ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 86th Edition: Updated Videos/Catch Reports, Order Now for Labor Day & Buoy Fight


ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 86th Edition – Updated Videos/Catch Reports, Order Now for Labor Day & Buoy Fight NEWS Weather is looking great everywhere! Remember to order early for your Labor Day fishing trips. Also, as a reminder we will be closed on Labor Day, Monday September 7, 2015! “Every Fishing Trip is Important” Call ROFFS™ 321-723-5759 or 800-677-7633 or email us – Click HERE to Order Analyses Online NOW!

Updated Videos on ROFFS™.com – Be Sure to Check Out the “Hot News” Button on the ROFFS™ Homepage Fish Cleaner of the Year?    Jenna Fabich doing what she does daily for clients aboard the Rainbow Tours charter boat the “Jackpot” Video Courtesy: Len Fabich | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!

Alligator Wrestling!  Alligator Wrestling! Video Courtesy: Murilo Coury | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!

Close Call!  That was close! Video Courtesy: Sea Level Apparel | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Charging Marlin! Check out this footage of a Blue Marlin going crazy behind the boat….Talk about a rush! Video Courtesy: Albert Battoo | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Hammerhead Near Shore! An 8- to 10-foot hammerhead shark was sighted in waters off La Jolla, prompting San Diego lifeguards to close a section of the beach. The shark seemed to be acting aggressively toward two kayakers, one of whom captured this unnerving video. Video Courtesy: KTLA 5 News | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Fight to Fund Weather Buoys Continues Article Courtesy: | By: Ted Lund | Originally published Aug 29, 2015

Since learning that NASA intended to pull funding for two oceanic data buoys operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration east of Port Canaveral next spring, Melbourne-based oceanographer Mitchell Roffer has been seeking out possible ways to keep the weather stations afloat and operating.

In addition to operating his ocean forecasting service for recreational and commercial fishermen, shipping lines and oil exploration companies, Roffer is a member of SECOORA, the South East Coastal Ocean Observing Association. The group provides technical advice and observations to informed decision makers and the public from North Carolina to the west coast of Florida.

“NASA originally funded the buoys to aid in the recovery of items for the shuttle program,” Roffer says. “But since then, boaters, fishermen and even cruise and cargo ships have come to depend on them for real-time wave and wind data that can’t be accurately predicted by models.”

And anglers with smaller boats depend on the buoys for safety.

“For many with small boats in Central Florida (including the greater Orlando area), checking the current data provided by the buoy is the “go-don’t go” decision, says John Durkee with the Florida Sport Fishing Association. “It’s not about if fish are biting, it’s all about safety. There is no other single source that provides real time data of the sea conditions.”

The two buoys in question are formally known as Station 41009 and Station 41010, and are 20 miles and 120 miles, respectively, east of Port Canaveral. They provide a wide range of real-time data, including wind direction, speed, gusts, wave height, dominant wave period and the average period between waves and their prevailing direction. Other data recorded and broadcast includes atmospheric pressure and tendency, air and water temperature and dew point.

Above: A standing-room only crowd, like this one at the April 30 informational meeting held by the Canaveral Port Authority on its embattled commercial rail project, is expected as Brevard County Commissioners consider a resolution opposing the project. (Photo: Please click here to read more on the buoy fight on our website now!

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Above: Nice Blue Marlin for ROFFS™ Clients Pat Healey, Captain Brian Komer, Earle Hall and Crew on Viking 62. 1st Place Overall Largest Blue Marlin in the North Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfish Conservation Series & 1st Place Largest Blue Marlin in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. The Governor’s Cup results were just released. Please click here to view the most recent catch reports on our website now!

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