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JUNE 23-27, 2021 | 19th ANNUAL
WELCOME TO THE 2021 EMERALD COAST BLUE MARLIN CLASSIC
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19th Annual | June 23-27, 2021

Cabin Fever and Record Tuna

I love winter - it gives me a legitimate excuse to just curl up in front of the fire and binge-watch Netflix. But come January even a home-body like me gets cabin fever. I start to think about the tournament season and even after 30 years, I still get excited about traveling to the events, seeing old friends and watching everyone have a good time. So I'm stretching my sea legs and planning for June. It'll be here before we know it.

Now, I don't have to worry about where I'll stay during the tournament because my room is already booked. But you do. Sandestin fills up fast at that time of the year so you need to start making reservations. This year you have two new choices: Hotel Effie for luxury hotel accommodations, and Osprey Pointe for upscale condominium living. There are many more options - just be sure to use the Group Code FISH21 when you book for the tournament discount.

We also have two offerings from Capt. Dave Lear this month. The first an amusing look at what it would be like to have the perfect fishing app, and the second a long-overdue interview with Capt. Robert "Wild Man" Waldmann on Ridgeback, the boat that set the new tournament record for yellowfin tuna last year at 198.8 lbs.  
 
Osprey Pointe at Sandestin

Soar In to Osprey Pointe

If you’re fishing the Gulf Coast tournament circuit you know how grueling it can be going straight from one event to the next. You can wake up wondering where you are and what your family even looks like. We have the cure... Read Full Story
Capt. Dave Lear

Capt. Dave Lear's Salty Blog

Our award-winning featured author, Capt. Dave Lear, has covered the ECBC for over a decade. His reports during the tournament keep you in the middle of the action, and throughout the year his stories will keep you informed and entertained.
Beginner's Luck

Beginner's Luck

Mojo is a powerful force in tournament fishing. Skill, tackle, electronics and crew coordination are all important determining factors for a team’s success. But don’t ever discount good old-fashioned luck. Ridgeback, a newcomer to the ECBC in 2020... Read Full Article

 

The Ideal App

There is no shortage of inventors in the sport-fishing industry. A quick look at lures bears that out. From Lauri Rapala to the guys melting plastic and pouring custom trolling lures in their garage, all manner of jigs, plugs and spoons have been hatched in the never-ending quest to catch more fish... Read Full Article

 

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