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…


Bay Point Promo Video

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

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.

Blue Marlin

1st Place


2nd Place


3rd Place


Catch & Release / Tuna / Wahoo / Dolphinfish

1st Place


2nd Place


3rd Place


Prizes for each fish category

Tournament Rules

Click here to register now using CatchStat!

On-Site Registration begins Monday, June 24th, 2024.

Changes to the rules and final instructions are given at the mandatory Captain’s Meeting before the tournament begins! (Date, time, & location TBD)

Additional rules, regulations, and permits apply. Click the button below to download a PDF version of the current rules from the 2023 Tournament.



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


Monday, June 24th, 2024, through Sunday, June 30th, 2023


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Billing & Mailing Address

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