Tournaments Gone Wild

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Late entrants hurry across a Fundy tidal flat during the 2013 Tidal Rush tournament to catch the quickly receding water and get lines in.
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Big Winners: Robert Fitzrobert (right) stands with teammate Paddy McSmeeg who took home the Cuisinart Model 833 in last year's big Tidal Rush win.
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Fearless and fanatical: That describes kayak tourney anglers like Pablo "El Cid" Cidanzo of Santa Barbara, California. While he was baiting a mere 10-foot tiger shark during practice fishing, this 14-foot white bullied its way to Cidanzo's bait just off Hawaii's Big Island.
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New rule: If it's as long as the kayak, it's legal.
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Descriptions of the Theme Slam World Challenge. Get ready.
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What it takes to win a coveted Reptile Slam trophy! How many will actually have the skill, luck and air miles to do it?
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Throw another in the fish box, boys! This tourney is not intended for squeamish or released-minded anglers.