Free fishing Seminar in Jacksonville/Mayport Fl March 15
There will be a free seminar at the Jacksonville Offshore Sport Fishing Club (4870 Ocean Avenue Mayport FL) on March 15 on the use of oceanographic information to improve catch rates while saving fuel costs by Dr. Mitchell Roffer, Ph.D. from Roffer's Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service Inc. (ROFFS). He will also be providing free gift certificates to all offshore anglers. Social hour starts at 7:00 PM. Hope to see you there. This is not an infomercial. Such topics as availability, vulnerability and catchability, in terms of water temperature, salinity, density, dissolved oxygen, clarity/turbidity, color and bottom structure will be considered. He will discuss which aspects of the preferred habitats are most important in the waters off Jacksonville, FL for tuna, marlin, kingfish, wahoo, and dolphin.
The preferred habitat and catchability concepts will be linked to different strategies and tactics that anglers should take advantage of to increase their catch rates. Roffer will explain how ocean convergence zones and their stability is critical in forming concentrations of baitfish and finding concentrations of feeding fish. The importance of understanding local and regional ocean circulation and water mass boundaries will be stressed. Differences in the direction of rotation of eddy features and fish catchability will be part of the seminar. He will provide a critical review of some of the more common techniques that are presently being used to search for productive fishing grounds by local area fishermen, as well as, by others using social networks, satellites, other oceanographic data and models.
I JUST REALIZED SOMETHING.....THE TUNADOCTOR.....ARE YOU MITCH HIMSELF OR ONE OF HIS STAFF? THE ONLY POSTS YOU HAVE MADE HERE ARE CONCERNING THIS SEMINAR....I ATTENDED THE ONE IN BEAUFORT....
IT AMAZES ME THAT MITCH DOESN'T PERSONALLY PARTICIPATE IN FISHING FORUMS SUCH AS THIS ONE.....JUST WISH HE WOULD CHIME IN FROM TIME TO TIME....I FOR ONE HAVE NUMEROUS TIMES PRAISED HIM OVER THE WWW FOR YEARS NOW
I THINK HE TOLD US HE IS REQUIRED TO GIVE THESE SEMINARS TO THE PUBLIC FREE AS PART OF AN AGREEMENT FOR HIS USE OF OUR SATELITTES
I've worked with Mitch and he is the man for fish forecasting. I would highly recommend his seminar and it is free.
Mitch always gives out a lot of great information, so bring something to take notes. cheers, O