Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, Discount Sailfish/Wahoo Plan & MORE – ROFFS™ Fishy Times – 250th Edition – October 31st, 2018


SIMRAD announces Active Imaging for GO Series and NEW HALO24 Radar

Announcing Simrad Active Imaging™ Sonar — advanced new scanning-sonar technology that provides incredibly detailed, high-resolution imaging without sacrificing range. Replacing Simrad TotalScan™ transducers currently available with GO series displays, Active Imaging redefines what an angler can expect from sonar.

Active Imaging Sonar provides incredibly clear views of fish-holding structure and cover with all-new levels of refined detail at a range unmatched by any other structure imaging technology. Available in two models — 3-in-1 and standalone — Simrad Active Imaging 3-in-1 combines scanning sonar with a traditional medium/high CHIRP sonar element for easy single-transducer installation, while the standalone transducer is designed for install alongside a separate CHIRP sonar transducer.

Also, announcing Simrad HALO24, an innovation in pulse compression radar. HALO24 combines the performance and reliability of Simrad’s award-winning radars with the advantages of cutting edge technology, a new profile and lightweight design.

Boasting 60rpm high-speed rotation at distances up to 2 nautical miles, an industry first, the Simrad HALO24 dome radar allows for increased safety and improved performance. The extremely fast refresh rate is excellent for high speed and short range tracking, particularly useful for search and rescue and law enforcement vessels. Offering high-quality short-, mid-, and long-range detection capability, up to 48 nautical miles, HALO24 is designed to process multiple ranges simultaneously for advanced, instantaneous Dual Range performance. In addition, the radar features Simrad VelocityTrackÔ Doppler technology that provides instant visual feedback on the motion of radar targets in relation to the boat — color-coding approaching vessels for high visibility while de-emphasizing diverging targets, as well as MARPA functionality, increasing situational awareness and decreasing the risk of collision.

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Announcing: ROFFS™ Florida Offshore Winter Sailfish/Wahoo (Jacksonville or Tampa Inlet and south to Key West)

Sailfish and wahoo seasons are heating up and fall/winter tournaments are getting in full swing.  The ROFFS™ offshore winter sailfish/wahoo discount analysis plan is available for the pre-season price of $693.00 for 16 analyses if you purchase before December 1, 2018.  Buy 16 analyses at $43.31 per analysis. Pay $693.00. (Before December 1, 2018).

Above: ROFFS™ Clients David Brown & Crew on So Reel. 2nd Place Wahoo in the Deep Sea Roundup (TX).
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ROFFS™ at 2018 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show – Visit Our Advertisers SIMRAD & Seakeeper at the Show!

Just a reminder that ROFFS™ team members Greg Gawlikowski and Dan Westhaver will be around walking the show on Wednesday and Thursday October 31-November 1, 2018.  Also please don’t forget to visit our longtime advertisers and friends SIMRAD/Navico (Orange Zone Electronics Tent 331) and Seakeeper (Lime Zone C/D Dock 3 & Orange Zone Land 1043-1044) at the show to see what’s new and exciting by them!

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Florida Red Tide Update – October 24, 2018

Below is Saturday’s NASA ocean color MODIS/VIIRS imagery provided by ROFFS™ and University of Delaware. There appears to be a big pool of red tide off Melbourne with additional pools off Cape Canaveral, Cocoa and Melbourne south to Fort Pierce with some additional to Port St Lucie. We are uncertain about the apparent pool off Cape Canaveral, but have heard that red tide has been found off Ponce Inlet, so there is a good chance that the pool off Cape Canaveral is red tide. Also, there has been a substantial amount of dead fish washing onto Cocoa Beach that may have originated from this pool since the main mass is off Melbourne Beach.   However, without microscopic examination or the discovery of acrid aerosol one can not determine that this is red tide. Another reason for more ocean observing and sampling, as well as, modernizing the coastal ocean buoys to include biological sampling. We had originally observed this high chlorophyll water from Port St. Lucie on October 8th and northward to Vero Beach and even further northward to Brevard County. Thousands of fish have died and continue to wash up on the beach.  Many people continue to call this a natural event, which it is, but forget to say its super fueled by man-made nutrients allowed to enter the waterways by weak water quality regulations that go mostly unenforced, with very limited inadequate monitoring with little personal and corporate responsibility.

When studying older satellite imagery from October 5th to the 12th we were able to easily see a pulse of very high chlorophyll water (brown) coming from Port St. Lucie inlet area and moving northward. We also followed a filament of Gulf Stream water that went by at approximately the same time. This means that either the red tide and nutrients came from Port St. Lucie inlet, or that a combination of very high nutrient water fertilized the red tide organisms coming up the western side of the Gulf Stream causing this event. Exactly which can not be determined without sampling both the Port St. Lucie area and the Gulf Stream and conducting a DNA-RNA analysis of the red tide (those here now and the red tide off the west coast of Florida). Thus, it appears that our current event on the east coast of Florida north of Port St. Lucie could easily be caused by seeding from either west coast/Gulf Stream or local red tide + nutrients from east coast water releases or red tide algae from the Port St. Lucie inlet area blooming and moving northward. The bloom that moved southward the week or two before from this area to Miami could easily be the same mechanism.

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