Bay Point Billfish Open

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 on June 26-29The event will host live music, an in-and-out-of-the-water boat show, food and drinks, and some big-time sportfishing, including many of the best teams competing along the Gulf Coast each summer.

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.


2023 Schedule of Events (2024 schedule TBA)

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


Friday, June 30th, 2023

4:00–9:00 PM — Tournament Scales Open

7:00 PM — Concert Begins


Saturday, July 1st, 2023

4:00–9:00 PM — Tournament Scales Open

8:30 PM — Concert Begins


Sunday, July 2nd, 2023

10:00 AM — Awards Ceremony