Marlin Madness Gulf Coast Voting

These Gulf Coast teams have emerged as the most elite crews in the region.

Top dog in the Gulf Coast division goes to the Easy Rider II team, who qualified as winners of a powerhouse Gulf tournament, the 2019 Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic. They had to go through Backlash to advance from the first round, then faced stiff competition from Done Deal in the semis before moving on to square off against Restless. Eventually they defeated second-place team, It Just Takes Time, in the final round. Easy Rider II represented the Gulf Coast in the Final Four of Marlin Madness against the East Coast champion, Fish Whistle. In the end though, Easy Rider II’s momentum was not enough to propel them to victory. 

Tournament Timeline

Round 1: April 14 — 19

Round 2: April 21 — 26

Sweet 16: April 28 — May 3 

Elite 8: May 5 — 10  

Final 4: May 12 — 17 

Championship: May 19 — 24 

Winner Announcement: May 26