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Your Guide to the 18th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

 

The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic (ECBC) is one of the most anticipated events on the Gulf of Mexico big-game fishing circuit. This year is no different, and we are excited to welcome over 70 boats to compete for the multi-million dollar purse!

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The Tournament

Blue marlin is the main focus, and each fish must be at least 110 inches long to qualify and are usually 500 pounds or heavier. In addition to the blue marlin weight category, smaller blues, white marlin, sailfish and spearfish that are successfully released earn points in the competitive release division. Releases are verified by video footage. Yellowfin, bigeye and blackfin tuna, wahoo and dolphin are scored one point per pound. ECBC attracts multi-million dollar sport-fishing yachts from across the Gulf of Mexico as well as the southeastern United States every year.

ECBC Winners

How to Watch the Action

We’ve adjusted the tournament to make it more digitally focused this year. Spectators will be able to watch on Facebook Live through the ECBC Facebook page. We will also be broadcasting the tournament action on TV’s in Marina Bar and Grill, and throughout The Village of Baytowne Wharf. We encourage anyone who choses to watch the weigh-ins in person at the Baytowne Marina weigh scales to practice social distancing and follow CDC recommended protocols for sanitation through our sanitation stations. The big weigh-ins will happen Friday and Saturday evenings, so be sure to tune in or stay right by the action and book with group code FISH20!

See below for the full schedule of events, kicking off with the Golf Scramble on June 17th. If you like mimosas, swag, and friendly competition, sign up to join us: https://www.fishecbc.com/scramble/

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2020

 

EVENT LOCATIONS

Golf Scramble— The Links Golf Club at Sandestin

Registration, Captain’s Meeting, Jackpot Entry, Weigh-Ins & Awards — Baytowne Marina

 

» Free and open to the public.

* Tentatively scheduled.

 

WEDNESDAY | JUNE 17 | GOLF SCRAMBLE, REGISTRATION & CAPTAIN’S MEETING

9:00am Tee Time ........... Golf Scramble at The Links Golf Club sponsored by Hancock Whitney 4:00pm–8:00pm ............ Registration

6:00pm–7:00pm ............ Captain’s Meeting

 

THURSDAY | JUNE 18 | JACKPOT ENTRY & TOURNAMENT START

9:00am–12:00pm .......... Jackpot Entry

12:00pm ........................ » Start of Tournament Fishing, watch from the Destin Pass Bridge; boats will leave the marina around 11:00am

 

FRIDAY | JUNE 19 | DAY ONE WEIGH-IN

4:00pm–9:00pm ............ » Weigh-In at Baytowne Marina

6:00pm .......................... » * Live Music at Marina Bar & Grill

8:00pm .......................... Teams wishing to weigh fish or return scorecards must be under the Destin Pass Bridge

8:30pm............................» Raffle to win a custom YOLO Sandestin bike (all proceeds support Sandestin Foundation for Kids)

9:00pm.......................... » Fireworks show at Baytowne Marina

 

SATURDAY | JUNE 20 | THE BIG WEIGH-IN

4:00pm–10:00pm .......... » Weigh-In at Baytowne Marina

6:00pm .......................... Teams wishing to weigh fish or return scorecards must be under the Destin Pass Bridge

 

Awards after the Weigh-In at the Scales, sponsored by Wind Creek Casino & Hotel-Atmore

 

Posted on Jun 10, 2020
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