ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter 21st Edition: Big Rock Reminder, Updated Catch Reports/Tournament Winners & Katharine Great White Shark Tracking Update
Scientists Watch in Amazement at Katharine’s Trek
Katharine the great white shark continues swimming westward from Dry Tortugas National Park. At 4:03 a.m. on June 1st, Katharine “pinged” roughly 70 to 80 miles from the national park. Katharine the restless great white shark is swimming from the Florida Straits into the Gulf of Mexico, captivating marine scientists with her “historic” marathon migratory odyssey. At 7:28 and 7:53 a.m. Sunday, the red satellite transmitter on Katharine’s dorsal fin “pinged” roughly 60 miles west of Dry Tortugas National Park.
OCEARCH researchers captured and tagged the 2,300-pound shark last August off Cape Cod. Katharine has traveled more than 4,200 miles since, tracing a GPS path along the Atlantic seaboard past Brevard County and swinging south of the Florida Keys. Please click HERE to read the story about Katharine the Great White Shark 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., Oregon Inlet/North Carolina, South Carolina/Georgia, Jacksonville (FL), 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!
Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament (NC): 1st Place Billfish Hunter Blount (Coverage); 1st Place Heaviest Meatfish & 1st Place Dolphin Joseph Seegers (Box Office); 2nd Place Dolphin Les Edwards & Will Hodges (Horse).
Striker Offshore Tournament (FL): 1st Place Largest Dolphin, 2nd Place Overall Points Winner & 3rd Place Overall Boat Award Thomas MacDonald & Kevin Callahan (Tegemareeb).
Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic (LA): 1st Place Top Boat, 1st Place Tag & Release & 2nd Place Blue Marlin Johnny Johnson, Captain Myles Colley & Bob Johnson (Reel Worthless); 1st Place Blue Marlin Devin Potts & Chris Davis (Sea Mixer); 1st Place Top Female Angler & 2nd Place Tag & Release Chris Ferrara, Captain Mike Roberto & Kate Ferrara (Reel Fire); 1st Place Wahoo & 2nd Place Wahoo Clayt James & Ryan Engquist (Chasin Tail); 1st Place Dolphin Dennis Pasentine, Captain Jerry Jones & Mike Akiu (Relentless Pursuit); 2nd Place Tuna, 3rd Place Tag & Release & 3rd Place Tuna Captain Hall Bohlinger, Tim Howard, Gus Howard & Jasen Gast (Rehab).
Fish of the Week – Atlantic Blue Marlin
The strikingly beautiful blue marlin is the largest of the Atlantic marlins and one of the biggest fish in the world. Females, which are significantly larger than males, can reach 14 feet (4.3 meters) in length and weigh more than 1,985 pounds (900 kilograms). Average sizes tend to be in the range of 11 feet (3.4 meters) and 200 to 400 pounds (91 to 181 kilograms).
Native to the tropical and temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, blue marlins are among the most recognizable of all fish. They are cobalt-blue on top and silvery-white below, with a pronounced dorsal fin and a long, lethal, spear-shaped upper jaw.
They are so-called blue-water fish, spending most of their lives far out at sea. They are also highly migratory, and will follow warm ocean currents for hundreds and even thousands of miles.
Please Remember to Place Your Orders Early for the Upcoming Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament – we will be in the office THIS Sunday from 3-8PM in support of this event!
Successful tournament fishing does not happen by accident as it takes organization, a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, focused effort, making the right decisions, and having good luck. ROFFS™ will help your planning and execution of the fishing strategy that will increase your chances for hooking that big fish. At the very least our analyses allows you to have the optimum strategy for locating tournament quality fish, as well as, choosing your fishing days as the oceanographic conditions change.
ROFFS™ provides comprehensive fishing forecasting analyses not simple colorized satellite images or ocean models from the internet. The 474 tournament winners who used ROFFS™ during their winning efforts in 2013 and the 6641 winners over the last 24 years are evidence that we will help you find the fish. You do not have to use us to catch fish and win, but our clients have won most of major categories in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament these last few years. These and other tournament wins helped our clients win 1st Place Overall in the North Carolina Governor’s Cup in 2013 (again) and in many other categories over the last several years. Our clients have won the Big Rock many times in recent years. Already in 2014 our clients have won 49 categories in 13 major tournaments. Please click HERE to place you order for the upcoming Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament on our website today...
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