Frequently Asked Questions

Complete the online entry process and pay the $1,000 deposit.

Up until 5pm on Wednesday July 10th, paid tournament entry fees - less the $1,000 deposit, will be rolled over to 2025. 100% of all Optional entry fees will be refunded.


If two eligible fish are weighed then the cash awards will be split 60/40 between 1st and 2nd place.

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In the event no eligible Blue Marlin are weighed, Blue Marlin cash awards will rollover to Catch and Release tournament payouts. Tournament Grand Champion will then become first place Catch and Release.


Yes, but why would you? The fun and parties are all at the Wharf (even your Thursday morning team breakfast is delivered to your boat) - join us and be a part of the action! If you do leave from elsewhere in Orange Beach - fall in line behind the pace boat and depart through Perdido Pass.

Optional weigh-ins (prior notification required) are Friday morning and evening. Saturday evening weigh-in begins at 5pm and continues until the last eligible fish waiting in line is weighed.

No. Check in at Sailboat Bay is not required. Time will be recorded by tournament officials at the weigh-in dock.

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Depart behind pace boat through Perdido Pass. Return through Mobile Pass only.

Yes, you may bring the video camera, needed connection cables and video verification form to the Wharf Marina Outfitter's Store for scoring. You must be checked in and in-line prior to the closing of video judging. Priority will be given to high scoring teams.

When the last eligible fish waiting in line has been weighed or C & R video judged.