Our Own Stan Hollingsworth Won the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament

Stan Hollingsworth - US Open King Mackerel Tournament 2016

Our own Stan Hollingsworth of Wilmington, North Carolina, fishing from a boat named Bug N A Rug, won the recent U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament at Southport / Oak Island.

His winning 50.4 – pound King earned overall prize money of $58,413.

Anglers fishing from 323 boats competed in the popular event that had been postponed from due to bad weather.

The top 17 finishers weighed in king mackerel exceeding 30 pounds each!

Second place and $33,233 went to Team Onslow Bay and angler Brad Knight with a 37.75-pound king. Taking third place was Cape Carteret fisherman C. Mark Henderson who netted a fish of 37.55 pounds and won $18,615!

Top finisher among Piedmont area anglers was Douglas Stamey of Albemarle, North Carolina, who came in ninth aboard the Ratical with a fish of 33.6 pounds, worth $1,100.

Reprinted from the Charlotte Observer.

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