ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter 24th Edition: NY Blue Marlin Fishing, Oil’s Effects on Mahi-Mahi, ROFFS™ Fish of the Week, Catch Reports, Tournament Winners & More

ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter 24th Edition: NY Blue Marlin Fishing, Oil’s Effects on Mahi-Mahi, ROFFS™ Fish of the Week, Catch Reports, Tournament Winners & More


New York Blue Marlin Fishing – Sport Fishing Magazine

Who knew? Ask a dozen random East Coast billfish hunters where they would likely find the next grander blue marlin off the Atlantic seaboard, and their answers would probably include the Bahamas, the Florida Keys, North Carolina’s Outer Banks or Ocean City, Maryland. Few would give credence to Long Island, New York, as a veritable big blue marlin paradise. Well, surprise!

The coastal and canyon waters off Long Island’s south shore are, in fact, for a brief 10-week period each year, one of the most prolific blue marlin hot spots in the western north Atlantic. That’s not urban legend but documented fact.

So let’s head offshore to find out where, when and why Long Island may be the home of the next grander blue marlin.  Please click HERE to read more on ROFFS™ and what Capt. John Raguso and Sport Fishing Magazine has to say about NY Blue Marlin on our website…

Oil from BP Spill Slowing One of Ocean’s Fastest Fish

Not sure about the long lasting ecological results, other than they would be easier prey, or more likely starve and eaten faster, but according to an article released this week – A study by University of Miami scientists says mahi-mahi, a popular fish among restaurants and anglers and exposed as infants to oil from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon spill, swim nearly half as fast as their unaffected counterparts.

“The worry is that if you have reduced swimming performance you’re going to be less effective at capturing prey, and less effective in avoiding (predators),” said Martin Grosell, a professor at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

Researchers treated mahi-mahi embryos and young fish with oil collected from near the damaged wellhead and from the gulf’s surface. Individual fish were then transferred to clean water for at least 25 days before their swim speeds were tested in a kind of aquatic treadmill.

The speed of the young, inch-long fish, thought to be among the fastest on the planet at about five body lengths per second, “dropped by about 37 percent,” Grosell said. Please click here to read more about mahi-mahi and the effects on them resulting from the BP oil spill…

Please Remember to Place Your Orders Early for 4th of July Fishing as we Continue to be Busy!

We are sure to be busy again this week and next week in anticipation of 4th of July/Independence Day fishing!  Please remember to call the office NOW (800.677.7633) and place your orders EARLY. Please click HERE to place your orders for 4th of July week/weekend on our website…
Updated Catch Reports Section of ROFFS™ Website

Be sure to visit the section titled “Catch Reports” located under the “Insights” tab on our ROFFS™ website that will feature current catch reports from areas such as the Northeastern U.S., North Carolina/Hatteras, South Carolina/Georgia, Florida, the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and the Gulf of Mexico.   We continue to post weekly updates in this category so please check back often.  Please click HERE to view last week’s catch reports…

ROFFS™ Recent Tournament Results

Congratulations to our recent tournament winners!

Ocean City Marlin Club Small Boat Tournament (MD): 1st Place Yellowfin Tuna Matthew Keeney (Seaduction); 1st Place Dolphin Patrick Svehla (Odd Couple); 2nd Place Dolphin Frank Goodhart (Brenda Lou).

JB Shark Fest (RI): 2nd Place Mako Division Captain Todd Mackechnie, Captain Walt Foerster, Craig Foerster, Tom Villamino, Josh Lubas & Chris Mederious (Chasing Tails).

Carolina Billfish Classic (SC): 1st Place Top Lady Angler & 1st Place Tuna David Sykes, Captain Dan Woody, Holly McAlhaney & John Votaw (Syked Out); 1st Place Top Junior Angler Captain Gary Wyatt & Thomas Henry Key (Sportsman); 2nd Place Billfish Release Graham Eubank, Manly Eubank & Captain Mike Glaesner  (Sportin Life).

Hatteras Marlin Club Blue Marlin Tournament (NC): 1st Place Overall Points, 1st Place Top Angler, 1st Place Top Male Angler & 1st Place Tuna Clint Peters, Michael Mattson & Mullins McLeod & Jordan Parker (My Three Sons); 1st Place Dolphin Gary Gilmore (Contango).

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic (FL): 1st Place Blue Marlin, 1st Place Top Crew, 2nd Place Top Blue Marlin & 3rd Place Blue Marlin Johnny Johnson, Captain Myles Colley & Steve Brown (Reel Worthless / Reel Fuelish); 1st Place Tuna Captain Mark McCann & Chris Crosby (Black Tip); 1st Place Largest Tuna Captain Mark McCann & Chris Crosby (Black Tip); 1st Place Top Dolphin Captain Hall Bohlinger & Tim Howard (Rehab); 1st Place Largest Wahoo Captain Kevin Frelich & Sherry Polk (Share-E); 2nd Place Release Division & 2nd Place Top Dolphin Captain Keith Quick & John Parker (Sea Wolff); 2nd Place Largest Wahoo Dennis Pasentine, John Pasentine & Captain Robbie Doggett (Relentless Pursuit); 3rd Place Largest Tuna Captain Jon Mitchell & Cory Racca (Freak on a Leash); 3rd Place Release Division Captain Daniel Menard (Controlled Chaos).

Jeff Alexander Memorial Billfish Tournament (MS): 1st Place Billfish Points, 2nd Place Tuna & 3rd Place Team Points Michael McDermott, John McAdams & Jim O’Donnel (Blue Eyes); 1st Place Wahoo Dr. Vincent Piscotta & Joey Cattone (Heads N Tails); 2nd Place Wahoo David Fayard & Randy Kirkpatrick (Blue Thunder).

Bahamas Billfish Marsh Harbour Championship: 1st Place Overall Luis Perez, Vinny Delgado & Captain Bric Peeples (Full Time).

Please click HERE to view the newly updated 2014 winners list on our website…

ROFFS™ Fish of the Week – Wahoo

Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) is a scombrid fish found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas. It is best known to sports fishermen, as its speed and high-quality flesh make it a prize game fish. In Hawaii, the wahoo is known as ono. Many Hispanic areas of the Caribbean and Central America refer to this fish as peto.

The flesh of the wahoo is white to grey, delicate to dense, and highly regarded by many gourmets. The taste is similar to mackerel, though arguably less pronounced. This has created some demand for the wahoo as a premium-priced commercial food fish. In many areas of its range, such as Hawaii, Bermuda and many parts of the Caribbean, local demand for wahoo is met by artisanal commercial fishermen, who take them primarily by trolling, as well as by recreational sports fishermen who sell their catch.

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