JUNE 16-20, 2021 | 19th ANNUAL

FADulous News

It will happen. Maybe not today, but soon. You'll have your fill of turkey and gravy and go out in search of some fresh mahi. But before you do, read this month's story by Capt. Dave Lear about the Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) that have recently been deployed in the Gulf. All evidence points to them being Fin Magnets.  Something to keep in mind for next year's Gulf Coast tournament season.

And speaking of tournaments, we're going ahead full steam with the 2021 ECBC and, as usual, expect it to be bigger and better than ever. We've started to register boats and have two new luxurious offerings for you to choose from when deciding where to stay during the tournament - Hotel Effie and Osprey Pointe. Each has their own unique personality. You can read more about Hotel Effie below. We'll cover Osprey Pointe in our next newsletter. 
Hotel Effie at Sandestin

Coastal Charm Meets Southern Elegance

After a few days, or weeks, of bouncing around the Gulf, what do you crave? A long soak in the pool? Massage? Quiet, elegant dinner? Feather-soft bed? Hard-charging work-out? (Really?) If any of that sounds good to you, look no further than Hotel Effie. Literally. Everything you need is under one roof. Except for the pool and pool bar & lounge. They’re actually ON the roof. In fact, this is the only rooftop pool on Florida’s Emerald Coast... LEARN MORE

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 smack dab in the middle of the action, and throughout the year his stories will keep you informed and entertained.
Fin Magnets - New FADs deployed in the Gulf

Fin Magnets

Tourism is the life blood of the Emerald Coast. Sugar sand beaches, championship golf and tennis, fine dining and a variety of festivals and special events are part of the appeal. Combine those amenities with outstanding fishing and it’s no wonder the region is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Southeast. And now, thanks to a portion of those tourism tax dollars, offshore angling has a new, exciting wrinkle... READ MORE

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