5th Annual 421 Slam Invitational Fishing Tournament presented by Wet Sounds 1st place team Burning Daylight pictured above. Holding cash and Wet Sounds sound system. From left to right: Brian Anders, Edwin Anders, Jeff Glueck, and Jim Anders.

5th Annual 421 Slam Invitational Fishing Tournament presented by Wet Sounds 1st place team Burning Daylight pictured above. Holding cash and Wet Sounds sound system. From left to right: Brian Anders, Edwin Anders, Jeff Glueck, and Jim Anders.

Port O’Connor, Texas – Twenty-five boats, with 4 person teams, participated in the 5th Annual 421 Slam Invitational Fishing Tournament presented by Wet Sounds on May 2nd, 2015, which raised $3,052.95 for the Port O’Connor Elementary School.

“We received the check and just want to thank you again for choosing us to be the recipient of the fishing tournament proceeds. Your generosity is appreciated and I can assure you that it will be put to good use, feeling blessed. We were thinking of tablets for instructional use in the classroom and/or looking into getting some type of ventilation in our gym. Our gym is used for many things; PE, Music, Exercise and we have no A.C., insulation, or ventilation. I know it would be a long-term project but would like to look into slowly starting the process of some improvements.” Tiffany O’Donnell – Principal, Port O’Connor Elementary School.

The tournament began on May 1st with a check-in meeting. The next day on May 2nd all teams started at 6:15 am for the chance to catch 4 trout, 2 reds, and 1 flounder…the “Texas Slam”. Eleven hours later the twenty-five teams started to weigh-in at 5 p.m. After the weigh-in, the tournament director presented cash and sponsor prizes to the top 4 teams and side pot cash/prizes that included; Red with most spots, trout closest to 4lbs, and big flounder.

After presenting awards the raffle and live auction started. This is when the fun begins and money raised for the Port O’Connor Elementary School. Without the great sponsors, anglers, and local community raising the $3,052.95 would not be possible.

The tournament sponsors donated $6,495 in product towards the raffle and live auction bringing the total sponsor donated products at $10,310, when combined with team prizes, for 2015. Sponsors include the following: Wet Sounds, POC Rod and Gun, Waterloo Rods, Fish Slick, Line Cutterz, Fins Fishing, EGO Fishing, D.O.A. Fishing, Lew’s, Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine, The Garten, GreenwoodKing Realty, Fishhide Sportswear, Tidal Surge Lures, Chicken Boy Lures, Baumann Propellers, Custom Marine Concepts, G-Spot Services, BoatU.S. – Tow Boat, Big Nasty Baits, ForEverlast, The Professor Products, and Sea Level Apparel.

“What a great opportunity for anglers to give back to the local Port O’Connor community, while doing something we truly enjoy and passionate about. The 421 Slam Board of Directors picked a great cause with the Port O’Connor Elementary School,” Jim Webber – 421 Slam Tournament Director.

The 421 Slam Board of Directors pays out 100% of the entry fees back to the anglers, that totaled $10,250 in cash and sponsors prizes valued at $3,815 from Wet Sounds, POC Rod and Gun, Waterloo Rods, and Fishhide Sportswear.

Looking forward to 2016 the 421 Slam is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th. “Due to the high demand to fish the tournament in 2015 a venue relocation is highly possible to accommodate additional teams. Ideally, partnering with the POC Crawfish Fest and Cook-Off would give us more space and raise more money thru the raffle and live auction. We are currently researching alternative locations in the Port O’Connor area.”

If you are interested in helping next year or becoming a sponsor, please feel free to email Jim Webber at the following email address, jim@421slam.com. To learn more about the tournament visit the web page at www.421slam.com or checkout the Facebook page at 421 Slam Invitational Fishing Tournament.

Congratulations to the following teams…
1st Place – Team Burning Daylight
2nd Place – Team Wet Sounds
3rd Place – Team Jokers Wild
4th Place – Grande En El Pescado
Red Side Pot – Team Goyen
Trout Side Pot – Team Scratch N Sniff
Big Flounder – Team Fishhide Sportswear

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