Pat Ford’s Vigilance and Ron Hamlin’s Sternness Pay Off For a White Marlin Record on Fly

Photo Credit: Pat Ford Here’s the story behind one of many of Pat Ford’s IGFA fly-fishing records for white marlin, as told by Release Boatworks founder Jim Turner. Yesterday my friends Herb Rosell, Chris Sheeder and I were able to spend the day peacock bass fishing on the “world famous” E-Lake in Miami. We were hosted by our friend Pat …

2021 Quest For The Crest Champions: Showtime Fishing Team Wins Second Burgundy Jacket

Photo Credit: Noah Robert of Liquid Film Group Showtime Fishing Team earned a second burgundy jacket and the title as 2021 Quest For The Crest Champions this past weekend, proving once again that hard work and determination yields trophies. After a 13th place finish on Friday’s day one of Final Sail, Captain Nick Carullo lead his team to victory aboard …

Production Update: 42′ Dayboat Flybridge

The production of 42’ Release Dayboat Flybridge “Bobo” is moving along nicely, and is being powered by twin Volvo Penta D11-725s with an inboard joystick and dynamic positioning, thanks to JT Marine Power! The design for this model has been engineered for years and highly anticipated, but hasn’t been finalized until recently. Another collaboration with renowned naval architect Erwin Gerards, …

2021 JJ Fish Week Results & Recap

March 2nd-6th 2021 during Jimmy Johnson’s JJ FISH WEEK, fishing teams across South Florida – Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade & the Keys – hit the waters on their QUEST FOR THE RING & THE GUARANTEED MILLION! 82 teams joined for the ultimate sportfishing experience, which included a 2-day Billfish Championship, featuring a Catch & Release Division hosting 76 teams, and …

IGFA Adopts New Language for Electric Reels

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) recently announced that it is adopting new language to the organization’s rules pertaining to the use of power-driven reels, most commonly referred to as “electric reels.” These reels have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially within the recreational swordfish fishery. To preface the new language outlined in detail below, the IGFA would like to stress …

IGFA Family Fishing Days

Join the International Gamefish Association for IGFA Fishing Days! These FREE fishing clinics will teach the fundamentals for fishing, basic tackle, knot tying, conservation, stewardship, fishing safety and of course fishing in a private and safe setting! Fishing equipment, tackle, and bait will be provided by the IGFA. There is a maximum 10 participants per session to maintain social distancing …

2021 OBB Wahoo Charity Cup

The Old Bahama Bay Wahoo Charity Cup 2021 is actually the postponed tournament from November of 2020, and will take place on February 4th-6th at OBB Resort & Marina in West End Grand Bahama to benefit Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI. In 2019, a total of 37 boats registered, and Team LLANGUS earned first place overall with a 132.7lb three-fish aggregate. Second place …

Buccaneer Cup Sailfish Release Tournament 2021

The Buccaneer Cup Sailfish Release Tournament was launched in 1963 by members of the historic Buccaneer Yacht Club (BYC), and is running strong in its 58th year thanks to local supporters, sponsors, volunteers, and Tournament Director Courtney Bowden. Tonight, the captain’s meeting for the Buccaneer Cup kicks off at Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida at 5:30 p.m., …