Fish N Paddle Saltwater Slam

Fish N Paddle Saltwater Slam

Atlantic Tackle & Shark on the Harbor


Record Turnout 72 Anglers and $8700 Purse in 2022!

Congrats to John Farrell Stackhouse with his stringer of heaviest Cobia and Spanish Mackerel for winning the 2023 Fish N Paddle Saltwater Slam earning $5,700!  This was the first ever Cobia caught on a Kayak in Maryland and a new tournament record for the single heaviest fish in the heaviest fish division.  

Brian Scharle won 2nd Place with his two heaviest Stripers and a Bluefish earning him $2000!

Daniel Son was placed for the second year in row with his 3 Bluefish worth $1000!

The Lightning Kayak was taken by Justin Fesler for his stringer of Black Drum and Sheepshead!

Our NRS Junior Angler Heaviest Fish Division was won by Alexa Leslie our first Female Junior Angler with her .5lb Croaker which gave her an NRS Star Rival Inflatable Kayak SUP.  Riley Pruittcame in second with his .4lb Bluefish and Wyatt Bostic in 3rd with his .35 lb Spot.


The Fish N Paddle Saltwater Slam is a Kayak Fishing Tournament and Stand Up Paddleboard Fishing Tournament on June 24-25, 2023 in Ocean City, Maryland. This tournament will be the ultimate kayak/SUP fishing experience with no minimum number of anglers and over $7,000 cash purse to be distributed to the top three anglers! 

Come enjoy a warm summer tournament and fish the back bays and inshore ocean for the following qualifed species:


Striped Bass (aka, Rockfish or Stripers)


Sea Trout (Grey Trout, Speckled Trout)

Bottom Fish (Sheepshead, Triggerfish, Spadefish, Black Sea Bass, Spot, Croaker)


Red and Black Drum

Spanish and King Mackerel    

In order to win, we will combine the weighed in points of each angler’s top three fish of any qualifying species over 2 days.  Anglers can even have 3 of the same qualifying species to win.

$7000 Guaranteed Payout with No Minimum Number of Anglers:

1st   Place- $4000

2nd Place- $2000

3rd  Place- $1000

4th Place- (New For 2023) Lightning Strike Pedal Drive Kayak

Enter our optional entry levels to win awards, money, and prizes!  Prizes include a hosted stay at Los Buzos in Panama with Robert Field (Breaking News on May 16, 2023)  and $1000 towards travel expenses, a fishing stand up paddleboard from NRS, custom fishing rods and reels, depth finder, sunglasses, coolers, and other amazing prizes.  There are daily winners for each qualifying species and a new  Junior Angler Division! There are so many ways to win!

Did we mention the kickoff party, weigh in festivities for anglers and spectators?

Come experience why Ocean City, Maryland, is “The Fishing Tournament Capital of the World”

June 24 & 25, 2023


Friday June 23rd

5:30-7:00 pm 

Saltwater Slam Kickoff Party/Check In (PLEASE PARK IN BOAT RAMP PARKING LOT)

Anglers get gourmet appetizers and drinks. Location: Atlantic Tackle Parking Lot 

7:00 pm- 7:30pm 

Tournament anglers meeting. Location: Atlantic Tackle Parking Lot

Saturday June 24th

 5:30 am-3 pm 

Lines In/Lines Out

12pm- 4pm

Weigh-In Festival For Spectators (PLEASE PARK IN BOAT RAMP PARKING LOT)

Featuring DJ Wax, food, drinks, and vendors. Location: Atlantic Tackle and The Shark on the Harbor. 


Saturday Evening at MR Ducks Social 7PM with some prizes at 7:30PM! 

Available for tournament registered anglers, sponsors, and registered guests (must be 21).

Sunday June 25th


Lines In/Lines Out

12pm- 4pm 

Weigh-In Festival For Spectators (PLEASE PARK IN BOAT RAMP PARKING LOT)

Featuring DJ Wax, food, drinks, and vendors. Location: Atlantic Tackle and The Shark on the Harbor.


Fish N Paddle Saltwater Slam Awards Ceremony

Location: Atlantic Tackle Weigh Station/Shark on the Harbor.

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