Here's an update on the status of a rather big summer fishing tournament in our area, the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. The 8th annual E.C.B.C. is scheduled for next week at Baytowne Marina at Sandestin, Wednesday through Saturday. I spoke Tuesday afternoon with Laurie Hobbs, a spokesperson for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, and she told me all resort activities and events are in full operation, and organizers of the E-C-B-C remain optimistic that their event can still go on as scheduled!
Hobbs adds there are several boats already registered, and several sponsors signed up, with still more boats ready to jump on board, so again things are positive right now!
Last year the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic had 67 boats competing, those teams weighing in some 80 fish with the event handing out just over 1.2 million dollars. We'll keep you up to date as this event draws near.