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.
The tournament will be held at the Southport Marina, 606 W. West Street Southport, NC. For more information about the Tournament visit https://www.usopenkmt.com
U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament Part of the Tournament Trail
2019 U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament Schedule: 10/3 – 10/5
Details below are subject to change.
Friday, September 13th
Early Bird Registration Deadline
Early Bird Drawing Deadline is Friday, September 13, 2019. Two $340 winners to be drawn at the Captain’s Meeting (10/3/2019) from all those who enter the tournament before 11:59pm on September 13, 2019. Winners do not need to be present. Postmarks by 9/13/2019 are acceptable.
Tuesday, OCTOBER 1st
ONLINE Registration Deadline
Register online for the tournament August 1st until 11:59pm on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
ONSITE registration for the tournament on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 10am-12 midnight at the Southport Marina under the Registration Tent. All participants must be registered before midnight on October 3rd to compete.