The best big-game anglers in the nation will join in the best tournament competition in the Gulf of Mexico during the 2023 season. From giant blue marlin to 200-pound-plus yellowfin tuna, the Alabama Gulf Coast will host numerous tournaments to showcase the fantastic fishing available in the Gulf.
Next up on the calendar is the Gulf Coast Masters, the Mobile Big Game Fishing Club’s (MBGFC) Memorial Day tournament, set for May 22-28 at Orange Beach Marina. Fishing begins after a shotgun start at 10 am on May 26, and the scales at the MBGFC dock will be open from 3 pm to 8 pm on Friday and Saturday.
If you’re looking for a “family fishing” event, consider heading to the Alabama Gulf Coast’s world-famous Flora-Bama for the Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo, set for June 9-11, with weigh-ins at Flora-Bama’s Ole River Grill. Anglers can compete in 30 categories, from gaff-topsail catfish to red snapper and yellowfin tuna.
Young anglers will compete July 7-8 during the Annual MBGFC Junior Angler Tournament. They’ll set sail from the Orange Beach Marina and weigh in 7 pm on Saturday evening.