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Extreme "Summer Slam" 2016

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The 2016 Extreme Kayk Fishing “Summer Slam is in the books, with almost 120 kayakers participating. Rob Rodriguez’ 30 lb. blackfin tuna set a new tournament record, and Kristen Hansen’s 33.5 lb. kingfish was the largest ever brought to the scales by a lady angler.

Here are the results:

1st Place - Ricardo Palmero - $5,000 (Turbo USA) ,Global Fishmounts Trophy - 58.4 lbs.

2nd Place - Benny Townend - Hobie “Outback” (Nautical Ventures), Global Trophy - 39.4 lbs.

3rd Place - Freddy York - Hobie “Revolution” (Nautical Ventures), Global Trophy - 37.5 lbs

4th Place - Kristen Hansen - $1,000 (Pompano Ford) - 33.5 lb kingfish. 5th Place - Robinson Rodriguez, - Eddy Gear “Stingray” - 30 lb tuna.

6th Place - Bobby Buzaki - $500 (Pompano Ford) - 29.2 lbs.

7th Place - Samuel Palacios - Costa Sunglasses ($250) - 28.6 lbs.

8th Place - James Butters - $200 Jimmy Jigs Gift Card - 23.5 lbs.

9th Place - Daniel Gauzens - $100 Aftco Gift Card - 22.9 lbs.

10th Place - Daniel Foster$50 Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Card - 20.2 lbs.

Kingfish Calcutta - Freddy York, $2500



Yakattack Tuna Division - Rob Rodriguez, $500 FishBrain

Junior Division - Allen Escuage, $1,000

Trashcan Slam - Ricardo Palmero, Costa Sunglasses

Biggest Pelagic Fish - Kristen Hansen, Custom Kingfish Trophy Carved by Keylo of Reel Nerve

Last modified on Monday, 20 June 2016 19:37
Greg Becker

About the Author: Greg Becker relocated to the Tampa Bay, FL area from upstate NY, where for 20 years he spent his spare time as a licensed hunting and fishing guide. He now enjoys fishing in places you don’t need to drill through the water in winter. Greg writes for several outdoor companies and publications in the U.S. and abroad, and is a member of the Native Watercraft Pro Staff and Bull Bay Rods Professional Team. Greg enjoys getting his eleven-year-old son Robert out fishing in salt water from his kayak, and together they volunteer with the Tampa Bay Chapter of Heroes on the Water and Operation Helping Hand at the James A Haley VA Hospital.

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