Winner of annual fishing tournament reels in nearly 39lb king mackerel
SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — People fishing for ideas for things to do this weekend were reeled in by the US Open King Mackerel Tournament.
521-boats participated this year in an event that looked different for two reasons.
No spectators were allowed due to COVID-19 and with the Southport Marina still under repair from Hurricane Isaias damage, officials moved the tournament to Dutchman Creek Park and created a temporary dock with the help of American Marine Construction.
A nearly 39-lb King Mackerel which netted Andy Broadwell and his family crew more than $80,000.