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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 12:45

2018 Sailfish Smackdown Results

Written by Joe Hector
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The anglers in the 2018 leg 1 of the Sailfish Smackdown were outstanding, and battled the most extreme conditions ever presented. 

In the end, the best of the best fished in 3-5ft seas and went 3 for 9 on Sailfish in the competition. These anglers really put "Extreme" in Extreme Kayak Fishing!


Once again an out-of-towner won the Smackdown. This marks the 3rd time in its history the locals have not won the EKFT Billfish Crown. The Sailfish Smackdown also had a Texas angler finish 3rd in the event. Stay tuned for Leg 2 of the Sailfish Smackdown coming April 7th and 8th. 


1ST – Jacksonville angler and first time offshore kayak fisherman Franco Natividad took home $5,000 from TURBO USA and RAILBLAZA with a Global Fishmounts Sailfish Trophy and a YETI Hopper Two 30 Cooler worth $350

2ND – Seasoned angler and local fisherman Rob Rodriguez won $2,000 from RAILBLAZA with a Sailfish plaque from GLOBAL FISHMOUNTS and a Yeti Hopper Flip 18 Cooler worth $250

3RD – Texas angler Erik D'aloise was happy to receive $1,000 from Nautical Ventures with a Sailfish plaque from GLOBAL FISHMOUNTS and a Yeti Hopper Flip 12 Cooler worth $250
Benny Scoca - $1,000 Bonafide Kayaks Kingfish Calcutta

Brian Nelli - $500 Nautical Ventures Dolphin Division

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