ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 84th Edition – Updated Videos/Catch Reports, Pirate’s Cove Billfish Winner & El Nino NEWS
Updated Videos on ROFFS™.com – Be Sure to Check Out the “Hot News” Button on the ROFFS™ Homepage Epic day offshore on the Thin Lizzy – White Marlin Dredge Cam! It was a pretty Epic day offshore on the Thin Lizzy! Haley Tomlin got her first White and Blue Marlin and Beth Carpenter Smithson got her first Blue Marlin on a double Header! Thin Lizzy Sport Fishing Doug Smithson Cape May Marlin and Tuna Club. Video Courtesy: Jim Rambo | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!
Nice Shot! Fish Archery! Video Courtesy: Bizim Yol | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!
Huge Cobia! I had an opportunity to sneak off and do some Cobia fishing. My buddy Melvin reeled in this monster. Awesome. Thanks to Austin Hayne for putting us on the fish. Video Courtesy: Christian J Phillips | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! This is How Not to do It! Lost rod (and fish)!!! Video Courtesy: Kaveman Tackle | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Captain Joe Trainor This video is about Capt. Joe Trainor, lucky to be able to fish with this guy. Good man & friend! Thanks for everything Cap! Video Courtesy: John Kauterman | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! 2015 Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament – Sea I Sea Earns Top Honors Article Courtesy: pcbgt.com | By Capt. Dave Lear | Originally Published: Aug 15, 2015
In the end their lead proved to be insurmountable.
After jumping ahead on Thursday, Sea I Sea held off several challengers to win top honors in this week’s 32nd Annual Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament. The Viking 66, run by Capt. Rob Mahoney and owned by Don Mills, pocketed $175,400 for catching 15 billfish overall. The top team released 11 white and four blue marlin during three days of fishing to tally 1,500 points. A total of 56 teams were competing for nearly $468,000 in overall prize money.
“It’s just so exciting, words cannot express how I feel right now,” Mills said after Friday night’s awards presentation. “I’m happy for my whole crew and Capt. Rob, they’re all like family. We were just very blessed and fortunate to be here.”
Uno Mas mounted a serious challenge on the last day only to come up a little short. Led by owner Brooks Smith and Capt. Tommy Lynskey, the 68 Bayliss released 11 billfish (eight white marlin and three sailfish), including five on Friday, to earn second-place honors and $117,840.
Dirty Business, a 58 Paul Mann owned by Paul Hebert and run by Capt. Newt Cagle, was named the third-place team overall. The release of nine white and one blue marlin, based on time, was good for a $57,560 payout.
Above: Sea I Sea wins 2015 Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament. Image courtesy: pcbgt.com Please click here to read more on Sea I Sea’s win in the 2015 Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament on our website now! El Niño: Why Now is the Time to Act Article Courtesy: cnn.com | By Ancha Srinivasan | Originally published Aug 17, 2015
Climate scientists have confirmed that these are all likely results of an emerging period of El Niño, a periodic weather event characterized by warming ocean temperatures. Already, 2015 has been the hottest year ever recorded.
While the effects of El Niño are global and widespread, it hits Asian countries the hardest. Drought becomes a more common occurrence, leading to energy, food and water insecurity.
With El Niño expected to last well into 2016, Asian countries need to take measures to mitigate its impact — especially for the poor.
Above: El Nino Effects | Source: cnn.com Please click here to read more on why now is the time to act regarding El Nino on our website now! VIDEO: Understanding El Nino Above: This video demonstrates how warm water in the central Pacific can influence prevailing pressure and precipitation patterns across the ocean basin. These atmospheric disturbances influence the average position of the Jet Stream. In turn, the jet alters temperature and precipitation patterns in the United States. Video produced by the Climate.gov team in cooperation with climate and Earth scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other agencies and institutions. Any opinions voiced by people in these videos are their own; they are not official NOAA statements or opinions. Unless specifically stated otherwise, Climate.gov video productions can be freely republished or re-purposed by others. Video Courtesy: NOAA climate.gov | YouTube Please click here to watch the video on Understanding El Nino on our website now!
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Above: From Scott Rickert: Nice catch of meat from this week’s Crosthwait Billfish Tournament. Lots of dolphin, wahoo and blackfins. ALSO A HUGE SHOUT OUT AND THANK YOU TO CHRIS GALATI AND GALATI YACHT SALES for the use of their boats in this tournament series!!!! Mitchell Roffer, the rip we were fishing was one of the best I’ve ever seen for west central Florida’s eastern Gulf. It was all in under 500′ of water. Looked more like it belonged south of South Pass, Louisiana. Loaded with gaffer dolphin and wahoo. Also saw a few billfish. Enough to collect a healthy pay check at the awards! Thank you. Please click here to view the most recent catch reports on our website now!
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