August 11th - 13th, 2011   

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WEATHER ROUTING INC. IS PROUD TO BE THE OFFICIAL WEATHER PROVIDER FOR THE KEY WEST BOATS FISHING FOR MIRACLES KMT: This link will take participants to an online submission form where they can create their own SeaWeather account for their use prior to and during the event.

WEATHER ROUTING INC. is proud to be 
for the tournament

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Thursday, August 11

2:00 pm       Registration opens at Ripley Light Yacht Club through 7:00 pm
5:00 pm       Refreshments and supper
7:00 pm       Captainís Meeting & Silent Auction

Friday, August 12 

6:30 am      Competition begins
2:00 pm      Scales open
5:00 pm      Competition ends for the day

Saturday, August 13 

6:30 am      Competition begins
1:00 pm      Scales open
4:00 pm      Competition ends for the day
5:00 pm      Supper
7:00 pm      Awards ceremony

*(Download  Entry Form)*


*(Download  Entry Form)*


  1. Eligible fish: King Mackerel only (Scomberomorus Cavalla). Minimum length 36" forklength.
  2. Tournament officials will monitor VHF channel 72 during
    competition hours.
  3. All fish become property of the tournament.
  5. There shall be no more than six lines fished from any boat.
  6. There are no restrictions on the number of people allowed aboard each boat during competition hours.
  7. This is a sporting event. All fish must be taken on rod and reels, no hand lines or electric reels are allowed.
  8. This is a captain’s choice tournament. No weather day. Fishing is at the captain’s descretion; the captain will accept full responsibility for his actions.
  9. In the event of a natural disaster, 50% of the entry fee will be refunded.
  10. All boats must meet both USCG and the State of SC safety
    requirements in order to qualify for competition. South Carolina
    requires all anglers to have a SC saltwater fishing license.
  11. Tournament Committee reserves the right to inspect any boat
    entered in competition, including an onboard inspection.
  12. Grand Prize money is based on 200 paid entries. If less than
    200 boats are entered, the prize money will be decreased
    on a pro-rata basis.
  13. Boats submitted after entry deadline must be approved by
    the Tournament Committee prior to leaving port.
  14. The Tournament Committee must approve and entries
    submitted to the Tournament. If the entry is not approved,
    100% of the entry fee will be refunded. This is not an
    open tournament.
  15. Tournament Committee and sponsors may compete.
  16. 23 and Under Class, verification may be required.
  17. No bait may be exchanged from boat to boat during
    tournament hours.
  18. Captain or crew of the first place prize may be subject to polygraph.



  1. On tournament days, competition hours are:
    • Friday, August 12th 6:30 am to 5:00 pm
    • Saturday, August 13th 6:30 am to 4:00 pm.
  2. There is no check out. Boats may leave from any inlet, but must weigh
    in at the official weigh-in station at Ripley Light Yacht Club. Official
    tournament will be GPS time.
  3. No boats are to congregate together during tournament hours.
  4. No lines in the water before 6:60 am.
  5. No boat on either Fish Day shall be placed on a trailer, during
    the competition hours, that is en route to the weigh-in station. 




This link will take participants to an online submission form where they can create their own SeaWeather account for their use prior to and during the event.


1. Entrants wishing to weigh fish for competition must check in with the official committee boat and proceed in an orderly fashion directly to the weigh station. 

2. Check-in boat location: To be announced at Captainís Meeting.

3. Check-in time:

Friday, August 12th  2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Boats checking in after 5:00 pm cannot weigh in fish for that day.

Saturday, August 13th 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Boats checking in after 4:00 pm cannot weigh in fish for that day.

Fish must be weighed in on the day the fish is caught.

4. Each boat in tournament competition will receive an entry number card. This number must be displayed and acknowledged by the official committee boat at check-in. This recognition is the responsibility of the fishing boat captain.

5. All fish presented to the weighmaster are subject to the Torry meter test, in order to be eligible for prizes.

6. Fish to be weighed in must be from the boat in which they were caught. Fish cannot be transferred from one boat to another.

7. Fish shall not be mutilated in any way other than hook and gaff marks. All hooks and leaders must be removed before weigh-in as a safety measure.

8. Prizes are awarded solely on the basis of fish weight. In the event of identical weights, the first fish weighed in shall be declared the winner.

9. It is the sole responsibility of the crew aboard each boat to offload and present its catch for weighing. Crews should have their fish ready for offloading. The angler must accompany the fish to the weigh station.

No boats will be allowed to tie up at the offloading dock.

10. A signed weigh-in voucher will be required for each individual who places a fish in competition for tournament prizes. Tournament scales will be official weigh-in results. No other weights will be accepted.

11. All protests concerning the determination of tournament prize winners shall be made no later than one hour after the last fish has been weighed on the day it occurs and must be accompanied by a $200 cash protest fee. In the event that a protest is not upheld by the tournament committee, the $200 cash protest deposit becomes property of the Fishing for Miracles Tournament. All decisions made by the tournament committee shall be final.


Call NOW for special room rates reserved
 for tournament participants at the  
Springhill Suites!
Be sure to mention Fishing For Miracles.




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© copyright  2011
Key West Boats
Fishing for Miracles King Mackerel Tournament
PO Box 21199
Charleston, SC 29422-3586

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18th Annual 

King Mackerel Tournament

Ripley Light Yacht Club
August  11th - 13th 2011

*(Download  Entry Form)*