The 2017 Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic was a record-setter in several ways. It hosted the largest participating fleet in the event’s 22-year history at 120 boats. The payout also hit record numbers, with a total prize purse of over $2 million available to the winning teams. A forecast of beautiful weather certainly helped, as teams from across the Gulf of Mexico descended upon Biloxi, Mississippi for their shot at a share of the cash. Enjoy this “on the docks” photo tour of the tournament through the eyes of photographer Fred Salinas.