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When

Thursday September 29, 2016 at 7:00 AM EDT
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Saturday October 1, 2016 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Where

Southport Marina 
606 W. West Street
Southport, NC 28461
 

 
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Contact

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce 
Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce 
910-457-6964 
events@southport-oakisland.com 
 

U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament 

 

The Granddad of king mackerel fishing tournaments. Over $100,000 in prizes. Guaranteed Prize structure. Entertainment, Food, Fishing  Tournament. Fee Charged to enter. Spectators Free. Food,Beverages & Entertainment Saturday. Public welcome.

For rules a complete prize structure visit www.usopenkmt.com.

2016 U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament Schedule of Events

Friday, September 9th

Early Bird Registration Deadline -Friday, September 9, 2016. Two $340 winners to be drawn at the Captain's Meeting (9/29) from all those who enter the tournament before 11:59pm on September 9, 2016.  Winners do not need to be present.  Postmarks 9/9/2016 and before are acceptable.

Thursday, September 29th

10:00 a.m. Registration & Packet Pickup Opens at Southport Marina and remains open until Midnight.

 4:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m. Entertainment by The Chance Union Band & Refreshments sponsored by R.A. Jeffreys Distributing of Wilmington.

7:00 p.m. Captains Meeting.  It is strongly advised that all captains attend this meeting,  as any rule changes or clarifications will be announced.


Friday, September 30th

7:00a.m.-9:00a.m. – Check-Out Points open & competition begins.  See rules for locations

9:00 a.m. – After 9:00a.m. check-out must be made at Southport Marina with a designated official.

11:00 a.m. – Scales Open – Weigh In Station

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. -  The PointClickFish.com Team will Stream weigh-ins from the scales LIVE from the U.S. Open King Mackerel Fishing Tournament.

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Boy Scout Troop #238 Hot Dog & Soft Drink Sale - Hot dogs-$2, Drinks-$1

3:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.  Refreshments- Sponsored by R.A. Jeffreys Distributing of Wilmington, LLC.

4:00 p.m. – Check-In point manned – on Southport City Pier and South Harbor Marina's Fuel Dock- ICW.

5:00 p.m. – Competition ends for the day.

Saturday, October 1st 

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. – Check-Out Points open & competition begins.  See rules for locations

9:00 a.m. – After 9am check-out must be made at Southport Marina with a designated official.

11:00 a.m. – Scales Open – Weigh In Station

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - The PointClickFish.com Team will Stream weigh-ins from the scales LIVE from the U.S. Open King Mackerel Fishing Tournament.

3:00 p.m.– Check-In point manned Bulkhead at Southport City Pier & South Harbour Marina's Fuel Dock - ICW

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Seafood available by Wallace Catering. Fish Basket $7, Shrimp Basket $7, BBQ Basket $5, Italian Sausage Sandwich Basket with Peppers & Onions $4.

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m  – Refreshments sponsored by R.A. Jeffreys Distributing of Wilmington 

4:00 p.m. – Competition ends for the day

4:30p.m. - 7:00 p.m. – Entertainment by Island Fever

7:00 p.m. – AWARDS CEREMONY

ONCE ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. PLEASE REGISTER UNDER THE BIG TENT AT THE SOUTHPORT MARINA ON THURSDAY, September 29th BETWEEN 10AM-12MIDNIGHT.