Well, here we go right off into 2019 with GCTA's Rudy's Pro Redfish Series with our first stop At Hopedale Marina in the world-renowned fishery of St. Bernard Parish. As always they rolled out the red carpet for us as we pulled into the Parish. We kicked off our Captains Supper at Docville farms which are furnished to us from the Beautiful Meraux Foundation. This location is right on the levy of the Mississippi River, it is a sight to see.
The pre-fishing was kind of tough the anglers were informing us, due to a late cold front rolled in from the north and dipped temps into the 40's. So, all teams where scattering to find a plan B. With the temperature dropping the redfish feeding shut down. Teams were saying that there where plenty of 5-6 pounders to be caught.
On the morning of day one, it was a little chilly to say the least, but the all-knowing weatherman on the local news station said it was going to warm up. Well, he was wrong, conditions stayed cloudy and frigid throughout the day with no sunshine to be had. Well, that did not stop the team of Jamie Pinter & Glenn Winningham that stayed on track and took the top spot on the first stop of the Rudy's Redfish Series with a 2 day weight of #29.34 lbs. Congratulations to one heck of a team and you know they want that Team of Year Spot.
Taking the second place stop was the father and son team of Cody & Charlie Barton with a 2 day total of #28.06 lbs. Hats off to a great finish on the 1st stop of the Rudy's Pro Redfish Series at Hopedale Marina. This is another Team that will be in the race for Team Of The Year.
Not far behind the taking 3rd. place was the team of Travis Land & Paul Duefrene, with a total 2 day weight of #27.96 lbs. This Hook Spit Pro Team is another team that will be looking for that top spot in the points race.
4th place will go to Kevin Akin & Dwayne Eshete with a 2 day weight of #27.73 lbs. Don't count this 2-time winner Team of the Year out of the points race as they will try and make it the 3rd times a charm kind of race.
To close out the top 5 of our 1st stop Ol Chris Evans & Matt Stennett bring in a 2 day weight of#26.85 lbs. Great job fellas. Congratulations to all the teams that fished.
With The Rudy's BBQ the first night and the Crawfish Boil to end day 1 even though it was a lil chilly everyone's spirits were up to fish the # 1 payout Redfish series on the Gulf Coast.
The new format with us fishing on Thursday & Friday worked out very well where we did not bother any of the folks going out on the weekends. So, come out and join us at weigh in and watch the pros see who can take home over 70k in cash and prizes at each stop. See you at the next one.
|Place||CAPTAIN||TEAM MATE||DAY 1||DAY 2||PENALTY||TOTAL||BIG FISH DAY 1||BIG FISH DAY 2||BASS DAY 1||BASS DAY 2|
|1||Jamie Pinter||Glenn Winningham||15.91||13.43||0||29.34||7.99|
|2||Charlie Barton||Cody Barton||13.92||14.14||0||28.06||7.36|
|3||Travis Land||Paul Dufrene||13.43||14.53||0||27.96||8.22|
|4||Kevin Akins||Dewayne Eschete||14.95||12.78||0||27.73|
|5||Chris Evans||Matt Stennett||12.08||14.77||0||26.85||6.91||7.89|
|6||Austin Angel||Lance Reynolds||9.47||16.79||0||26.26||8.43|
|7||Steve Smith||Freddy Fredrick||11.99||13.22||0||25.21||5.99||2.14||2.53|
|8||Chris Calhoun||Brandon Modesett||11.29||13.22||0||24.51|
|9||Tony Salinas||Mark Robinson||11.62||12.55||0||24.17|
|10||Mike Donewar||Jay Moore||13.89||9.98||0||23.87|
|11||Levi Price||Brett Herndon||11.94||11.9||0||23.84||6.82|
|12||Bobby Sullivan||Bo Sullivan||11.42||12.22||0||23.64|
|13||Charles Patrick||Brett Caron||15.35||6.46||0||21.81|
|14||Jon-Paul Dafonte||Tony Flowers||4.88||14.54||0||19.42||4.88||1.71|
|15||Joey Romero||Jesse Romero||3.87||12.43||0||16.3||3.87|
|16||Chuck Mckinny||Anthony Gagliano||3.79||10.02||0||13.81|
|17||Jared Adams ||Alan Hall||10.23||0||0||10.23||5.6|