ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 87th Edition – Updated Videos/Catch Reports, Stranded Great White & Bring Back Bug Light
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Updated Videos on ROFFS™.com – Be Sure to Check Out the “Hot News” Button on the ROFFS™ Homepage Fisherman Wake Up Squid! While squid fishing one night in La Jolla, CA, these fishermen stumbled upon a pretty incredible scene of a huge spawn of squid floating around. Would you dive right in? Video Courtesy: JukinVideo | YouTube Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!
Hail in Gulf of Naples! Hail in the Gulf of Naples … UNBELIEVABLE! Video Courtesy: Space Naples | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!
Waterspout near Key Largo! Sheri Bautz captures this waterspout near Key Largo #BuccaneerPoint mile marker 100 #CBSMIAMI Video Courtesy: Michael Smith | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Moray Eels Having Lots of Fun! The Morays are having lots of fun! Captured by Peter Svensson! Malta Video Courtesy: Ocean Reality | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! West Atlantis on Tiger Shark! West Atlantis – Tiger Shark – 8/30/2015 Video Courtesy: JD Walker (client Gary Savard) | YouTube Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Shark Expert Investigates Stranding Of Great White On Cape Cod Beach Article Courtesy: boston.cbslocal.com | by: Bill Shields | Originally published: Sept 7, 2015
Dozens of beachgoers tried to save a stranded shark over the weekend. The state’s leading shark expert is trying to figure out what happened to the great white. Dr. Greg Skomal did not have a pleasant job Monday, cataloging shark parts, from the necropsy of a 14-foot great white. Skomal is still trying to figure out why it stranded.
“I think it just got into shallow water and stranded, and just couldn’t get back out,” Dr. Skomal said. “You know that’s a very complex system on the east side of Cape Cod. Lots of sandbars, sharks are moving in tight to feed on the seals, the seals are really tight to the beach, and the shark got in too close and stranded.”
It was Sunday when the great white stranded itself on a beach in Wellfleet. Hundreds of people tried to save the 14-foot male but he died.
Above: A crowd gathers near a beached shark. (Image Credit: Jack Cohen Photography) Please click here to read more on the stranded great white shark on our website now! Letter to the Editor: Bring Back Bug Light Dear Keep Florida Fishing Coalition Members:
No, the subject line wasn’t supposed to say “Bring Back Bud Light!” But, it caught your attention!
This is the Situation
Thanks to the efforts of concerned south Florida anglers, and especially Bruce Marx and Rodney Barreto, the Bent Range Marker was saved from demolition. Unfortunately, it took the unannounced demolition of the Biscayne Channel (“Bug”) Light on a Sunday afternoon to raise the necessary awareness for the fishing community to rally behind the Save the Bent Range Marker cause.
The Save the Bent Range Marker campaign is a great example of unheard of cooperation between the U.S. Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Miami-Dade County and the city of Miami Beach among others – spurred on by concerned anglers.
There is now a similar campaign to Bring Back Bug Light. This campaign seeks to secure the necessary funding and support for the installation of a Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) in the location where Bug Light had previously stood since 1929. A formal dialogue with the Biscayne National Park Service and the U.S. Coast Guard is under way in order to obtain support for this action. The FWC is also in the loop as the potential caretaker of the FAD.
We are hopeful that the precedent set by the Save the Bent Range Marker will serve as the blue print for the Bug Light FAD campaign. But we have to kick it up a notch. Several notches, in fact!
We need letters and emails from you explaining why the Bug Light is so critical to our bait fishery and why we need the installation of a new FAD where Bug Light once stood—especially given the adverse effects which the Government Cut dredging project has had upon the bait fishery to the north.
Above: Bug Light offshore of Miami, FL before if was taken down. Image courtesy Bruce Marx | Facebook. Please click here to read more on what you can do to help bring back Bug Light on our website now!
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