Blue Marlin Classic Quick Facts

Location: Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida

Dates: Wednesday, June 22 - Sunday, June 26, 2016

Entry Fee: $5,000 to $71,561 per team with optional entries

Eligible Fish Species: blue marlin (103” minimum), white marlin, sailfish, spearfish (release only), blackfin tuna (20 lb. & 12” minimum), yellowfin and bigeye tuna (20 lb. & 27” minimum), dolphin (20 lb. minimum), wahoo (20 lb. minimum)

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2015 Winners

  • 78 Teams, 410 Anglers, $1,586,400 in Cash Awards
  • 43 Billfish Caught, 39 Released –
  • 28 blue marlin, 14 white marlin, 1 unspecified
  • Blue Marlin Weighed – 899.6, 551.0, 548.0, 445.8 lbs.
  • 112 Gamefish Caught – 52 dolphin, 40 tuna, 20 wahoo

FIRST YEAR STATISTICS: 45 teams, $329,625 cash awards

2015 STATISTICS: 78 teams, 410 anglers, $1,586,400 cash awards

Most Entries to Date: 84 in 2007

Least Amount of Entries:38 in 2012 due to tropical storm Debbie. Over 30 teams withdrew due to weather.

Best Years of Fishing: 2006–48 billfish, 2013–118 game fish weighed, 2012–two tournament record fish (blue marlin & yellowfin tuna)

Since 2003 the ECBC has grown over 80% in participation and 350% in cash awards.The ECBC holds the record for the biggest cash payout in the Gulf at over $1.6 million

2015 Tournament Record:

Blue Marlin weighing in at 899.6 lbs. by Captain Johnny Dorland, angler Lance Hill from Orange Beach, Alabama | Cotton Patch, 60 ft. Hatteras

Your Participation Helps Local Charities

The Destin Blue Marlin Classic supports several local charities, including Harvest House. Fish weighed in are given to the Harbor Docks restaurant, who in turn donates a percentage of the per pound proceeds to Harvest House. They receive $10,000 to $12,000 each year fro the ECBC tournament.

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