Labor Day Kingfish Tournament Info

Benefitting Fripp for a Cure and the Keyserling Cancer Center

September 1-3, 2016


**We are monitoring the weather very closely right now. Our Captain’s Dinner will go on as scheduled Thursday night at which time a determination will be made about fishing days. If fishing Friday and Saturday is not possible, Sunday may be the alternate day if we have boats that still want to go out.**


Thursday, September 1 –  6:00pm – 7:00pm

Captain’s Registration at Fripp Island Marina. The entry fee for this event is $250.00 per boat.  $60.00 for each additional person.  After Registration & Captain’s Meeting join us for a cook-out.

**A representative from each boat MUST attend the Captain’s Meeting**


Friday, Sept. 4 & Saturday, Sept. 5 – FISH DAYS – 6:00am –5:00pm

All fish must be weighed at the Fripp Island Marina from 3-5pm both days and the awards ceremony will follow on Saturday with live entertainment.



King  – 1st Place  $2000.00        2nd Place $1000.00 

Spanish  –  1st Place $750.00       2nd Place $550.00

Aggregate Weight of 2 Kings  –  $700.00

NOTE: Only One (1) win per person in King and Spanish category.  All ties will be settled by weigh-in time.


Check In:  All registered boats must check in properly even if they do not want to weigh fish!  This can be done visually at the weigh-in, by radio on    Channel 12, or by telephoning the Fripp Island Marina at 843-838-1517.  Make sure your boat name is properly repeated.  Any boat not properly checked in will be disqualified and must assume responsibilities for expenses incurred if a search is begun.

Fishing:  You may fish one or two days – your choice.  Fish must be caught within the tournament hours using rod and reel with a maximum of six lines in the water at any one time.  No fixed lines or electric reels may be used to land fish.  Downriggers are to be used as line carriers only.  Planers are allowed

Weigh-In:  All boats wishing to weigh in fish must arrive at Fripp Island Marina by water & must be seen around the last curve to the marina by the     Weigh-master or his representative before 5:00pm or be disqualified.  Fish to be weighed in must be taken to the weigh station by a member of the boat’s crew.  Once a fish is weighed in, the boat cannot go back out.  Fish shall not be mutilated in any way other than hook and gaff marks.  If there is a tie, the winner will be determined by the earliest weigh-in time.  All fish must be weighed in to be eligible for prize money.  The decision of the Rules Committee is final.  Any protest must be submitted to the Rules Committee in writing before 5:00pm on the day of the tournament or by the conclusion of the fish      weigh-in.  Cost per protest is $100.00, which is refundable if the protest proves valid.

Tournament Rules:  All boats must have a properly working V.H.F. Radio with Channel 12, the tournament frequency. 

Check-out -Honor System: Boats can depart at any time after 12:00am on fish day.  Captains are on the honor system to ensure that lines are not in the water earlier than 6:00am.

Weather:  The decision to fish is solely up to the Captain.  However, a Small Craft Advisory from the Savannah Weather Station in effect at 6:00am      postpones the tournament until the next day. **If fishing is cancelled Friday, Saturday will be the only fishing day and the awards ceremony will follow.        If both days are a washout, entry fees will be refunded.**

Reservations:  Stay at Fripp while you fish!  Please call Kathy Kluttz for special tournament rates.  843-838-1551

*Tournament within a Tournament – Contact Chris Tilton at the Captain’s Meeting

Got questions? Get in touch! Call us at 843-838-1517 or email See you on the water!