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 15, 2016
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Paradise Inn, Bar, and Grill 5th Annual Small Boat Cobia Phobia Tournament

Entry forms will be accepted at the captains meeting. All entry forms and Additional Cash Awards must be in envelope. Entry fee is $250 per boat. Cash Only. 1. The cash award is based on a 25 boat entry fee and will pay out to fifth place for biggest fish […]
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August 6, 2015
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Ozzy’s White Marlin

This week GHM’s, Ozzy Delgado is in Ocean City, MD with the Papa’s Pilar Fishing team. Sailing with Captain Scott Walker and Papa’s Pilar CEO, Stephen Groth, the team hopes to compete for a share of the $3.8 million dollar purse of the 42nd White Marlin Open.
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May 27, 2015
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Rum & Coke

  During the summer, finding a dolphin tournament in South Florida is easier than overpaying for a drink in South Beach. The bite for Dorado, mahi-mahi or whatever you like to call them, stays consistent from May through September, and there’s a long list of organizations that put on tournaments […]
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December 16, 2013
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50th annual Islamorada Sailfish Tournament

Pictured above: Captain Scott Walker, Ozzy Delgado and Stephen Groth. Pictured above: Captain Scott Walker, Ozzy Delgado and Stephen Groth.   Check Out GHM’s own Ozzy Delgado’s personal experience from the tournament! RELATED RESOURCES Related Article »Related Photos »Related Events »Related Gear »Directory Category »
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June 4, 2013
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Guy Harvey Magazine Ultimate Fishing Machine at Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic 2013

  Day 1 ~ June 3, 2013 – the Guy Harvey Magazine Ultimate Fishing Machine made its way north from Miami for the 14-hour trek to Biloxi, Mississippi. Why, you ask, would we drag this beautiful machine away from the clear waters of South Florida to Mississippi where mud bugs […]
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April 22, 2013
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Shark’s Eye – A Revolutionary Tag and Release Tournament Comes to Montauk NY

Above:  Dr Guy Harvey Library Photo – Shark Tagging in AustraliaHompage Slider:  Guy Harvey Artwork Marauding Mako BRINGING RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN, CONSERVATIONISTS AND SCIENTISTS TOGETHER Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and artist April Gornik to donate prizes! Sport fisherman, scientists, conservationists, artists, tourists and the curious will gather on July 27-28 for […]
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