Get Lit Team Wins Annual Silver Sailfish Derby

Get Lit, owned by Miami angler Kit Toomey and Captained by Quinton Dieterle, were able to fish their way to a first place finish at the West Palm Beach Fishing Club's 74th Annual Silver Sailfish Derby in West Palm Beach, Florida, this past week. The team was using 20-pound Stren Stamina spooled on a PENN 16VS Custom International reel.


Dieterle guided the team to victory with a three-day total of 37 sailfish that were caught and released. Aboard Get Lit, angler Peter Miller took home "Top Angler" honors for the event with 18 sailfish caught and released.

"This was a great weekend for the team, and with the help of PENN we were able to come away with the win," said Toomey. "Our equipment goes through a tremendous amount of stress, and it only makes sense to use the best. Get Lit will use this derby as a springboard into the upcoming season. We look forward to a great season."

Captain Ray Rosher and Team Weez In The Keys, another PENN Team, claimed second as they released a three-day total of 34 sailfish. Both teams also utilized the full-metal body PENN Spinfisher SS metal in the 850 and 950 models.

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 thirty-five boats in the field and a tournament record (677) sailfish were caught during the three days.


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. PENN International Reels are available in five sizes - 16VS, 30VSW, 50VSW, 70 VS and 80 VSW - to accommodate any saltwater fish.

Available in 10 - 100-pound test, Stamina is available in clear coral and Hi-Vis Gold. Stren Tinted Fluorocarbon leaders have a unique tinted finish that block any shine or light piping. Stren Tinted Fluorocarbon Leaders are available in 10- to 80-pound test and a color range to match almost any water condition.

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