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Summer Slam Part 1 Champion Courtesy of Extreme Kayak Fishing

Another EKFT record has been broken

The 2018 Summer Slam part one saw over 100 kayak anglers compete for the coveted EKFT, RAILBLAZA championship ring.
 
Once again EKFT crowned a first time winner Greg Nolan from Naples Florida who took first place and won $5,000 from Turbo USA and RAILBLAZA as well as a beautiful trophy from Global Fishmounts. Nolan weighed in two nice Blackfin Tunas for a total weight of 40.3lbs. Nolan also snagged the Tunaskin Tuna Division taking home an additional prize of $250 worth in Tunaskin gear.
 
Another EKFT record broken at the Summer Slam part two, by local angler Brian Whelan who caught a gorgeous African Pompano weighing in at 36.8lbs which earned him 2nd place in the tournament winning a Hobie Outback from Nautical Ventures. John McKroid took home the $1,400 Bonafide Kayaks Kingfish Calcutta as well as  a sweet $600 YETI prize for placing 6th in the tournament and bringing in the biggest Kingfish weighing in at 26.2lbs.

Tournament video

 

Results:

1st – Greg Nolan (40.3lbs) - $5,000.00 (Turbo USA and RAILBLAZA) & Trophy from (Global Fishmounts)
2nd – Brian Whelan (36.8lbs)- HOBIE OUTBACK KAYAK (NAUTICAL VENTURES) & plaque 
3rd – Austin Collins (33.7lbs)-HOBIE REVO KAYAK (NAUTICAL VENTURES) & plaque
4th – Gabe Pinkston (29.1lbs) WILDERNESS RADAR 135 KAYAK (WILDERNESS SYSTEMS) & plaque
5th – John McKroid (26.2lbs)- $600 YETI Prize Pack & plaque
6th – Pamela Wirth (23.10lbs) $450.00 Costa Del Mar Prize Pack
7th – Andy Yu (22.7lbs) $365 Hobie Livewell V2
8th – Frank Castillo (20.7lbs) COSTA Glasses worth $250
9th – Ricardo Palmero (18.9lbs)Garmin Striker Fishfinder with built in GPS worth $140
10th – Janos Weisz (18.3lbs) $50 Gift Certificate to Roccos Tacos
 
BONAFIDE Kingfish Calcutta – John McKroid $1,400

DIVISIONS:

Tunaskin Tuna Division – Greg Nolan (26lbs) - $250 in Tunaskin gear
Trash Can Slam – Brian Whelan (17.2lbs) - Plaque and Costas
Ladies Division – Pamela Wirth (23.1lbs) - Costas and Global Fishmounts Plaque

 Podcast talking to the winner Greg Nolan

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