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Monday, 28 August 2017 05:22

Record-Smashing EKFT Event to Cap the Year

Written by Joe Hector
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EKFT hosted an epic Summerslamseries, during which records were broken with an astonishing 71.9lb Wahoo and total weight of 101.7 lbs for the first place winner John McKroid. It was spectacular. 

More massive Wahoos were caught in the 50+ lb range from Cuban and Texas anglers. Massive African Pompano, Nice Kings and Tunas also hit the scales.

John McKroid broke 3 EKFT records in the #summerslamseries 2017. He had the most total weight ever in a EKFT event with 101.7lbs, The largest single fish ever weighed in at 71.9lbs and the heaviest wahoo ever caught beating the 52lb record last year. – 

1st-John McKroid total weight (101.7lbs) - $5,000.00 @Turbo USA & Trophy from Global Fishmounts and $1,400 RAILBLAZA Kingfish Calcutta and $500 YakAttack Wahoo Division.

Total winnings - $6,900
2nd - Jamie Bodlovic total weight (59.1lbs) Hobie Fishing OUTBACK KAYAK Nautical Ventures
3rd – Benny Scoca total weight (49.2lbs) Hobie Fishing REVO KAYAK Nautical Ventures 
4th – Eugene Mora total weight (48.7lbs) $1,000.00 Pompano Ford Lincoln 
5th – Leandro Pera total weight (44.7lbs) Sea Ghost Vibe Kayaks worth $899 
6th – Thomas Kuhns total weight (27.3lbs) $500.00 (POMPANO FORD) 
7th – William Centrone total weight (24.7lbs) Hobie Merchandise worth $300


8th – Remel Sheikh total weight (24.7lbs) Costa Sunglasses worth $250
9th – Mike Venarchick total weight (24.3lbs) COSTA Glasses worth $250
10th – Mauricio Giosa total weight (24.2lbs) $100 AFTCO Gift Certificate
11th - Kevin Quinn total weight (20.5lbs) $50 Gift Certificate to Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar
Trash Can Slam – Gabe Pinkston total weight (15.4lb Barracuda) Trophy and Costas
Ladies Division: Michele Briley total weight (12.6lbs) Costas
Tuna Calcutta - Benny Scoca total weight (17.4lbs) - $750

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