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Get to Know Galveston Bay - The Lone Star Grady-White Club sponsored by MarineMax of Texas/Seabrook made a "Get to Know Galveston Bay" trip in March. Meeting at Marker 45 in the Houston Ship Channel, they traveled to Moses Lake and the Texas City Dike, lunched on Bolivar Island, and returned to Clear Lake. (l to r) Theresa and Tony Bolton, Debbie and Chick Cullen and Ira Scott.
Somers Point Lunch Run - The Somers Point Grady-White Club held its second annual Atlantic City for Lunch Bunch run from Somers Point Marina, NJ. Sunny skies and a calm ocean greeted the five boats in the fleet. "Much better than last year when we had about a quarter-mile visibility and cool weather," said Lou Meier, club president. The kids enjoyed fishing on the return leg.
Tarpon Coast Club Southern Loop Trip - Members of the Tarpon Coast Grady-White Club, sponsored by Ingman Marine, Port Charlotte, FL, traveled from Ft. Myers to Indiantown to Ft. Lauderdale to Key Largo to Everglades City and back again. "A trip for the books!"
Over 300 Grady-White enthusiasts took part in Grady Fest 2010 on March 20 in Fort Myers Beach, FL, hosted by the Fish Tale Grady-White Club. Members in attendance from other Florida clubs included the Gradys in Paradise, Gulfstream Grady Group, Naples Grady Club, Suncoast Grady-White Club, Tampa Bay Grady-White Club, Tarpon Coast Grady-White Club and the Vero Beach Grady Bunch, plus there were representatives from the Chesapeake Bay Grady-White Club, Delmarva Grady-White Club, Lake Erie Grady Club, and Somers Point Grady-White Club in addition to other Grady owners from all over the country. Great fun!
Tarpon Coast Poker Run - The Tarpon Coast Grady-White Boat Club, sponsored by Ingman Marine of Port Charlotte, FL, held its first Poker Run club fund raiser in October 2009. A group of six boats and more than 25 members covered over 70 miles from their start in Placida with stops at Don Pedro Island State Park, Boca Grand and Cayo Costa State Park, returning to Punta Gorda. Lucky hand winner was Doug Cox, and $230 was raised for the club.
Somer Point Club Tourney - The Somers Point Grady-White Club wound up its 2009 season long club fishing tournament. Gary McCloskey, owner of Gulfstream 232, The Windowmaker, won the striped bass and fluke categories. Here he is with a 49-inch., 45-pound striper.
The Tampa Bay Grady-White Club had a Grady Good Time over a long weekend at Palm Island Resort, Cape Haze, FL. This was the last scheduled club "road trip" for 2009.
Northwest Club Visits Victoria, BC - Ten boats and 32 members and guests of the Northwest Grady-White Club ventured to Victoria, BC, Canada for a Salmon Derby at the Coast Harbourside Hotel and Marina. Some covered over 80 miles from Seattle to reach this destination. Here is the group getting ready to enjoy the Saturday wrap-up dinner.
Grady Palooza II - The Chesapeake Bay Grady-White Club held its second annual Grady Palooza at the Knapps Narrows Marina and Inn. A total of 64 members and 19 boats participated.
The Cape Cod & Islands Grady Group enjoyed an outing to Bassetts Island, Bourne, MA, on July 12, 2009. This group is sponsored by Cataumet Boats.
Suncoast Grady-White Club members visited the southernmost point in America during a Key West cruise.
The Southeastern Mariners Grady-White Club held a fishing seminar in April, with 63 folks attending. Captain Gilly, a popular guide out of Deltaville, VA, spoke about fishing the Chesapeake Bay, and he gave all the children a hand-tied flounder lure and told them to ask their parents to take them fishing!