Abu Garcia Pro Redfish Team Wins Angling Team Of The Year

Wed, 09/02/2009

Abu Garcia’s redfish-angling Team Broussard (Cajun Phil and Kevin Broussard) captured their first Redfish Cup Angler’s of the Year this past weekend at Biloxi, Miss. The father/son duo has won about every other title a team could win except the coveted Team of the Year award. The team ended their drought by beating fellow Abu Garcia Pros Greg and Bryan Watts by a mere 12 points.

The Louisiana natives came into the event leading the Team of the Year race by seven points, with three teams tied for second. Despite a slow start on day one of the event, Team Broussard located a pocket of solid reds in a spot that was dry a few days earlier that produced the fish needed to come away with a trophy and the winner’s check for $10,000

“It feels good. It feels really good,” Cajun Phil said. “We’ve won about every title you can think of besides the Team of the Year. We put a lot of faith and trust in our gear; the Abu Garcia Revo STX and Premier worked flawlessly. As Louisiana natives we have always been raised to throw Johnson ½-ounce spoons. They didn’t fail us during this event and remain our number one bait to throw.”

2000 Redfish Cup Tour Tournament Results
4th place – Punta Gorda, Fla.
18th place – Kemah, Texas
7th place – Chalmette, La.
12th place – Biloxi, Miss.

Abu Garcia is located in Columbia, S.C. Included in the Berkley® brand are Trilene®, Vanish® and FireLine® fishing lines as well as Gulp!® and Power Bait® soft baits.