Known as the richest offshore fishing tournament on the Gulf Coast, the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic returns to the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort June 19th to 23rd. This action-packed weekend of fishing is ranked by Marlin Magazine as one of the ‘Top 10 Big Money Tournaments’ in the world with millions in prizes up for grabs.
Last year’s event included 91 boats and over $2 million awarded to participants in a range of categories including Blue Marlin, Dolphin, Tuna and Wahoo along with Catch and Release of Blue Marlin, White Marlin, and Sailfish. This year’s tournament is expected to break records for both participation and prize money. Attracting anglers of all skill levels, the event is officially sanctioned by the World Billfish Series and is a qualifying event for the IGFA World Championship Circuit.
The tournament weekend includes many fun and free options for the public including a movie night, a kid’s catch & release fishing tournament, dock walks, weigh-ins, fireworks and live music.