Welcome To The New Orleans Big Game Fishing Club

The New Orleans Big Game Fishing Club is a private club whose members share a passion for fishing the waters in the northern Gulf of Mexico in search of the many species of billfish, tuna, wahoo, and dolphin. The NOBGFC prides itself in one of the highest catch and release ratios of similar such clubs, and our efforts over many years have been widely recognized in conservation circles for the collection of very valuable scientific data on many of these highly migratory species, especially regarding blue and white marlin. Our Club members have enjoyed a rich 40 year history of fishing, fun, and friendships and we look forward to many more years of fish tales and fun beyond the waters of South Pass.

Three cheers for Dutch!

At the Invitational Tournament, The Billfish Foundation's Michael Kelly announced that Dutch Prager was named as a Rybovich Lifetime Conservation Award recipient. This is TBF's highest honor and we are extremely proud that one of our founding members and longtime past president has been recognized for his dedication to conservation and sport fishing, but especially for essentially developing our club and others across the Gulf. About 20 of us attended Timau Claverie's Rybovich Award induction this past year and it was a wonderful event. The NOBGFC will be fortunate enough to have two members with this impressive honor.

The Rybovich award, The Billfish Foundation's most prestigious honor, is named in tribute to the late John Rybovich, a pioneer in billfish conservation and a former member of the board. The award recognizes a person who has exhibited a long term, and successful commitment to billfish conservation.

    2014 NOBGFC Schedule

  • Back to the Pass Tournament - May 24 - 25
  • Cajun Canyons/Regular tournament - May 30 - 31
  • New Orleans Invitational Billfish Tournament - June 12 - 14
  • Ladies Invitational Tournament - June 27 -28
  • Regular Tournament - July 11 - 12
  • Grand Isle / Faux Pas - July 25 - 26
  • Empire South Pass - Aug 8 - 9
  • Labor Day Tournament - Aug 30 -31
  • Last Tournament Sept 12 - 13