Team Salt Shaker Wins $10,000 Prize at IFC Captains Cup Tournament in Florida Keys

ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — Captain Brett Shahlamian of Tavernier, Florida, guided his team of North Carolina and Florida anglers on the Salt Shaker to a winner-take-all $10,000 grand prize at the Islamorada Fishing Club Captains Cup Dolphin Tournament that ended June 27.

The team weighed in its three heaviest dolphin fish, totaling 27.1 pounds, for the win. Salt Shaker team members were anglers Kenneth and Trevor Padgett from Concord, North Carolina, Jessie Hall of Tavernier and mate Arek Wojcik of Islamorada. 

Trevor Padgett also won the largest fish award for his 10.4-pound dolphin fish and Shahlamian was awarded the title of Champion Captain.

Islamorada Captain Kenny Spaulding’s team on the Caribsea won second place with 21.2 pounds of dolphin fish. Anglers, all from Southwest Florida, were Dustin Parker of Cape Coral, Reggie Kreilich of Naples, Anthony Modico from Bonita Springs and Brent Ferguson from North Fort Myers, with mate Phillip Bryan from Islamorada. 

Coming in third with 19.2 pounds was team Executive Decision with Captain Chris Ware of Alva, Florida, at the helm. Anglers were Jill and John Paglia of Ocala, Florida, and Mike Kasten from St. Petersburg, Florida. 

Organizers said next year’s hotly contested tournament is to take place June 25-26, 2025. 

Captain Brett Shahlamian guided his team of North Carolina and Florida anglers on the Salt Shaker to a winner-take-all $10,000 grand prize.

Captain Brett Shahlamian guided his team of North Carolina and Florida anglers on the Salt Shaker to a winner-take-all $10,000 grand prize.

This article was updated on July 2, 2024 at 4:21 PM
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