Archive for September, 2009

“Cajuns” Sweep Redfish Awards

Cajun Phil & Captain Kevin Broussard Win Redfish Cup Championship 2009

Cajun Phil & Captain Kevin Broussard Win Redfish Cup Championship 2009

LAKE CHARLES, LA (September 2009) – Fresh off winning Redfish Cup 2009 Team of the Year two weeks ago, Redfish Cup veteran anglers  Capt. Kevin and Cajun Phil Broussard from Lake Charles, LA, weighed in 9.27 pounds of redfish Sunday to be crowned kings of the Crown Royal Redfish Cup Championship presented by Academy Sports & Outdoors in Pensacola, Florida. They competed with the top 21 teams in this regular-season finale.

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.

This was an emotional win for the father-son team.  “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.”

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.”

Ultimately the Redfish Championship was decided on Day 3 with Broussards’ 9.27 pound catch delivering the crown. The Broussards were in fifth place heading into the final day of fishing and battled high tides alongside a field of accomplished competitors.

The Broussard duo has had quite a track record throughout the years in The Redfish Cup. The Broussards secured and maintained a strong position in the 2009 Team of the Year race by consistently weighing in the top 20 at every 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.  Cajun Phil & Captain Kevin were the runners 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.

For more information about Cajun Phil & Captain Kevin Broussard, David West at  videowest@grandecom.net or 210.872.5452

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Media Contact: Kim Emery, Firefly Publicity, kim@fireflypublicity.com, 651.388.7896

Cajun Phil & Captain Kevin celebrate their win at the Redfish Cup Championship

Cajun Phil & Captain Kevin celebrate their win at the Redfish Cup Championship

Father-son Broussard team collect $50,000 check for redfish win

Father-son Broussard team collect $50,000 check for redfish win

Broussards celebrate victory at Redfish Cup Championship 2009

Broussards celebrate victory at Redfish Cup Championship 2009

Broussards Crowned Kings of Royal Crown Redfish Cup Championship

Broussards Crowned Kings of Royal Crown Redfish Cup Championship

Photos courtesy of ESPN Outdoors.

Irish Setter Easton Sweater Knit Offers Sensible European Styling

Irish Setter Easton Sweater Knit

Irish Setter Easton Sweater Knit

Irish Setter Apparel is introducing the Easton Sweater Knit.

Features:

  • Zip front
  • Center back length measures 28″ on size large
  • Wool blend knit shell – 40% wool, 30% acrylic, 23% cotton, 7% nylon
  • Sherpa lined
  • Ribbed waistband, cuffs and stand collar
  • Lower welt pockets
  • Offered in Olive
  • Available in Men’s sizes: M-3XL
  • Suggested retail: $119

About Richlu Manufacturing

Richlu was founded in 1939 and is a 100% family owned company located in Winnipeg, Canada. It has a history of building extremely durable work wear that has endured the harsh Canadian winters for decades. Richlu has evolved over the years and has become the largest maker of work wear in Canada and enjoys a reputation for quality, fit and competitive pricing.Today, Richlu is ISO 9001 certified, operates a major manufacturing facility in Winnipeg and also manufacturers internationally. Warehousing and distribution is done from three locations in Winnipeg and Pembina, North Dakota, with product being shipped to U.S.A., Europe, Japan and from coast to coast in Canada.

About Irish Setter brand

Based in Red Wing, MN, Irish Setter is a division of the Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc. that includes a full line of performance hunting boots, fishing shoes and outdoor casuals. Irish Setter continues to use leading technologies and the finest materials to provide customers the best quality outdoor footwear. For more information about Irish Setter’s heritage, products and retailers, visit http://www.irishsetterboots.com.

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Broussard Father-Son Team Win The Redfish Cup Team of the Year Award Consistency Leads to Win for Cajun Phil and Captain Kevin Broussard

Captain Kevin & Cajun Phil Broussard win Redfish Cup Team of The Year 2009

Captain Kevin & Cajun Phil Broussard win Redfish Cup Team of The Year 2009

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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Media Contact: Kim Emery, Firefly Publicity, 651.388.7896, kim@fireflypublicity.com