2014 Tournament • June 2 – June 8
2013 Cash Payout $1,039,000



The Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic is widely known as the premier billfish tournament event in the entire Gulf of Mexico. Going into its sixteenth 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.

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  • Making Us Proud

    April 14, 2014 By Capt. Dave Lear It takes skill, timing, coordination and being in the right spot at the right time to seriously compete in a major billfish tournament. Having a little bit of luck on your side certainly doesn’t hurt either. All those factors came into play for Team Breathe Reel Deep last year, as the Orange Beach, Alabama-based 50 Ocean captured the Top Boat Honors in the 2013 Classic. Led by owner Michael Shawn Clemons Sr. and his son, Capt. Shawn Clemons Jr., the team won the Catch & Release Division by whipping two blues and three white marlin. For their efforts, they pocketed $73,450 in winnings. As top boat Breathe Reel Deep also earned an invitation to the 2014 Offshore World Championship, an annual contest pitting the top tournament teams from around the globe against each other. The OWC concluded last week in Quepos, Costa Rica and Breathe Reel Deep again kept up its winning ways, placing fifth overall among the field of 64 teams. Breathe Reel Deep finished with 12,500 points after releasing 61 billfish and earned top daily honors on the last day with 32 releases. Marina Pez Vela was the OWC’s host facility. […]