As more and more so-called “fish finding” services and internet websites become available, choosing ROFFS™ over others may be less of an obvious decision now. Today, there are a number of so-called “services,” that offer anything from simple sea surface temperature, chlorophyll, altimeter traces to very pretty color satellite images including ocean models.
THE BOTTOM LINE – VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY
VALUE: ROFFS™ provides an inexpensive fishing forecasting analysis considering the quality of the product. Our clients tell us that they find fish most of the time (85%) at our suggested “hot spot” locations, particularly those “spots” that have existed the longest. Clients often find fish on the way to our “hot spots”. When you consider the costs (fuel, time, and investment) involved in searching for fish, the price of our analysis is well worth the savings in fuel and time alone. ROFFS™ takes every step to make every fishing day a success as we know that every fishing trip is important. Why limit yourself to dock or radio rumors, static sea temperature or chlorophyll based plankton or water clarity maps, colorized images or models and images, or “super-secret” fishing reports, when we provide expertise, professional experience and service? By the time you read about it on the fish blogs, it is history. ROFFS™ is the only service that forecasts where the fish will be concentrated when you are fishing. We are focused on finding fish and providing quality service.
ROFFS™ has flexible pricing for the integrated fishing analyses. Others make great promises with inexpensive derived products, and mass produced colorized satellite images that are inferior imitations of our time tested and field proven fishing analyses. Some universities and governmental organizations provide a variety of satellite data for free. However, with images you still have to guess where the fish will be found. How much extra time and money do you have to lose when producing an amateur’s guess, after considering that we provide a professional interpreted comprehensive analysis as result of a dedicated business with years of experience and success? What is your time and investment in your boat worth? Can you really afford to guess? If fish is what you want, then call ROFFS™ because we will save you time and money while putting you on the fish.
ROFFS™ is the BEST because we:
- Provide a comprehensive fishing analysis that is designed for fishing;
- Integrate all the important ocean conditions (satellite and non-satellite);
- Evaluate how these conditions are related to locating feeding concentrations of fish based on more than 30 years of research, fishing experience, and success;
- Send the information in an easy to use format; and
- Provide the most value for your money and time.
COMPARED WITH ROFFS™, WHAT ELSE IS OUT THERE ?
PRETTY COLORIZED IMAGES: Others are providing colorized satellite images of every oceanographic parameter imaginable. Single satellite images or multiple day composites (e.g. “cloud free” images) can not provide the meaningful information about water motion that we provide which is critical to forecasting fish concentrations. Observing water motion from satellite imagery is not trivial. ROFFS™ provides a locally re-calibrated, remapped and re-navigated (to remove geographic distortion) water temperature and water color/clarity information product that are significantly superior to the color-enhanced satellite images available elsewhere. In addition, we highlight the significant information and reduce the superfluous data. ROFFS™ provides interpretive fishing oceanographic forecasts, not do-it-yourself satellite images where one spends too much time looking and guessing.
We provide an interpretation of the satellite data and integrate other oceanographic data to provide a comprehensive fishing analysis product which is unequaled. In all cases we have seen to date, our analyses contain more useful information than any single color image product. We use numerous images with the highest temperature and color resolution and with the most accurate calibration to conduct our analyses. Images provided by others do not provide such resolution, accuracy or precision. We have the experience to differentiate between the real ocean features and clouds or other artifacts created by a variety of atmospheric interference. ROFFS™ receives and uses the infrared (temperature) and visible (water color, chlorophyll, and turbidity) data from all functioning U.S. (NOAA and NASA), as well as, other international (e.g. Europe, Japan, India) Earth observing satellites. In addition, we use a variety of public and private high frequency radar, ship, gliders, and buoy data that have proven to provide reliable information.
OCEAN FORECAST MODELS AND ALTIMETRY: From our experience the present generation of ocean models and altimetry do not provide definitive information for finding specific areas where feeding concentrations of fish are vulnerable to your fishing gear. Products based on altimeters are inherently out of date because it takes 5-10 days of data to properly determine the mean sea height used to calculate geostrophic currents. The location of the synthesized water mass boundary features that control the location of fish are out of date, represent averaged conditions, and often mislead you.