It’s that time again. Schools of King Mackerel are now beginning to show offshore off the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina so it must be kingfish tournament time. Once again, Ocean Isle Fishing Center will kick-off the area kingfish tournament season with the annual OIFC / Capt. Brant’s Jolly Mon King Classic this coming weekend from June 26 – 29 in Ocean Isle Beach, NC.
The Jolly Mon King Classic is one of the largest king mackerel tournaments in the Southeast every year and this year is no exception with 250+ boat entrants already registered and still more expected before the weekend.
Balloon Fisher King balloon clips are commonly used by many kingfish anglers in the area for suspending “anxious” live bait under a balloon over bottom structure to draw frenzied kings to the surface to pick off an easy meal. One of THE coolest things to watch is a hyped up kingfish skying out of the water to pounce on a live pogie, mullet or bluefish suspended under a balloon with nowhere to run (or dive). Balloon Fisher King is very proud to again support the 2014 OIFC / Jolly Mon King Classic as a product sponsor.
OIFC Jolly Mon tournament operator Captain Brant McMullan had this to say about the Jolly Mon King Classic and Balloon Fisher King…..
“The King Mackerel are showing up just as the Jolly Mon is set to take place this coming weekend, setting the stage for a perfect storm fishing event “no pun intended- hopefully”. As the Kings move over structure in the 50-70’ depth range, they respond well to anchor fishing while chumming as it stimulates competitive feeding amongst the Kings. Floating live baits under balloons rigged with the Balloon Fisher King is a formula for Kingfishing success anytime, but this weekend it might be the formula to a victory in the Jolly Mon King Classic.”
To find out more or to register for the 2014 OIFC / Jolly Mon King Classic visit OIFC Fishing Tournaments here.
OIFC is also a Balloon Fisher King dealer and carries plenty of Pro Pack 5″ (5 balloon clips + 10 5″ natural latex balloons) inventory which are ideal for kingfishing.