About the tournament

Building on last year’s triumphant return, the Bay Point Billfish Open invites anglers to the Point South Marina in Bay Point for another year of premier sport fishing.

Local enthusiasts from Bay Point, in collaboration with renowned tournament organizers, are excited to host the Northern Gulf Coast’s most prestigious fishing tournament once again in Panama City Beach, Florida.

In its second year since the revival, the fishing tournament will showcase a competitive lineup of pelagic giants—Blue Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Dolphinfish—accompanied by Catch & Release opportunities for all Gulf of Mexico Billfish species.

The 2024 Bay Point Billfish Open is set to continue its legacy with a prize pool expected to match or exceed the previous year’s impressive $1,000,000 total, bolstered by various optional entry categories.

Join us for what promises to be a riveting sequel to the most anticipated Elite Sport Fishing Tournament on the Northern Gulf Coast.

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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

2024 Awards Coming Soon

Catch & Release / Tuna / Wahoo / Dolphinfish

2024 Awards Coming Soon

Schedule of Events

NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES.


Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Captain & Crew Only Dock Party

Wednesday, June 26th, 2024

8:30 AM – Bay Point Golf Outing

2:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Tournament Check-In & Registration

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Mandatory Captain’s Meeting

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Captain and Crew Banquet

5:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Tournament Kickoff Dock Walk

8:00 PM – Opening Night Concert, Randy Houser With Opener Blane Rudd

Thursday, June 27th, 2024

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

10:00 AM – Flare Start at County Pier to the East on the Beach

7:00 PM – Sponsor’s Only Party

7:30 PM – Ladies Night Concert With all Female Lineup

Friday, June 28th, 2024

4:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Tournament Scales Open

7:30 PM – Mitch Pierson & Guests In Concert

Saturday, June 29th, 2024

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Tournament Scales Open

8:00 PM – After Weigh in, Will Thompson In Concert

Sunday, June 30th, 2024

10:00 AM – Awards Ceremony

Tournament Rules

Click here to register now using CatchStat!

On-site registration for boat captains 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 below to view the rules for the 2024 Tournament!

NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES ALLOWED.

What

Premier Sport Fishing Tournament

Where

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

When

Wednesday, June 26th, 2024, through Sunday, June 30th, 2024

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Billing & Mailing Address

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