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Extreme Kayak Fishing Summer Slam, Part 1

Written by Joe Hector
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Local angler Carl Torresson topped a tournament-record fleet of 170 kayaks last on Saturday, June 27, 2015 to win the Extreme Kayak Fishing Summer Slam Part 1 out of Pompano Beach, FL.

Champion Carl Torresson hit the scale at 40.5lbs and took home a BIG $4,000 check from Turbo USA and $3,300.00 from the Calcuttas for a total payout of $7,300!

Second place went to Adam Roeck, who swooped up a Hobie “Outback” from Nautical Ventures, Costa Del Mar sunglasses, and the $500 YakAttack “Jumbo Tuna” division with his nice18.9lb blackfin tuna.

Lance Irvine earned third place and his stripes with his 17.2 lb wahoo, winning a Hobie “Revolution” from Nautical Ventures and a trophy from Global Fish Mounts.

Fourth place went to John McKroid with 14.9lbs. He was happy to receive a fully-rigged “Reload” from Viking Kayaks, and a trophy from Global Fish Mounts.

Adam Fisk finished in fifth place with 14.8lbs, making him $1,500 richer and the proud owner of a Global Fish Mounts plaque!

Bill Sikora stole the last spot and took home a combo rod and reel from Custom Rod and Reel, and a nice trophy from Global Fish Mounts. Christopher Simmons won the West Marine Sailfish Division and a beautiful trophy along with a free entry to the Sailfish Smack Down 2016 with his 8:11am catch. The Popular Trash Can SLAM trophy went to Leonardo Pera, who won Costas.

The Matt Storelli's lady's division win was well deserved by Pamela Wirth. She is now invited to the China Open Tournament for a chance to win $30,000! She was also awarded $1,000 from the Storelli Family, and received a beautiful trigger fish plaque provided by Global Fish Mounts.

Top Junior angler went to Casey Debrecht, who caught a nice 23.3lb kingfish. He gets a $1,000 check from FISHBRAIN and a beautiful plaque.

Now, get ready for the final EKFT tournament of 2015 and the quest for the ring - Extreme Kayak Fishing Summer SLAM Part 2 on August 22. Check out www.extremekayakfishing.com for all the latest information.

 

Thank you to all the EKFT sponsors:

  • TURBO USA
  • Nautical Ventures
  • Costa Del Mar
  • FISHBRAIN
  • Global Fish Mounts
  • ZONA FRESCA
  • TUNASKIN
  • H2O Outdoors
  • AFTCO
  • West Marine
  • Custom Rod and Reel
  • Wilderness Systems Kayaks
  • Brus Room
  • Pompano Beach
  • Yeti Coolers
  • Pompano Ford
  • Adrenaline Fishing Custom Rods
  • Under Armour
  • Hobie
  • YakAttack
  • Viking Kayaks
  • Saltwater Brewery
  • Flamingo Bay Resort and Marina
  • Cape Eulethera Hotel and Resort
  • Hoo-Rag
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