The first POCO was 1969 with 13 boats. Fishing was cancelled due to weather and we had skeet shoot from the bayfront seawall in front of Walter's house at the time. First actual fishing was 1970. This year will be the 38th POCO.
The founders and original board members were Walter Fondren, III, Joe Bright, Stewart Campbell and Bob Byrd. Preston Stofer was not involved but he did fish with Fondren and Bright in the late 70s and 80s.