Register Your Youth Angler for the 6th Annual CTO Crystal Coast Youth Fishing Tournament!

Register your youth angler now for the 6th Annual CTO Crystal Coast Youth Fishing Tournament. This tournament is open to all youth ages 7-17, but sign up quickly because we will cap off registration at 150 youth anglers.

This year there are 27 ways to win with seven fish categories (Red Drum, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and Pinfish) with 1st-3rd place prizes, a Most Keeper Fish prize, Most Unusual Catch (entered by emailing a photo), and Smallest Fish (entered by emailing a photo of fish on provided tape measurer) Categories and there will be prizes for citation fish that are caught during the tournament.  We will have a throw net competition again this year during and right after weigh-in.

The rules of the tournament are simple, all fishing must be done from shore, pier dock, etc. While fishing cannot take place from a boat, kayak or canoe; vessels can be used to get to an island. The fish category prizes are awarded by weight and all fish entered must adhere to all North Carolina state regulations. 

All youth anglers will get a tournament T-shirt, gear bucket and a meal ticket for the awards dinner. Additional meal tickets can be purchased for $15 per person. 

The Tournament Weigh-in and Awards Dinner will take place at Camp Albemarle 156 Albemarle Dr, Newport, NC 28570. Fishing can be done from shore at any location.

Friday August 18th

    • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm – Youth Anglers can pick up giveaway buckets and wristbands from Chasin’ Tails Outdoors 709 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512. Once the youth is wearing a wristband they can begin fishing!

Saturday August 19th

    • 4:00 pm – Fishing ends and weigh-in begins at Camp Albemarle.
    • 5:00 pm – Weigh-in ends. This is the deadline to have your fish weighed for consideration for the tournament.
    • 4:00 pm – 6:15 pm – Activities for families.
    • 5:30 pm – Awards Dinner begins at Camp Albemarle.
    • 6:15 pm – CTO Crystal Coast Youth Fishing Tournament prizes are awarded.
    • 7:30 pm – Awards Dinner concludes.


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