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)
Did you know...
- 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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Tim Shepard, Broker/Owner
Destin Real Estate, LLC
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