Tournament News and Updates

Bonus Rounds

By | 2017-10-26T18:46:56+00:00 10/26/2017|

Mother Nature put a damper on the 2017 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin when Tropical Storm Cindy blew through days before the start. Still, even lingering swells couldn’t stop three dozen teams from competing in what is normally the largest—and richest—big-game tournament on the Gulf Coast. Appropriately enough, Don’t Blink, a 56 Viking [...]

Generous Spirit

By | 2017-09-28T07:42:31+00:00 09/28/2017|

Mother Nature’s full fury was on display this summer as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused tremendous damage to the Texas Gulf Coast and Florida. Both areas have started the long road to recovery, thanks in part to assistance from groups like the American Red Cross and Salvation Army and generous donations from around the [...]

Close Victory

By | 2017-06-28T11:00:57+00:00 06/27/2017|

Cindy tried her best, yet even a tropical storm couldn’t deter the perseverance and skills of the committed fleet of 36 boats competing in the 2017 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. The final outcome was decided by only two pounds, with Don’t Blink named the 2017 tournament champion. Angler Mike Hickey, Capt. Skip McAllister, mates [...]

Marathon Man

By | 2017-06-24T09:24:23+00:00 06/23/2017|

Three dozen sport-fishing yachts set off Friday afternoon under clear, sunny skies to kick off the 15th annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. That number is down considerably from the 91 committed prior to Tropical Storm Cindy zipping ashore earlier in the week near the Louisiana/Texas border. Afterwards, boats up to 72 feet long chose [...]

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