SKA News Archive

2018

THE REEL WON WINS THE GULF COAST OPEN

THE WOITHE FAMILY OR THE REEL WON WERE CELEBRATING THEIR 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF FISHING COMPETITIVELY WITH THE SKA.  THEY ARE NOW ALSO CELEBRATING WINNING THE 8TH ANNUAL GULF COAST OPEN WITH A …

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BAY PIRATE WINS SOUTH BRUNSWICK WITH A 45.99!

BAY PIRATE, CAPTAIN WILLIAM 'FROLLIE' HUGHES AND WIFE PATTI,  FIND A STUD IN TOUGH CONDITIONS TO WIN THE FINAL D-9 EVENT FOR 2018. 

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CHOICE OF TWO/OIFC WINS SHALLOTTE POINT WITH A 39.42

CAPT CORY BELLAMY AND TRASK CUNNINGHAM SCALED A 39.42 AFTER A BRUTAL DAY OF FISHING WHEN SOME TEAMS WERE NEVER ABLE TO CATCH BAIT. CONGRATULATIONS ON THE WIN AND SECOND PLACE FINISH IN D-9! 

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THE BLACK PEARL WINS SMALL BOAT TITLE IN MOREHEAD CITY

THE BLACK PEARL WINS THE SMALL BOAT TITLE AT THE 27TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN MOREHEAD CITY.  CONGRATULATIONS CAPT DAVID HOOKS JR, HIS SON TRIPP AND CREW JOHN COOKE III HAD A 46.35 POUND AGGREGATE TO WIN …

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STORMY GALE'S 60 AND 32 ON DAY 2 OF NATIONALS EARNS A $95,000 PAYDAY

Capt Alex Hull and 1 teammate were fishing near the pack on Day 2 of the National Championship.  They decided to change things up, put the wind at their back and fish while they drifted.  They had a feeling …

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TIDE LINE WINS US OPEN FOR THE SECOND TIME!

Capt Dieter Cardwell and crew aboard the Tide Line scaled a 37.20 on day 2 of the US Open to claim 1st place and score a check over $108,000.  Tide Line also won the US Open in 2000 with a 39.85-pound …

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Strike Two/ Raymarine land a 49.2 at AJ's Big Mac Classic

Congratulations Captain Rob Lupola and team on Strike Two/ Raymarine on a monster 49.2-pound fish in Destin. 

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NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE LANDS A MONSTER AT CHASEN TAILZ!

NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE SCALES A HUGE FISH AT THE FINAL DIVISION 10 EVENT THIS WEEKEND.  CONGRATULATIONS!

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8th Annual Gulf Coast Open

8th Annual Gulf Coast Open guaranteed first place prize $10,000!  Sign up Today!!

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National Championship

2018 MERCURY SOUTHERN KINGFISH ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

11-08-2018 

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

DetailsCaptains Meeting Time: 11-08-2018 06:30 PM Award Ceremony Time: 11-11-2018 …

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LONGRUN/ CAROLINA HOOK AND LINE TOP THE PACK AT MARLIN QUAY!

LONGRUN/ CAROLINA HOOK AND LINE LAND A 37.7 TO TAKE 1ST PLACE IN THE MARLIN QUAY TOURNAMENT.  SKA STANDINGS HERE AND PHOTOS HERE. 

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NAUTI GALE TOPS PACK AT GOLDEN ISLES

NAUTI GALE WINS GOLDEN ISLES WITH A 38.81! SKA RESULTS HERE AND PHOTOS HERE.  

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KAVITATOR WINS AT CAPTAIN HAPS!

Congrats Capt Dean Hinely and Kavitator on winning Capt Hapts King Bash!  

SKA RESULTS 

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SECOND CHANZE WINS IN SNEADS FERRY!

Congratulations Capt John Lewis and Second Chanze on the 43.55 pound King that won Sneads Ferry Rotary Club KMT.  SKA results here. 

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REEL NICE TOP SKA BOAT AT FISHING FOR MIRACLES

Congratulations Capt Brien Bethards and crew on the Reel Nice for landing the largest SKA fish of the tournament at 40.1 pounds!  

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EAST COAST SPORTS WIN THE S.H.A.R.E. TOURNAMENT!

CONGRATULATIONS EAST COAST SPORTS ON WINNING THE FIRST DIVISION 9 EVENT OF THE YEAR!  FULL SKA STANDINGS ARE HERE AND PHOTOS ARE HERE.  

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NET PROFIT/ ONSLOW BAY WIN JAMES ISLAND

CONGRATULATIONS TEAM NET PROFIT/ ONSLOW BAY ON THE WIN AT THE SECOND STOP OF DIVISION 3- THE JAMES ISLAND YACHT CLUB KMT.  PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE HERE AND RESULTS HERE.  

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NSFA WON BY TEAM REEL SHINE

REEL SHINE TAKES THE TOP SPOT IN FERNANDINA!  PHOTOS HERE AND RESULTS HERE.  

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Congratulations Goin Deep!

2018 Raleigh Saltwater Sport Champions with their 47.04 pounder

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Terrapin Beer/Flight Risk Fishing Team Brings in the Biggest King of the ADSFR

Biggest King of the Tournament with a 44.85 in a Single Engine Boat!

Who needs a big boat to compete!

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Team Fountain wins Greater Jax!

Clayton Kirby and Luke Hawthorne bring in the winning fish! 46.5 pounds

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NAUTI GALE JOINS THE 50 POUND CLUB AT SAPELO

WELCOME TO THE 50 POUND CLUB NAUTI GALE!  FULL RESULTS HERE, AND PHOTOS HERE.  

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Offshore Warrior does it again! 57 pound beast!

 Big Fish at the Big Dog Fat Cat!

  Captain Tom Kenney on the top of the leader board again with this 57.4 pound monster! Congrats to Tom and his Crew!

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RAYMARINE/STRIKE TWO SCORE A 55.2 IN PENSACOLA!

CAPTAIN ROB LUPOLA AND THE RAYMARINE/STRIKE TWO TEAM TAKE THE TOP SKA SPOT IN PENSACOLA WITH A MONSTER 55.2 POUND STUD!  

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CHUM-ON SCALES A 47.18 IN THE ANCIENT CITY!

Anglers brought in some big fish at the Ancient City tournament this year!  Photos are here and standings here.  

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Small Boat Big Fish TWT

Small Boat Big Fish TWT

Captain and at least 1 angler on board must be current SKA members and have completed a points form for the event.

If no teams weigh in a fish the buy ins will be rolled to …

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FLOSSY FISHING TEAM TAKES THE WIN AT DIVISION 4 OPENER!

Capt Spencer Ross and crew scaled a massive 48.85-pound stud at the Two-Way KMT Saturday.  Full SKA results here and photos available here.  

Brunswick Ga, Mudcat Charlies- Division 4 kicked off at …

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CHUM SHOT TOPS THE PACK AT KINGBUSTER

CAPTAIN MARVIN KILPATRICK AND CREW ABOARD THE CHUM SHOT WON THE KINGBUSTER 400 WITH A 46.55 POUND KING!  FULL RESULTS HERE AND PHOTOS HERE.  

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44.4 FOR OFFSHORE WARRIOR IN POMPANO

PHOTO CREDIT: ENDLESS IMAGERY INC 

CAPTAIN TOM KENNY AND THE OFFSHORE WARRIOR TEAM LANDED THIS 44 POUND SMOKER SATURDAY AT THE SALTWATER SLAM. CAPT KENNY REPORTED THAT THE FISH HIT A RIBBON ON THE DOWNRIGGER …

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CONTAGIOUS WHIPS COMPETITION IN POMPANO WITH MONSTER WAHOO

CONTAGIOUS PROVES TRUE TO THEIR NAME!  JUST 1 MONTH LATER THEY ARE BACK ON TOP OF THE LEADERBOARD BUT THIS TIME WITH A DIFFERENT SPECIES.  THE TEAM REPORTED LANDING THIS MONSTER ON THE FIRST BAIT IN THE …

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Division 10 Team Highlight - Hold Em Hook

Congratulations to Captain Christian Thomas and Team Hold Em Hook the Division 10 Single Engine Winners

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CONTAGIOUS TOP SKA BOAT IN POMPANO

PHOTOS: https://photos.app.goo.gl/wVUjkW5udgBANbic2 

124 total teams registered in Pompano Beach for the 20th annual Bluewater Movements Saltwater Shootout.  With more than 75 ways to win, the …

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25 Members = $7000 Bonus in Pompano

At Leg 2 of the Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit in Pompano Beach this weekend there are over $275,000 in Cash & Prizes available! 

You can also win an additional $7,000 if you're an SKA member …

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$1,000 Toss-Up

$1000 Toss Up

Captain and at least 1 angler on board must be current SKA members and have completed a points form for the event.

Captain must be present at Award ceremony.



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Division 10 Team Highlight - How Ya Reelin

Congratulations to Captain Eric Neidorf and Team How Ya Reelin the Division 10 Open Class Winners from Florida!

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Division 10 Team Highlight - Frustrated Amateurs

Congratulations to Captain Alfredo Miranda and Team Frustrated Amateurs the Division 10 Small Boat Winners from Florida!

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Division 9 Team Highlight - Blue Water Candy/Windy Conditions

Congratulations to Captain Henry Tillet and Team Blue Water Candy/Windy Conditions the Division 9 Open Class Winners from North Carolina!

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Division 9 Team Highlight - The Black Pearl

Congratulations to Captain Tripp Hooks and Team The Black Pearl the Division 9 Small Boat Winners from North Carolina!

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Division 9 Team Highlight - ShoeString

Congratulations to Captain Carl Martin and Team ShoeString the Division 9 Single Engine Winners from North Carolina!

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Division 6 Team Highlight - Promarine

Congratulations to Captain Jim Naset and Promarine our Division 6 Open Class winner from Florida!

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Division 7 Team Highlight - King-A-Ling

Congratulations to Captain Brian Pettis and Team King-A-Ling our Division 7 Small Boat winners from Alabama!

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Division 7 Team Highlight - Terrapin Beer/ Flight Risk Fishing Team

Congratulations to Captain Brad Sauers and Team Terrapin Beer/ Flight Risk Fishing Team our Division 7 Single Engine winners from Florida!

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Division 7 Team Highlight - Raymarine / Strike Two

Congratulations to Captain Rob Lupola and Team Raymarine / Strike Two our Division 7 Open Class winners from Florida!

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Mercury and Garmin at the Miami Boat Show!

If your in town for the Miami Boat Show check out the Mercury and Garmin booths. Two of our sponsors for the SKA.

more info on the Miami Boat Show -http://www.miamiboatshow.com/

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2017 Tournament Season Photos

Division 1 - North Carolina08-18-2017 ROTARY CLUB OF SNEADS FERRY 08-25-2017 RALEIGH SALTWATER SPORT FISHING CLUB KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT09-22-2017 THE BONE SUCKIN SAUCE KING OF THE CAPE …

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Division 6 Team Highlight - Salty Stoners FIshing Team

Congratulations to Captain Thomas Stoner and Team Salty Stoners Fishing Team our Division 6 Single Engine winners from Florida!

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Division 6 Team Highlight - Top Down

Congratulations to Hall Of Fame Captain Jeffri Durrance and Team Top Down our Division 6 Small Boat winners from Florida!

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Division 3 Tournament Schedule

Get Ready South Carolina!

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Division 5 Team Highlight - Reel Asset Fishing Team

Congratulations to Captain Jason Inman and Team Reel Asset Fishing Team our Division 5 Single Engine Winners from Florida!

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Division 5 Team Highlight - Snatch Um

Congratulations to Captain Tyler Patterson and Team Snatch Um our Division 5 Open Class winner from Florida!

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Division 5 Team Highlight - Live Wire

Congratulations to Captain BJ Morris and Team Live Wire our Division 5 small boat winners from Florida!

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Division 1 Tournament Schedule!

Start getting excited!

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Division 3 Team Highlight - Rock Doc

Congratulations to Captain Bob Wiggins and Team Rock Doc our Division 3 Open Class winners from South Carolina!

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Division 9 Schedule Announcement

North Carolina Anglers Save the Date!

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Division 3 Team Highlight - In 2 Deep

Congratulations to Captain Kevin ONeale and Team In 2 Deep our Division 3 Small Boat winners from South Carolina!

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Division 3 Team Highlight - Baby Ruth

Congratulations to Captain Billy Powell and Team Baby Ruth our Division 3 Single Engine winner from South Carolina!

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Key West Kingfish Mayhem - Jan 11-14, 2018

The First tournament of the 2018 SKA season is quickly approaching.Check below for more info

http://keywestkingfishmayhem.com

Are you Ready?

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DIVISION 1 TEAM HIGHLIGHT - High Profit

Congratulations to Captain Garrett Bradley and team High Profit our Division 1 Single Engine winner from North Carolina!

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2018 National Championship Announcement!

Save the Date!

Mark Your Calendars!

The 2018 SKA Mercury National Championship is in Morehead City, NC!

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Coming in 2018 Divisional Jackpots!

Do you have what it takes to win your division? The scales will decide who will take home the jackpot. SKA Divisional jackpots are here for teams that want to up the ante. One fish from each trail event will count …

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Division 1 Team Highlight - Reel Blessed

Congratulations to Captain Kevin Norris and team Reel Blessed our Division 1 Small Boat winner from North Carolina!

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