Barracuda Bowl results

Barracuda Bowl results

After two days of heavy (30 mph!) wind, the fleet returned with the following results. The Angling Company would like to extend our warm congratulations to all the participants, especially those listen below:

Cuda Bowl 2012 Results
The Second Annual Cuda Bowl was held at Hurricane Hole Bar & Grill in Key West, FL. The two day tournament was February 3rd and 4th and hosted 23 anglers from New York, Illinois, Georgia and Virginia.

Grand Champion Spin Division:

Jeff Pierce of Scottsville, NY
Pierce is the sales manager for O. Mustad & Son USA.
41.25 , 44 , 44 , 46.50 46.75 , 47

Guide: Capt. Justin Rea of Sugarloaf Key

Grand Champion Fly Division:

Trent Miller of Hamilton, IL
Miller pulled off catching three barracuda on fly in the last hour of their fishing on the second day.
25 , 24 , 25.75

Guide: Capt. Scott Irvine
Scott Irvine won the fly division last year as an angler.

1st Runner Up Spin Division
Charles Robinson of Warrenton, VA
48 , 44.5 , 43.25 , 43.5 , 42.5 , 45

Guide: Capt. Pat Bracher of Cudjoe Key
Fish Overtime Charters

1st Runner Up Fly Division
Nathaniel Linville (owner of The Angling Company) of Key West, FL
28 , 46 1/16
Guide: Aaron Snell of Key West, FL

Largest Barracuda
Lynn Bell of Summerland Key
Bell owns and operates The Square Grouper Bar & Grill in Cudjoe Key.
Bell caught her first barracuda on the second day of the tournament. The largest of her two caught was 49 . Last year s largest was 53 caught by Capt. Peter Heydon (as an angler). Bell s other fish was 39 .

Smallest Barracuda:
Trent Miller of Hamilton, IL

Most Permit Releases
Capt. Scott Owens of St. Simons Island, GA
Owens did land 6 barracuda and one permit, the only one of the tournament
Guide: Capt Bo Sellers of Summerland Key
Shallow Minded Charters

Iron Man Division
Steve Hancock of Harrisburg, PA
Hancock fished by himself and in the blustery 20 to 30 kt winds he saw plenty of barracuda and some permit and managed to land one barracuda with light tackle.

2nd Runner Up
Jim Knowles of Roundhill, VA
Guide: Capt. Peter Heydon of Key West
Knowles barracuda catch totaled 259.25

Many thanks to The Angling Company for hosting the Captain s Meeting, Hurricane Hole Bar & Grill and Marina for their hospitality for our tournament headquarters.

Fish Bone Designs provided beautiful metal sculptures of barracuda for the Grand Champions in Spin and Fly divisions.

Many thanks to Bill Hartman s artistic talent in creating a beautiful poster and tshirt design for the tournament this year. His paintings can be viewed at The Angling Company in Key West.

Other sponsors include: The Half Shell Raw Bar, Key West Bait and Tackle, The Square Grouper Bar and Grill, O. Mustad & Son, Umpqua Feather Merchants, Pat Ford Photography and Echo Fly Rods and the Monroe County Tourism Development Council.

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