TOURNAMENT HOOKS A NEW LOGO...For 40 years, the logo for the tournament has been the same. At the 2018 event, the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce announced that beginning in 2019, that logo will change to better represent today’s king mackerel angler and the annual event. Karen Sphar, Executive Vice President of the chamber, commented about the new logo: “We wanted the king mackerel to have action since it is a fighting fish and it deserves to be the center of attention in our logo”. Read More
Forty plus 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.
An all CASH GUARANTEED
prize structure adds to the enjoyment of the event.
The organizational meeting for Captains will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Southport Marina.
2019 Tournament Dates:
October 3rd - October 5th
For more information follow the above links or contact:
4433 Long Beach Road, SE, Southport, NC 28461