Do you fantasize all year about the thrill of the catch? Are there Gulf Coast Blue Marlin swimming in your dreams? When it comes to fishing, are you the best of the best?
Then make your way to the Gulf Shore May 16-20 at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama for the Orange Beach Billfish Classic. one of the most popular attractions in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach AL, it is the first of five Gulf Coast tournaments that qualify fishermen for the Gulf Coast Triple Crown Championship Series.
A Complete Competitive Fishing Experience
This tournament started in 1996 to give financial support for organizations recognizing recreational fishermen and quickly evolved into one of the top Gulf Coast fishing events.
The Wharf Marina entertainment complex hosts this multi-day event that kicks off with a dinner party, open bar and live music. Over forty boats depart as fishing begins on Thursday and continues into Friday and Saturday night when the fish caught each day are brought in for weighing in front of excited crowds. Last year the catch included 25 blue marlin catches verified on video, and two more blue marlins were brought in to the scales at The Wharf Marina. The Orange Beach Billfish Classic finishes up on Sunday morning with an Awards Breakfast. You won’t forget these shrimp, grits, and Bloody Marys! For more information about the OBBC tournament go online to www.orangebeachbillfishclassic.com or follow the event on Facebook.
Southern Hospitality at the Sea
If you’re in town to fish or to support The Billfish Foundation, an organization that’s been dedicated to improving the stock of the Atlantic billfish for years, come be a part of the
Orange Beach Billfish Classic. The Southern hospitality of the team at Harris Vacation Rentals can also tell you about other exciting events in the Gulf Shores area when you book your vacation rental. All of our rental locations are minutes away from the Gulf Shores’ most popular attractions, restaurants, shops, stunning white sands and fish-filled blue waters. Learn more about our beach rentals on the Alabama Gulf Coast today!