Why a Walkaround is Better Than a Center Console

In years past, fishing teams may have sacrificed creature comforts to opt for a center console over a traditional sportfish due to the 360 degrees of fishability and speed, but with advancements in design and materials, walkaround sportfish have become the most in-demand fishing platform on the market. These days, Release Boatworks is here to make sure you don’t have …

IGFA World Record Requirements: Know Before You Go

As you may know, Release Boatworks is the founding member of the Boat Builders For Billfish Coalition which supports the International Gamefish Association (IGFA). In the sportfishing industry, it is an elite honor to have an IGFA World Record in the books, but it is definitely not easy. Not only is finding a world record fish a lifetime goal that takes …

Boat Builders For Billfish Coalition

In 2019, Release Boatworks partnered with The International Gamefish Association (IGFA) as the founding member of the Boat Builders For Billfish Coalition. The Boat Builders for Billfish Coalition is an industry-led alliance to generate support for the IGFA Great Marlin Race (IGMR), the world’s most extensive billfish satellite tagging program.   The IGFA established the Boat Builders for Billfish Coalition to create a …

New Jersey & Florida Fishing Charters Re-Open

In an executive order last week, Gov. Phil Murphy cleared fishing charters in New Jersey to resume while operating under strict guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, including limiting vessel capacity to 10 people and requiring crew and passengers to wear masks. Social distancing, sanitation of heads after each use, and other requirements are in effect, including the …

Florida Grouper Season Opens

Grouper season in Atlantic state waters in Florida is May 1st until December 31st. Grouper are managed differently in Gulf versus Atlantic and in state versus federal waters. Here are the regulations for Atlantic state waters, which are from shore to 3 nautical miles. Size Limits The minimum size limit for gag and black grouper is 24” total length, the …