LAKE CHARLES, LA (September 2009) – The Redfish Cup veteran anglers Capt. Kevin and Cajun Phil Broussard from Lake Charles, LA, recently earned the Academy Sports + Outdoors Team of the Year Award presented by Crocs with 187 points, winning by 13 points or 15 pounds over the second place finishers, the Watts brothers.
The Broussards secured and maintained a strong position in the Team of the Year race by consistently weighing in the top 20 at every 2009 Redfish Cup tournament. They earned a fourth-place finish in Punta Gorda, FL; placed 18th in Kemah, TX; seventh in Chalmette, LA and 12th at the Biloxi, MS tournament.
Fishing isn’t just a passion for the duo. It’s the family business. Cajun Phil Broussard started his TV show “Outdoors & Fishing” in 1968 with Kevin joining his dad as co-host at age seven in 1974. The show airs on FOX Sports Southwest Network reaching in excess of 20 million households every week. “We’re fortunate to have sponsors onboard who make great products that consistently give us a competitive edge. We’d like to thank the companies who’ve supported Team Broussard this year: American Rodsmiths, Sebile USA, Abu Garcia, Pure Fishing, Haynie Boats, Minn Kota, Hummingbird, Costa Del Mar, PowerPole Shallow Water Anchors, Hopkins Spoons, Bass Assassin Lures, Navionics, Yeti Coolers, Fishing Performance Chip and Justin Boots. We couldn’t have done it without them.”
“”My dad is my best friend and my fishing partner and that’s why winning this award with him as my partner means the world to me,” explained Capt. Kevin Broussard.”This is the ultimate accomplishment in our sport and achieving it against the teams we compete alongside of at every event just makes it that much better. The Redfish Cup anglers are the best competition anyone could ever hope to fish against.”
“It just doesn’t get any better than this,” said Cajun Phil Broussard. “We love fishing in the Redfish Cup. We love fishing together, and that’s what family and love is all about.”
The Broussard duo has had quite a track record throughout the years in The Redfish Cup. They were the runner up in the 2008 Academy Team of the Year race with a 10-point spread between them and Mark Sepe and Andrew Bostick. The 2008 season was possibly their most notable season with two second-place finishes in the Hopedale, LA and Port Arthur, TX tournaments, third-place in Port Aransas, TX and a fifth-place finish in the Championship. In 2007 Team Broussard won the Lafitte LA Redfish Cup. They have been named “ESPN Prime Time Players of the Year” and “Prime Time Players of the Week” on three separate occasions.
The team now heads to Pensacola, FL. Sept. 25-27 where the top 20 teams after the four regular-season events will contend for the Redfish Cup Championship title. Capt. Kevin and Cajun Phil Broussard will be presented with their Academy Team of the Year trophies presented by Crocs and their $10,000 check on Friday, Sept. 25 during the weigh-ins.
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