Press Release

For Immediate Release December 27, 2022 – PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA  More than a decade after the last Bay Point Billfish Tournament, a new Blue Marlin tournament is coming back to the newly rebuilt docks at Point South Marina at Bay Point….

About the tournament

Once home to the premier billfish tournament in the south, the Bay Point Billfish Open is proud to announce the return of an elite sportfishing tournament to the all-new Point South Marina at Bay Point!  Four Bay Point residents have joined forces with top tournament promoters to bring back the largest event of its kind to Panama City Beach here in Bay County.

Like other popular tournaments, the Bay Point Billfish Open will include pelagic species such as Blue Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Dolphinfish, along with Catch and Release categories for all the Gulf of Mexico Billfish species. 

Prize money,  combined with optional tournament entry categories is expected to exceed One Million dollars in the first year.

The Bay Point Billfish Open promises to be the most thrilling and enjoyable Elite Sportfishing Tournament on the whole Northern Gulf Coast.

Sportfishing Boats on the Gulf

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, June 27th, 2023

6:30–8:00 PM — Crew & Sponsor Dock Party

Wednesday, June 28th, 2023

8:30 AM — Bay Point Golf Scramble

2:00–9:00 PM — Tournament Check-In / Registration

5:30–6:00 PM — Mandatory Captains’ Meeting

6:00–8:00 PM — Captains’ Banquet

5:00–10:00 PM  — Tournament Kickoff Dock Walk (Public Invited)

8:00 PM–Till — Concert @ the Roberts & Roberts Stage

Thursday, June 29th, 2023

8:00–10:00 AM — Optional Entry Continues

10:00 AM — Boat Parade to The Gulf to Begin the Tournament!

11:00 AM — Panama City Beach flare start

7:00 PM — Sponsors’ Party

8:00 PM — Concert Begins

Friday, June 30th, 2023

4:00–9:00 PM — Tournament Scales Open

7:30 PM — Concert Begins

Saturday, July 1st, 2023

4:00–9:00 PM — Tournament Scales Open

Sunday, July 2nd, 2023

10:00 AM — Awards Ceremony

Tournament Awards

Tournament Cash Awards, based on 75 teams, will be given exclusively to the top three places in each of the five fishing categories listed below.

Tournament cash awards come from the base entry fees. For more information, including Optional Entry Fee information, please view the Tournament Rules.

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Tournament Rules

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On-Site Registration begins Wednesday, June 28, 2023.

The Entry Fee is $6,000 per boat.

Tournament fishing dates and times: Thursday, June 29, 11:30 A.M. until Saturday, July 1, 9:00 P.M., when scales close. 

Changes to the rules and final instructions are given at the mandatory Captain’s Meeting which takes place Wednesday, June 28th at 5:30 PM at the weigh station.

Additional rules, regulations, and permits apply. Click the button below to download a PDF version of the current rules.


Point South Marina
3824 Hatteras Ln, Panama City Beach, FL 32408


Wednesday, June 28th, 2023, through Sunday, July 2nd, 2023


Offshore Tournament Anglers

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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 28479
Panama City Beach, FL, 32411