Texas Redfish Series TournamentTournament Location : Freeport, Texas Angler Participation : Vincent S. Rinando Jr., Captain Filip Spencer, Jeff Herman, Sam Rinando, Clint Barghi, Cameron Barghi Date : May 31, 2009 Conditions : Temp 90' Calm and Sunny Tournament Results :
Team Ocean Kayak took one step closer to repeating as Team of the Year and Angler of the Year in the third tournament of this four tournament series by pulling within a couple points of first place for the team standings as the two man team of Vincent Rinando and Captain Filip Spencer placed fourth in the team event and Captain Filip Spencer sits alone in first place for Angler of the Year with only one event left for the series. The final leg of this series will be held in Corpus Christi in July, Captain Filip Spencerís home waters. The entire team had a good showing as the weather was beautiful. This is the first venue for this series this year where winds were below 35 mph. Although the tides were extremely low, the team was able to locate their fish and have fish for the weigh in. The Texas Kayak Series is a televised event that airs on Fox Sports Southwest during the fall and runs on reruns throughout the year.
Once again the cameraman found teammate Cameron Barghi and interviewed him for an upcoming episode. Clint and Cameron Barghi are the defending 2008 Angler of the Year and Team of the Year for this series. It looks as though Captain Filip Spencer and Vincent Rinando may trade places with them for the 2009 season. This would be awesome for the team to get that kind of exposure. The competition is tough, but with one tournament left, the team is poised to repeat.
Teammates Vincent Rinando, Captain Filip Spencer, Jeff Herman, Sam Rinando, Clint Barghi, and Cameron Barghi have put in a lot of work toward repeating as champions of this tournament series and have gotten some excellent television exposure from this series.