CB Inshore Challenge Welcome

September 11 – 12, 2020, at Inlet Watch Marina


Welcome to the 2019 Carolina Beach Inshore Challenge, a fun and competitive event that is a great way for area anglers to try their luck at tournament fishing.

This year’s CBIC had adopted a new look in light of the pending flounder legislation and the high probability of a flounder closure (this booklet is going to print on July 27). This year’s CBIC will be a two red drum tournament, but ours will look different from other red drum tournaments.

Fisherman’s Post prefers a more casual format, offering anglers (1) the option to use live, dead, or artificial bait; (2) not requiring a live weigh-in; and (3) allowing teams to fish as many anglers on their boat as they prefer. Our hope is that these relaxed rules encourage more people to join in on the fun and excitement of red drum tournament fishing.

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 Adams Beverages and Anheuser Busch.

We’re thrilled to be returning to Inlet Watch Marina for our tenth 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.

Participants will be able to weigh in up to two red drum in search of a spot on our eight-place leaderboard. The red drum-only leaderboard means bigger payouts, since red drum anglers won’t have to share any leaderboard money with flounder anglers.

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 Red Drum, Two Red Drum, and High Roller Single Big Red Drum.

We’re still offering the $50 guaranteed bounty for the Junior, Lady, and Senior anglers scaling the heaviest single fish (red drum), and once again we will be awarding Live Release bonuses, Specialty Weight prizes, a SeaTow prize, and new this year are the Havana’s Weigh-In Prizes–every boat that weighs in a red drum is automatically entered into this new “raffle-type” prize where one lucky boat wins $300 cash, and a second boat wins a $100 gift card to Havana’s Restaurant.

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 fishing and a great season of camaraderie and competition.

Gary Hurley / Tournament Director
(910) 452-6378