You’re Invited to Jimmy Johnson’s Atlantic City Championship Fishing Week

20 DAYS until Jimmy Johnson’s Atlantic City Championship Fishing Week! As a proud sponsor, we’d like to invite you to join us for the Release Boatworks Kick-Off Party on Monday, July 12th at the Golden Nugget where we’ll have a mobile cigar lounge at the Release Boatworks & Gamefisherman tent! So far, 69 teams are registered for Jimmy Johnson’s inaugural …

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 …

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 …

2020 Big Rock Tournament: Coronavirus Update

The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Board of Directors is hopeful that coronavirus conditions improve in time for the 62nd annual event. The tournament will take place as scheduled June 8th-13th, but has determined an alternative tournament week as July 5th-12th, 2020. Their concern remains the health and safety of their staff, volunteers and participants and as a result, they …