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A Message from the Southern Kingfish Association

January 13, 2011
A Message from the Southern Kingfish Association

To All anglers fishing this year''s Mercury / SeaVee Boats Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam & Shootout! Steve Glanz, one of your fellow tournament competitors from Delray Beach and his crew, fishing on Steve''''s Skin Deep, started their 2010 season fishing in Key West at the Southern Kingfish Association''''s Division 10 opener held at the beautiful Key West Harbor Marina, where they scaled a 54.78 pound kingfish to win the events $10,000 top prize.

In last year''''s Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam, the second event in the SKA Division 10 race, Steve backed up his Key West win and caught a 56.65 pound king mackerel to edge out another SKA team by a couple tenths of a pound and win over $19,000 in this highly competitive event.
Steve and his crew fished all of the Division 10 events, including the Shootout and Slam as well as the Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour. The Skin Deep finished 2010 as the top boat in the Division 10 race.

One of the events on the Pro Tour was held in St. Simons Island, Georgia, which Steve and the Skin Deep team also won and took home another $20,000 plus cash and prizes.
In November, The Skin Deep team moved into the final event on the Pro Tour at in Fort Pierce, Florida. After a grueling two-day event, they out-fished forty of the top fishing team in the country and won the coveted "Angler of the Year" honors, clearly the toughest test of skill in saltwater fishing today. For their efforts they pocketed another $60,000 and $7,000 in Raymarine electronics. That''''s well over $100,000 for their efforts. 

Fort Lauderdale''''s Dick Russell finished sixth in the 2010 SKA National Championships held the same week in Fort Pierce. Dick has fished Division 10 events for the past twenty years. His Brute Dusky team fishes in the SKA''''s Class of 23, a class devised to separate small boats from the bigger boats. Dick always is a contender in the Key West event.

The purpose of this e-mail is to let you know that the Key West Tournament starts the 2011 SKA Tournament Trail season. The event again takes place at the Key West Harbor Marina, January 21st thru the 23rd. This year‘s guaranteed top prize is an Evinrude powered Andros 20 foot bay boat complete with a Continental Trailer worth over $30,000. Don''''t miss a chance to catch one of sixty pounders that are also visiting Key West in January.

The Southern Kingfish Association gives you the arena to compete in, win cash and prizes, plus earn titles most anglers just dream about and we give you the press commensurate with your abilities. 

For more information on the Key West tournament, Division 10, and the SKA trail, go to our website, www.fishska.com or give us a call at 904-819-0360. The SKA is going into its 21st year of producing both the Mercury Tournament Trail and the Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour.
The Southern Kingfish Association produces and sanctions over 50 events each year in 10 different divisions from North Carolina to Louisiana. It is recognized as the largest saltwater tournament series in the world. 


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