Below is a ROFFS™ infrared satellite composite image for 29-30 June 2014 showing the very rare circulation pattern of the Gulf Stream between Cape Hatteras, N.C. and the Gulf of Maine. Notice how the Gulf Stream splits into three parts to the south of the Nantucket Shoals, pushing inshore both to the east and west. This unusual Gulf Stream circulation is re-supplying a blended blue to blue, relatively large Gulf Stream eddy feature (south of Cape Cod) and associated Gulf Stream filaments with a fresh influx of blue water and potential new fish stocks. East of Virginia, another relatively large eddy feature is pulling blended blue Gulf Stream waters inshore, creating favorable fishing conditions. Overall, fishing reports from New Jersey to Nantucket, and south to Chesapeake Bay show good to excellent tuna fishing (bigeye, yellowfin and bluefin), shark fishing (makos, threshers and blue sharks), and increasing marlin (blue and white) catches over the entire area, with offshore fishing action occurring between 40-500 fathom depths. For more details, please see ROFFS™ analyses.
ROFFS™ will be open on Fri. July 04 2014 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, and Sat. July 05 2014 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM to accommodate holiday fishing. Please order your analyses by noon on the 4th and the 5th. The office will be closed on Mon. July 07 2014, for our observance of Independence Day.