- From 31 Fri Jan 2014 to 01 Sat Feb 2014 January 31, 2014 February 1, 2014 Parrot Key Resort
Anglers are to target barracuda on the flats in the 2014 Cuda Bowl, set for Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1. Scheduled just before professional football’s Super Bowl, the all-release tournament is designed for anglers fishing in poleable depths of water with artificial flies and lures.
Awards await the anglers who catch the largest total inches of barracuda in the fly and spin divisions. Each angler can count three fish per day toward the total.
The Cuda Bowl is to begin with a final registration and captains meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at The Angling Company, 333 Simonton St. in Key West’s historic Old Town.
Fishing is scheduled Friday and Saturday. Teams can begin their pursuit of barracuda at any time during daylight tournament hours, but cannot exceed eight hours of fishing per day.
Anglers and guides must appear by 5:30 p.m. each day for check-in at Hurricane Hole Marina, 5130 Overseas Highway at mile marker 4.5 oceanside. Boats are not required to leave and return to Hurricane Hole by water; trailering is allowed.
An awards gathering at Hurricane Hole is to follow the close of fishing Saturday.
Tournament rules allow licensed guides to fish as anglers. The entry fee is $200 for one angler on a boat and an additional $50 for a second, with two anglers allowed per boat. Early registration is suggested to ensure participation.
Tournament information and registration: www.cudabowl.com