Cloudfree SST Imagery

Louisiana and Central Gulf

FishTrack's Louisiana and Central Gulf 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 Louisiana and Central Gulf 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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Louisiana and Central Gulf Offshore Fishing Hot Spots

The Gulf of Mexico is defined by shallow waters along the outskirts of 50 to 150 feet that gradually slope into 300 to 1000 feet and ultimately culminate to deeper sections of 4500 to 6000 feet moving toward the center of the Gulf. Oil rig platforms attract pelagic species and line the Gulf waters for easy to find hot spots. Many Gulf shipwrecks also provide offshore structures where pelagic fish gravitate. Hot spots include the Green Canyon, Cortes Canyon, Medusa, Garden Banks and Thunderhorse.

Louisiana and Central Gulf 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 Louisiana and Central Gulf these are the best months to target these species:

  • Blue Marlin – June to September
  • Yellowfin Tuna – January to December
  • Blackfin Tuna – January to June
  • Wahoo – January to June
  • Mahi – April to October
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