executive Director. Aaron Reed, Snook Foundation Texas State Director led the discussion which included a variety of topics such as considerations for an October tournament focusing on Snook which will include species research. Board members of the Snook Foundation also attending included Rick Roberts, Executive Director and Kendal Larson, Director.
Other topics up for discussion were paddling trail projects in the Laguna Madre and Bahia Grande area and partnerships between the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and the Snook Foundation and other groups interested in promoting the local Snook fishery and activities related to the Laguna Madre and the Bahia Grande.
The Snook Foundation Board is to be in communication with the Port Isabel Isabel Chamber of Commerce to finalize the planning of October Snook Tournament and will continue working together to identify and maximize the opportunities that the Snook species brings to the Laguna Madre area.
David Sikes, Corpus Christi Caller-Times Outdoor Writer, was also in attendance during Port Isabel March 6th Snook weekend events. Sikes publishes an article Thursday and Sundays and has posted Snook Foundation hopes to increase fish in Texas waters this weekend, see full story here: http://www.caller.com/news/2010/mar/20/snook-foundation-hopes-to-increase-fish-in-texas/.
For more information on the Snook Foundation, visit their website at www.snookfoundation.org.