Welcome to the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament
Thirty-four years ago a small group of community leaders met and decided that they needed an event to showcase the great fall fishing Southport-Oak Island area has to offer. The prize money for the first tournament was guaranteed by those community leaders signing a promissory note at a local financial institution - thus the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament was born. The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament now attracts almost 500 boats annually and is held in high esteem by the community and anglers. An all CASH GUARANTEED prize structure adds to the enjoyment of the event. The tournament guarantees its entire prize structure; it is not based on the number of boats that participate. The tournament pays 55 places in its primary prize category including $25,000 for the largest king mackerel. Additional cash prizes are added to the event by sponsors.
2012 TWT Prize Results (2 KB)
2012 Largest Fish From Each Boat (13 KB)
Click Here for video of the First Day of Checkout at Lockwood Folly Inlet - Thank you Parrot Head Charters & Recreational Boating Services for providing the boat and the video.
2012 Primary Sponsor
Photographic Artist Inc
The International Association of Architectural Photographers
The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers
Member, Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce
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