Billfish Brief


Store Hours

Spring Hours

8am-6pm Daily


2014 Tournament Dates

Small Fry Kids Fishing Tournament
July 3 & 4, 2014
Dare County Boat Builders Tournament
July 24-27, 2014
23rd Alice Kelly Ladies Memorial Billfish Tournament
August 9 & 10, 2014
29th Pirate's Cove Billfish Tournament
August 11-15, 2014


25th Alice Kelly Tournament

08/09/14 - 08/10/14

We hope to see you all in 2014 for our 25th Alice Kelly and 31st Annual Billfish Tournament!


31st Annual Pirate's Cove Billfish Tournament

08/11/14 - 08/15/14

The 31st Annual Pirate's Cove Billfish Tournament, held August 11th-15th, 2014, is a world-class event and home to the State Record Blue Marlin caught on the 25th Anniversary of the tournament, weighing in at a whopping 1,228.5 pounds! For our 31st Annual Event we hope to hit the ONE MILLION DOLLAR mark to our charities! We hope you will join us on our 31st Annual Event as we continue our charitable work! Fishing, Fun and Family is what it is all about!  To enter, download the registration form and rules at!


2013 Tournament Winners

Pirate’s Cove Big Game Tournament Series, Inc., is proud to congratulate all of the winners of the 30th Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament.  Captain Jimmy Baynes of the “Sniper” placed First Overall earning $200,452.  Second Place was won by Captain Bull Tolson of the “Sea Toy” for overall earnings of $71,889.  Third Place went to Captain Kevin Gaylord of the “Safari” earning $40,446.

Captain Charles Haywood of the “Rigged Up”, Angler David Biggs boated their 400.1 LB Blue Marlin Tuesday, August 13, 2013 earning $102,492 overall.  On Thursday afternoon, August 15, 2013 Captain Bull Tolson of the “Sea Toy” Angler Rodney Waller boated their 110 inch Blue Marlin earning $11,220.

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Spring Fishing

The weather should start warming up for us soon – We hope at least! But with colder weather does come the Giant Bluefin Tuna migration. We have seen some great catches, both commercial and recreational, and are looking forward to more into April. Mid-March and April usually bring us Yellowfin Tuna, with dolphin, wahoo and a maybe even a few billfish later in April! If it is billfish you’re looking for, the summer months tend to be the best . Catch some of the action on our Gallery photo page or visit our Daily Fishing Report page to get the latest on what fish are biting!


Make-up charters

Make-up Charters are a great option if you don't have a full group. Let us hook you up with a charter this week, take a kid fishing they will treasure the memory!





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