Bay Point Billfish Open Coming to Panama City Beach | Sports Destination Management

Bay Point Billfish Open Coming to Panama City Beach

May 23, 2023

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 28 - July 1. The 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.


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

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

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