Events on the Crystal Coast

Fishing Tournaments

The Crystal Coast is home and host to a variety of events throughout the year. From fishing tournaments to seasonal festivals; from children’s celebrations to athletic events, each month holds something different to delight everyone in your family. Find out what’s going on during your stay, or learn when to plan your next trip. We look forward to seeing you!

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1st Annual Emerald Isle Fall Fishing Tournament

September 21, 2019 | 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

The 1st Annual Emerald Isle Fishing Tournament will be a family friendly King Mackerel tournament where elite and sport fishermen alike can compete and provide a positive environment for young anglers. 100% of the entry fees are paid directly to the participants in the forms of prizes and other awards.

7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC, USA


Bone Suckin' Sauce presents King of the Cape Open KMT 2019

September 27, 2019 | 12:00 am - September 28, 2019 | 12:00 am

Tight Lines to all and be safe! 

Prizes for : Lady Angler       Junior Angler       Senior Angler   $500.00 each


Town Creek Marina 232 West Beaufort Rd. Beaufort, NC

(252) 373-2504


17th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament

October 12, 2019 | 12:00 am - November 23, 2019 | 12:00 am

Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors are sponsoring the 17th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament. The tournament will run from 8am Saturday, October 12th – November 23th, 2019. Registration is FREE and the Reel Outdoors will be providing prizes for the top 3 anglers!  Registration is September 10th– October 10th. The Reel Outdoors is the official weigh-in station. All trout must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle; no boats. See complete rules on the back of the registration form, which will be available on September 10th at The Reel Outdoors or the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center. Registration forms and rules may also be downloaded at Contact Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation for further information or questions at: (252) 354-6350.

7802 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(252) 354-6350


9th Annual NC Troopers Association Offshore Inshore Saltwater Challenge

October 18, 2019 | 12:00 pm - October 20, 2019 | 8:00 pm

A non-profit fishing tournament donating to the North Carolina Troopers Association, Caisson Unit. Morehead City, NC.

In addition to the SKA Sanctioned Division 1 Kingfish Tournament there will be the following tournament fun:

  • Captain’s Choice Trout and Flounder Tournament
  • Prize for biggest Lizard Fish
  • ​TWT for King, Trout and Flounder
  • ​Ladies King TWT
  • 2 Fish Aggregate – Reel Bad Boyz TWT

Morehead City, NC, USA


62nd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

June 5, 2020 | 12:00 am - June 13, 2020 | 12:00 am

The 2020 Big Rock Tournament will take place June 5-13, 2020 in Morehead City. Among the largest and oldest sport fishing tournaments in the country, The Big Rock calls avid deep-sea fishermen to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast for a full week of angling and community celebration. Over the course of the last half-century, many boats have docked here, many tourists have gathered here, and many Morehead City natives have come and gone. Our mission has always stayed the same: to represent the sport fishing community as superbly as only Morehead City can!

710 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557