January 2016


                                                                        ACGFA, P.O. Box 2001, St. Augustine, Fl 32085
President – Matt Morse,  Vice-President – Angie Ashton,  Treasurer – Ruth Jordan,  Secretary – Joyce Luker
Directors – Chip Whitfield (Past President), Terri Rothenhousler, Richie Van Kirk, Jason Schofield, Rick Mackey
and Russ Luker

Newsletter Editor - Jim Blalock - 904.501.144

CLUB Information:
Next General Meeting - Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at the St. Augustine Shrine Club.  Social and Crock Pot Sampling 6:30 and General meeting 7:30

January Meeting and Crock Pot Cook-off.  Its Cook-off time again. This time it can be a crock pot dish which includes chowder, soup, chili, stew, main or side dish, dessert or any other recipe you cook in a crock pot. Winner wins $100. To sign up please call Joyce Luker 904-687-9374.

Christmas Party:  Anyone that missed the Christmas Party missed a great time.  There were many members, children and guests there and, of course Santa and Mrs. Claus. Many thanks to Harry and Marie Frantz and to Santa’s helpers for making Santa’s visit a great time for the children (young and old). Thanks also to all who cooked the meat and sides, brought appetizers and desserts, they were delicious. Thanks to the kitchen and decorating crews for their hard work.  Workers were: Jason Schofield, Rick Mackey, Allen and Melissa Pitcock, Eddie Gatchell, Matt Morse, Chip & Tammie Whitfield, Russ and Joyce Luker, Becky Howell, and Trudy DuPont. The Shrine Club looked great. 

Basket-of-cheer:  - Baskets were donated in memory of Lois & Rene Blalock. Thanks to all who brought the “cheer”, there were enough club donations to make three baskets.  John & Ruth Jordan won a “Basket of Cheer “and John Morrison won the other two.  Proceeds from the Basket-of -Cheer ($295) will be donated to St. Augustine Youth Services charity.     

Raffle:  Jason and Regina had a great raffle. Too many items to list but major item winners were: Linda Manucy, Table Heater; Melissa Strickland, Offshore Rod & Reel; and Jimmy Tedder.VHF Radio.

Membership Drawing: The winner of the $100 drawing was Rick Mackey who donated the money to the Kids Club .  Thanks Rick. The January drawing will be $100. It pays to attend the meetings.

2015 ACGFA Events Clalendar: is attached

Fishing Information:
December Angler-of-the-Month Matthew Gill: Congratulations to Angler-of-the-Month junior angler Matthew Gill. He caught 5 offshore fish for a total of 750 points. Great job Matthew.  There were 41 fish entered from 11 anglers this month. There were 10 species of fish entered.  Complete list is attached. Catches include cards received from November 30th thru January 5th. They were entered based on information provided.  Cards received after January 5th will count for the January Angler-of-the-Month.

In-Club Inshore Kick-off Tournament:  Winner take all!

Payout for the tournament is $300 plus 100 angler-of-the-year points to the winner. This is an Angler tournament, there is no entry fee for members and non-members can fish for a $15 entry fee.  Rules are attached. The tournament is February 1st thru 29th. Important: Anglers MUST register to fish the tournament at the January 19th General Meeting.

President’s Message:  Happy New Year to all the members and families.  Last month’s Christmas party was a great event, and it was great to see so many members come out to the event.  The dinner was wonderful and I would like to thank all of the members who prepared all of the meal.  The kids had another wonderful year with Santa and Mrs. Claus, plenty of goodies and fun for all.

The new board has been working together to plan events for the coming year, including events as in the past and new FREE in-club tournaments for members each month starting in February.  If you have any ideas for new events or suggestions for past events please let any board member know.  The goal this year is to plan events that the members will enjoy and support.


January's meeting will feature our annual Cook-off this year we are doing any item in a Crock Pot, please sign up with Joyce Luker to enter your best dish in this fun competition.  Prizes will be provided to the top entry.  Also, as always we will have a great raffle and T-shirts will be for sale.


I look forward to seeing a lot of members at this month’s general meeting, and look forward to hearing some great fishing tales in the near future.  From reports I have been hearing inshore fishing is great right now, and offshore the Cobia were biting and the Wahoo will be here before we know it.


Matt Morse


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Don’t forget to sign-up for the Crock Pot Cook-off  with
Joyce Luker 904-687-9374

1st - Tie - Dragon Fly - Richie Van Kirk

& - Fishaholic - Jerry Colvin - 500 Pts
3rd - Get-N-Nervous - Russell Oldenburg, Sr. - 150 Pts
1st – N 2 Deep - Kelly Burres - 500 Pts
2nd - No Name Boat - James Gill - 475 Pts
3rd - Joint Venture - Daryl Liles - 425 Pts

1st - Matthew Padgett, Jr - 700 Pts
2nd - Kaylee Brown - 125 Pts

3rd - Brandon Rieffannacht - 25 Pts

1st - Russell Oldenburg, Jr - 825 Pts
2nd - Luke George - 425 Pts

3rd - Kelsey Lamarque - 175 Pts

1st - Alison Colvin - 600 Pts
2nd - Elaine Mussallem - 200 Pts
3rd - Tie - Christie Preston, Lisa Brown, Pam Earle & Tina Jones  - 100 Pts

1st - Richie Van Kirk
- 900 Pts
2nd – Jerry Colvin - 550 Pts
3rd – Eddie Gatchell - 100 Pts


1st – Kaylee Brown  – 100 Pts
2nd & 3rd - None

1st - Matthew Gill - 525 Pts
2nd - Luke George - 250 Pts
3rd - Cody Strickland - 175 Pts

1st - Stephanie Geurnon - 400 Pts
2nd - Jaymie Burres - 300 Pts
3rd - (Tie) Candise Liles, Carmel Cunningham,

& Marcia Baptiste- 100 Pts

1st – Kevin Baptiste  – 600 Pts
2nd - Mark Hagen, Jr  - 475 Pts
3rd - Mark Hagen, Sr  - 325 Pts

Don’t forget - If you want to fish the Spring Kick-off Tournament,
you MUST register at the January 19th General Meeting!!




General Meeting &  Crock-Pot

January 19th - Social and Crock-pot Sampling 6:30, Meeting 7:30

Shrine Club, 250 Brainard Dr

Board Meeting (members are welcome to attend)

January 29th - 7:00

Shrine Club, 250 Brainard Dr

In-Club Inshore Kick-Off Tournament. No entry fee for members; winner take all, $300 plus 100 angler-of-the-year points

February 1st thru 29th - Anglers must register at the January 19th meeting.

See tournament rules

General Meeting & Ancient City Challenge Tournament Kickoff

February 16th - Social 6:30, Meeting 7:30

Bozard Ford Lincoln,
540 Outlet Mall Blvd

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