The Baytowne Marina at sunset

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

When: June 23-27, 2021

Where: Baytowne Marina

The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic (ECBC) attracts anglers of all skill levels to compete for over $2 million in cash awards. Now in it's 19th year, the ECBC continues to expand, yet the core attributes of the tournament remain the same - world-class competition, exceptional service, luxury accommodations, a beautiful backdrop for the event and fun for the whole family. Visit for details.


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Tuesday | June 22 | Costa Beach Clean-up and Bonfire

Wednesday | June 23 | Registration and Captains Meeting

Thursday | June 24 | Jackpot Entry and Tournament Start

Friday | June 25 | Fun at the Marina and Day One Weigh-in

Saturday | June 26 | The Big Weigh-in

Sunday | June 27 | Awards Brunch

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Participant and Sponsorship Information

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.