WB Inshore Challenge Welcome

July 27 – 28, 2018, at Wild Wing Cafe and Wrightsville Beach Marina


Welcome to the Wrightsville Beach Inshore Challenge. The WBIC is the longest standing Fisherman’s Post tradition (in its 13th year), and as it’s our oldest child, we like to offer numerous features to make it an even more memorable time for those anglers that choose to spend the weekend with us.

The event is heading back to Wild Wing Cafe for Friday’s Registration and Captains’ Party (free gourmet pizza provided by Papa Murphy’s, and free drinks provided by Anheuser Busch and Harris Teeter) and Saturday’s Awards Dinner (complimentary full dinner buffet provided by Wild Wing Café), as Wild Wing celebrations host some of our favorite camaraderie of the entire tournament season.

We’re equally excited to return to Sam Clary and crew’s Wrightsville Beach Marina for Saturday’s 1:00-4:00 pm weigh-in, and the complete renovations the marina did this winter have the facility in top form and ready to welcome all participants.

The WBIC will once again feature an eight-place leaderboard for both flounder and red drum, offering anglers weighing the single heaviest of both species some serious opportunities at leaving the event with hefty prize money.

Alongside the main leaderboard, TWT’s for Single Big Flounder, Single Big Red Drum, and Heaviest Aggregate (one flounder/one red drum) are offered to give participants a chance to further fatten their winnings.

The tournament also will be offering the $50 guaranteed bounty for the Junior, Lady, and Senior anglers scaling the heaviest single fish (flounder or red drum) in the event.

Still relatively new (in its 2nd year) are our Specialty Weight prizes where anglers weighing in flounder and/or red drum closest to the designated weights will receive a $50 Intracoastal Angler gift card. And if those fish closest in weight are brought in alive, then the anglers will receive an additional $25 gift card.

Other prizes include SeaTow’s two $50 gift certificates (to Tex’s Tackle) for the heaviest single flounder and heaviest single red drum weighed in by current SeaTow members, and an Engel Live Bait Cooler raffle prize wherein each team weighing in a fish (flounder or red drum) earns a free raffle ticket per fish.

Finally, to celebrate those anglers able to bring both a flounder and a red drum to the scales, East Coast Sport’s is sponsoring the $100 Aggregate prize.

Fisherman’s Post Newspaper is committed to conserving the resources that make events like this a possibility, so we’ll be awarding bonus cash payouts to all fish making the leaderboard that are alive and in releasable condition. We feel this encourages live weigh-in without penalizing those anglers who don’t have the ability to keep a large flounder or red drum alive over the course of a full day of fishing.

And 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, this event is a great way to join in the experience. We hope to see you—old and new friends alike—at Friday evening’s Captains’ Party and Saturday’s Weigh-In and Awards, for a weekend of eating, drinking, and fishing.

Gary Hurley / Tournament Director
(910) 452-6378