Bossman Boats Press Release
The 2014 Bossman Redfish Series, sponsored in part by Suzuki Marine, had a total of 59 teams enter throughout the season. Thirty teams showed for the finale to battle fierce wind conditions, with 25 managing to weigh fish in.
Saturday’s cash payout to the top five teams was over $4,000. First place team Aaron Dill and Pat Preston, both of New Smyrna Beach, weighed in 13.37 pounds and took home $1,800. Second place went to Matt Jaynes and Alan Ward, both of New Smyrna Beach, with 12.85 pounds, who took home $720. Third place cash prize of $540 went to Russell Bonanza of Edgewater & Casey Uyttewaal of New Smyrna Beach with a total weight of 12.68 pounds. Team Bonanza/Uyttewaal also received an additional $100 cash for fishing out of a Bossman Boat. Placing fourth and taking home $360 was Patrick Rood and Terry Smith, both of Oak Hill, with a weight of 12.12 pounds. Mike Brockman of Longwood & Tom Kelley of Winter Park took 5th place with a weight of 11.61 pounds and landed them $180. The Big Fish Calcutta cash prize of $500 went to Russell Bonanza and Casey Uyttewaal with a Red weighing 6.78 pounds. The Lady Angler $150 award went to Kim Rideout of Ormond Beach with 6.28 pounds & the $50 Junior Angler award went to Pierce Burns of Maitland with 5.57 pounds.
After the weigh-in and during the Awards Ceremony, a great lunch was catered by Outrigger’s Tiki Bar & Grille, with over 150 people attending. Third place Team of the Year cash prize of $2,184 went to Aaron Dill and Pat Preston, with a total of 382 points. Placing second was the 2013 Team of the Year, Mark Sepe of DeLand & Scott Powers of Longwood, who won $3,276 with 383 points. The first place 2014 Team of the Year prize of a Bossman Tortuga boat package with a 50 h.p. Suzuki & sponsored add-on’s with a total value of over $24,000 went to Mike Brockman and Tom Kelley with 394 points.
After the awards ceremony, team Brockman/Kelley had this to say “There is a lot of competition out here and it was an honor to win Team of the Year fishing against some great anglers. Bossman and his team have really done a good job to manage the events, offer great prizes and make this a really fun series to fish. We feel this series can only get bigger and better as we move forward.”