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Southport boat takes King Mackerel title

Keep It Reel from Southport took home first place at the 39th annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament over the weekend. (Contributed photo) Keep It Reel from Southport took home first place at the 39th annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament over the weekend. (Contributed photo)
SOUTHPORT, NC (WECT) -

Keep It Reel from Southport took home first place at the 39th annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament over the weekend.

Angler Marc Treurniet reeled in a 49.75-pound king mackerel to take the title and a $25,000 prize,

Casey Forester and the Nautley Crew of Mooresville took second with a 43.85-pound catch, while Tony Morgan and Salt Therapy from Oak Island were third with a 41.85-pounder.

Bonner D. Herring and Capt. Boo Too from Southport was the biggest money winner from the Open with a total of $71,495. The boat finished fourth in the largest king mackerel category as well as second in the King Tournament in a Tournament, second in the High Roller Tournament in a Tournament, first in the Lady on Board Tournament Within a Tournament, first in the Super High Roller and won the Senior Angler Aggregate Prize.

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