Fish weighed daily at Boathouse Summer Slam, few board changers

Tina Harbuck
The Destin Log

Fish continued to be weighed daily, but with a lot of big fish already posted on the board, there’s not many changes in the leaderboard of the fourth annual Boathouse Summer Slam Fishing Tournament. 

The Summer Slam is a 10-week boat tournament, which kicked off June 1 and runs through Aug. 7, and features red snapper and gag grouper. The tournament is divided into federal, state and private boat divisions as well as ladies and juniors. There is also a pounders category where registered boats may weigh their one-person bag limit per trip keeping a running tally of weight throughout the tournament. 

Jakeb Saliba of Alabama shows off his 19.4-pound red snapper he caught while fishing aboard the ChampionShip with Capt. Matthew Champion. His catch leads the Junior Division for red snapper.

The most recent changes happened last week. 

Young Jakeb Saliba of Alabama reeled in a 19.4-pound red snapper on July 6 while fishing aboard the ChampionShip with Capt. Matthew Champion. His catch is the Junior leading red snapper. 

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On July 8, Ray Kincaid of Fort Walton Beach landed a 21.4-pound red snapper while fishing aboard Load The Wagon for the biggest snapper on a Private Boat. 

Ray Kincaid of Fort Walton Beach landed this 21.4-pound red snapper while fishing aboard the private boat Load The Wagon. His catch leads the Red Snapper Division for private boats.

Here’s how the leaderboard looked as of close on July 11: 

Red Snapper Division: Federal boat, Into the Blue, 28.6 pounds; State, 850 Charters, 25.8 pounds; Private, Load The Wagon, 21.4 pounds. 

Gag Grouper Division: Federal boat, Maximus, 41 pounds; State, Lone Star, 13.6 pounds; Private, Coastline Tree, 27.8 pounds. 

Ladies Division: Red Snapper, Seahorse, 25.2 pounds; Gag Grouper, Seahorse, 23.4 pounds. 

Junior Division: Red Snapper, ChampionShip, 19.4 pounds; Gag Grouper, Seahorse, 11.4 pounds. 

Pounders Division: Federal, Maximilian, 1,367.2 pounds; State, Lone Star, 258 pounds; Private, Load The Wagon, 189.8 pounds. 

The scales are open daily at the Boathouse Marina from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.