Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic Kicks Off June 4 – 10
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic is widely known as one of the premier billfish tournament events in the entire Gulf of Mexico.
Going into its twenty-second year, the event is popular for its fantastic offshore bite, record-breaking fish, millions in cash payouts, exciting atmosphere and high energy gaming and entertainment at the Golden Nugget Casino and Hotel.
The 2018 event is hosting 122 teams! Good luck anglers.
Here’s a schedule of events:
Monday, June 4, 2018
Teams begin arriving
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
6:00 p.m. until
Fresh seafood, jambalaya, crawfish, free beer and live music!
Sponsored by Miller Lite, Louisiana Fish Fry Products and Gorenflo’s
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Tournament Registration Begins 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Register early and receive your MGCBC team gear!
Mandatory Captain’s Meeting
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sign-in is Required
Captains & Anglers Party
Presented by Budweiser, Maverick Yachts & Yamaha
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Live music by the H2O Pool
The Molly Ringwalds presented by
Corona, Hornitos & Red Bull @ 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Presented by Magnolia Vodka, Crystal Hot Sauce and Gulf Coast Yacht Group
Boat Parade 11:00 a.m. from Point Cadet Marina, Checkout Required.
BOATS MUST DEPART in the water from Point Cadet Marina.
Fishing begins 11:01 a.m. following boat parade.
Sponsor Appreciation Block Party in downtown Ocean Springs, MS. beginning at Off the Hook Fish House.
6:00 p.m. – till
Friday, June 8, 2018
Tournament Fishing Continues
Scales Open 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Scales Open 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. SCALES CLOSE – Fish will be weighed for boats within the designated markers
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Awards Ceremony 10:30 a.m. at the Golden Nugget Grand Ballroom
Presented by Middleton Marine, A&M Yachts and Dog River Marina