Fishing News


King of the Beach Results

Capt. Cameron Fisher of Team Coastal Chaos finished first in the single engine division at the Fall 2017 King of the Beach Mackerel Tournament and Festival, held in Madeira Beach, Florida. He took home the grand prize, a Suzuki 200 hp repower package valued at $15,000, donated by event sponsor Suzuki RePower by Mastry. A supporter of the Old Salt Fishing Foundation since 1993, the company additionally contributed over $25,000 in cash and prizes to the tournament.

After working an area he knows well for three hours, Fisher and his crew decided to relocate. 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," said Fisher.

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. "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. Even outboard engines that are meticulously maintained will eventually begin to show signs of a drop in performance, yet the boat is often in pristine condition. That's when repowering makes sense. It's the smart, cost-effective alternative to buying a new vessel.

A third-generation Clearwater Floridian, Fisher has been fishing the Tampa Bay area since age three. A charter captain, he runs Coastal Chaos Fishing Charters; its website is coastalchaosfishingcharters.com.