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Posted: 10.30.2015

The annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament -  the granddaddy of all king mackerel fishing tournaments - runs from October 29th - 31st this year (rescheduled from 10/1-3) 

With over $100,000 in prizes, guaranteed prize structure, entertainment, food, and lots more, this premier fishing tournament draws ardent anglers from all over southeast North Carolina to Southport for this 3-day event.  The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament now attracts almost 400 boats annually and is held in high esteem by the community and anglers.

There is a fee charged for those who wish to enter the contest, but spectators can enjoy many of this event's offerings for FREE. There will be food, beverages and entertainment on Friday and Saturday. And the public is welcome and encouraged to come out and watch the day's weigh-ins.

Contact the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce located at 4433 Long Beach Road, Southport, NC 28461, 800-457-6964 for more information or visit the tournament website at

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