Tournament Info


Tournament Format          Entry Fees           Location Details

Tournament Format

The 2016 King Mackerel Tournament will adhere to the following format. For more detailed information refer to our official rules.

Angler Categories

  • Standard (All Entries)
  • Junior Angler
    No additional fee for Junior Anglers. Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 Junior Anglers based on the largest King Mackerel. Prize pool for Junior Anglers to be funded 100% by category sponsors. Prize pool will be announced at the captain’s meeting.

Fishing Days

Single fishing day (Saturday, July 29, 2017).

Check-In & Lines in (out)

  • No Check-In on Fishing Day
  • Lines in at 6:00 AM on Fishing Day
  • Lines out NLT 5:00 PM on Fishing Day

Eligible Species

Primary Species

  • King Mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalle)

TWT Specific Species

  • Mahi Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus)
  • Amberjack
    • Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili)
    • Lesser Amberjack (Seriola fasciata)
    • Almaco Jack (Seriola rivoliana)
    • Banded Rudderfish (Seriola zonata)

Number of Fish

Only 1 per boat to be weighed per each eligible species.

Tournaments within the
Tournement (TWT)

  • Largest King Mackerel
  • High Roller (Largest King Mackerel)
  • Small Boat (27’11” Max LOA, Largest King Mackerel)
  • Largest Mahi Mahi
  • Largest Amberjack
  • High Stakes Winner Takes All

All TWT’s will pay a maximum of 3 places with the exception of the “High Stakes Winner Takes All” TWT which pays 1 place.


Entry and TWT Fees

The following fee schedule applies to this year’s tournament. Please note the discounted fees for early and online registration and payment.

Fee Pmt Type Date Amount

Early Bird Entry Fee

All By July 1, 2016 $375

Online Entry Fee

Online Only July 2-28, 2016 $400

Standard at Registration Table

All On July 28,2016 $425

King Mackerel TWT

All $150

High Roller TWT

All $300

Small Boat TWT

All $150

Mahi Mahi TWT

All $150

Amberjack TWT

All $150

High Stakes Winner Takes All TWT

All $1250


Location Details

This year’s king mackerel tournament will be held at Jaycee Park on the Morehead City, NC waterfront.

Jaycee Park is located on South 9th Street, Morehead City, NC 28557