Tournament Reports

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US Open KMT 2004

The jewel of Southport’s KMT season, the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament, has come and gone. There were 428 boats entered in the tournament that was held October 1 and 2, and almost 500 kings were weighed in over the two days of fishing. Dean Spatholt, of “Fish Meister” out of Calabash, NC, took first […]

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Paradise Landing Inshore Tournament 2004

Chuck Mercer and Paradise Landing Marina hosted their 6th annual Inshore Fishing Tournament on the first weekend in October. The two-day competition, created to support inshore fishing in the Sneads Ferry area, featured 18 boats this year. Prizes were awarded for the largest flounder, the largest speckled trout, and the heaviest gross weight after two […]

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Rumble in the Jungle KMT 2004

The Little River Inlet Fishing Club put on its second annual Rumble in the Jungle King Mackerel Tournament during the October 9th weekend. There were 75 boats in this year’s event, and the one-day of fishing yielded a total of 15 kings weighed in. Conditions were fairly rough, with a 15 to 20 mph east/northeast […]

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Cape Fear Red Trout 2004

The 2nd annual Cape Fear Red Trout Celebrity Classic was held September 24 to 26 at Seapath Yacht Club in Wrightsville Beach. This catch-and-release inshore tournament raises funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). The winning guide, Capt. Fisher Culbreth, was last year’s Team Grand Champion and this year’s overall champion. John Andrews, from Kure […]

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Big Mack KMT 2004

Saturday, September 11, was the inaugural day for what will be annually known as The Big Mack King Mackerel Tournament, held this year at the Oceana Marina in Carolina Beach. Thirty boats entered the 23 foot, 11 inch and under competition with a 17 lb. king (the only king weighed in) taking first place. John […]