Gaston County's Jason May Competes To Hook $100K Mackerel In NC Tournament

Former award winning Gaston County police officer, turned sports angler and Captain for First Response Fishing Team is competing to hook the biggest King Mackerel this weekend during the largest King Mackerel fishing tournament on the East Coast. The Fishing Tournament is held in Southport, NC with over 400 boats fishing for the grand prize.

Gaston County knows him as J May, fishing buddies call him Captain J, but I call him the toughest middle school softball coach there ever was! Yes, J May was my coach and when anyone on our team would miss a ball, he made us ALL run! That tough leadership worked, we went 11-0 for the season! What that also shows is Coach May likes to win, that's why I'm completely confident that the First Response Fishing team, Captain J, Lenny Goins and Steve Wright, will come out as one of the top fishing teams in this year's tournament. These Gastonia men know a thing or two about fish whispering....

Keep up with the US Open King Mackerel Tournament updates and watch the live weigh-ins at The awards ceremony crowning the team with the biggest catch happens tomorrow night, Saturday Oct 3rd at 7:30pm.

And if you vacation around the North Carolina coast and you ever want to go out to sea and catch big fish to show off to all your friends, you can reach out to Captain J and the First Response Fishing Team. They're sure to show you a great time. Just follow them on Instagram at first_response_fishing_team for more info.

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