We had a great turn out and a lot of fun for the 2019 Cuda Bowl! Thank you so much to all our sponsors and all the anglers and guides who made the trip to Key West to participate. It’s a great start to our fishing season down here! We caught and released 9,765.10 inches of barracuda. The weather was beautiful both days! 

Final Results:

Grand Champion Spin Division – Andrew Hunt of Marathon, FL and Capt. Chad Huff  of Ft. Myers
278.5 inches of barracuda released
Winners received trophies plus Costa Sunglasses and $400 gift cards to Hurricane Hole Bar & Grill

Grand Champion Fly Division – Scott Christian of Alpharetta, GA and Capt. John Benvenuto of Key West
262.50 inches of barracuda released
Winners received trophies plus Costa Sunglasses and $400 gift cards to Hurricane Hole Bar & Grill

Grand Champion Ladies Division – Julie Leeman of Tuscon, AZ and Capt. Chris Leeman
240.50 inches of barracuda released on spin tackle
Winners received trophies plus a Yeti Flip Cooler and Yeti Gallon Jug with holder

First Runner-Up Spin Division – Russell Campbell of Marathon, FL and Capt. Scott Collins
276.25 inches of barracuda released
Winners received trophies plus a Yeti 65Q Tundra Cooler and Gift Certificate and gear from Howler Bros.

First Runner-Up Fly Division – Jim Knowles of Roundhill, VA and Capt. Peter Heydon
250.75 inches of barracuda released
Winners received trophies plus a Yeti Hauler Bucket and Yeti 45Q Tundra Cooler

First Runner-Up Ladies Division – Debi Gabriel of Cudjoe Key and Capt. Jason Gabriel
56.5 inches of barracuda released
Winners received trophies plus Simms Ladies Waypoint Jacket and Gift Certificate to the Little Pearl in Key West

Runner-Up Spin Division – Bob Sellers of Sanford, FL and Capt. Bo Sellers of Ramrod Key
264.5 inches of barracuda released
Winners received trophies plus Costa Sunglasses and Gift Certificate to the Thirsty Mermaid in Key West

Runner-Up Fly Division – John Chinuntdet of Mooresville, NC and Capt. Justin Rea
237 inches of barracuda released
Winners received trophies plus a Yeti Hauler Bucket and Yeti 45Q Tundra Cooler

Runner-Up Ladies Division – Maggie Whitcomb of Decatur, GA and Capt. David Maloney of Summerland Key
47 inches of barracuda released
Winners received trophies and gift certificates to Dante’s and Prime Steakhouse in Key West

Junior Division Winner – Kai Decker of St. Augustine, FL and Capt. Mike O’Brien
124.5 inches of barracuda released
Winners received trophies and a Tunaskin hat and Simms Dry Creek Bag

Largest Barracuda Spin Division – Trent Miller of Hamilton, IL and Capt. Scott Irvine of Key West
51.75 inches
Winner received trophies, a Simms Vapor Jacket and Esky custom spinning rod and VanStaal VR150 reel

Largest Barracuda Fly Division – Scott Christian of Alpharetta, GA and Capt. John Benvenuto of Key West
47.75 inches
Winners received trophies plus a Simms Vapor Jacket and Hardy Fly Rod and Hardy Fly Reel

Most Releases Spin Division – Wade Mayberry of Marathon, FL and Capt. Albert Ponzoa of Marathon, FL
32 releases total
Winners received trophies and Little Pearl gift certificate and Thirsty Mermaid Gift Certificate

Most Releases Fly Division – Jim Knowles of Roundhill, VA and Capt. Peter Heydon of Key West
22 releases total
Winners received trophies and Hatch Outdoors Pliers, Nippers and Custom Hatch Outdoors Growler

Team Division – Ben Gravett Memorial Team Trophy
Bob Sellers of Sanford, FL, Eddie Hunt of Deltona, FL and Capt. Bo Sellers of Ramrod Key
Combined angler scoring 12 fish over the two day event: 524.75 inches
Winners received glass trophies and gift certificates and hats from Key West Bait and Tackle in Key West

 

 

 

# Angler Day 1 Spin Day 1 Fly Day 1 Total Day 2 Spin Day 2 Fly Day 2 Total Score Total 
1 Tom Terry       41.75 43.50   85.25             85.25 85.25
2 Mike Metzler 41.75 42.00 42.50       126.25 44.00 45.00 41.00       130.00 256.25
3 Matthew Gravett 43.50 43.75 41.50       128.75 38.00 46.75 39.00       123.75 252.50
4 Tim Warr 31.50 43.75 32.00       107.25 36.75 39.00 43.00       118.75 226.00
5 John Quinius       39.25 38.50 40.50 118.25       44.50 45.00   89.50 207.75
6 Norm LaChapelle 43.25 51.25 31.00       125.50 38.50 41.75 42.00       122.25 247.75
7 Rob Kaufman 37.50 32.50 45.50       115.50 42.00 39.25 36.00       117.25 232.75
8 Krissy Wejebe                              
9 Maggie Whitcomb 47.00           47.00                
10 Ted Margo 40.75 42.00 39.00       121.75 39.50 30.00 40.75       110.25 232.00
11 Drew Delashmit 42.75 43.25 42.50       128.50 36.75 38.50 45.00       120.25 248.75
12 Jim Knowles       41.75 40.75 40.50 123.00       44.00 45.00 38.75 127.75 250.75
13 Scott Christian       45.50 47.75 44.00 137.25       44.25 40.00 41.00 125.25 262.50
14 Tom del Bosque 36.50 32.00 45.25       113.75               113.85
15 Geoffrey Mendall 42.50           42.50 50.25 34.25         84.50 127.00
16 Jon Penning               26.50 42.50 44.25       113.25 113.25
17 Michael Lynch       39.50     39.50               39.50
18 Jamie Gravett 41.00 40.00 37.00       118.00 45.50 47.00 39.50       132.00 250.00
19 Steven Brown 45.00 36.00 36.50       117.50             0.00 117.50
20 Tony McGivern 38.00           38.00 44.00           44.00 82.00
21 Steve Hancock 36.00 38.00         74.00             - 74.00
22 Travis Katski       32.50     32.50               32.50
23 Lance Gleason 44.75 45.00 45.50       135.25 41.75 40.25 37.50       119.50 254.75
24 Ray Tacoma               39.00             39.00
25 Mark Johnson 39.00           39.00             0.00 39.00
26 Don Gable 32.50           32.50 39.75           39.75 72.25
27 Kevin Taverner 45.00 43.00 43.00       131.00 39.50 40.00 48.50       128.00 259.00
28 Andrew Hunt 48.00 46.25 48.00       142.25 43.25 46.50 46.50       136.25 278.50
29 Cody Miller       41.00     41.00             0.00 41.00
30 Max Hamlin 25.00 44.00         69.00       31.00 37.50 31.00 99.50 168.50
31 Matt Murphy                     31.00     31.00 31.00
32 Grant Orr       24.00     24.00               24.00
33 Whit Robinson 38.50 42.50 38.75   119.75 42.25 36.25 44.75   123.25 243
34 George Robinson 36.25 41.00 40.25       117.50 34.75 46.25 24.50       105.50 223.00
35 John Chinuntdet       37.00 44.50 46.50 128.00       31.25 42.50 35.75 109.50 237.00
36 Rich Whitcomb 49.00 43.00 45.00       137.00 37.75 42.00 37.50       117.25 254.25
37 Russell Campbell 50.00 44.75 48.00       142.75 43.00 46.50 43.50       133.00 276.25
38 Court Douthhit                     30.50 34.50   65.00 65.00
39 Paul Nocifora                             0.00
40 James Connell 45.50 45.00 47.00       137.50 32.00 42.00 37.00       111.00 248.50
41 David Kolhage                     38.00     38 38
42 Anthony Solmo                             0.00
43 Matt Andrews       26.00 41.00   77.00               77
44 Johnathan Leeman 40.50 35.00 35.75       111.25 43.25 38.00         81 192.25
45 Julie Leeman 38.50 38.00 38.50       115.00 35.25 42.00 48.25       125.5 240.5
46 PJ Cosgrove 47.50 41.00         88.50 41.00 28.00         69.00 157.50
47 Eric Cosgrove 33.00 45.00         78.00 41.00 43.00 41.00       125 203.00
48 Wade Mayberry 34.25 44.00         78.25 41.00 43.00 41.00       126 204.25
49 Trent Miller 43.25 51.75 44.75       139.75 43.00           43 182.75
50 Joe Skrumbellos       44.25 36.50   80.75               80.75
51 Kai Decker 35.00 44.50         79.50               124.50
52 Michael Hetzel                             0.00
53 Grif Helwig                             0.00
54 Colin Del Bosque 40.00 45.25 39.00       124.25               124.25
55 Jeffrey Holland                             0.00
56 Bob Sellers 43.25 44.00 41.50       128.75 49.00 43.00 42.50       134.5 263.50
57 Eddie Hunt 41.00 42.75 46.50       130.25 47.00 41.00 43.00       131 261.25
58 Al Perkinson                             0
59 Marguerite Meyer                             0.00
60 Eric Kendrick 42.50 45.50 43.25       131.25               131.25
61 Debi Gabriel               27.00 29.50           56.50
62 Jenn Holeman                              
63 Angie LaChapelle                              
64 Dave Chouinard       40.00 44.00   84.00   45.25           129.25
65 Ross Boucek 38.00 42.75 42.00       122.75 38 41.5 44.00       123.5 246.25
66 Matt Johnson                 0
67 Kyle Cook 43.00 40.75 37.00 35.50     120.75 / 35.5 37 37 37.00   39.00   111/39 306.25
68 Tony Murphy 40.50 42.50 42.75       125.75 43 41.75 42.50       127.25 258.00
69 Jay Decker                             0
70 Will Benson 35.50 39.50 32.75       107.75 41 48 38.00 38.50     127/38.5 273.25
                               
                               
                            Total Inches 9756.10
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