Sixty-one teams will participate in the 2016 Blue Marlin Grand Championship July 12-17 at The Wharf in Orange Beach. The weigh-ins are extremely popular, with billfish weighing hundreds of pounds on display.

2016 Blue Marlin Grand Championship Coming To Orange Beach

The 2016 Blue Marlin Grand Championship will be held July 12-17 at The Wharf in Orange Beach.

Billed as “The Greatest Show in Sportfishing,” this tournament is a professionally planned, promoted and produced event including live local TV coverage, worldwide online streaming, Jumbotrons, light shows, captain and crew interviews. Sixty-one teams will participate.

The BMGC has been recognized as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast.

In 2015, the 37-foot Freeman catamaran named Double J took the tournament’s top prize of $266,907 for landing a 716.6-pound blue marlin.

Double J was 300 miles from The Wharf marina when the fish was caught.

Weigh-in hours are 7-10 p.m., Friday, July 15 and 5-10 p.m., Saturday, July 16.

More than 11,000 spectators turned out for the weigh-in last year.
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