FishTrack's Massachusetts and Maine 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, 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 Massachusetts and Maine 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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As relatively colder waters permeate the general area throughout the year, the main offshore draw in the region are tuna species, namely giant bluefin tuna. Bluefin Tuna can come as close as 5 to 10 miles from the shoreline as the waters of Cape Cod Bay and surrounding banks are relatively shallow from 50 to 200 feet, but can dip between 200 and 750 feet offshore. The region is defined by shallow offshore ridges and banks which draw bait species to the area. Hot spots include Jeffrey's Ledge, Gulf of Maine, Stellwagen Bank, Cape Cod Bay, 30 Fathom Edge, Friday Night Ledge.
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 Massachusetts/Maine these are the best months to target these species: