Monthly Archives: June 2015

In High Cotton

By |2018-12-23T10:06:15-05:0006/21/2015|

In Southern vernacular, the expression “In High Cotton” is typically used to describe someone who is financially well-off. After pocketing a check for $195,277 for its record-breaking 899.6-pound blue marlin in the 2015 ECBC, Team Cotton Patch certainly won’t be worried about getting evicted from the boat slip anytime soon. But for captain/owner [...]

Record Shattered

By |2018-12-23T09:57:43-05:0006/21/2015|

Sports are full of cliches and one of the most commonly used is “Records are meant to be broken.” But for the 2015 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, shattered is a more appropriate description. Team Cotton Patch, a 60-foot Hatteras based in Orange Beach, Alabama, smashed the old mark by 116 pounds after [...]


By |2018-12-23T09:39:45-05:0006/20/2015|

There’s nothing like starting off with a bang! The 2015 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic christened the weigh scales shortly after 4 p.m. Friday as Dirt Pit and owner/angler Cramer Pierce hoisted a blue marlin aloft. The 445.8-pounder was subdued after a brief but hard-fought battle. “It ran more than others we’ve caught. [...]


By |2018-12-23T10:02:56-05:0006/19/2015|

It’s no easy feat putting on a world-class fishing tournament like the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. It takes months of planning, logistics and lots of coin. The boat entry fees and optional cash divisions are mainly paid back in winnings. And with more than $1.58 million spread among the 78-boat fleet this [...]

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