Bay Point Billfish Open

The Bay Point Billfish Open promises the return of the most exciting Sportfishing Tournament in the Gulf at the site of the reigning State of Florida Blue Marlin Record!

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.

If you plan to fish this exciting local tournament, get your rods, reels, and all the offshore trolling gear you need at Florida Watersports!  Florida Watersports has a huge selection of trolling gear and lures to target any species that swims the gulf!


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

9:00 AM — Boat Parade to The Gulf to Begin the Tournament!

10:00 AM — Panama City Beach flare start

7:00 PM — Sponsors’ Party

8:00 PM — Concert Begins

Friday, June 30th, 2023
4:00–8:00 PM — Tournament Scales Open

7:30 PM — Concert Begins

Saturday, July 1st, 2023
4:00–8:00 PM — Tournament Scales Open

Sunday, July 2nd, 2023
10:30 AM — Awards Ceremony