Cloudfree SST Imagery

Queensland and Gold Coast

FishTrack's Queensland and Gold Coast 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 Queensland and Gold Coast 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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Queensland and Gold Coast Offshore Fishing Hot Spots

If you’re looking to target 1,000 pound black marlin, go no further than Cairns, the Gold Coast and Fraser Island. Once you get past the Great Barrier Reef the topography slopes down into falling edges gradually working down into 1000 to 4500 feet in depths. Marlin patrol the edges as they follow conditions of upwelling and bait school presence. Hot spots off Queensland and Gold Coast include Flora Reef, Holmes Reef, Arlington Reef, Cairns Seamount, Moore Reef, Ribbon Reefs, Jim’s Mountain, Tweed Canyon, and Queensland Seamount.

Queensland and Gold Coast 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 Queensland and Gold Coast these are the best months to target these species:

  • Blue Marlin –  September to December
  • Black Marlin – September to December
  • Yellowfin Tuna – September to January
  • Wahoo –  September to January
  • Mahi – September to January
"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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