CB Inshore Challenge Welcome
September 21 – 22, 2018, at Inlet Watch Marina
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Welcome to the 2018 Carolina Beach Inshore Challenge, a stand-alone, inshore tournament that also serves as the culmination of our five-event inshore series.
This year’s CBIC will be a big money tournament, offering a guaranteed $1000 1st place payout for Flounder and a $1000 1st place payout for Red Drum. These guaranteed payouts are sponsored by Donat/Goodwin/Sledzik Real Estate Group & Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty, so no matter how many boats fish this year, the first place payouts for both divisions are guaranteed.
To add to the excitement of big payouts at awards, we will be offering a complimentary awards dinner catered by Jason’s Deli, a delicious spread of subs, sandwiches, chips, and sides. Fisherman’s Post strives to put on events (not just competitions), and to that end we’ll also be hosting a Captains’ Party on Friday sponsored by R.A. Jeffreys and Anheuser Busch.
We’re thrilled to be returning to Inlet Watch Marina for our ninth year. Inlet Watch features the iconic background of Carolina Beach Inlet, and the location is central to some of North Carolina’s finest flounder and red drum fishing.
This year’s event will once again be the easier (and more schedule-friendly) one day of fishing, and boats will be searching for a single heavy flounder and a single heavy red drum. One big fish of either species can get your team a place on the split leaderboard (paying out eight places for both flounder and red drum).
To complement the main leaderboard, we’ll be offering a host of (voluntary) TWTs to add lots of dough to winning anglers’ checks—Single Big Flounder, Single Big Red Drum, High Roller Big Flounder, and High Roller Big Red Drum.
We’re still offering the $50 guaranteed bounty for the Junior, Lady, and Senior anglers scaling the heaviest single fish (flounder or red drum), and once again we will be awarding Specialty Weight prizes, an Aggregate prize, the Costa Raffle prize, and the SeaTow prize.
In the hopes of creating a relaxed, family-friendly event, teams are welcome to fish as many anglers as can safely fit on their boats; use live, dead, and artificial baits; and weigh fish in alive or dead without penalty.
In addition, we want to do what we can to protect the resources that make North Carolina fishing a big part of our lives, so we’re encouraging teams to weigh fish in alive by offering an extra $20 for each fish in releasable condition that makes the leaderboard.
Finally, we’ll be donating proceeds from the event to the Wilmington Elks to aid their mission of helping children, enhancing communities, and honoring the service and sacrifices of our military veterans.
If you’ve never fished a tournament before, Fisherman’s Post events are a great way to join in on the experience. Come eat and drink with us on Friday, bring in a couple of heavy fish on Saturday, and then eat and drink with us again to celebrate both a good day of North Carolina saltwater fishing and a great season of camaraderie and competition.
Gary Hurley / Tournament Director