Sandestin, FL---We're now less than a month away from the 12th annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic.
That event in fact just three weeks away. Adam Alfonso is now the ECBC Tournament Director and we spoke with him about how things are shaping up for this year's event.
"Our prep has been very very good this year. We've had a great response from all of our participants and all of our sponsors. Actually this year we have doubled the amount of sponsors that we've had in the past. And as of the boats, we have 56 boats signed up for the tournament so far, We're a little bit above pace compared to previous years. We're expecting to have about 75 to 80 boats signed up this year."
70 boats last year took part in this event, splitting some $1.4 million.
Angler Scott Cooper and his mates aboard a 65 foot Hatteras called "CE" based in Point Clear, Alabama the big winner hauling in over 283 grand for landing a 613 pound blue.
This year's ECBC set for June 18th through the 22nd.