Baffin Bay Rodeo 2010

Friday night started off with BIG Fat Juicy BBQ Hamburgers for all teams entered in the 2nd Annual Baffin Bay Rodeo at Bluffs Landing. Roger Viar provided instructions for the anglers for the next couple of days.


Roger Viar's Team had Breakfast Taco's ready to go for the anglers. On a cold morning these really hit the spot! Nice touch.

Baffin Bay Rodeo began Saturday morning at dawn with a field of 45 teams going for the $15,000 prize money on the line. Weather had very favorable conditions Saturday for wade fishing. Sunday provided changing winds as they anticipated a new front on its way to the Laguna Madre. 

Weigh-in Masters were Chuck Ford and Jimmy Lindsey of the Texas Parks and Wildlife. They had their hands full while trying to handle these feisty large speckled trout. Have you ever tried to get an accurate weight on a trout flippin & floppin everywhere? These guys did great!



TAMUCC Fisheries Ecology Lab
Laura Bivins and Megan Robillard perform a simple procedure as they insert a tracking device in the belly of 10 speckled sea trout that were caught by the Baffin Bay Tournament anglers. Each fish received a green tag on its back for easy identification if caught by an angler again. The tags have printed instructions of what to do with the fish if caught. Their request is that you release the fish back to it's habitat. 

These tagged speckled trout will be monitored to watch their migration and to test their mortality of the catch and release. Lots of great information available on their website at Fisheries Ecology Lab. We hope you'll take the time to learn about there great work here in the Texas Coastal Bend.

Saturday's Fishing Results:
1st: David Rowsey, John Gill, 16.12lbs
David Rowsey with Days Largest Trout, 8.12 lbs.

2nd: Robinson and Prince, 14.40lbs

3rd: Tansel Bacsi and Oktay Basci, 24.70lbs

Sunday's Fishing Results

1st: Robinson and Prince, 14.16lbs

2nd Jay Ray Watkins, Glen Hornsby, 14.00lbs
Jay Ray Watkins with Days Largest Trout, 7.66 lbs

Michael Larue and Chris Jamail, 13.38lbs

This was a great competitive fishing tournament with just a few hundreds of a point differentiating the final results of all the anglers. Just an awesome week!

2010 Baffin Bay Rodeo Champions

 1st Place
Robinson and Prince, 28.56lbs

2nd Place
David Rowsey, John Gill, 28.42lbs

3rd Place
Tansel Bacsi and Oktay Basci, 24.70lbs

This years Baffin Bay Rodeo was just Awesome!!! There were some Great Competition, Great Anglers, and a great team at Bluff's Landing that really made 2010 a great year!!!
Check-out all the other Pictures JustGoFishin captured:

Friday's Captain Meeting and BBQ

Saturday Morning Launch

Saturday's Speckled Trout Catches

Sunday's Speckled Trout Catches

Baffin Bay Rodeo Winners

Thank you to many of our sponsors!

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