Happy New Year and 2023 Recap

Greetings ROFFS™ valued friends, clients, and supporters, it is hard to believe another year is behind us and we are already into 2024. We want to take this opportunity to reflect on this past year and acknowledge all of our wonderful clients, partners, staff, and friends. THANK YOU for all your dedication, support, and business in 2023.  With all of your help, ROFFS™ had another record-setting successful year.  We are truly blessed with some of the best relationships, employees, and clients in the business and look forward to continued success in 2024.


  1. We are thrilled to announce that we had a record amount of tournament winners this year, surpassing the previous number of yearly winners by about 100. See our 2023 updated tournament winner’s list (https://roffs.com/tournament-winners/) where again our clients won millions of dollars in tournament prize money while experiencing once-in-a-lifetime memories.  CONGRATULATIONS to all of our winners and on-the-water success stories, we are happy to be a part of your fishing teams.
  2. Continued and growing partnership with Fathom Science and integrating their cloud-free SST and Ocean Color/Chlorophyll model data into our daily analyses for an improved fishing forecasting product along with developing a revolutionary FIshCast product to assist anglers in finding fish offshore. STAY TUNED.
  3. Continued partnership with mazu/Skymate and their sport fishing App (https://www.mazu-marine.com/sportfishing/) making our hot spot locations georeferenced, and our analyses more accessible on their platform and on iPads for anglers.
  4. We were again present and sponsored The MidAtlantic Tournament in Cape May, NJ, and Ocean City, MD this year.
  5. Our clients nearly swept all the Bermuda Triple Crown categories this year in July.
  6. Contributed to Marlin Magazine article about Kona, Hawaii https://www.marlinmag.com/travel/kona-hawaii-blue-marlin-fishing-jurassic-january-2023/
  7. Podcast on Billfish TV with ROFFS analyst Anthony Burns (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdrxNShVIdc&t=1072s).
  8. Attended and sponsored Florida Ocean Alliance (FOA) Fundraiser in Port Tampa Bay, FL.
  9. Participated in and sponsored the Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar Series hosted by George Poveromo in 2023 and will be doing so in 2024 https://www.nationalseminarseries.com/
  10. Continued project and collaboration in Indonesia with Unggul Cipta Teknologi., PT https://www.salttraceability.org/effort/unggul-cipta-teknologi-pt/ improving their electronic monitoring system product with productive fishing areas.
  11. Assisted the University of Virgin Islands in a remote sensing project to identify turbidity and sediment plumes after large rain events inshore and offshore of their islands.
  12. Using the new JPSS-2 NOAA-21 VIIRS SST and Ocean Color/Chlorophyll satellite imagery as part of our workflow for analyses.

We also want to take time and mention our partners, supporters, and collaborators who have contributed to ROFFS™ success in 2023 and hopefully continue to do so in 2024.  These include our MODIS/VIIRS near real-time data source providers at SSEC  University of Wisconsin for satellite imagery support, our advertisers South Jersey Yacht Sales (https://southjerseyyachtsales.com/), and South Jersey Tournaments, Capt. Ricky Wheeler of Saltwater Euphoria, and Capt. Chip Berry at Maps Unique.  We continue to remain involved in the oil and gas offshore rig monitoring and thank you to our partners DTN and schaudt.us for another good year as we continue to improve our products and monitor the ocean conditions offshore.  We want to give a special thank you to South Jersey Tournaments for a long-standing important relationship. Special thanks to continued friendships and supporters Lenny Strobel of Reel Time USA, and The Billfish Foundation. We also thank our new and old friends and supporters, the Bonefish Tarpon Trust (BTT), Viking Yachts (https://www.hmy.com/), Justin Ladenthin of Jumbolicious Technologies for database and website development, and Jamie Goodman of HySpeed Computing for programming assistance www.hyspeedcomputing.com.

We continue to be involved in the research and science community and keep updated with fisheries oceanography, the new blue economy, and satellite remote sensing technology to give our clients the biggest advantage.  We are active and supportive with NASA, NOAA, European Space Agency data and projects, and specifically within the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) community, and remain members with the regional associations SECOORA, and MARACOOS.  We continue to support the need for white marlin tagging and more billfish research.  We also remain on the board and a supportive participant with the Florida Ocean Alliance (FOA).


Our 2024 travel, marketing and seminars will include being back at the Miami International Boat Show (Feb. 14-18) at the Convention Center on Miami Beach, FL this year in the Electronics Room and also at the Atlantic City, NJ Boat Show (Feb. 28th – Mar. 3rd) attending the MidAtlantic Tournament the 3rd full week in August in Cape May, NJ and also perhaps attending Ocean City, MD White Marlin Open the first full week in August.  We will be participating back on the ground tour for the Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar Series hosted by George Poveromo https://www.nationalseminarseries.com/.  ROFFS expert analysts will be at the following locations live on stage:

  1. Destin, FL on Sat. Jan. 13th
  2. Wilmington, NC on Sat. Jan. 20th
  3. Atlantic City, NJ on Sat. Feb. 3rd
  4. Port St. Lucie, FL on Sat. Feb. 10th
  5. Trumbull, CT on Sat. Feb. 24th
  6. Myrtle Beach, SC on Sat. March 2nd

Furthermore, we will be participating and presenting this year at the Primary Search Sportfishing Seminars on Sat. Feb. 24th in Belcamp, MD https://primarysearchsportfishing.com/

As we say goodbye to 2023, we have great expectations and potential for 2024 with new and continued partnerships and products in the works, georeferenced chart improvements, expanding to new areas based on demand, and training new staff to grow the business.  There is an exciting new collaboration with Hilton’s sat2nav system in development to get ROFFS analyses supported on your MFDs https://sat2nav.com/products/hiltons-sat2nav-system within the Gulf of Mexico hopefully starting in the spring of 2024.  We will continue providing you with the most comprehensive accurate real-time ocean conditions analysis in the world to improve your offshore fishing/operational efficiency.   We pride ourselves in customer service, so please contact us if you have any questions or comments, and keep sending us photos and feedback of your catches and accomplishments in 2024.

Lastly, be sure to get your discounted pre-season plans purchased before April 1st.  https://roffs.com/pre-paid-plans/ and get ready for the 2024 fishing season. Stay tuned at our Instagram and Facebook platforms @roffsfishing and News Reel Newsletter (subscribe at www.roffs.com) for updates and announcements. We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to a healthy and fruitful 2024.

Matthew A. Upton

President ROFFS™

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