Paddling Anglers in Canoes and Kayaks formed in March 1998 with about ten enthusiasts looking to share the fun of Gulf Coast fishing from small boats. Meetings have been held monthly since then, first at Pecos Jack's Wilderness Furnishings in Sugar Land. Then from 2001 to 2004 at the Red Cross Building located on Hwy 59 South in Houston. Starting January 2005 meetings moved to the REI store on Westheimer Road in Houston. After meeting at REI for about 4 years, the meetings moved to the Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center at 1414 Wirt Rd.
PACK has grown over time but our focus has always been camaraderie and fun while supporting safe legal fishing from kayaks and canoes and advocating environmentally sound use of marine resources. We sponsored the largest ever canoe and kayak fishing tournament and BBQ on the Gulf Coast in April of 2001. PACK, with the help of TexasKayakFisherman.com, put on quite a tournament, with over 65 anglers and over 85 people in attendance overall. We continue to make numerous kayak fishing trips, including weekenders to places like Matagorda Island and Goose Island State Parks, Panther Point and the Padre Island National Seashore. We are continually planning new paddling and fishing adventures throughout the year (see Events and Photos).
Most members fish in saltwater because of the proximity of the bays and Gulf to Houston. For variety, we also visit some of the many lakes and rivers in Texas. Kayaks have become the boat of choice because they are easier to maneuver in the frequent winds along the coast. Meetings have included a variety of speakers about fishing and boating as well as crawfish boils and fish fries. But mostly they focus on planning outings and swapping stories about previous adventures over cold refreshments. There is no better place to learn about kayak fishing the Texas Gulf Coast.
- Brad Valtierra, Past President
- Ron Romeis, Past President
- Adrian Ramos, Past President
- Jason Talley, Past President
- Ken Jennings, Past President
- Chris Arceneaux, Past President
- Jerry Blose, Past President
- Jack Richardson, Co-Founder / Past President
- Landrum Gay, Founder / Past President
Constitution and Bylaws