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Fish Tube! Fish tube. Video Courtesy: Ocean Reality | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Dock Crasher! Terrifying video – Hornblower boat crashes into the dock. Video Courtesy: Humans At Sea | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! This Week: Visit ROFFS™ at the 2016 Gulfcoast Boat & Yacht Show – ROFFS™ Daily Seminars!
ROFFS™ will be exhibiting this year at the 2016 Gulfcoast Boat & Yacht Show! ROFFS™ will be participating, and presenting daily seminars at 2:00 pm in the ROFFS™ Seminar Tent (map below) on the topic Effects of the Ocean Environment (including eddies) on the Catchability of Tuna, Marlin, Sharks and Mahi at the 2016 Gulfcoast Yacht and Boat Show in Gulfport, MS both this weekend and next weekend Friday, Saturday & Sunday! The show will be held in Gulfport, MS both this weekend April 8th, 9th and 10th (Friday through Sunday) and again next weekend on April 15th, 16th and 17th (Friday through Sunday). At our seminars we will also be discussing background information on how and why fish search for their preferred waters. Please click HERE to read more on this and to view the map on our website now!
Gulf of Mexico: Blue Water (73°F-75°F) Pushing Towards the Steps and De Soto Canyon
We are providing a complimentary update of the overall ocean conditions in the Gulf of Mexico. We have included some spot sea surface temperatures (°F) and indicated the main eddy features and the main body of the Loop Current with text and arrows indicating the flow direction of the water. Overall, we continue to follow the relatively warmer water (73.4°F-75.3°F) pushing towards the Steps region and over the southern De Soto Canyon with some of this water moving northeastward towards the Spur region. We have included an ocean color/chlorophyll image along with the SST image in order for you to see the water colors in this area. The eastern edge of the main body of the Loop Current (81.3°F-81.7°F) continues to push eastward towards the western coast of Florida and occurs approximately 100 miles offshore. Westward, several large eddy features continue to pull blue (73.4°F-74.3°F-74.7°F) water towards and over the Flower Gardens Banks. Southeast of the Texas coastline we observed relatively warmer (73.2°F-72.7°F) blue water offshore. All of the previously mentioned conditions suggest a great early season of fishing with Yellowfin tuna, wahoo, dolphin, sailfish, swordfish and marlin. Please call the office now at 800.677.7633 to order a more detailed analysis of these conditions. Please click here to view the full high resolution analysis on our website now! Tarpon Feeding! Tarpon feeding in Key West! Video Courtesy: FishMonster | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Amazing Octopus! The Amazing Ability Of The Octopus! Video Courtesy: Badass Vines | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Another Use for a Castnet! Fishing for criminals with a castnet! Video Courtesy: How To Fishing | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!
A few of my friends from the Northeast coast and abroad were planning to visit Florida to enjoy the fishing, everglades, beach and rivers, food and the lifestyle. Sadly, when I told them not to visit (because of our current devastation to our waters) they were perplexed, and not aware of what is truly going on. A few even thought that I was trying to be selfish and trying to protect my fishing spots. Believe me, I enjoy sharing and there is nothing better than to see friends catch big fish and enjoying the environment and clean waters.
I am angry. I mean extremely ANGRY! Ironically, with this anger I have to congratulate the local media, reporters, the politicians and the officials for trying to cover things up. Then again, I suppose the truth must be told… for those who aren’t aware, there are an incredible amount of self serving politicians (seriously corrupted) that has abused their power for too long and too far. They allowed greed to betray over their oath and vows of duties and promises to do their best for the state’s economy, and to preserve and protect the ecosystem and environment. More importantly, they forgot they were elected by the people, and for people. Sadly, they have been compromised by big business endorsements (legal bribery as I like to call it) and to allow practices that to pollutes and destroys what this great state represents (tourism, great ecosystem, pristine everglades, fishing capital of the world and it’s once clean oceans and beaches).Please click here to read the full letter to the editor about the Devastation to our Waters on our website now! NOTICE: AL – DAUPHIN ISLAND – Naval Testing Commencing approximately March 28, 2016 and continuing until approximately April 16, 2016, the Naval Research Laboratory will deploy research equipment at 6 mooring locations. The planned locations of the moorings are in approximate positions: Mooring (1), 30-10-28.16N 088-01-07.57W Mooring (2), 30-10-57.00N 088-04-40.51W Mooring (3), 30-12-03.49N 088-07-22.15W Mooring (4), 30-07-46.13N 088-07-23.09W Mooring (5), 30-03-06.80N 088-07-18.91W Mooring (6), 29-58-40.01N 088-07-16.00W Mooring (1) will extend 2 feet off bottom. Moorings (2) and (3) will extend with a line to just below the ocean surface. Moorings (4), (5), and (6) will extend with a line to 30-foot below surface. Nine inch in diameter white buoys with a flashing yellow 2.2s, light characteristic will be deployed to mark these subsurface moorings. Mariners are asked to not disturb these experiments and are urged to use caution when transiting the area.
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