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20th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

June 22-26, 2022

20th Anniversary Art Contest Winner for the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic
*Note that the above photo is the 20th Anniversary Art Contest Winner, submitted by Cole Sauls.

It's time to get your gear ready and start thinking about the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. It's never too early to get your registration form in and start making plans. In the 2021 event, there was a total of 88 boats with $1,976,300 in Cash Awards. If you'll recall, the winner was High Cotton with a 681 lb. Blue Marlin.

This year, the purse is over $2 million. That's pretty amazing when you consider the first tournament in 2003 had just 45 teams with cash awards of just under $330K.

2022 Schedule of Events

The 2022 Schedule of…

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Destin fishing

Upgrades to the Baytowne Marina at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort are looking good for the 2021 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic.

The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a sought after destination for offshore fishing. The location couldn't be more appropriate. Overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay, boaters have a short ride to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Home to the "big money", Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, this popular event attracts sport fishermen from all over the world.

Within the resort, the Baytowne Marina currently has over 123 active slips that can accommodate vessels up to 140 feet. You can gas up your boat, acquire short or long term dockage, or use the personal marina concierge to book a tee time, or make a reservation…

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 2019 Blue Marlin Classic

Checklist & Schedule of Events

The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic tournament is coming quickly and will be upon us before you know it. The organizers have created a handy checklist to ensure you're ready to go as soon as the starting horn blows. We've also added some important links, a link to the rules, and schedule of events, just to make sure you don't miss any of the fun. 

It looks like the start time may be postponed due to weather - get details here

Important Dates & Events to Remember

Tournament Dates: June 19-23, 2019

Early Bird Deadline is May 31, 2019

ECBC Golf Scramble Sign Up
Wednesday, June 19, Tee Time 9:00 am

Start of Tournament Fishing
Thursday, June 20 | 12:00pm

Kids Catch & Release Fishing Tournament

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2018 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

The 16th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic in Destin, Florida set new records this year with increased participation and cash awards.

Quick Stats from the Blue Marlin Classic:

# of boats: 91  (36 in 2017, 85 in 2016)

Average Size: 60 feet

Cash Awards: $2,040,200 ($624,675 in 2017, $1,952,750 in 2016)

Surprise Winners

They're calling it David vs Goliath when describing the winners of this year's Blue Marlin Classic. A team of high school students borrowed a boat, and managed to catch a record-breaking blue marlin, weighing in at 699.2 pounds. Now the team is busy splitting $131,040 in prize money.

This was a win based on pure desire, the boys had no boat, no money, just a dream of competing in the Blue Marlin Classic. Doug…

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Destin 2018 summer event guide

Summer Events in Destin & 30A

There is so much to do in the Destin area during the summer months. Fishing tournaments, boating, live entertainment, farmer's markets - it's a veritable buffet of summer fun. If you've never been to the docks to watch the weigh-ins during the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, you're missing a real treat. The same goes for the Destin Jetties - what a wonderful way to spend the day.

Here is a list of some of the top events going on this summer in Destin and the 30A.

June 2018

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic - Wednesday, June 20 - Sunday, June 24
This million-dollar sportfishing tournament returns for the 16th year. Registration begins on June 20th. Get details here:

Rock the Docks -…

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Marlin fishing and Blue Marlin Classic

Anticipation is building for the 16th annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin Resort. Last year they set a record with 85 boats registered, this year is expected to be even higher. The Blue Marlin Classic is far from a local event, attracting entries throughout south eastern United States.

Changes to the 2018 event include a new minimum length requirement at 107 inches. This is an effort to help conserve some of the smaller, juvenile marlin. The Blue Marlin Classic runs from June 20-24, but the actual fishing begins at noon June 21 ending on the 23rd. Boats take off from Destin Pass after the horn blasts. Weigh-ins take place Friday and Saturday evenings.

Part of the fun is attending some of the popular happenings leading up to the…

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Destin guide to summer events

The hot weather is here and Destin is celebrating summer the best way possible - outdoors or at the beach.  Movies in the Park, weekly Farmer's Markets abound, fireworks, concerts and of course the celebrated Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. We'll do our best to keep this list updated with the most popular events in the area. Please let us know if you have an activity you'd like added to the list.

JUNE, 2017

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic - June 21-25th
Huge cash prizes of almost $2 million draws serious anglers from all over the country. Evenings are filled with entertainment, activities, and fireworks.

JULY, 2017

2017 Freedom Pub Crawl - July 1 | 5 pm - 10pm
Get your wristband for $15 on sale at all advertised…

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Shotgun start at the Marlin ClassicWhether fishing is your thing or not, the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic is an event that's not to be missed here in Destin. Established in 2003, this is a world-class event and one of the top marlin fishing tournaments in North America. Almost $2 million dollars in prize money is a big draw, but it's the bragging rights that really attracts anglers from all over the country. This is serious business with entry fees ranging from $5,000 to $71,561 per team.

It all begins on Thursday, June 23 at noon with a shotgun start, when close to 100 multi-million dollar fishing boats parade out of their respective marinas and shoot off through Destin Pass. It's not uncommon for these boats to travel 150 miles before reaching the perfect hunting ground.


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