Richest Fishing Tournament Gulf Coast 2018-06-23T22:41:04+00:00

91 Boats / $2,040,200 Cash Awards

Scales for the 16th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic have closed. We’ll have official results up tomorrow, but in the meantime check the app for unofficial standings.


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Win Big at the ECBC!

As if there weren’t enough reasons to head to the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic this week, we have more! We’ll be raffling off some fantastic items plus handing out free stuff at the weigh-ins.

In addition to what you see here, we’ll also be raffling an “Ultimate ECBC Fan Package” valued at over $1,000. The package includes an ECBC Bucket, Bag, Hat, Shirt, ECBC Swag, Costa Del Mar Sunglasses and more!

Where do you purchase raffle tickets for only $5/ticket? We’re glad you asked. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the ECBC Sandestin Retail Tent located at Baytowne Marina on the following days:

• Thursday, June 21 | 9:00am – 6:00pm

• Friday, June 22 | 10:00am – 9:00pm

• Saturday, June 23 | 10:00am until end of day

Sandestin Foundation for KidsAll proceeds from the raffles benefit the Sandestin Foundation for Kids so not only do you have the chance of winning an awesome prize, but you also have a 100% chance of improving the lives of children and families who have experienced tragedy.

The winners will be announced at the Saturday night Weigh-In shortly after raffle ticket sales close.

YOLO Hammerhead SUP

Lightweight and durable, the 11 ft. YOLO Hammerhead is a traditional fiberglass Stand Up Paddleboard with an EPS foam core wrapped in an ABS thermo-formed plastic and a LiftSUP handle. A tough band covers the rail seams and serves as extra protection to prevent damage from the paddle blade. These YOLO Board SUPs are built to last! Donated by YOLO, valued at $795.

Left Long by K. Scott

No stranger to the mesmerizing sport of billfishing, K. Scott has hunted and studied pelagic species for most of his life, and it’s evident by his stunning depiction of this magnificent fish. Donated by K. Scott Art, 18×24 framed print entitled Left Long, valued at $350.

Soulfish Art Blue Marlin

Soulfish Art’s unique style of papier-mâché fashioned into a blue marlin mounted on wood. Constructed from ripped pieces of the 2017 ECBC tournament program. Donated by Soulfish Art, valued at $150.

Shirts, Hats & So Much More!

Tournament merchandise and raffle tickets can be purchased at the ECBC Sandestin Retail Tent located at Baytowne Marina. Shopping hours are:

• Thursday, June 21 | 9:00am – 6:00pm

• Friday, June 22 | 10:00am – 9:00pm

• Saturday, June 23 | 10:00am until close of weigh-in

Spectator Parking

Use the North/Bayside entrance to the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Let the guard at the gate know you are here for the ECBC and he’ll give you a Parking Pass with instructions on where to go.

Parking Pass for Spectators

Participant Parking

Parking at the Baytowne Marina is limited, and being a Marina Pass holder does not guarantee a parking space. If the lot is full, please follow the spectator parking plan. We appreciate your understanding.

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Plan for Destin Traffic

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From the Blog

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    The first boat to the scales never relinquished the lead. Can’t Deny It, a 48-foot Viking, couldn’t make it back in time Friday night to weigh their fish. So the team made sure they were first in line by docking in the weigh slip all [...]

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