February 05, 2012

Cuda Bowl 2012

The 2nd Annual Cuda Bowl was held this past Friday and Saturday.  Cloudy conditions and high winds of 30 mph made for about the worse sight fishing conditions possible.  Despite the awful weather there was a lot of barracudas caught over the two day event and everyone had fun.

Jeff Pierce, guided by Captain Justin Rea.took top honors in the spin division
Trent Miller, guided by Captain Scott Irvine won the fly division

Go to the Cuda Bowl website to see all the results and sponsors from this year's tournament.

I fished the Cuda Bowl with friend and long time client Mike Metzler of Ohio.  Despite a sore back Mike stood on the bow of my Beavertail BT3 Skiff for two days constantly casting.  We had a great two days of barracuda fishing releasing 15 barracudas over 24 inches, 6 measuring in the mid 40's, and countless strikes, follows and a few bite offs.  We took fourth place overall in the spin division, 20 points behind the winner.

Captain Mike Bartlett

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