mgcbc_2016_cover_art_2The Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic is widely known as the premier billfish tournament event in the entire Gulf of Mexico. Going into its sixteenth year, the event is popular for its fantastic offshore bite, record breaking fish, millions in cash payouts, exciting atmosphere and high energy gaming and entertainment at the Golden Nugget Casino.

From its humble beginnings in 1997, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic has grown into one of the premier big-game fishing tournaments in the world. Tournament cash prizes now exceed $1 million dollars and attract the top captains and crews in the sport. Along the way, five state records have been broken and the Classic still holds the Gulf of Mexico record for blue marlin, a 1,054.6-pound behemoth landed by Barry Carr aboard Sea Wolff in 2002.

The 2017 edition offers a week’s worth of fabulous food, fun and the chance to test your skills and strength against the biggest, baddest brawlers in the ocean. It all starts June 5 at the luxurious Golden Nugget Resort Casino in historic Biloxi. Kick the summer off right. Make plans now to compete in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic and earn your own place in sport-fishing history. See more…

June 6, 2017
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Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic is widely known as the premier billfish tournament event in the entire Gulf of Mexico. Going into its sixteenth year, the event is popular for its fantastic offshore bite, record breaking fish, millions in cash payouts, exciting atmosphere and high energy gaming and entertainment […]
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April 3, 2015
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On Location: Tropic Star Lodge, Pinas Bay, Panama (from Issue 18, Winter 2015)

Written by Guy Harvey One question I get asked all the time is where is my favorite place to fish? Without hesitation I reply Panama and, in particular, the Tropic Star Lodge. The next question is…why? There’s a lot of incredible fishing in Central America, but my heart is at […]
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November 8, 2013
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Guy Harvey to be inducted into the 2013 International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands— Dr. Guy Harvey will join an elite group of scuba diving legends next Tuesday, in Grand Cayman when he is inducted into the sport’s hall of fame. The honor comes as Dr. Harvey marks his 40th year as a certified diver, much of that time engaged […]
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May 29, 2013
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Win a Fishing Trip With Guy Harvey and Two-Night Stay on St Pete Beach

If you like to fish – and love Guy Harvey art and fashions – here’s a contest sponsored by Florida-based Bealls Department Stores. A fishing trip off the Florida coast with the artist-angler-entrepreneur is the grand prize in the “Guy Harvey Fishing Experience of a Lifetime” contest.  Bealls is headquartered […]
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May 6, 2013
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Florida Lottery Guy Harvey Scratch Off Winner Enjoys Grand Cayman Trip with Guy

above and homepage slider: Kevin Politte and sons, Kevin and Kyle, enjoy the stingrays at the sandbar, Grand Cayman. This was part of their grand prize they won playing the Florida Lottery Guy Harvey Scratch and Win game.     WAHOO! Guy (right) and Kyle Politte give the thumbs up […]
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March 25, 2013
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Ft Lauderdale’s Tortuga Music Festival Partners Big Stars and Conservation

Article courtesy of Sun-SentinelWritten By Ben Crandell, SouthFlorida.com | Photos by:  Taimy Alvarez, Sun Sentinel When the inaugural Tortuga Music Festival puts its world-class lineup of country, rock and reggae acts in front of more than 25,000 fans on Fort Lauderdale beach next month, the big draw will be Grammy-winning headliner Kenny Chesney. […]
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March 8, 2013
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Guy Harvey & Fans at Bass Pro Shops

Guy provides some insight into what his fans like to talk about when they turn out for his personal appearances, and what fish the younger generation is most interested in. Includes video from a Bass Pro Shops appearance mixed in with fishing and diving footage from Guy Harvey Expedition RELATED […]
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December 7, 2012
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Whale Sharks Galore!

by Guy Harvey | Photo & Artwork by: Guy Harvey Isla Mujeres Whale Shark Expedition A recent filming expedition to Isla Mujeres, Mexico was aimed at getting as much footage of the whale shark aggregations for which Isla Mujeres and the NE corner of the Yucatan is famous, during the calm […]
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December 7, 2012
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Guy Harvey visits Bealls and NAS Pensacola ‘The Cradle of Naval Aviation’ – December 8, 2012

Guy Harvey Mural at Northwest USO Office, NAS Pensacola Marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey will be visiting northwest Florida in support of America’s military on Saturday, Dec. 8. Dr. Harvey’s appearance follows a special promotion at a Bealls’ Pensacola store. Through this Saturday, Dec. 1, the Guy Harvey Ocean […]
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November 6, 2012
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Guy Harvey and Sir Richard Branson Discuss Potential Collaboration

Written by Guy Harvey PhD Michael Ryan, Guy Harvey, Madeleine Ryan, Jessica Harvey and Sir Richard Branson Sir Richard Branson, owner of the Virgin conglomerate of companies was here in Grand Cayman for the weekend. He gave the keynote interview at the Alternative Investment Conference held at the Ritz Carlton […]
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September 19, 2012
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GUY HARVEY: ARTIST, ANGLER, BIOLOGIST AND CONSERVATIONIST

Written by Charles Levine | Photos by: Guy Harvey Sportswear/AFTCO Setting the record straight with Guy Harvey In the sportfishing world, Guy Harvey is a true renaissance man. He can do it all. Over the last 20-plus years he has somehow found the time to grow his brand into one […]
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August 4, 2012
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An Open Letter from Guy Harvey

Written by Guy Harvey PhD | Photo by: Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Fellow anglers, divers and boaters, It has come to my attention that that there is some concern, particularly among anglers in the northeast US, about my allegiance to the sport fishing community. Please know that first and foremost […]
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July 30, 2012
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A Fish of a Lifetime

Written by Guy Harvey PhD I was on my third shoot this year with the Guy Harvey Expeditions team to film a documentary about the marine life off the Yucatan Peninsula. The expedition team, which included award-winning producer George Schellenger and Capt. Anthony Mendillo of “Keen M Sportfishing”, was based […]
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July 28, 2012
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Could it be DNA? Jessica Harvey Lands Record Swordfish

Jessica Harvey, the 22-year-old daughter of marine icon Dr. Guy Harvey, proved that saltwater fishing skills run in the family when she fought and landed a massive 600-plus pound swordfish off the coast of Isla Mujeres, Mexico, last week. Under the guidance of Captain Anthony Mendillo and the crew of […]
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July 28, 2012
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The Raw Power of the Oceanic White Tip Shark

During a Guy Harvey Expedition off Cat Island in the Bahamas, Guy & friends filmed the aftermath of an encounter between a hooked marlin and hungry oceanic white tip sharks. Like a scene right out of “The Old Man & the Sea”, the sharks devoured the marlin before Guy could […]
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July 17, 2012
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The Man behind the Brand: Favorite Things

By Fred Garth Do you have a favorite subject to paint? I like painting any nature, but preferably marine subject matter. I prefer to paint ocean game-fish. The more beautiful they are the more I like to paint them, such as yellow-fin tuna and striped marlin are amongst the most beautiful of all fish. […]
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July 17, 2012
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The Man behind the Brand: Conservation Committment

By Fred Garth Many of your fans think of you only as a marine artist but you’re a biologist and serious conservationist. What is the single most important conservation issue facing us today? The single most important conservation issue facing us today is the explosion of the human population. All other conservation issues […]
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July 17, 2012
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The Man behind the Brand: The Foundation and Institute

By Fred Garth How did the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) get started and what is its intended purpose? The GHOF got started 10 years after the formation of the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI), based at the Oceanographic Centre at NSU, in Ft. Lauderdale. While the GHRI was primarily concerned with research matters, […]
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