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Battle in the Bahamas 2015

Written by  Maria Hector
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Anglers from China, Canada, and all over the United States came together to fish last week in the Extreme Kayak Fishing “Battle in the Bahamas 2015”. With live bait being hard to come by, the sixty anglers had to resort to old tactics from when Extreme Kayak Fishing first began - catching their own bait, and using anything they could find to win $10,000!

Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament records were broken, with Brian Nelli’s 13.9lb mutton snapper being the largest in Extreme history.

Another big mutton weighed in by Rob Rodriguez hitting the scales at 12.1lbs. Extreme also had its largest dolphin (mahi-mahi) caught in the series by Adam Fisk, weighing a whopping 29.3lbs.

There were also multiple wahoo, blackfin tuna, grouper, and kingfish caught in this international event.

Brian Nelli once again showed that he rules the Bahamas, weighing in a total of 43.2lbs. He won a beautiful custom marlin fish mount trophy from Global Fish Mounts, $10,000 from Turbo USA and FishBrain, an all-expense-paid trip to China to compete in the China Open, and his second Extreme Champion Ring, as well as an Adrenaline Fishing Custom Extreme Rod.

Eric McDonald took second place, winning a fat $3,500 check from Turbo USA, Costa glasses, and a beautiful custom wahoo trophy made by Global Fish Mounts. His total weight was 36 lbs.

Dyllan Swervice grabbed third place with his massive 30.6lbs king, and took home a new 2015 Hobie “Outback” from one of Extreme’s main sponsors, Nautical Ventures. He also left with Costa glasses and a trophy from Global Fish Mounts.

Adam Fisk won fourth place, catching the biggest dolphin in Extreme history at 29.3lbs. He won $500 from Turbo USA, Costa glasses, and a custom dolphin trophy from Global Fish Mounts.

Shawn Fields took fifth place, and was happy to receive a brand new pair of Costa glasses. Nick Dimov won the $500 YakAttack grouper division and a custom grouper trophy. Rob Rodriguez nabbed the Raging Tunaskin Division win, making him $500 richer. Jon Venarchick took home $350 and a custom Dolphin mount after winning the dolphin Calcutta. Austen Collins won the Trash Can Slam, and received Costa glasses and the popular trash mount trophy.

This was truly a tournament to remember for all that were involved! Stay tuned for the highly-anticipated Summer SLAM series, which kicks off June 27, 2015. Check out extremekayakfishing.com for more information.

A special thanks to the sponsors for making it all possible:

Turbo USA TunaSkin
Nautical Ventures AFTCO
Adrenaline Fishing Custom Rods Yeti Coolers
Costa del Mar Pompano Ford
FishBrain UnderArmour
Flamingo Bay Resort & Marina YakAttack
Cape Eulethera Hotel & Resort Viking Kayaks
Global Fish Mounts Sands Beer
Bahamas Tourism Board Balearia Ferry Express
H2Outdoors Lucaya Watersports




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