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Captain Travis Butters of Team Que Mas named 2008 InTheBite Captain of the Year

The sixth annual recipient of the prestigious InTheBite, The Professionals' Sportfishing Magazine Crews Choice Captain of the Year is Captain Travis Butters of Tavernier, FL. Butters won among three other finalists, Glenn Cameron, Ft. Pierce, FL, Ronnie Fields, Riviera Beach, FL and Butch Davis, Ocean City, MD, who in 2008 won several world class bluewater tournaments in the offshore sportfishing circuit. Previous recipients include captains: Veejay Bell, Stuart, FL 2003; Eddie Wheeler, Pompano Beach, FL 2004; Mike Brady, Ft. Pierce, FL 2005; Ronnie Woodruff, Orange Beach, AL 2006; John Dudas, Miami, FL 2007.

InTheBite, The Professionals' Sportfishing Magazine provides news coverage of hundreds of offshore fishing events around the globe to the crew community. Following each event, the winning team and captain are documented on an ongoing basis from January 1st through December 31st. At the end of the year, the top captains are nominees for the Captain of the Year award. With a voting system similar to the Heisman Trophy, previous recipients of the award (five captains to date) vote for their top choice. A public vote is also recorded via an online poll on which Butters received a record 12,000 votes.

In 2008, Captain Travis Butters and the Que Mas team aboard the 70' American Custom Yachts custom sportfishing vessel won the Custom Boat Shoot Out, Harbour Island, Bahamas; Bermuda Big Game Classic and Bermuda Triple Crown Series Champion, Bermuda; MTU Legend Series overall winner; World Sailfish Championship Charity Division and placed 2nd in the Bermuda Billfish Blast and World Blue Marlin Championship. 

"Captain Travis Butters is another fine example of a true professional sportfishing captain. Not only is he a contender in any event he leads his team to fish, but his colleagues respect him for his character when not on the water fishing. He joins an elite class of captains," says InTheBite publisher Captain Dale Wills.


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