2009 Sailfish Slam

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The City Marina’s Sailfish Slam concluded Saturday with the boat Houdini taking home the prize for the most sailfish releases and the most release points. The 71’ Jim Smith, from the Isle of Palms, captained by Wayne Skinner, took the lead by releasing 15 sailfish the third week of the event and held it from then on. Houdini collected a total of 3613 points, releasing 18 sailfish throughout the tournament. Houdini also received the only meat fish prize in this event by weighing in a 19.1 pound wahoo. The 2nd place boat, Miss Annie, a 52’ Viking out of Allenwood, NJ finished fishing with 3010 point, releasing 15 sailfish. In a close third, the 55’ Jarrett Bay, Micabe released 14 sailfish during the month, finishing with 2805 points.

Points Name Days Finished Releases
3613 Houdini, 71’ Jim Smith, Isle of Palms, SC 3 18 Sails, 13 Tagged
3010 Miss Annie, 52’ Viking, Allenwood, NJ 4 15 Sails, 10 Tagged
2205 Micabe, 55’ Jarrett Bay, Charleston, SC 4 14 Sails, 5 Tagged
1800 Artemis, 50’ Custom, Charleston, SC 4 9 Sails
1401 Insure, 48’ Ocean, Wildwood, NJ 4 4 Sails, 1 Tagged Blue
802 Syked Out, 56’ Viking, Isle of Palms, SC 3 4 Sails, 2 Tagged
802 Major Motion, 50’ Monterey, Charleston, SC 3 4 Sails, 2 Tagged
801 Petrel, 53’ Sportsman, Mt. Pleasant, SC 1 4 Sails, 1 Tagged
602 Mea Culpa, 130’ McMullen & Wing, Las Vegas, NV 4 3 Sails, 2 Tagged
601 Reel Jim, 55′ Caison, Wilmington, NC 3 3 Sails, 1 Tagged
600 NOFA, 40’ Ritchie Howell, Charleston, SC 2 3 Sails
600 Chaos, 36’ Topaz, Mt. Pleasant, SC 4 3 Sails
400 Miss Magnolia, 50’ Viking, Hilton Head, SC 1 2 Sails
201 Chasin, 54’ Spencer, Charleston, SC 2 1 Tagged Sail
201 Fear Knot, 63’ Bertram, Myrtle Beach, SC 2 1 Tagged Sail
0 Reel Patience, 60’ Viking, Hilton Head, SC 2