Cloudfree SST Imagery

South Africa

FishTrack's South Africa 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 South Africa 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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South Africa Offshore Fishing Hot Spots

South Africa’s prolific fishery is defined by a narrow band of the continental shelf on the eastern coast of the Indian Ocean and a more expansive wide range on the west coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The southern tip is known for the shallow Agulhas Bank where two currents; the Bengueal and Agulhas current meet. Charters run out of Saldanha Bay, Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth, Blues Bank, Chalk Line, and Durban.

South Africa 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 South Africa these are the best months to target these species:

  • Yellowfin Tuna – December to May
  • Sailfish – September to June  
  • Black Marlin – October to May
  • Blue Marlin – October to May
  • Yellowfin Tuna – October to May
  • Wahoo – October to May
  • Mahi – October to May
"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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