ad_banner ad_banner ad_banner ad_banner
SKA Banner

2014 Trail Articles

Sort by Division: 1 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | Show All

Coastal Empire Kingfish Classic

photo

Things didn’t turn out as planned for Mark Strickland’s Team Reel Broke, but sometimes, the B in Plan-B stands for “better,” as in the better-than-expected outcome for a day that certainly didn’t provide an easy course to a second-place finish at the third annual Coastal Empire Kingfish Classic at Fort McAllister Marina in Richmond Hill, Ga. So, here’s the scene: Strickland and crew buy a load of plump blue runners from Lee’s Live Bait – the Florida-based delivery service – and head into the heavy rains blanketing the Georgia coast. Their first spot was the R2 naval tower off Sapelo Island – a popular spot for a variety of species, including big kings.

Read More

Capt. HAP’s Win Goes to Hot Spot/NOS Energy

photo

Georgia sportsmen all tend to be a very passionate bunch, whether it’s deer season, collegiate football or king mackerel tournaments. So, when the previous owners of the SKA called Howard Poe and asked if he would be willing to put together a tournament to fill an open spot in the Division 4 lineup, a few years ago, he naturally took the challenge to heart and Capt. HAPs Kingfish Bash on the Bluff was born.

Read More

Small Boat Class Reigns in Rainy Brunswick

photo

To the chagrin of many Open Class anglers, the Small Boat Class showed up at the Two Way Sportfishing Club’s Kingfish Tournament at Division 4’s second leg of the trail, finishing 2-3-4 overall in the one-day tournament. The 28th annual event saw torrential downpours toward the weigh-in time, but that didn’t stop David Futch and A Salt Weapon in this Yamaha-powered Contender 32T braved the weather and show up to the scales with the second-place winning 30.29-pound king.

Read More

KAVITATOR CAPTURES SECOND SAPELO OPEN TITLE

photo

You’d think Dean Hinely would be used to the feeling, but apparently, the waiting game was every bit as tough as it was in 2013. That’s when he and his Kavitator teammates won the Sapelo Open after enduring several hours of suspense with a big fish they had caught early in the event. Now, flash forward a year, and Hinely’s heading out toward a 70-foot spot in the Middlegrounds for the 2014 Sapelo Open. Joining him are Misty Woodcock and his sons Mitchel and Matt. Strappin’ with a well full of blue runners, they

Read More

MERCURY JUNIOR ANGLER COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Mercury Trail Tournaments

Jan 24-26, 2014
Division 10 - Key West, Florida
18th ANNUAL STOCK ISLAND MARINA VILLAGE KMT

May 08-11, 2014
Division 10 - Pompano Beach, Florida
POMPANO BEACH SALTWATER SHOOTOUT

May 16-17, 2014
Division 6 - Sarasota, Florida
NBOA GULF COAST OPEN

May 29-31, 2014
Division 6 - Treasure Island, Florida
23rd ANNUAL SUNCOAST KINGFISH CLASSIC

Jun 05-08, 2014
Division 10 - Pompano Beach, Florida
POMPANO BEACH SALTWATER SLAM

Jun 12-14, 2014
Division 7 - Port Fourchon, Louisiana
18th ANNUAL KAJUN SPORTSMAN KING CLASSIC

Jun 20-22, 2014
Division 9 - Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
YELLOWFIN/YAMAHA JOLLY MON KING CLASSIC

Jul 11-13, 2014
Division 5 - St. Augustine, Florida
ANCIENT CITY GAMEFISH CHALLENGE

Jul 11-13, 2014
Division 9 - Carolina Beach, North Carolina
EAST COAST GOT-EM-ON CLASSIC

Jul 11-12, 2014
Division 10 - Palm Beach Shores, Florida
SAILFISH MARINA BIG DOG & FAT CAT KDW SHOOTOUT

Jul 17-20, 2014
Division 7 - Dauphin Island, Alabama
81st ANNUAL ALABAMA DEEP SEA RODEO

Jul 18-19, 2014
Division 4 - Shellman Bluff, Georgia
34th ANNUAL SAPELO OPEN KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT

Jul 18-20, 2014
Division 9 - Wilmington, North Carolina
S.H.A.R.E. KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT

Jul 21-26, 2014
Division 5 - Jacksonville, Florida
34th ANNUAL GREATER JACKSONVILLE KINGFISH TOURNAMENT

Jul 25-26, 2014
Division 1 - Morehead City, North Carolina
RALEIGH SALTWATER SPORTFISHING CLUB'S 30th ANNUAL KMT

Jul 25-26, 2014
Division 3 - James Island, South Carolina
JAMES ISLAND YACHT CLUB KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT

Aug 01-02, 2014
Division 5 - Fernandina Beach, Florida
33rd ANNUAL NSFA FISHING RODEO & KINGFISH TOURNAMENT

Aug 01-03, 2014
Division 7 - Venice, Louisiana
WEST DELTA KINGFISH INVITATIONAL

Aug 07-09, 2014
Division 3 - Charleston, South Carolina
21st ANNUAL FISHING FOR MIRACLES KMT

Aug 08-09, 2014
Division 1 - Swansboro, North Carolina
14th ANNUAL ONSLOW BAY OPEN KMT

Aug 08-09, 2014
Division 4 - Brunswick, Georgia
28th ANNUAL TWO WAY SPORTFISHING CLUB'S KINGFISH TOURNAMENT

Aug 15-16, 2014
Division 1 - Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
23rd ANNUAL ROTARY CLUB OF SNEADS FERRY KMT

Aug 15-16, 2014
Division 4 - Darien, Georgia
CAPTAIN HAP'S KINGFISH BASH ON THE BLUFF

Aug 22-23, 2014
Division 7 - Biloxi, Mississippi
4th ANNUAL PALACE HOTEL & CASINO/GORENFLO'S KMT

Aug 22-23, 2014
Division 8 - Fort Pierce, Florida
FORT PIERCE SUMMER SLAM

Sep 05-06, 2014
Division 4 - Richmond Hill, Georgia
3rd ANNUAL COASTAL EMPIRE KINGFISH CLASSIC

Sep 05-07, 2014
Division 7 - Orange Beach, Alabama
4th ANNUAL ORANGE BEACH KAJUN SPORTSMAN KING CLASSIC

Sep 12-13, 2014
Division 1 - Beaufort, North Carolina
KING OF THE CAPE OPEN KMT

Sep 12-13, 2014
Division 10 - Hypoluxo, Florida
X GENERATION 440 KDW CHALLENGE

Sep 26-27, 2014
Division 3 - Little River, South Carolina
12th ANNUAL RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE KMT

Sep 26-27, 2014
Division 9 - Little River, South Carolina
12th ANNUAL RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE KMT

Oct 09-11, 2014
Division 6 - Treasure Island, Florida
YAMAHA/CENTRAL MARINE 23rd ANNUAL FALL SUNCOAST KINGFISH CLASSIC

Oct 10-11, 2014
Division 3 - Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
4th ANNUAL KINGS FOR VETS

Oct 10-12, 2014
Division 9 - Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
FALL BRAWL KING CLASSIC

Oct 24-26, 2014
Division 1 - Morehead City, North Carolina
4th NC TROOPERS INSHORE/OFFSHORE SALTWATER CHALLENGE

Dec 29-29, 2014
Division 8 - ,


Dec 30-30, 2014
Division 5 - ,


Dec 30-30, 2014
Division 6 - ,


Dec 30-30, 2014
Division 8 - ,


Dec 31-31, 2014
Division 3 - ,


Dec 31-31, 2014
Division 5 - ,


Dec 31-31, 2014
Division 6 - ,


Dec 31-31, 2014
Division 8 - ,


Dec 31-31, 2014
Division 4 - ,






The name Southern Kingfish Association and its logos are trademarks of the Southern Kingfish Association