The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament began 42 years ago, when a small group of community leaders met and decided that they needed an event to showcase the great fall fishing in the Southport-Oak Island area. Today, the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament attracts close to 500 boats annually and is one of the largest kingfish tournaments on the east coast. The tournament has a guaranteed prize structure. The U.S. Open is part of the Southern Kingfish Association Mercury Tournament Trail.


4750 Fish Factory Road SE
Oak Island, NC 28461

(910) 457-5787

Updated September 14, 2020