Emerald Coast Open (May 17-19)

The Emerald Coast Open (ECO) is the largest lionfish tournament in the world! In 2023, ECO had 144 participants and removed 24,699 lionfish throughout the tournament – 19,560 in 2 days! ECO gave away $55,000 in cash prizes and over $40,000 in gear prizes. We are looking forward to an exciting 2024 tournament!

MAIN TOURNAMENT – May 17-18, 2024
Win big money and big prizes! Each team of up to 4 can go out for 2 days and harvest lionfish. Final weigh-in is Sunday, May 19, 2024. You don’t have to be a professional, but you do have to sign up and get out on the water! You can’t win if you don’t compete!

ECO Lionfish Festival – May 18-19, 2024
Bring the family down to the famed HarborWalk Village in Destin for a great weekend and learn about lionfish, see lionfish, and even eat lionfish!

Emerald Coast Open Awards Ceremony – May 19, 2024
This is the big moment! Win big prizes and lots of cash. Ceremony typically starts around 3:00pm (as soon as we finish counting fish).