2018 Herman Lucerne Backcountry Tournament

The 2018 Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Tournament is an entire weekend full of fishing, drinks, food and friends. The kick off party and Captain’s Meeting began Friday night with an event center full of silent auction items. Bote paddle boards, trips with Captains from around the state, fishing gear, art and many other items filled the room from wall to wall.

The tournament takes place on Saturday and Sunday. We were greeted with beautiful Florida Keys weather. The wind was light and skies blue, except for a few inevitable summer scattered storms. The great weather brought exceptional fishing. Four different individuals were able to catch all 7 available species within the two tournament days.

In addition to the fun and festivities, the reason why Hell’s Bay has been the longstanding presenting sponsor is because of the commitment the HLM has to preserving and protecting the Everglades and Florida Bay. The mission has always been the same, but with today’s heightened water quality issues, it is even more important that everyone remains involved with organizations like the HLM.

Under the leadership of Richard and Kellie Trotta, Dr. Lloyd Wruble and a mountain high list of board members and volunteers, the HLM is committed to the Everglades by raising money with this exuberant event. We are extremely grateful to be involved this year and for many years to come.

Congratulations to all of our Hell’s Bay teams who placed in their respective divisions!

Top Hells Bay Angler, Guided
1st – James Bokor Jr.
2nd – Julian Robertson
3rd – Andrew Yaffa
Top Hells Bay Angler, Unguided
1st – Stephanie Parsons
2nd – Noël Schael
3rd – Charlie Ross

Click here to learn more about the Herman Lucerne Memorial and see the full tournament results.