ROFFS™ Fishy Times -100th Edition – December 9, 2015 – Updated Videos/Interesting & Exciting Photos, 100th Edition of the ROFFS™ Fishy Times & Python Challenge


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Double Fishing! 22kg tuna inside 285kg marlin!!! Video Courtesy: Itajai Pescados | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!

Fish Filet Master!  Now THAT’S how you fillet a fish!!! Video Courtesy: What Tradies Want Magazine | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Chevy Truck Goes Fishing!    When a Chevy Truck goes fishing – from Skyjacker Suspensions – Video Courtesy: Fullsize Chevy Trucks | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Top 10 Ship Crashes!  Top 10 Ship Crash Compilation – Video Courtesy: Humans At Sea | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! How deep is the ocean?  How deep is the ocean? This video via BuzzFeed Blue will amaze you! Video Courtesy: The Black Fish | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!

UPDATED: INTERESTING & EXCITING PHOTOS Above: One of FIVE bigeye caught yesterday by Marcel Israel offshore of NY yesterday (12/7/2015). Please click here for more interesting & exciting photos on our website now!!!


Letter to the Editor: Fishy Times 100th Edition

December 09, 2015

Dear Editor:

I congratulate you on the 100th edition of the ROFFS™ Fishy Times. This week came fast. I would like to thank our sponsors who have made the newsletter possible. These include J Byrne Marine, Globalstar, Seakeeper, United Yacht Sales, Gentilini Motors, South Jersey Yacht Sales, Penn Reels, Guy Harvey Outpost, Southport Boats, Old Salt Fishing, AFTCO and NAVICO. We welcome new advertisers that realize that the information provided in the newsletter goes directly to the eyes and minds of our exclusive and exceptional consumers. Our readers are a select group and often difficult to reach. We will have some new advertisers shortly. Do not hesitate to inquire.

It is our purpose to provide interesting videos, photos, and articles to entertain and educate. From the comments we have received and from the requests for additional free subscriptions (its all free), it appears that you like this format. We will continue our focus on subjects related to water and healthy ecosystems. Naturally we try to emphasize marine fisheries, oceanography, satellite remote sensing, marine industries, and policy. But sometimes we stray when appropriate and fun.

Please click here to read more about the 100th edition of the ROFFS™ Fishy Times on our website now!

Python Challenge on the Wild Side Article Courtesy: | By: Bill Sargent | Originally published: November 28, 2015

Those with a quest for a little wild adventure might consider entering the 2016 Python Challenge in the Florida Everglades. It should make for some heart-pounding moments.

Officials with the sponsoring Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission expect the Jan. 16-Feb. 14 hunt to be more successful than a similar hunt in 2013 when 1,600 hunters bagged only 68 of the invasive reptiles. This hunt is expanding into the Everglades National Park, and more training of the hunters and other resources are being added.

FWC biologists acknowledge that the hunt only will have a small impact on the overall python population. But the real value is to create a greater public awareness of the danger of the snakes.

“Burmese pythons continue to be a significant issue in the Everglades,” said FWC commissioner Ron Bergeron of Fort Lauderdale. “We hope these efforts will increase sightings and removal of pythons over the long-term in this valuable ecosystem.”

The warm wetlands of the South Florida region are similar to the python’s native habitats in Southeast Asia. What’s more, the numbers have been compounded by the overabundance of food available to the snakes.

Prizes totaling $8,500 will be offered for the longest pythons and the highest numbers captured with $5,000 given in the team division and $3,500 in the individual category.

Individuals will pay a $25 entry fee and teams of two to five individuals will pay $75. Individuals under 18 years of age can participate but their parents or legal guardians must complete their registration, and they must hunt with adults.

Above: Devin Belliston and Blake Russ are shown capturing a Burmese python during the 2013 state-sponsored hunt in South Florida. They won prizes for the longest python and the highest number captured. They’ll be one of the teams to beat in the 2016 Python Challenge starting in January. (Photo: Devin Belliston/For FLORIDA TODAY)

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