Tournament Format & Entry Information

Updated January 10, 2021

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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 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

Julia Brakhage
phone 910.264.3947

PO Box 6128
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

The base entry fee ($6,420) must accompany your entry form whether you’re staying at Baytowne Marina or not.

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