Richard Rutland and Bobby Abruscato won the 2018 BOG Winter trout series January tourney this Saturday using the Slick lure exclusively. Despite 20 knot winds and mid-30 degree air temp they caught about 30 trout- their 5 trout stringer weighing 16.90#. Pearl and pink both with chartreuse tail caught all the fish.
Team Live Action wins inshore season opener
By John N. Felsher
Despite brisk winds and a high, muddy Mobile-Tensaw Delta at the northern end of Mobile Bay, Team Live Action began a new season in the Alabama Inshore Championship Tournament Trail series with a big win on April 9, 2016.
The team, consisting of Capt. Bobby Abruscato of A-Team Fishing Adventures (251-661-7696, www.ateamfishing.com) and Capt. Richard Rutland of Cold Blooded Fishing (251-459-5077, coldbloodedfishing.com), brought 11.88 pounds to the weigh station at the Bluegill restaurant on the Battleship Parkway. They landed a three-fish slam consisting of a slot redfish measuring between 16 and 26 inches long, a speckled trout and a flounder. In accordance with tournament rules, they picked up three bonus points for bringing in the slam for a total score of 14.88 points.
“It was a challenge,” Abruscato said. “We brought live bait, but caught everything on artificial bait. It wasn’t rough until about the last three hours. Then, it really started getting rough. The water down by the island was gorgeous.”
The team fished around Dauphin Island. They caught the redfish off the western end of the island and the trout on the Shoals. They pulled the flounder out from under some docks.
“We caught the flounder in 15 minutes when normally it takes us hours,” Abruscato added. “We caught it on a Gulp! We caught the trout on a Slick Lure. It’s a new soft-plastic bait we’ve been using for a few months. Believed it or not, the hardest fish to catch was the redfish. We fished almost three hours to catch the right slot redfish, a fat one just short of 26 inches. It hit a pink Rapala Skitter Walk topwater bait.” Read More Here!