U.S. Open King Mackerel Fishing Tournament

Coastal Carolina's Premier Fishing Tournament

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.


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.

2019 Merchandise

2019 U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament Merchandise.


Short Sleeve T-Shirt-

   Adults     $16.00

   Children $12.00


Baseball 3/4 Sleeve - $16.00


Long Sleeve -

   Comfort Shirt - $20.00

   Wicking - $20.00

   Hooded Wicking - $30.00

   Cooling Performance - $30.00


Sweatshirts -

  Crew Neck - $25.00

  Hooded     - $30.00


Hats - $15.00


Poster -24" X 36" - $20.00

Available Now at the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, 4433 Long Beach Road, Southport Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 5:00pm until 4pm on October 2nd.  October 3rd - 5th in the Merchandise Tent at the Southport Marina, 606 West West Street.   Mail Orders available. Shipping costs - $5.00 per shirt.   More information (910) 457-5787.


prize structure adds to the enjoyment of the event.


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The organizational meeting for Captains will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Southport Marina.


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2019 Tournament Dates:

October 3rd - October 5th


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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