BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The 2014 Southern Kingfish Association National Championship might have been shortened to one-day on Saturday due to a small craft advisory. But the event, featuring the top king mackerel anglers in the United States, didn't come up short in terms of fish weighed at the Point Cadet Marina in Biloxi. In fact, counting the Pro Tour on Tuesday, anglers weighed three-fish that topped the 60-pound mark.
The winning boat in the Open Division was Team Vengeance of Mobile with a two-fish total weight of 95.02-pounds. Finishing second was Mas Pescado at 94.22-pounds.
In the Small Boat Division, the winner was Hail Yeah/OIFC with a two-fish total weight of 86.96-pounds.
The biggest fish weighed on Saturday was a 60.06-pound king caught by Speedgoat, a member of the Small Boat Division.
The Pro Tour winner on Tuesday was Sweet Carolina III of Florida with a two-fish total weight of 122.94-pounds that included king mackerel weighing 62.58 and 60.36 pounds respectively.
"The 2014 Mercury SKA National Championship was an outstanding success," Iceseas Farrell of the SKA said. "We've received so much positive feedback from the anglers and we thank the Golden Nugget Casino and the City of Biloxi for being amazing hosts.
"Weighing three-fish over 60-pounds is quite a feat."