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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 impressive number of marlin and gamefish were brought to the scales. And equally impressive was the $1.1 million in total prize money, making 2013 the ninth year in a row the tournament has awarded this benchmark money level or higher. The 2013 MGCBC platinum sponsors included the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino Biloxi, BP and Gosling’s Black Seal Bermuda Black Rum.“So how did y’all like fishing on Sunday?” Tournament Director Bobby Carter asked before passing out checks later that evening at the awards ceremony. The cheers and laughter re-confirmed the spirit and tenacity of the Gulf’s elite big-game teams.

“We had our challenges this year, but once again it was a very successful event,” Carter said afterwards. “Some really quality fish came to the scales, we gave away a lot of money and everyone had a great time. That’s what it’s all about here on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast, and we look forward to seeing everybody again in 2014.”

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MGCBC_Categories_TopBoat

Place Boat Angler Captain HomePort Weight/Points Payout
1st Place BREATHE REEL DEEP – 50ft. Ocean Yacht Shawn Clemons Orange Beach, AL 1950 $1,200

 

MGCBC_Categories_CatchRelease

Place Boat Angler Captain HomePort Weight/Points Payout
1st Place BREATHE REEL DEEP – 50ft. Ocean Yacht Multiple Shawn Clemons Orange Beach, AL 1950 $2,500

 

MGCBC_Categories_BlueMarlin

Place Boat Angler Captain HomePort Weight/Points Payout
1st Place PIPE DREAM – 60'ft. Spencer Corbin Bass Justin Drummond Port Mansfield 439 $50,000
2nd Place MOLLIE – 66ft. G & S Donnie Shear Jeff Shoults Destin, FL 402.2 $20,000
3rd Place BOONEDOCKS – 49'ft. Middleton Lawrence Rowland Ahmed "Pip" Al-Sazra Orange Beach, AL 392.2 $10,000

1st Place Blue Marlin | Photo by Alaric Lambert     2nd Place Blue Marlin | Photo by Alaric Lambert     3rd Place Blue Marlin | Photo by Alaric Lambert

 

MGCBC_Categories_Tuna

Place Boat Angler Captain HomePort Weight/Points Payout
1st Place INLET MAGIC – 64ft. Holton Nancy Paul Jeremy Miles North Palm Beach, FL 163 $10,000
2nd Place REEL ADDICTION – 56ft. Viking Laurie Mcvay Scooter Porto Pensacola Beach, FL 159 $7,500
3rd Place YOU NEVER KNOW – 72ft. F&S Baron Davis JOSEPH BIRBECK Road Harbour, BVI 140.5 $5,000

1st Place Tuna | Photo by Alaric Lambert     2nd Place Tuna | Photo by Alaric Lambert     3rd Place Tuna | Photo by Alaric Lambert

 

MGCBC_Categories_Wahoo

Place Boat Angler Captain HomePort Weight/Points Payout
1st Place TESTING THE WATER – 65ft. Viking Scott Green Matt Dunn Orange Beach, AL 86.2 $10,000
2nd Place INTENSE – 35'ft. Contender Neal Foster Neal Foster Mobile, AL 84 $7,500
3rd Place INTENSE – 35'ft. Contender Neal Foster Neal Foster Mobile, AL 75.7 $5,000

1st Place Wahoo | Photo by Alaric Lambert     2nd Place Wahoo | Photo by Alaric Lambert     3rd Place Wahoo | Photo by Alaric Lambert

 

MGCBC_Categories_Dolphin

Place Boat Angler Captain HomePort Weight/Points Payout
1st Place FOUR REEL – 65ft. Hatteras Taylor Harvey Michael Gordy Venice 53.2 $10,000
2nd Place PATIENCE – 52ft. Hatteras Brain Leiser Orange Beach 45.7 $7,500
3rd Place REEL ADDICTION – 56ft. Viking Laurie Mcvay Scooter Porto Pensacola Beach, FL 43.9 $5,000

1st Place Dolphin | Photo by Alaric Lambert     2nd Place Dolphin | Photo by Alaric Lambert     3rd Place Dolphin | Photo by Alaric Lambert

 

MGCBC_Categories_LadyAngler

Place Boat Angler Captain HomePort
1st Place REEL FIRE, 60ft. Viking Kate Ferrara Michael Roberto Biloxi, MS

 


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