Cloudfree SST Imagery

North Carolina and South Carolina

FishTrack's North Carolina and South Carolina 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, 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 Carolina and South Carolina 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 Carolina and South Carolina Offshore Fishing Hot Spots

The North Carolina and South Carolina offshore fishing grounds are defined by shallow shoals as well as steep drops where the continental shelf dramatically slopes into canyon areas. The Gulf Stream collides with the Labrador current offshore to create conditions of upwelling to draw in pelagic fish. Hot spots include Frying Pan Shoals, Big Rock, The Rise, Keller Canyon, 226 Hole, The Rise, Diamond Shoals. Frying Pan shoals can rise to only 5 foot depths offshore whereas the gradual continental slope drops from 1000 to 4500 feet over a period of expanse.

North Carolina and South Carolina 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 Carolina and South Carolina these are the best months to target these species:

  • Bluefin Tuna – December to March
  • Yellowfin Tuna – April to October
  • Bigeye Tuna – May to September
  • Blackfin Tuna – April to October
  • White Marlin – May to September
  • Blue Marlin – May to October
  • Sailfish – April to October
  • Wahoo – July to October
  • Mahi – May through October
"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."
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