Tournament Format & Entry Information

Updated May 31, 2020

2020 Modifications

  • Registration and Jackpot Entry will take place at Baytowne Marina.
  • A 2.5% convenience fee will be added to credit card transactions, including jackpots.
  • Participants will be notified of changes via email and group texts.
  • The address for mailing entry forms and checks has been changed to a PO box (see below).

If you’re new to the tournament you may have some questions about our format — what we fish for, the different entry levels and awards, and how to enter the tournament. This page should answer most of those questions. But if you’d like more information, just call Julia at 910.264.3947 or email tournament@fishecbc.com.

Tournament Format

The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic is a “modified release” tournament; blue marlin are the only billfish that may be weighed and must meet a 110″ minimum length before they can be boated. Release points are awarded for blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish and spearfish. The three heaviest weighed blue marlin, dolphin, tuna and wahoo are eligible for cash awards, as are the top three teams entered in the Release Division, and the top three Crews entered in the Crew Division. Awards are presented to the top overall, release, lady and junior anglers, and the top overall release team has its name engraved on the Magnificent Blue Perpetual Trophy, donated by Galati Yacht Sales and Viking Yachts, sculpted by Chris Barela and on permanent display in the Baytowne Marina Bar & Grill.

Entry Information

REGISTRATION CONTACT
Julia Brakhage
phone 910.264.3947
email tournament@fishecbc.com
website fishecbc.com

MAILING ADDRESS FOR ENTRY FORMS & CHECKS
ECBC
PO Box 6128
Miramar Beach, FL 32550