• "a can't miss tournament."
    "a rock star weigh-in."
    "a sight to behold."

Although all 60 positions in the 2016 Blue Marlin Grand Championship have been filled,
we've saved the very best opportunity for last.

You can still participate in the Greatest Show in Sportfishing while benefiting St Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Here's how:
  • The highly coveted St Jude's 61st position in the tournament will be auctioned off to the highest sealed bid on Monday May 16th at 12 noon at the Wharf.
  • All you have to do is mail your check made out to St Jude's Children's Research Hospital to Beverly Morgan at the Wharf prior to May 16th, 2016. (Minimum bid $8000)
  • The bids will be opened on Monday, May 16th with the 61st position awarded to the highest bidder.

Not only will the winner of the position be fishing the tournament in support of children fighting childhood disease
but they'll enjoy signature high-profile dockage, custom keepsake banner and special recognition as the 61st entry.

Even if you don't win the 61st position, the 2016 BMGC tournament alternate list will be formed based upon descending order of bids. If you're the second highest bid, you will be number one on the alternate list for the tournament, third highest bid will be number two on the list and so forth. And we know there will be withdrawals prior to the event.

Good luck bidding! And remember 100% of the funds raised will benefit St Jude.

The 2016 Blue Marlin Grand Championship Fleet

A Work of Art
Orange Beach, AL

Ocean Springs, MS

Balls To The Wall
Houma, LA

Black Tip
Key West, FL

Orange Beach, AL

Pensacola, FL

Breathe Easy
Orange Beach, AL

Orange Beach, AL

Chasin Tail
Orange Beach, AL

Colby Jean
Grand Isle, LA

Orange Beach, AL

Cotton Patch
Orange Beach, AL

Dothan, AL

Dirt Pit
Union, MS

Done Deal
Houma, LA

Double J
Baton Rouge, LA

Point Clear, AL

Freak on a Leash
Ono Island, AL

Gandy Dancer
Grand Isle, LA

Get Reel
Orange Beach, AL

Gotta Believe
Panama City, FL

Slidell, LA

New Bern, NC

Anna Maria, Fl

Hot Rod
Sasser, GA

Mobile, AL

Iona Louise
Montgomery, AL

Orange Beach, AL

Lady D
Orange Beach, AL

Lucky 2
Destin, FL

Orange Beach, AL

Miss Colette
Orange Beach, AL

Miss Remy
Venice, LA

Destin, FL

One More
Destin, FL

Boca Grande, FL

Plumb Crazy
Gulf Breeze, FL

Pour Intentions
Destin, FL

Quick Time
Orange Beach, AL

Ramble On
Orange Beach, AL

Reel Addiction
Gulf Breeze, FL

Reel Fire
Biloxi, MS

Destin, FL

Relentless Pursuit
New Orleans, LA

Restitution III
Gulf Breeze, FL

Rise Up
Destin, FL

Salty Dog
Orange Beach, AL

Sea Mixer
Orange Beach, AL

Sea Spray
Orange Beach, AL

Sea Wolff
Destin, FL

Venice, LA

Skin Deep
Orange Beach, AL

Southern Miss
Biloxi, MS

Sweet Beaver
Birmingham, AL

Sweet Liberty
Pascagoula, MS

Team Rising Sons
Orange Beach, AL

Team Supreme
Destin, FL

Three Chiefs
Orange Beach Marina

Traders Hill
Bay Point, FL

Destin, FL


The Greatest Show in Sportfishing!

July 12-17, 2016

Beginning in 2014 the Blue Marlin Grand Championship added to the limited field of competitors one extra Charity Entry to benefit the St Jude Children's Research Hospital. The extra St Jude Children's Hospital Charity Benefit Entry is a great way to not only have a guaranteed spot on the tournament roster, but also help children in need with their fight against deadly diseases.

Latest News

Dierks Bentley Concert added to the Blue Marlin Grand Championship

Changes made to the 2016 BMGC Rules


The BMGC was recognized as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for July 2015! As a result, this year's tournament will receive even more national recognition and publicity, making what is now "The Greatest Show in Sportfishing" an even better event.

Final Tournament of the

Why This Tournament?

Ask sportfishermen about this tournament and over and over again you will hear,
"If you only fish one tournament this season, the Blue Marlin Grand Championship should be the one."    Why is that?

The over-the-top weigh-in experience appropriately billed as "The Greatest Show in Sportfishing." A professionally planned, promoted and produced event including Live Local TV coverage, worldwide online streaming, jumbotrons, light shows, captain and crew interviews — basically, everything an event like this SHOULD be.

Unlike any other tournament, you and your team are the stars of the show, and will experience the kind of V.I.P. "Rock Star" treatment you will find nowhere else.

Presented by:

Premier Level Sponsors:

Click here for a complete list of sponsors.

Gulf Coast Yacht Group
Springhill Suites Marriott
The Wharf Marina
Host Marina
Galati Yacht Sales / Viking Yachts
Crew Fest Sponsor
Hancock / Whitney Bank
Official Bank and Kick Off Party Sponsor
The Wharf
Tournament Host
Saunders Yachtworks
Weigh-In Sponsor
Miller Beer
Official Beer
Pinnacle Vodka
Official Adult Beverage
Spectrum Resorts
Official Gulf Front Accommodation and Awards Ceremony Host
City of Orange Beach
Pompanette LLC
Official Fighting Chair
NBC 15
Official TV/Media Partner
Outdoor Recreation Company of America
Coastal Marina Management