FISH & GAME GEAR – September 2018
August 24, 2018
August 24, 2018

Who’s Your Flattie Daddy Flounder Tournament

COME CELEBRATE the 5-year anniversary of the “Who’s Your Flattie Daddy” Flounder Tournament presented by Dargel Boats and hosted by Fishstix Rods. The “Who’s Your Flattie Daddy” Flounder Tournament has grown to be the most popular, the most fun, and of course the most family friendly flounder tournament on the whole Gulf Coast.

This year the tournament will take place on October 20 at the Galveston County Fair Grounds in Hitchcock.  The fishing boundaries include all Texas state waters. “Who’s Your Flattie Daddy” is partnered up with 501-C3, Coastal Brigades, to help raise money for their week-long kid’s conservation and leadership camp. Sign up for the tournament at, or at the new FISHSTIX store located at 11305 FM 1764, Santa Fe, TX 77510. 

Flattie Daddy

“Who’s Your Flattie Daddy” Flounder tournament scheduled for Oct 20.

Participants will compete in 5 categories: 

1. Heavy Flounder (largest single flounder)

2. Heavy Stringer of Flounder (up to 5 flounder)

3. Blackjack Flounder (closest to 21” without going over) 

4. Toaster Flounder (smallest combined length of 2 legal flounder)

5. Lottery Flounder (closest flounder to randomly drawn weight)

Anglers will also have the option to complete in the $50 MYSTERY FLOUNDER Side Pot. The tournament is open to children, amateur, and guides who will all be competing in the same division. The entry fee to compete in this outstanding, world-class tournament is only $100 per angler.

Entry fee includes live music from Nashville recording artist, Cole Degges, mouth watering food prepared by Chef Michael Banuelos of Saltwater Cowboy Grill, refreshing snow cones, $1 raffles, silent auctions, and the best door prizes on this side of the Mississippi. 

Also, don’t forget the Dargel Boat raffle drawing, where someone will go home with their very own Dargel Skout 170 powered by Suzuki. 

All these awesome events will be held at the Galveston County Fair Grounds, Hitchcock on October 20, 2018.

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HSM Ammunition Receives ‘Gray’s Best’ Award

DURING THE 2018 SHOT SHOW, HSM Ammunition and its innovative Low Recoil ammunition was presented with a coveted Gray’s Best award from Gray’s Sporting Journal, a hunting and fishing literary publication. Terry Wieland, Shooting editor for Gray’s, field tested caliber .270 Win. for the evaluation and wrote, “HSM makes a wide range of ammunition in the standard configurations, but its Low Recoil line fills a definite need. Loaded with proprietary, tipped, standard weight-for-caliber Sierra bullets, this is ammunition that takes a backseat to no other in terms of accuracy. Comfortable, quiet, easy to shoot, and very accurate, with a bullet you can absolutely depend on.”

Travis Campbell, the president of HSM Ammunition stated: “At HSM, accuracy is our business and fine ammunition is our product. Every employee at our plant in Stevensville, Montana, had a hand in bringing our Low Recoil line to fruition. On behalf of everyone at HSM, it is a tremendous honor for HSM to receive this award from such a distinguished publication as Gray’s Sporting Journal.”  

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, HSM Ammunition manufactures a complete catalog of superior, always-accurate metallic ammunition, for every discipline of handgun and rifle shooting.  To learn more about HSM’s innovative, award-winning Low Recoil line along with the entire product listing, please visit

Edited by TF&G Staff


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