• Friday, June 12th - Sunday, June 14th

The offshore fishing starts to heat up off the coast of the Cape Fear region as the summer season gets into full swing, and anglers who want to enjoy the action, (and hopefully take home some cash prizes along the way), can join in the fun by signing up for the Wide Open Tech Spanish Mackerel Open. Held in mid-June, this fishing tournament that’s open to just 50 teams or so is a great way to enjoy a little camaraderie and some exceptional fishing while exploring the sunny waters off the coast of Wrightsville Beach.

The Wide Open Tech Spanish Mackerel Open begins with a Friday evening captain’s meeting and pre-fishing party, and then on Saturday, the action really heats up with fishing at varying waters throughout the Cape Fear coastline. Awards and prizes are announced on Sunday, which also includes dinner along with fresh catches from the competition, and though the exact payout may vary, up to $5,000 in prizes is expected, based on 50 participating teams. A complete schedule of events as well as sign-up forms can be found online, and anglers of all abilities are welcome to join in the fun, and to see just how great the N.C. summertime fishing can be.