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Tournament Report – Cape Lookout Shootout

Tournament Report – Cape Lookout Shootout

After fishing the Cape Lookout Shootout KMT since its inception in 2014, and fishing 7-8 tournaments annually overall, it would be “the easiest fish we’ve ever caught” that secured Mark Yokely and his team Mater Head their first Shootout win and a $39,785 check. Mater Head, which is also comprised of Yokely’s nephew David and […]

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Tournament Report – Sneads Ferry Rotary Club KMT

Tournament Report – Sneads Ferry Rotary Club KMT

The Sneads Ferry Rotary Club KMT saw its 27th year in 2018, and it was once again a success despite the threat of a reschedule due to high winds. Tournament Director Renee Rhodes reported a lower turnout than usual (67 boats compared to the usual 100+ average), saying, “It was not a good fishing day.” […]

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Tournament Report – Southport Inshore Challenge

Tournament Report – Southport Inshore Challenge

“I suck at anchoring,” Ray Dixon laughed. He and Gary Price, who make up team Flounder Fix, won the 2018 Fisherman’s Post Southport Inshore Challenge (a one-day, two-flounder tournament) and almost $4,000 in prize money, so it turns out that anchoring isn’t that important. Persistence and adaptability, however, are. Dixon was describing the spot where […]

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Tournament Report – Get Kids Reelin’

Tournament Report – Get Kids Reelin’

On August 8, 2018, the first annual “Get Kids Reelin’” event took place in Southport. Get Kids Reelin’ is a local 501C non-profit organization run by father-son duo James and Robert Capps, of Reelin’ Pelican Charters. They teamed up with the Brigade Boys and Girls Club of Wilmington to run the event, which was focused […]

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Tournament Report – Hook and Bones Redfish Open

Tournament Report – Hook and Bones Redfish Open

The 2018 Hook and Bones Redfish Open was held in Swansboro on August 11, and the goal of every angler in attendance was to find the two biggest red drum in the area during a single day of competition in order to win the guaranteed first place prize of $5,000. Beating last year’s winner “Chasing […]

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