First Blue Marlin Ever Weighed at Hurricane Hole at Louisiana Gulf Coast Billfish Classic Tournament

This past week, we were a proud sponsor of live streaming at the Louisiana Gulf Coast Billfish Classic, where history was made! The first blue marlin ever weighed at Hurricane Hole marina came into scales on the last day of the tournament on HOOKS DEEP. This is a classic story of persistence and determination, as team Hooks Deep had already …

2022 Gulf Coast Masters

This month, we’re a proud sponsor of the 2022 Gulf Coast Masters taking place in Orange Beach, Alabama May 23rd-29th, run by tournament director Robbie Carter and his awesome team! This year, the tournament is also part of the recently formed “Sport Fishing Championship” (SFC), and will be the very first tournament of the series televised live on CBS Sports. …

2022 Louisiana Gulf Coast Billfish Classic

This coming week, we’re proud to sponsor the 2022 Louisiana Gulf Coast Billfish Classic from April 25th to May 1st! Next week, some of the most elite sportfishing teams in the Gulf will converge at two different marinas – Hurricane Hole in Grand Isle, and Cypress Cove Marina in Venice – to compete in the Louisiana Gulf Coast Billfish Classic. …

Release Boatworks Expands Production with New 5-Axis G-Series CNC Router by C.R. Onsrud

It has been a busy year in the Release Boatworks shop, and with enormous growth, the company is expanding production with the addition of a 5-axis G-Series CNC Router by C.R. Onsrud. This particular model CNC Router was built for boatbuilding, but is also used across the globe to cut large format parts in not only the marine industry, but …

The Advantages of a Walkaround Sportfishing Boat

The previous definition of a “walkaround boat” was a fishing boat with a small cabin and 360-degrees of fishability. Some of the boats that have technically fulfilled this definition have lacked hardcore sportfishing cockpits and finer interior accommodations, until now. Release Boatworks has introduced what is now known as a classier “big sister” of the walkaround boats of the past …

43′ Release Boatworks Gameboat

The 43’ Release Boatworks Gameboat is for the boat owner who values compact maneuverability paired with a large cockpit and spacious sleeping accommodations. This family-friendly battlewagon combines Release Boatworks’ classically engineered seaworthy hull with lofty accommodations below for overnight trips, as well as a highly fishable cockpit and clean wake for chasing pelagics offshore. The design for this model has …

Release Boatworks 390 Walkaround Hull #1 & 2

Hull #1 of our Release Boatworks 390 Walkaround has been splashed and she is a beaut! Our 390 Walkaround has an LOA of 41′ including engines, beam of 11’4″, draft of 22″, and a cockpit area of 80 square feet. This model is engineered with engine options including twin 350 Mercury, twin 400 Mercury, twin 425 Yamaha, triple 300 Suzuki, …

Jake Jordan Earns 2022 IGFA Chester H. Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award

Congratulations to our long-time good friend, guide and fly-fishing educator Jake Jordan, for earning the 2022 IGFA Chester H. Wolfe Sportsmanship Award! He’s pictured here (center), fishing with our Release Boatworks founder Jim Turner (left of Jake) and Capt. Mike Sheeder 15 years ago, before Jim started building boats! A renowned fly-fishing guide and instructor, Jake Jordan has been in the business for over …

2022 IGFA World Record Requirement Changes

The IGFA recently announced two new changes to the IGFA World Record Requirements that are effective immediately. 1) Tying an Angler’s Own Record for Weight and Length Records Weight Records The first of these changes is an adjustment to the current language regarding ties, specifically an angler tying their own record. The current language regarding ties, as listed under the …