Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic Returns to Baytowne Marina

The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic will be held at Baytowne Marina for the 14th Year in a row.

Online PR News – 15-June-2016 – June 22nd -26th, 2016, Miramar Beach, Florida – The 14th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic will be held at the Baytowne Marina Wednesday through Sunday, June 22nd through the 26th. These dates mark the peak of the Gulf Coast’s blue marlin season. The ECBC is a “modified-release” tournament that has led the Gulf Coast tournament circuit in setting high minimum lengths for blue marlin. Blue marlin is the only billfish that may be weighed. Release points are awarded for blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish and spearfish.

The ECBC takes place each year in June which is the peak of the Gulf Coast’s blue marlin season. Beginning in 2003, the tournament has grown over 80% in participation and 350% in cash awards. Holding the record for the biggest cash payout in the Gulf at over 1.6 million the tournament continues to see growth each year.

Anglers can register their boat and team online. A list of rules and regulations can be seen as well as an itinerary for the event. So far 68 teams are entered in the event. Registration will remain open until the end of the day on Wednesday June 22nd. Teams are encouraged to bring their families to the event to join in the many activities planned.

Anglers can compete in waters that have produced blue marlin weighing over 1,000 pounds. State records for blue marlin, bluefin and yellowfin tuna have been broken. Cash is awarded to the three heaviest weighed blue marlin, dolphin, tuna and wahoo. Additional categories will be awarded cash prizes at the end of the event as well as the winning teams name engraved on the Blue Perpetual Trophy.Champagne dock walks, live music, kid’s activities and fireworks are among the events planned for the fisherman’s families. Nightly weigh-ins will take place on Friday, June 24th from 4:00 to 9:00pm and Saturday, June 25th from 4:00-10:00pm. An awards brunch will take place on Sunday, June 26th from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic registration is still open. You can register your team online. For places to stay convenient to the events location look for 30A rentals.

About Garrett Realty Services, Inc.

Garrett Realty Services, Inc. is a Vacation Rentals and Real Estate Sales company serving the South Walton Beach Area since 1987. They provide their customers with over 28 years of experience as well as over 300 properties along Scenic 30A between Blue Mountain, Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, and Inlet Beach.

Address: Garrett Realty Services, Inc. 3723 East C-30A Seagrove Beach, FL 32459 Telephone: (800) 537-5387 toll free Email: reservations@garrettrealty.com