Competitors are allowed to launch at first light on Saturday morning. Fishing is allowed anywhere within the following boundaries: Wright Memorial Bridge in Kitty Hawk to the north; Hatteras Inlet to the south; Up to one (1) mile offshore to the east: as far west as the Currituck and Manns Harbor shorelines.

All fish must be caught from your watercraft. Wading is not permitted. This is a photo catch and release style tournament. All photos must be received NO LATER THAN 5 PM on Saturday, September 17 in order to be eligible for judging. All pictures must show the fish length from upper lip to end of unpinched tail and include the custom Kitty Hawk Surf Co. badge that will be distributed at the mandatory Captain’s Meeting the night before the event.

Tournament Species: Flounder, Speckled Trout, and Red Drum. Slam division is one of each. No double-dipping. Fish submitted for the Slam cannot be submitted for the individual categories.

Blackbeard and other Pirates

Blackbeard and other Pirates

The Southern Outer Banks, particularly Ocracoke Island, is notorious as the stomping grounds for some of history's most infamous pirates. Notable swashbucklers from Calico Jack to Anne Bonney and Mary Reed, arguably the most famous women pirates, have made a splash in this area, robbing privateers blind and making intricate, sneaky escapes in the inlets and soundside waters off of these barrier islands.