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2017 Tournament

Aries Wins 2017 Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic With 668.77-Pound Blue Marlin Biloxi, Mississippi: Aries is the first sign in zodiac astrology and is associated with energy and fire. Those traits also apply to Team Aries, which earned the top tournament award in the 2017 Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic that concluded Sunday morning. Owner/captain [...]

2017-06-15T08:57:34+00:00

2016 Tournament

It was the ideal formula for success. With 81 of the top boats in the sport, more than $1.7 million dollars at stake and excellent fishing combined with perfect weather, the prize money had to be spread out. That’s exactly what happened as multiple teams pocketed six-figure checks at the conclusion of the 20th anniversary [...]

2016-03-09T14:05:34+00:00

2015 Tournament

Eighteen-year-old Katie Gonsoulin and her team aboard Done Deal were the big winners of the 2015 Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic after weighing the largest blue marlin, a 587.3-pounder, late Saturday evening. The crew took home a check for $236,050 after the Sunday morning awards ceremony at the host Golden Nugget Casino Resort. That hefty [...]

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2014 Tournament

Three big blue marlin dominated the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic leaderboard this week as the 2014 event drew to a close. But in the end, it was the first one weighed that earned the biggest prize. Angler Deb Hebert, fishing aboard Joe Hudson’s 68 Hatteras Iona Louise, landed a 843.7-pound blue marlin on Friday [...]

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2013 Tournament

2013 MGCBC Winner Mother Nature can be formidable at times, but even she couldn’t put a damper on the 2013 Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic. A total of 52 boats competed in spite of the lingering effects from Tropical Storm Andrea, with fishing extended into Sunday. In typical Classic fashion, an [...]

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2012 Tournament

2012 MGCBC Winner | Photo by Alaric Lambert The 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 [...]

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2011 Tournament

2011 MGCBC Winner | Photo by Alaric Lambert June 8-12, 2011  |  Hosted by the Isle Casino Hotel, Biloxi MS The Billfish Classic is widely known as the premier billfish tournament event in the entire Gulf of Mexico. Going into its fifteenth year, the event is popular for its fantastic offshore bite, record breaking [...]

2016-03-09T14:06:21+00:00

2010 Tournament

2010 Tournament Information "On April 20, 2010, the DeepWater Horizon drilling rig exploded killing 11 platform workers and injuring 17 others. The result of the explosion also caused a leak that resulted in a release of about 4.9 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico."(*) "The spill is causing extensive damage to [...]

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2009 Tournament

June 3-7, 2009 Hosted by the Isle Casino Hotel, Biloxi MS 2009 Results: Award Winners | Optional Entry Payouts | Catch & Release Summary | Fish Weight Summary All Cash Payouts | 2009 MGCBC.com FishBoard 1st Place Blue Marlin - "Sea Hunter" Click Photos for larger view! Top Cash Payouts $128,540 goes to Sea Hunter [...]

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2008 Tournament

Award Winners | Optional Entry Payouts | Tag & Release Summary | Fish Weight Summary Click Photos for larger view! 2008 - It's a "Done Deal" $401,817 goes to Done Deal for the only Blue Marlin brought to the scales! $1,034,383 in cash paid to 22 teams in a meat fish bonanza! One third of [...]