Charleston's Sailfish Slam concludes: Houdini wins

The world’s longest billfish tournament – the month-long Sailfish Slam, out of Charleston City Harbor, concluded this weekend, with the Houdini claiming the title and some $17K in prize money.   The final results:

16 boats entered the tournament

89 billfish caught overall – 88 sails, one blue

The final leaderboard – top five:

1.  Houdini (Isle of Palms, SC) – 18 sails

2. Miss Annie (Allenwood, NJ)  – 15 sails

3. Micabe (Charleston, SC) – 14 sails

4.  Artemis (Charleston, SC) – 9 sails

5.  Insure (Wildwood, NJ) – 4 sails, 1 blue

A good tournament, and harbinger of fishing to come farther south – the fish are on their way!

About John

John Harmeling is the co-founder of billfishreport.com and granderwatch.com. Having traveled to and fished the major billfisheries across the globe, he counts Kona and Cairns as his favorites, and the black marlin to be the ocean's supreme pelagic specimen. He believes the very best and most enjoyable place to find tuna is in a marlin's stomach.

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