EKFT May Madness 2013
The Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament Series May Madness 2013 was one of the best of the EKFT series to date. Weather stayed on the manageable side and the fish were out there. With anglers pounding the grounds with various tactics, it came down to a very finite group who managed to pull it off and make it to the stage. Kayak angler Eric Digeon pulled of the champion spot with the combined weight of 46.7lbs. The stage had a significant weigh in period with large AJ’s, BFT’s, Kingfish, ‘Cudas, and even a first time tournament series landed Wahoo.
The winners used a barrage of well played wreck fishing techniques with vertical jigs and also patrolling zones as far out as 500 foot depths while trolling live Goggle Eyes and Pilchards. It was those anglers that managed to succeed at both that made it to the stage for the 2pm weigh in. The EKFT run event saw many major sponsors with big item donations, live music, food and drink, and a great captain’s meeting the night before complete with wings, a raffle, and of course beer!
Extreme Kayak Fishing Inc put together a great event from promotion to execution. Even Coast Guard Auxiliary members were on hand for basic safety checks. Stay tuned for the September Slam event in Dania Beach which boasts to be even bigger and better than this event.
EKFT May Madness 2013 Complete List of Winners
1st Place: Eric Digeon total weight 46.13lbs
2nd Place: Brian Nelli total weight 39.07lbs
3rd Place: Carl T. total weight 37.07lbs
4th Place: Austin Collins total weight 34.05lbs
5th Place: Joe Kraatz total weight 34.04lbs
6th Place: Rob Robinson total weight 33.09lbs
7th Place: Peter Gawor total weight 26.02lbs
8th Place: Robert Long total weight 25.09lbs
9th Place: Adam Fisk total weight 24.05lbs
10th Place: Robbie Lundberg total weight 22.04lbs