OBX Offshore Fishing Tournament

Outer Banks Offshore Fishing Tournament

*Welcome to the home page for our Outer Banks Fishing Tournament. This will be updated with more information, as it arises. Please check back often for updates.

**This tournament is open to everyone. The proceeds from this tournament funds our largest event in Hatteras. Our goal for 2024 is to get 60 Heroes offshore fishing. Remaining proceeds will be used to help fund and assist other hunting and fishing opportunities.

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Venue for Everything Except Weigh In:

Frisco Woods Campground- pavilion located in the back of Campground.

53124 North Carolina Hwy 12

Frisco, NC 27936

Official Weigh Stations:

Teach’s Lair Marina- Hatteras, NC

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center- Nags Head, NC

Schedule of Events:

Registration: May 31 3pm-8pm

Dinner: 5pm- 8pm

Captains Meeting: 8pm

Lines in the Water: 8Am June 1st

Lines Out of the Water 3pm

Weigh Stations Open from 3-7pm

Dinner 6pm to 9pm

Awards Banquet 9pm

Rules for the Tournament:

1. Registration and venue events:
a. Preregistration will be from January 1, 2024 to May 20, 2024. If you miss preregistration, please contact Tim Bates- Tournament Director at 2529240006 or tbates.bso@gmail.com To preregister, you need to fill out the form at “Register Here”.
b. Registration in person will be May 31, 2024 at Frisco Woods Campground. You will need to send atleast 1 person from your team to come check in. All of the team meal tickets and roster for the billfish release will be in your registration packets.
c. Captains Meeting will be held at 8:00 PM on May 31, 2024 at Frisco Woods Campground. While this meeting isn’t required, it is encourage. This is where we will go over the final set of rules for the tournament and discuss any issues that may arise. We will also have giveaways for all captains in attendance. We do plan to stream the Captains Meeting for those that do not wish to stay.
2. Tournament Outline:
a. Tournament Monitoring will be on VHF Channel 74. We will have somebody at both Oregon Inlet Fishing Center and Teach’s Lair Marina monitoring the radio. This will be the channel you will use if you have any questions while out to sea and for reporting the billfish release. To simplify this, simply ask for the Marina you will be closest to by name. We plan to have somebody on the radio from 5AM to 7PM.
b. Line in the water at 8AM. Teasers are not allowed til 8AM as well. All lines must be out of the water by 3PM. If you are still hooked up at 3PM, you must radio in.
c. Main Entry $800: The main tournament is the combination of the 3 largest fish brough to the scales. This can be any species of fish that can be legally harvested per NC and Federal Regulations. All Billfish, Sharks, and Rays brought to the scales to be weighed will be exempt from tournament weigh ins, as this is a meat fish tournament.
d. Calcutta: The following Calcuttas are offered for this tournament; Single Largest overall fish, Largest Tuna, Largest Mahi, Largest Wahoo, Largest Cobia, and Billfish Release.
e. For the Largest Overall fish, Largest Tuna, Largest Mahi, Largest Wahoo, and Largest Cobia- This is for the largest singular fish you weigh in those respective Calcutta.
f. Billfish release: Blue Marlin release is 200 points. All other Billfish will be valued at 100 points. To be considered a release; the Captain, Mate, or team member must safely touch the leader or the leader must touch the rod tip. The Captains will be responsible for documenting their releases as well as radioing in the release to tournament staff. In the event you can not reach a tournament tracker at the marina, you need to announce the release over the channel to the fleet. If a billfish is kept for any reason; mate pool, to eat, etc; you will still receive the release point and not be penalized. Please give us a heads up on your way in that you are brining in a billfish to the docks.
g. This tournament is open to all anglers that choose to fish from a boat, pier, or beach. You must be within 75 Nautical Miles of either Oregon Inlet or Hatteras Inlet at time of hookup.
h. All legal methods of fishing are allowed, except netting.
i. Fish must be harvested the day of the tournament.
3. Tiebreakers:
a. Main entry- The tiebreaker will be the combined total of the fork length of the 3 fish weighed. In the event that a third tiebreaker is needed, the winner will go to whoever weighed in first.
b. Calcutta Tiebreaker: The Calcutta Tiebreaker will be the same as the Main Tiebreaker, but for the 1 fish.
c. Billfish Tiebreaker: The Tiebreaker will go to who caught the tying fish first.
4. Payouts/ Prizes:
a. Main Entry Payout- 50% Payout to the 1st place team. Plaques will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.
b. Largest Overall Fish, Largest Tuna, Largest Mahi, Largest Wahoo, and Largest Cobia- 75% payout and plaque.
c. Largest Billfish- 75% Pay out and plaque
d. My goal is to post the Winning Payout by 12PM.
e. Our goal is to have the checks mailed out within 15 days of the completion of the Tournament Banquet.
5. Weigh Stations:
a. Locations: Teach’s Lair Marina and Oregon Inlet Fishing Center.
b. Weigh Stations will be open from 3PM til 7PM.
c. Any fish that have been punctured by anything other than a gaff will be disqualified. This includes knives, shark teeth, harpoon, propellers, etc as disqualified punctures to the skin.
6. General Tournament information
a. For the Main Entry only. If you have an Active Duty Military, Veteran, or First Responder on the team, you can receive a $100 discount; max $200 discount. You must let us know at the time of registration. This includes the Captain, Mate, or team members.
b. Our plan is to live stream the weigh in at both locations.
c. Plan B: In the event that the tournament is canceled due to weather, we do not have a make up date. If you pay for your registration prior to May 31, 2024, you will get a 75% refund.
d. Final Rules will be discussed at the Captain Meeting.
e. All decisions made by the Judges and Tournament Board are final

Huge Thanks to our Sponsors:












Frisco Woods Campground- if you sign up for our tournament and book with them, you save 10% on your stay the weekend of the tournament. Contact Tim Bates for details

Sentara Health

Manteo Marine

Outer Banks Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Schaeffer’s Oil- Tim Bates

Eye Catcher Lures

True Timber Camo

Frisco Rod & Gun

Ashley Welding

Cummins, Inc


Honor Exterior

Albemarle Boats

Layden’s Supermarket

Teach’s Lair Marina- Official Weigh Station

Oregon Inlet Inlet Fishing Center- Offical Weigh Station

Lost Colony Brewing- Beer Sponsor

Leon Nixon Catering- Dinner Sponsor

Ocean Altantic Event Rentals- Tent Sponsor

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Tournament Facebook Page

Facebook Event Page


***If you have any questions about the tournament or would like to be a sponsor, please contact:

Tim Bates

Secretary/ Tournament Director

Cell: 2529240006

Email: tbates.bso@gmail.com