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Old 12-31-2016, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default Hatteras and Oregon Inlet Loran Lines on Fishing Map

Anyone who fishes out of Hatteras or Oregon Inlet knows that the local fleet uses Loran Lines when communicating the area they are fishing. I have a hard time remembering what areas are which when hearing something like "I'm on the 200 line in 30 fathoms". So, I updated the Fishing Map to include North/South Loran Lines for OI and Hatteras as a reference when locating good areas to work. It's not exact, but pretty close to it.

Here is the high level view:


To access the feature, expand Reports and check +Loran at the bottom. See red arrows in image below.

Here is a closer view with Navionics overlay:


And one with the latest Sea Surface Temperatures overlay:


Video of all features of the map after the recent update (yesterday):

Here is the World Fishing Map: https://fishingstatus.com/home/map

If you have any feedback, I would love to hear it.

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Old 12-31-2016, 03:02 PM   #2
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Wow, just tried to read the wiki on Loren Lines. I'm confused and cross eyed now. LOL I'm always up for learning and this was super interesting for me. I had never heard of them before this. Thanks for posting.
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Now they are really gonna communicate in a super super secret code.
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Always done it and always will!! So much easier than reading out lat lon
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Thanks Xfernal - you are the man!
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Anyone who fishes out of Hatteras or Oregon Inlet . I have a hard time remembering what areas are which when hearing something like "I'm on the 200 line in 30 fathoms". .
No way... I believe you know those lines like the back of your hand.... but for others on here I'm sure they appreciate the graphics.
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The Loran lines were the only way you knew where the fish were in New England.
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Thank you for the kind words everyone. I know the Loran talk ain't going away anytime soon, and it really is easier than giving coordinates. I know my way around Hatteras between 000 and 300 pretty well, and the 200 line takes me home. I got a good bit of time below 000 this year, but hoping to spend more time above the 300 line this year... starting in March when the elusive Hatteras Yellowfin historically show up.
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The Cat is out of the bag!! Now I understand them numbers!! Nice work Brother!!
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My 1st couple years fishing up there, it took me awhile to figure that out. I'd rather deal with that than lat/lon any day
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always done it and always will!! So much easier than reading out lat lon
10-4.....x2
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Always done it and always will!! So much easier than reading out lat lon
What's this lat long everyone is talking about? Sounds like something from Columbus's day!
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buddy I fish with often out of MHC uses loran lines on his electronics....im always lost looking at them
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Pretty work xfernal.
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--We use Lat Lon up here, I carry a grease chart when I'm fishing down there, quick reference helps. We say at the 55 line North 44 out.... that puts you in 400+ fow off Ludington looking for steelhead... There you could just say the 58 line in 60fth and you are just offshore of the weather bouy..But, why mess with a good thing? The next 58 line would be about 10 miles North of OI.. maybe too close for what you guys do most of the time..
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That is awesome, I wish I could access something similar for the Mid Atlantic canyons off of Maryland. Nice job.
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Xfernal, can you do that for Morehead City area?
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As always, Xfernal is the man in the know for Hatteras!!

Love it- been thinking I need to get setup on your site now that my Fish Weather account is up for re-newal in the new year. I have been lurking around your site for several months now trying to learn it..
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Thank you for all of the compliments.

Hoover11 and vrodtyson,
I'll see what I can do. I have the data to do it, but it is quite time consuming. When I get back from Hatteras, I'll try to knock it out.

killingtime,
I am not sure what all Fish Weather does, but I do have SST charts. I am using the same AVHRR data that everyone else uses. Instead of doing a blending/blurring and decreasing the resolution like most of the other sites are doing, I provide a custom layered composite of the latest temps without modification. They are simply layered from oldest on bottom to latest on top. It may not be as pretty as some of the other sites that offer "cloud free" shots, but there is no BS. It either has data or it does not.

I also have started adding buoy conditions to the destinations pages. It is updated every 1 hour. For example, look below the weather forecast on the Hatteras Fishing page to see Diamond Shoals Buoy Conditions: https://fishingstatus.com/fishing/destination/hatteras

Here is the Morehead City Fishing page: https://fishingstatus.com/fishing/de.../morehead-city

And the Oregon Inlet Fishing page: https://fishingstatus.com/fishing/de...n/oregon-inlet

I've been working on Tide Charts, but still have some bugs to work out. Let me know what else is needed.

For those who tried to access the site in the last 36 hours, I apologize for the site being down. Unfortunately the ISP went down during the ice storm this week. It's back up and running now.
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Added Loran lines for MHC down to Wilmington.

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