The Social Media Comments Section……Information Not Always What It Appears
There is almost no getting around social media these days. Even if you’re one of the few holdouts who have managed to refrain from creating a profile, you can’t hide from the effects. From instant catch reports, epic billfish footage, and updates on the newest boats and gear to keyboard warriors shaming our industry, the internet is a melting pot of everyone’s opinions—for better or worse.
In many fisheries, being offshore used to be the ultimate cord-cutter, the cell signal being left behind with the sight of land. With new satellite technology and more boats taking on never-off-the-grid services such as Starlink, we’re now connected in some of the most remote places on earth. It’s a big upgrade for safety but not so great for those looking to avoid distractions while on the troll.