46th Annual 2023 MBGFC Memorial Day Tournament

The Mobile Big Game Fishing Club’s
Gulf Coast Masters at Orange Beach Marina

Part of the Sportfishing Championship with Television Coverage
Chairmen – Angelo Depaola and Michael Cleveland for MBGFC, Robbie Carter, and Bennett Long for Fishers and OBM

May 22nd – 28th, 2023
Registration is all via CatchStat

Entry Fee is $6,000 per boat, covers entire team including crew and captain and mate attending all functions, swag for 4 people, more available for purchase

Early Registration DIscount is $250 prior to May 2nd, 2023

Additional Registration discount for MBGFC members $250

111″ minimum on Blue Marlin Harvest.


Monday May 22nd

6 pm until FloraBama Welcome Party


Tuesday May 23rd

6 pm until Dock Party

8 pm Auction for Camera Crews and IGFA Satellite Tag Deployment


Wednesday May 24th

10 am until TBD Registration and Optionals, Pick up Bitty Bags

6 pm Captain’s Meeting at Clubhouse

6:30 pm Tournament Celebration at Fisher’s, Need wrist bands from captains meeting

8 pm Silent Auction Ends, LIve Auction, Raffle announced


Thursday May 25th

10 am Shotgun Start at Perdido Pass Farewell Buoy

Boats may not depart until the Thursday 10 AM Perdido Pass Shotgun Start of the Tournament. All boats must depart from Perdido Pass. The starting point of the start in Perdido Pass is between the Farewell Buoy and the Orange Beach Fire Department vessel located due west of the Farewell Buoy. Please remember that the owner, captain, or registered angler must sign out on the official sign out sheet. Please refer to Gulf Coast Masters Rules pages of tournament book for GCM specific rules, guidelines, fishing times, etc.


Friday May 26th


6 pm-8 pm Weigh Dock

Saturday May 27th


Saturday May 27th


4 pm – 9 pm Weigh Dock

8 pm Must check in at Perdido Pass Rocks / North of Bridge


Sunday May 28th

9 am Awards Ceremony at Fisher’s


All Tournament Awards are based on 60 registered tournament boats. Payouts are subject to change depending on the number of entries. Awards for Heaviest Fish will be presented to the angler/boat for fish caught in the following categories:


1st 2nd 3rd
Blue Marlin $50,000 $25,000 $15,000
Catch and Release $45,000 $20,000 $10,000
Tuna $20,000 $15,000 $10,000
Wahoo $20,000 $10,000 $5,000
Dolphin $20,000 $10,000 $5,000



C&R, Blue Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin, No Sonar, Crew Jackpot. Swordfish, Winner Take All Fish, Boat Winner Take-all
Additional Cash Awards available via Sportfishing Championship.

Website: https://gulfcoastmasters.com/