Orange Beach Billfish Classic open weigh-ins May 21 & 22
Fishing commences May 20 at noon, and public weigh-ins will be held under the marlin at The Wharf Friday and Saturday during The 25th Annual Orange Beach Billfish Classic.
Weigh-ins are May 21 from 7-8 a.m. and 7-10 p.m., and May 22 from 6-10 p.m. for the tourney that has donated more than $730,000 to The Billfish Foundation since its inception in 1996.
The OBBC includes tuna, wahoo and dolphin (mahi) in its optional cash categories but is primarily a blue marlin tournament and traditionally attracts competitive fishing teams from across the Gulf of Mexico. Prize money, not including optional cash categories, pays out to landed blue marlin and catch and release billfish.
This family run tournament emphasizes team participation and is the only tournament on the Gulf Coast owned and operated by tournament fishermen. It places emphasis on fairness, a sensible payout, a schedule that caters to fishing teams and billfish conservation. Pictured: 2020 Tournament Champions Pearl with a 603.2 lb. blue marlin.