ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 65th Edition: Updated Videos/Catch Reports, Letters to the Editor & Buoy for a Cause


ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 65th Edition – Updated Videos/Catch Reports, Letters to the Editor & Buoy for a Cause


Updated Videos on ROFFS™.com – Be Sure to Check Out the “Hot News” Button on the ROFFS™ Homepage

Above:  When your tuna turns into a 600lb marlin! While reeling in a tuna, a monster black marlin comes and swallows it and then the hunter becomes the hunted! The foodchain in action, all captured by HoldYourBreath. This is why we love it! Fish for the future! Video Courtesy: HoldYourBreath | VIMEO Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!

Above: Dramatic video captured the moments a large Liberian bulk carrier ship in the Delaware River ran aground near the Burlington Bristol Bridge. Video Courtesy: 6abc Action News | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!

Above: Just because. Video Courtesy: World Surf League | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!

Above: Throwback to the time I thought Alex Johnston was gonna die. Video Courtesy: Robbie Crawford Arts | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!

Letters to the Editor: Why I believe in Responsible Fishing Article Courtesy: Guy Harvey Magazine | By: Editor-in-Chief Fred Garth | Originally published April 2, 2015

I was a teenager in the late 1960s when Woodstock, the Vietnam war and bloody racial battles were all being broadcast on our new fangled color television sets. Pollution was also a hot news topic, along with hippies, drugs and way too much hair. It seemed like there were protests everywhere about everything.

As a kid, I was haunted by these issues and wrote these words as a 14-year-old in 1971:

Wars, riots, drugs, pollution, For any problem, there’s always a solution. If something isn’t done soon and fast, How long do you think our race will last? We all have to pitch in and use our head. And if this isn’t done soon, we’ll all be dead!

I don’t remember being such a morbid little twit but hey, it was a weird era and I was impressionable. But, as an avid young fisherman, the thought of catching too many fish never entered my mind. Back then our catch limit depended on one thing: the size of our cooler. Actually, that’s not totally true. I remember a few trips when the cooler was overflowing with bluefish but we were still be catching them like crazy. My dad made us scoop buckets of seawater into our Boston Whaler so we could just throw the fish into our floating aquarium. The bluefish would dart around in four inches of water looking for a way out while we’d keep on hauling them in. This worked great until a particularly angry bugger chomped into my dad’s foot and bit off a chunk of his little toe. I learned some choice words that day. The next day he bought an extra cooler, thus ending his motorized aquaculture experiments.

Above: Editor-in-Chief of Guy Harvey Magazine – Fred Garth

Please click here to read the rest of Fred Garth’s article on our website now!

SECOORA: Buoy for a Cause Article Courtesy:

The Onslow Bay, North Carolina marine community needs your help! January 2015, off the coast of North Carolina, buoy 41036 was decommissioned.  UNCW’s Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program (CORMP) is partnering with SECOORA and the area boating and fishing community groups to raise the additional funds needed to deploy a CORMP buoy (as pictured) that will replace 41036.

Our goal is to raise $16,000 by May 15, 2015. Please donate today. SECOORA is a 501(c)(3);therefore, your donation is tax deductible.

Above: Buoy for a Cause. Image Courtesy:

Please click here to find out how to donate to Buoy for a Cause on our website now!

Don’t Forget to Send Us Your Fishing Reports for our Weekly Catch Reports!

Above: Steve Grant and Henry Green fishing with Don Combs last week on Don’s new boat. This wahoo weighed 37 lb.

Please click here to view the most recent catch reports on our website now!

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