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Boats Direct USA Fishing Team Takes Third in Keys Dolphin Tournament

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Boats Direct USA Fishing Team members Scott Ross, Jason Oberman, Mark Fischer and Mike Sanz (left to right).

Boats Direct USA Fishing Team members Scott Ross, Jason Oberman, Mark Fischer and Mike Sanz (left to right).

Two days of fierce fishing and a bit of excitement yielded a third-place win last weekend for the Boats Direct USA fishing team during Skippers First Annual Dolphin Tournament June 5-7 in Key Largo.

The Boats Direct USA fishing team finished the two-day tournament with 66.6 pounds of fish, outweighing fourth place by just a fourth of an ounce.  The team took home nearly $9K in prize money which made for an incredible day of fishing!

With a seasoned Poker Run powerboat driver like Mark Fischer at the helm, winning was a given: it was only a question of WHERE the team would place.

Fischer, who owns Boats Direct USA in Key Largo, along with his team, smoked the competition with his Blackwater 36 Tournament Edition, which blasted past the other boats at a head-turning 70 mph. Fischer also owns OffLeaseOnly, the highest volume used  car dealer in Florida, with stores in Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Miami and Orlando.

Each fishing team was allowed to weigh in two fish per day with a combined weight of the largest three fish to determine the winners.

“After the first day of only catching little ones, we knew we had to step up our game on day two! So we decided that we wouldn’t sit in one place,” Fischer said, as he told the fish tale. “We literally ran ALL over the place on day two! So much so that the other boats must have thought we were nuts. But we were determined!”

Boats Direct USA owners Eileen and Mark Fischer show off their fishing team's winnings.

Boats Direct USA owners Eileen and Mark Fischer show off their fishing team’s winnings. Mark Fischer drove the boat during the fishing tournament.

Schools of fast-running fish that kept changing direction kept them running all day long, Fischer said.

“We had one HUGE fish online… Jason (Oberman) gaffed the fish but accidentally let go of the gaff,” Fischer said. “So I had Jason by his ankles hanging off the boat working to reel it in.”

Despite the unexpected mishap, team Boats Direct USA got the job done. This was NOT the fish that got away!

A great time was had by all.

Fischer credited their win to a great crew, a great boat and a refusal to ever give up.  Also on board were Scott Ross, Jason Oberman, Mike Sanz and Alex Henry.

“There was a lot of running and gunning! Fishing is a lot of work,” Fischer chuckled.

He credited his entire team working together to be the reason they achieved such success!

Boats Direct USA Fishing Team's spoils: A check and trophy for placing third in Skippers First Annual Dolphin Tournament.

Boats Direct USA Fishing Team’s spoils: A check and trophy for placing third in Skippers First Annual Dolphin Tournament.

“Jason did a hell of a job spotting and getting us onto the fish. He was up in the tower most of the day and we were chasing birds all day,” Fischer said. “I was proud of the group effort.”

If you want to get to the fish faster like team Boats Direct USA, schedule a time to sea trial the custom built Black Water 36 Tournament Edition! The fit, finish and phenomenal speeds will push your boat to speeds you never imagined!

Boats Direct USA is the exclusive dealer for Deep Impact Custom Boats, Black Water Boats and Ocean Hawk Powerboats. With over 100 new and used boats for sale, it’s never been a better time to schedule your sea trial. For more information, call 866-377-5403 toll-free or visit the Boats Direct USA showroom at Mile Marker 98.

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