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The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament began forty years ago, when a small group of community leaders met and decided that they needed an event to showcase the great fall fishing in the Southport-Oak Island area. Today, the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament attracts 400 boats annually and is one of the largest kingfish tournaments on the east coast. The tournament has a guaranteed prize structure and in 2019, paid out over $322,000 in cash.
2019 1st Place Winner--Captain Robert Carr and crew members Dave Clem, Joshua Carr, and Jeffrey Masnick aboard Nauti-Edition III on their win of the 2019 U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament with a 36.60 pound king mackerel for a total cash prize of $42,723.
The official dates of the 2020 tournament are October 1st - October 3rd at the Southport Marina. For information about the tournament or for sponsorship information visit the Tournament website at www.usopenkmt.com, on Facebook or contact the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament, 4433 Long Beach Road, SE, Southport, NC 28461. Phone 910.457-5787 or e-mail us at [email protected].