The 4th Annual Fish N Paddle Saltwater Slam kayak fishing tournament in Ocean City, Maryland made history with the first ever cobia caught from a kayak off the Maryland Coast.

winner of the Fish N Paddle Saltwater Slam poses with his catches
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John Farrall Stackhouse caught a 46.25-lb cobia along with a 2.55-lb Spanish mackerel for a total stringer weight of 48.80 lbs to secure first place. He won $5,700 and a trip with Robert Field for the “Heaviest Fish” added entry to film an episode in the United States, all expenses paid including airfare worth $5,000.

Second place went to Brian Scharle, who won $2,000 with his stringer weight of 28.05 lbs made up of two stripers and a bluefish.

third place finisher of the Fish N Paddle Saltwater Slam poses with his catch
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Third place went to Daniel Son, who won $1,000 with a stringer weight of 16.85 lbs made up of three bluefish.

Fourth place went to Justin Fesler, who won a Lightning Strike kayak with his 15.15-lb stringer made up of a black drum and two sheephead.

To win the top three-fish stringer over two days determines the winner of the Fish N Paddle Saltwater Slam. There are “Heaviest Fish” and daily added entries along with a CCA MD release added entry and a Heroes on the Water “Heaviest Flounder” added entry.

junior angler at the Fish N Paddle Saltwater Slam poses with her catch
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In addition, the “Top Junior Angler” was Alexa Leslie Robinette, who won an NRS inflatable kayak and an NRS Chinook OS PFD.

Save the date for June 24–25, 2023 for the 5th Annual Fish N Paddle Saltwater Slam and reach out to us at fishnpaddle.com. We look forward to seeing you at the scales!

three tournament anglers pose with their novelty winners checks
The top three Saltwater Slam finishers pose with their prizes. | Feature photo: Courtesy Fish N Paddle

 

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