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When

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM EDT
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Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:30 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. The first 425 boats registered will recieve a Captain's Bag that includes one Boone Monster Medium Fish Bag.

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

Friday, September 14th

Early Bird Registration Deadline

Early Bird Drawing Deadline is Friday, September 14, 2018. Two $340 winners to be drawn at the Captain's Meeting (10/4/2018) from all those who enter the tournament before 11:59pm on September 14, 2018.  Winners do not need to be present.  Postmarks by 9/14/2018 are acceptable.  To celebrate the tournament’s 40th Anniversary the first 425 Boats registered are GTD one Boone Monster Medium Fish Bag.

Tuesday, OCTOBER 2nd

ONLINE Registration Deadline

Register online for the tournament August 1st until 11:59pm on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. 

ONSITE registration for the tournament on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 10am-12 midnight at the Southport Marina under the Registration Tent. All participants must be registered before midnight on October 4th to compete.

Thursday, OCTOBER 4th

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

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Complimentary pizza for participants @ the registration tent

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Entertainment by The Groove Pirates

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Refreshments for sale. RA Jeffreys Distributing Products

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, OCTOBER 5th

7:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m. – Check-Out Points open & competition begins.  See rules for locations After 9:00 a.m. check-out must be made at Southport Marina with a designated official.

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

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Food - TBA

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. www.usopenkmtlive.com

3:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.   Refreshments for sale.  RA Jeffreys Distributing Products

4:00 p.m. – Check-In point manned – on NC Baptist Assembly @ Fort Caswell Fishing Pier and South Harbor  Marina's Fuel Dock- ICW.

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

Saturday, October 6TH

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. – Check-Out Points open & competition begins.  See rules for locations. After 9 a.m. Check-out must be made at Southport Marina with a designated official.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m. -  Captain Charlie Kids Fishing Tournament -Southport City Pier. Registration at 9:00am. Tournament fun 10:00am-12:00pm. TEE SHIRTS WILL BE GIVEN OUT AS LONG AS THEY LAST. For more information contact City of Southport Parks & Recreation Department, (910) 457-7945.

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

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  - Food TBA

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.  www.usopenkmtlive.com

3:00 p.m.– Check-In point manned NC Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell Fishing Pier & South Harbour Marina's Fuel Dock - ICW

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m Refreshments for sale.  RA Jeffreys Distributing Products

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

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

7:30 p.m. AWARDS CEREMONY

ONCE ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. PLEASE REGISTER UNDER THE BIG TENT AT THE SOUTHPORT MARINA ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4th BETWEEN 10AM-12MIDNIGHT.