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August 29, 2017

A dead juvenile swordfish, bycatch of a longline

ArteSub / Alamy Stock Photo

The debate over the wealth of biomass in the oceans has raged on for decades, and for all of us recreational anglers, it appears we just took a big blow. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) recently announced that longline boats can now fish the eastern coast of Florida, which was previously protected from such commercial operations.

Longlining is no stranger to bad press, so it's not shock that many of the notable organizations are in an up...

August 17, 2017

photo credit: Freemanboatworks.com

Unless you've been under a rock for the past decade, you've likely noticed a big trend in offshore boats, the rise of the catamaran. Now, it's not really fair to say that catamarans are a new craze, or that Freeman has anything to do with the success of the platform, but they certainly have captured a lot of attention lately. 

The old Catamaran vs. Mono debate has been a argued for decades, but with today's high-priced powerhouses duking it out for consumer dollars, the battle has never be...

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