Suzuki RePower by Mastry, which sponsored the Fall 2017 King of the Beach Mackerel Tournament and Festival in Madeira Beach, Fla., donated the grand prize, a Suzuki 200-hp repower package valued at $15,000.
Capt. Cameron Fisher of Team Coastal Chaos, who finished first in the single-engine division of the tournament, took home the prize.
Suzuki RePower by Mastry, a supporter of the Old Salt Fishing Foundation since 1993, also contributed more than $25,000 in cash and prizes.
After working an area he knows well for three hours, Fisher and his crew relocated. Reeling in, there was a big splash, a silver flash and one of the rods started singing.
"Within 10 minutes we went from having absolutely no luck to having a 31.54-pound kingfish laying on the front deck," he said.
Fisher has been competing in Old Salt events for as long as he can remember.
"I love the tournament atmosphere and the competitive fishing it brings," he said in a statement. "When it's all said and done, they're a way to bring family and friends together to share a passion, and that's the most important part — a nice fish to bring to the scales is a bonus!"
Repowering is something Fisher has considered. A third-generation Clearwater Floridian, he has been fishing the Tampa Bay area since age 3. A charter captain, he runs Coastal Chaos Fishing Charters.