FishTrack's Pacific Northwest 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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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 Pacific Northwest 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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The Pacific Northwest offshore grounds are defined by a 10 to 30 mile run to the canyon ranges where depths change from 300 to 400 feet alongshore down to 4000 to 6500 feet quickly. Offshore fishing is mainly centered around the albacore grounds out of Tofino, Vancouver Island or Brookings, Oregon. Hot spots include the Trinidad Canyon, Gorda Valley, Guide Canyon, Vizcaino Knoll, Astoria Canyon, and Stonewall Bank.
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 Southern California these are the best months to target these species: