Destin, Florida (WKRGMore) — A record was broken in the first month of the Emerald Coast Open, the world’s largest lionfish removal tournament.
The pre-tournament will be open to all teams starting February 1st. His main two-day tournament and festival takes place each May.
- Emerald Coast Open Main Tournament – May 19, 20
- Emerald Coast Open Lionfish Festival – May 20, 21
ECO is held in Destin, with teams participating throughout the region. In 2022, the team has exterminated 13,835 lionfish.
- main round -11,253
- Pre-tournament – 2,582
According to ECO, the pre-tournament record for single divers has been 604 throughout the tournament so far this year.
Tim Shivers of the DWM team brought in 785 fish in the first month of the 2023 event.
“It’s been a month since the start of this year’s ECO Pre-Tournament, and those numbers have been broken!!!! ONE MONTH!!! Way to go Tim Sivers! Keep up the good work!”
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The scoreboard as of March 10 is as follows.
|Dylan Kampuljohn||Kampuljeon 1||181|
|austin lobby||reel easy||160|
|Brian Bounds||spirit bound||137|
|Seth Campuljohn||Kampuljeon 1||131|
|Rob Pate||under pressure divers||113|
|Tim Robinson||zookeeper dive team||82|
|Cody Robinson||zookeeper dive team||82|
|Daniel Landis||blue bucket||69|
|Michael Kospriek||todd’s reem||32|
|Adam Fike||down and out||30|
|Kevin Stage||down and out||30|
|Riley Sladder||solo operator||26|
|Sherry Wagner||bounty hunter||20|
|Jason Nemeth||i don’t know||13|
|Robert Grunwald||in the clouds||11|
|Dennis Stein||in the clouds||11|
|Larry Garcia||bounty hunter||8|
|Lisa Dahlem||messy buns and guns||Five|
Registration for both pre-tournament and main event is still open. You can sign up online here. eco site.
Pricing will be offered monthly during pre-tournaments with generous prizes and gifts during the main event in May.
https://www.wkrg.com/northwest-florida/okaloosa-county/record-breaking-month-2400-lionfish-removed-during-emerald-coast-open-pre-tournament/ Record-breaking 2,400 lionfish culled in pre-tournament for Emerald Coast Open