Forty one 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 prizes and expenses for the first tournament were 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 400 boats annually and is held in high esteem by the community and anglers.
*****Bonus Prizes - Because of the large turnout this year, The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament Board of Directors is awarding 36 additional prizes of $340.00 (base entry fee). The 57th -92nd place in the largest king category overall (primary award) will receive the prize money in the mail. Checks mailed on 10/15/19.
Register here for your opportunity to take part in this historic fishing event and a chance to win one of the coveted prizes. 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.
An all CASH GUARANTEED
prize structure adds to the enjoyment of the event.
The organizational meeting for Captains will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Southport Marina.
2020 Tournament Dates:
October 1st - October 3rd
For more information follow the above links or contact:
4433 Long Beach Road, SE, Southport, NC 28461