3 cobia tournaments join forces

Harbor Docks Boshamps and Outcast team up to create Triple Crown

Special to The Log

Three of the biggest cobia tournaments along the Emerald Coast, Harbor Docks Crab Cruncher Classic, Boshamps Flathead Classic and Outcast Cobia Invitational, have teamed up to create the 2017 Emerald Coast Cobia Triple Crown, a new tournament series to promote cobia fishing on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast, and to crown an undisputed champion of cobia season.

The Emerald Coast Cobia Triple Crown winning boat will be determined by the total points accumulated in each sanctioned tournament’s final standings, as well as any bonus points earned throughout the series. Boats signed up for any of the three tournaments will automatically be entered into the Triple Crown as well.

“We are excited to be working together with two outstanding tournaments to bring even more excitement to what has always been one of the most exciting times of the year on the Emerald Coast, cobia season,” said Eddie Morgan, Crab Cruncher Classic tournament director.

The first tournament of the Triple Crown series will be the Outcast Cobia Invitational, held at Tailfin's Alehouse in Destin from March 30 through April 1. The next tournament of the series will be the Harbor Docks Crab Cruncher Classic, held April 6 through April 9 at Harbor Docks in Destin. The last of the Triple Crown Series will be the Boshamps Flathead Classic lasting from April 19 to April 23 at Boshamp’s Seafood and Oyster House in Destin.

“Tommy Holmes' Outcast Cobia Invitational is one of the longest running and most successful cobia tournaments in the gulf, and though the Boshamp's Flathead Classic is relatively new to the tournament scene, Miller Phillips and his team put on a first class event, as evidenced by their huge participation numbers and the quality of fish brought to the scales at Boshamp's every year,” Morgan said.

The Emerald Coast Cobia Triple Crown champion will be announced April 23 at the conclusion of Boshamp’s Flathead Classic. The prize for the Triple Crown will be $10,000, awarded to the boat that accumulates the most points from all three tournaments.

For more information on the Emerald Coast Cobia Triple Crown, contact Eddie Morgan at eddie@cobiaworldchampionships.com or go to www.facebook.com/cobiatriplecrown.