I have not seen any visits of the gulf stream this year off Virginia. No blue water. No weeds except for one or two pieces here and there and no weed lines. I did see a brief visit in mid May on the 900 line where we got some YFT but technically that is not Virginia, that is NC. And I don't count the hero or zero run (we were zeros) Trax and I made to 1200 fathoms in early June and found some blue water but little life. This time of year one can usually count on shaggin weeds. Now I don't miss shaggin weeds but I do miss running into massive, formed weed lines loaded with bait and life. Why is the stream staying so far off this year as compared to others. Is the stream slowing down or the labrador speeding up or both. Is this pattern temporary or a sign of the times. I've heard some joke the 1000 fa curve is the new 100 but I don't find this funny since the 100 fa curve is so far off, reaching 1000 fa is no easy task.