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Catch the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic!

Fishing reelFather’s Day is right around the corner, and if your Dad owns real estate in Destin we don’t doubt that one of his favorite things do is fish. The good news is that one of our area’s most popular fishing tournaments is about to take place. Grab your rod and reel, because the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic kicks off on June 22.

The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic takes place every June near the “World’s Luckiest Village.” The timing is scheduled to coincide with the peak of the Gulf Coast’s blue marlin season.

To give you a little history, the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic was started in 2003 when a group from Galati Yacht Sales and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort wanted to bring a big money tournament back to the Destin area. They did just that. Now we’re just a few of the people that look forward to this event every year.

The tournament runs through June 26 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf Marina. Fishing begins that Thursday with weigh-ins to follow on Friday and Saturday. Even if you and Dad aren’t out fishing, this event is worth stopping by to catch the daily recap. The Village goes out of its way to make it fun with video verification of each fish, as well as food, live music and fireworks.



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