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COLUMBIA, S.C. – One of the most storied and prestigious sailfish tournaments concluded this past weekend with Get Lit, owned by Miami angler Kit Toomey and Captained by Quinton Dieterle, bringing home the victory. Get Lit was able to fish their way to a first place finish at the West Palm Beach Fishing Club’s 75th Annual Silver Sailfish Derby in West Palm Beach, Fla.
This marks the second year in a row that Get Lit has captured the title, releasing 58 sailfish. Get Lit also set a new one-day boat record, releasing 36 sailfish. The team was using 20-pound Berkley® ProSpec™ premium monofilament spooled on Penn® 16VS Custom International reels.
“This is by far one of my favorite events to fish,” said Toomey. “The turnout to watch this event is off the charts, and the fishing this time of year is unbelievable. Get Lit was able to catch and release 58 sailfish for this win, and I attribute the success to the entire team along with great sponsors. Get Lit is proud to fish the toughest gear on the market, and that is the only stuff we use. PENN gets the job done.”
The Silver Sailfish Derby is the oldest Sailfish Tournament on the East Coast of the United States and is regarded as one of the most prestigious among the anglers. There were 46 boats in the field and a combined 1,000 plus sails were caught and released.
Braided line ready, the Penn International series gives the saltwater angler Dura-Drag washer that virtually eliminate hesitation, even under the strain that braided lines put on a reel. Equipped with a patented Quick Shift two-speed system, the Penn International V easily shifts into high or low gear. Four ball bearings give the angler the smoothest performance in saltwater. Penn International Reels are available in five sizes – 16VS, 30VSW, 50VSW, 70 VS and 80 VSW – to accommodate any saltwater fish.
Berkley ProSpec is a premium co-polymer monofilament built on performance. Saltwater anglers are tough on their line and ProSpec delivers the toughness and strength that serious anglers need. With excellent know and impact strength, the supple ProSpec is available in Ocean Blue and Fluorescent Yellow. The line comes in 12-, 16-, 20-, 25-, 30-, 40-, 50-, 60-, 80-, 100- and 130-pound test. This is the line captains and guides depend upon to get the job done.