ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 29th Edition – 2014 White Marlin Open, Bug Light Demolished Offshore of Miami & Is the Bahamas Made Up of Saharan Sand NEWS
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Updated Catch Reports Section of ROFFS™ Website
Sgt. John Marques fishing on “P/E Ratio” (See Photo Above.)
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.
Congratulations to our clients Captain Devin Potts and owner Ronald Davis on the “Sea Mixer” out of Orange Beach, AL who recently wrapped up the title for the 2014 Gulf Coast Triple Crown Series (See Photo Above.)
ROFFS™ Recent Tournament Results
Congratulations to our recent tournament winners!
Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational (NJ): Grand Champion, 1st Place White Marlin Champion, 1st Place White Marlin Champion, 1st Place White Marlin Points & 2nd Place White Marlin Champion Pat Healey, Captain Brian Komer & Ryan Higgins (Viking 62); 1st Place Heaviest Dolphin Dr. Michael Slomovitz (Jassste); 3rd Place White Marlin Points David Goddard (Business); 3rd Place Tuna Champion & 3rd Place Tuna Points Frank Coulson (Hard Four).
Oak Bluffs Bluewater Classic (MA): 2nd Place Overall Ted Rosbeck (Bad Martha).
Stone Harbor Yacht Club White Marlin Invitational (NJ): 1st Place Overall Mike Penza & Captain Chris Dudzek (Oil Slick); 2nd Place Overall Don Gentillini (Super Crew).
Edisto Marina Billfish Tournament (SC): 1st Place Overall Curtis Whitaker & Rob Stalcup (Trick Em); 2nd Place Overall Norman Pulliam, Foster McKissick & Mark Rogers (Rascal); 3rd Place Overall & 2nd Place Dolphin Bobby Krivohlavek & Jeremy Burnham (Daymaker); 1st Place Dolphin Fred Bergen & Fred Bergen Jr. (Legal Holiday).
Ducks Unlimited Billfish Tournament (NC): 1st Place Wahoo & 2nd Place Dolphin Harris Huddle (Builder’s Choice); 2nd Place Points Hunter Blount (Coverage); 2nd Place Wahoo Randy Hoft & Jon Henry (Cat Baby); 3rd Place Dolphin Paul Sutton (Sea Mint).
Lonestar Shootout (TX): 2nd Place Overall Captain Nate Forbes (Got M On); 3rd Place Overall Captain Brian Phillips (Mojo); 1st Place Tuna Rand Clark & Tommy Gouser (Locomia); 1st Place Wahoo Craig Novelli & Harold Kahla (Relentless); 1st Place Dolphin Lee Bull & Jasen Gest (Rehab); 2nd Place Tuna Captain James Helm & John Williams (Natasha Rookh); 2nd Place Dolphin George Gartner, Captain Kevin Deerman & Mike Fitzpatrick (Legacy); 3rd Place Tuna Ray Peterson & Jimmy Burns (Mine Time); 3rd Place Wahoo Michael Thorn-Leeson & Captain Sean Welsh (Nereus).
Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Limited Tournament (AL): 1st Place Top Junior Angler Jack Hollingsworth & Chandlar Hollingsworth (Fishious).
Yellowfin Billfish Classic (FL): 1st Place Billfish Division Anthony Bibelhauser (Team Not Now); 1st Place Dolphin, 2nd Place Billfish Division & 2nd Place Tuna Scott Rickert & Mark Wodlinger (Reel Screamer); 1st Place Wahoo, 2nd Place Dolphin & 3rd Place Billfish Division Captain Matt Taylor (Ripper); 1st Place Swordfish Brain Turner (Haulin’ Grass); 2nd Place Wahoo Ken Cummins (Hooker).
Popular Artificial Reef and Live Bait Spot Bug Light Located Offshore of Miami, FL Demolished
South Florida anglers got a shock this past weekend when they went to catch live bait at perhaps the most popular artificial reef in the region: Bug Light, a decommissioned navigational marker in Biscayne Bay off Cape Florida that has served as a haven for bait fish and roosting sea birds for decades, was gone.
“A sad, sad day,” Miami charterboat captain Terry Claus texted. “It affects the weekend fisherman as well as the charter boats that relied on the bait that congregated there. That was the best artificial reef we had out here and they just ripped it out and towed it off.”
The “they” Claus referred to was a contractor hired by the U.S. Coast Guard to demolish Bug Light due to “degradation to its structure,” according to Petty Officer Mark Barney, a Coast Guard spokesman. He said the tower will not be replaced.
The Bahamas’ African Roots
Sun-loving tourists never question much about the Bahamas beyond what the weather will be like during their visits. But scientists have had plenty of questions about this island nation in the Caribbean. Chief among them is why the islands even exist. The conditions that allowed other Caribbean islands to form aren’t present in the region of the Bahamas. But some geoscientists now think they’ve discovered what makes the Bahamas possible: Africa’s Sahara Desert.
In a new study, these scientists present data that suggest the islands built up as a result of dust carried across the Atlantic Ocean from the Sahara. This immense desert covers most of the northern expanse of Africa.
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