Tournament News and Updates

Shore-bound Fun

By | 2017-05-25T12:12:17+00:00 05/25/2017|

If you’re going to be shore-bound during this year’s Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, there’s no better place to be than Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. When the tournament fleet blasts off into the Gulf of Mexico Thursday, June 22, some family members and friends will be left behind. Hardcore big-game fishing is not [...]

ECBC Weather Forecasting

By | 2017-05-25T12:42:38+00:00 05/25/2017|

This year FishTrack is providing weather forecasting for the ECBC tournament. FishTrack has several features that make it especially useful for those venturing offshore. For instance, weather forecasts provided by, its sister company, can be displayed simultaneously on one device or phone. Users can elect to receive alerts via text or email about ideal [...]

15th Annual ECBC Set to Shatter Records

By | 2017-05-11T08:32:25+00:00 05/16/2017|

This one should easily shatter the record books. With less than 40 days remaining until the kick-off of the 15th annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, boat registrations for this world-class fishing event have already surpassed previous advance rates by over 25 percent. The final field could top the 100-team mark and if that does [...]

Home Cookin’

By | 2017-04-27T06:16:41+00:00 04/26/2017|

It’s an enticing proposition. Combine a couple million bucks during the peak blue marlin season at one of the most popular resorts on the planet and what do you get? Experienced, professional teams from Seadrift, Texas to Wanchese, North Carolina and all ports in between converging on Sandestin’s [...]

Inaugural ECBC Golf Scramble

By | 2017-04-27T06:51:04+00:00 04/25/2017|

Long-time ECBC sponsors Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank decided to step up the fun factor this year and are presenting the inaugural ECBC Golf Scramble at Sandestin's Raven Golf Club. Featuring a traditional scramble format, the event focuses on friendly competition and good times. We’ll have drink stations along the way and lunch afterwards. Trophies [...]

Pretty Water

By | 2017-04-24T07:49:49+00:00 03/30/2017|

From mocha latte browns to emerald green to cobalt blue, the water colors of the Gulf of Mexico are an ever-changing palette. Big-game tournament anglers know that locating the prettiest water is often the key to finding the marlin, tuna, wahoo and dolphin that can win the top prizes. But color isn’t the only determining [...]

Choosing a Charter

By | 2017-04-24T06:08:29+00:00 02/22/2017|

Even though recent fleets have been dominated by private sport-fishing yachts, owning a Viking or Hatteras is certainly not required to compete in the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. On the contrary. If your bucket list includes going Mano y Mano with a giant blue 100 miles offshore and winning a six-figure payout in the [...]

Team Building

By | 2017-04-24T06:08:46+00:00 01/27/2017|

The angler in the fighting chair or stand-up harness is the person directly connected during a tough battle with a big fish. But everyone else aboard the boat plays an equally critical role in the successful outcome too. Big-game tournament fishing is a team sport, without a doubt, and winning teams aren’t just thrown together [...]

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