SOUTHPORT, NC (WECT) - The US Open King Mackerel Tournament wrapped up Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Southport Marina with 464 boats participating over the two-day tournament.
The tournament announced the top three places for the 2016 tournament:
1st 40.20lbs. – Screaming Reels – $42,510
2nd 38.70lbs. – King Carnivore – $47,706
3rd 37.05lbs. – Team OIFC – $67,764
Overall the tournament gave away $250,004 in cash prizes on Saturday night.
The US Open King Mackerel Tournament has an all cash guaranteed prize structure that is not based on participation numbers. The tournament pays 55 places in its primary prize category including $25,000 for the largest king mackerel. New this year, participants had the option of participating in a $1,000 Super High Roller TWT (Tournament within a Tournament), in addition to three other optional TWT's.