The Abu Garcia redfish-angling team of father/son duo Phil “Cajun” and Kevin Broussard swept the Redfish Cup Awards by capping off their Angler’s of the Year award with the Crown Royal Redfish Cup Championship in Pensacola, Fla., this past weekend.
The father-son team’s high tide strategy paid off handsomely with a $50,000 check, championship trophies, a case of Mystik Lubricants JT4 marine oil and two bottles of Crown Royal XR. They were also presented with their Academy Team of the Year trophies presented by Crocs and a $10,000 check.
“I thought winning Team of the Year was as high as we could get,” said Captain Kevin Broussard. “It’s hard to believe all that we have accomplished this year and it means even more fishing with my dad. There is no ego there, nothing but love.” His father, Cajun Phil added,” It just doesn't get any better than this. We love fishing in the Redfish Cup. We love fishing together, and that's what family and love is all about.”
The Louisiana natives claimed their victory on day three, weighing in 9-pounds, 4-ounces of redfish. They entered the third day in fifth place and managed to fight back to win the Redfish Cup Championship.
“What a win,” Cajun Phil said. “Winning the Cup Championship with my son means the world to me. We rely heavily on our sponsors to get through the year and Abu Garcia has fully supported our efforts throughout the year. None of this would have been possible without their support.”
2009 Redfish Cup Tour Tournament Results
4th place – Punta Gorda, Fla.
18th place – Kemah, Texas
7th place – Chalmette, La.
12th place – Biloxi, Miss.
1st place – Pensacola, Fla. (Redfish Cup Championship)
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.