Cloudfree SST Imagery

North New Zealand

FishTrack's North New Zealand Fishing Chart includes Cloudfree Sea Surface Temperature images as well as the latest Sea Surface Temperature satellite images to help offshore anglers find fish faster.

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Sea Surface Temperature Charts to Find More Fish

Pelagic species including Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi, can be found in various ranges of water temperatures, gravitating to temperature breaks where bodies of cooler water meet warmer water which creates conditions of upwelling to start the marine food chain. Studying Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) near North New Zealand before heading offshore gives any serious angler the deciding upper hand.

FishTrack’s Cloudfree SST imagery - produced using data from collective satellite SST sources and aided by computer modeling to fill in areas blocked by cloud cover - offers the ultimate tool to help offshore anglers pinpoint and precisely locate desirable temperature breaks offshore. Concentrations of bait and gamefish will often occur where temperature and chlorophyll breaks are found in proximity to submarine contour changes around ledges, banks, canyons and seamounts.

With FishTrack’s ability to overlay corresponding altimetry (sea surface height anomalies), bathymetry, ocean current imagery, and local hot spots on top of any SST or Chlorophyll layer, successfully targeting fish offshore has never been easier.

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North New Zealand Offshore Fishing Hot Spots

Look no further for trophy black and blue marlin than North New Zealand. More of a steady gradual slope ranging 300 to 750 to 1500 feet exists on the east side where a dramatic drop exists on the west side of the island going from 300 to 3000 feet quickly. Marlin hang along the sloping seamounts. Hot spots include Nine Pin, Cape Brett, Middle Reef, Bird Rock, The Capstan, Black Rocks, Whale Rock, Red Head, Hapuku Rock, and Waiwiri Rock.

North New Zealand Ideal Fishing Seasons

Locations of various fish species are affected by water temperatures, time of year and availability of food. Sea surface temperature (SST) plays on integral role for targeting species in their respective seasons. For North New Zealand these are the best months to target these species:

  • Blue Marlin – November to July
  • Black Marlin – November to July
  • Striped Marlin – November to July
  • Striped Marlin – December to March
  • Yellowfin Tuna  – January to July
  • Swordfish – March to July
"FishTrack SST and Marine Forecast are the first two things I look at in the morning. Cloudfree satellite water temperature and an accurate reading of the winds and current decide how I'll spend my day."
Sportfishing Journalist

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