***The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament has been postponed due to possible inclement weather. The new dates of the tournament will be Thursday, October 6th thru Saturday the 8th with the same schedule structure applied for those dates. Visit the event website for more details***
The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament began over 40 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 over 500 boats annually and is one of the largest kingfish tournaments on the east coast. The tournament has a guaranteed prize structure. The U.S. Open is part of the Southern Kingfish Association Tournament Trail. Entry fee charged. For more tournament details and to enter, please visit the tournament website.