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  • October 5th – 7th, 2017 U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament @ Southport Marina, Southport
    606 West West Street, Southport, NC 28461

    The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament began over thirty-five 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 2016, paid out over $248,276 in cash with 464 boats fishing the tournament. In 2017, the U.S. Open will once again be part of the Southern Kingfish Association Mercury Tournament Trail. Entry Fee Charged. Music, food and beverages. Public Welcome. An event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Southport Marina, Garmin and BEMC.
    Contact:
    U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament
    4433 Long Beach Road, SE
    Southport, NC 28461
    910 457-5787
    fish@usopenkmt.com
    www.usopenkmt.com

    January 30 at 2:58pm

    U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament - October 1st - 3rd, 2015 at Southport Marina
    www.usopenkmt.com
    The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament began over thirty five 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 2014, paid out over $175,500 in cash.
    The official dates of the 2015 tournament are October 1st – 3rd at the Southport Marina. For information about the tournament or for sponsorship information visit the Tournament website at www.usopenkmt.com 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 events@southport-oakisland.com.

    For more information concerning the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament please contact: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, 4433 Long Beach Road, SE, Southport, NC 28461. Phone: (910) 457-6964 or e-mail us at events@southport-oakisland.com.

    January 22, 2015 at 2:56pm

    'Second Cast' took home top prize in the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd Annual Cape Fear Flounder Classic with a 10.10 pound flounder. Captain Tim Lee from Fayetteville, NC and his crew Yogie Martin, Mike Clark and John Balentine enthusiastically accepted their winning of $3,036 from Event Co-Chairs Martin Register, BEMC and Dione Potter at the Southport Marina on Saturday, July 28th. Captain Dale Darnell & crew member Mervin Darnell aboard the Matt D captured second prize of $1,621 with a 7.65 pound flounder while Captain Lawrence Bennet and Chris Aman took 3rd with a 6.20 pound flounder for $914. The 2012 Cape Fear Flounder Classic pay out totaled $7,370 in cash.

    July 30, 2012 at 12:57pm
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