We are devastated to report that the Southport Marina sustained significant damage during Hurricane Isaias. We have every confidence they will repair, rebuild and come back stronger than ever. The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament has found new locations to hold the 2020 tournament. Look to the schedule and rules for more information.

August 25th  - September 29th


Pre-Order Merchandise
Pre-order the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament merchandise by going to
www.sptokimerchandise.com by 11:59pm on September 29th.  Merchandise will be mailed or you may pickup at Drive Thru Registration/Packet Pickup.   No merchandise tent onsite. You may also purchase merchandise in person Monday thru Friday from 8:30am - 5:00pm at the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, 4433 Long Beach Road, Southport.

U.S. Open King Mackerel Fishing Tournament

Coastal Carolina's Premier Fishing Tournament

Forty two 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.


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.


prize structure adds to the enjoyment of the event.


Learn More

The organizational meeting for Captains will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Southport Marina.


Learn More

Merchandise Sales Online at www.sptokimerchandise.com


2020 Tournament Dates:

October 1st - October 3rd 


For more information follow the above links or contact:


Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce,  

4433 Long Beach Road, SE, Southport, NC 28461



800-457-6964 or

(910) 457-5787





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