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Old 02-04-2019, 09:15 PM
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what website are you guys using to check water temperatures and look for areas of temperatures mixing? Trying to find a more reliable easier to use website for ocean temps by area.

Also so whatís your favorite site to look for wave height and periods?
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:13 AM
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rutgers for sst https://marine.rutgers.edu/cool/sat_...cod&nothumbs=0
I did a free trial of Fish Track which was cool but not super impressed

Sailflow is pretty good for winds most times, I use that and weather.gov to get a pretty good guess at whats happening.
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:16 AM
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Saltwater central look no futher
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:02 AM
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TUNEE - I am guessing you get alot more out of the premium subscription?
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:11 AM
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Buoyweather for forecasts

Oceantemps.com and Roffers for Sea Temp, Chlorophyl, and Altimetry
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:22 AM
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www.ripcharts.com been a fan for years.. look through the tutorials.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:33 AM
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TUNEE - I am guessing you get alot more out of the premium subscription?
personally I think it is a waste of time canyon fishing without it. Lots of people who fish the canyons boat fish. They pull up to the head of a canyon and put the lines in because there are 40 other boats there doing the same thing. It's way more productive to really learn how to use those tools. I promise you most of the time you will be fishing alone and catch fish while the crowd trolls around trying to avoid each other. Rich will put you where the fish are . Call him. When you have trips with 13 or 14 eyeballs on the deck and your hearing how slow it is over the radio you know that's the difference. It's the cheapest most productive way to fish the canyons in my opinion. Dont boat fish.
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Saltwatercentral.com Not only do we have more data than what the other sites mentioned have we also have a forecast for today and tomorrow's locations of where the data will be. How accurate is it? Well during the bluewater classic I fished with a first time tournament crew. We had our yellowfin and bigeye limits on board before any other boat caught a single tuna. We were where the fish were going to be after the way the water moved from the shots others had from other services. We went after billfish about 6:45am that morning and ended up deep dropping for the tide a little later. Pretty amazing as we had 2 bites just off the slack and just happened to be next to the Standing Up a Long liner resting up after their night of fishing
If your fishing the canyons you want to know where the underwater temps become most favorable. This will also be where salinity changes occur and will identify where to target the different species. It also identifies where to find the squid. This is just one picture of a trip and it was hardly the best squid show this past season.
In another tournament that same information allowed our team to tie for first place overnight. Even though we had fuel issues and could only make 10 knots on the way down to the edge missing the morning bite by 3 hours and eliminating our ability to move to our blue marlin spots.
If you sign up(for free) go through all the tutorial videos so you have an understanding of the vocabulary. Then shoot me a pm and I will give you my number and talk you through our system as to how to identify the actual water to fish vs finding a break and guessing.
The more data points you can apply to your trip the better you can define areas to catch fish throughout your trip. Like Tunee said you will fish by yourself quite a bit but you will also get shots at fish others will not

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Old 02-06-2019, 03:50 AM
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The invitation above is for anyone not just the OP
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:37 AM
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I should preface this by saying we are new to the offshore scene.
2 years ago we used Roffs for 2 trips. 1 BFT near the Dump, the other I didn't follow the Roffs, gambled and went west instead of east and we got skunked. Great details but pricey.

Last year we used Ripcharts. It was interesting to see the chlorophyl and the other data. The instruction was helpful and the cost was pretty good. Having it on my cell phone to check back to was nice.

I dont know what we use this year.
I'm always checking the free SST from Rutgers to keep up to speed.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:30 AM
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Lots of data on windy.com it's a good site. They have sea surface temps but not underwater as far as I know at least.

edit: To get the sea surface temps click on the "waves" button on the right side and it brings up a button for sea temps and a couple for swell.

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Here is a good example of Rich putting us in the right spot. We were alone 11 miles from the fleet at Atlantis. Good start to the day.
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Lots of eyeballs all on stand up gear. Not much room to walk around the deck.
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XM/Sirus offers sea water temps that you have updates every 6hrs to your boat. To me this is a game changer. You can run it as an overlay on your plotter.


https://www.siriusxm.com/sxmmarine
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We had to start stacking them on top of one another. This one trip paid for Saltwater Central for life. Pretty cheap investment if you ask me.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by ubettcha13 View Post

Saltwatercentral.com Not only do we have more data than what the other sites mentioned have we also have a forecast for today and tomorrow's locations of where the data will be. How accurate is it? Well during the bluewater classic I fished with a first time tournament crew. We had our yellowfin and bigeye limits on board before any other boat caught a single tuna. We were where the fish were going to be after the way the water moved from the shots others had from other services. We went after billfish about 6:45am that morning and ended up deep dropping for the tide a little later. Pretty amazing as we had 2 bites just off the slack and just happened to be next to the Standing Up a Long liner resting up after their night of fishing
If your fishing the canyons you want to know where the underwater temps become most favorable. This will also be where salinity changes occur and will identify where to target the different species. It also identifies where to find the squid. This is just one picture of a trip and it was hardly the best squid show this past season.
In another tournament that same information allowed our team to tie for first place overnight. Even though we had fuel issues and could only make 10 knots on the way down to the edge missing the morning bite by 3 hours and eliminating our ability to move to our blue marlin spots.
If you sign up(for free) go through all the tutorial videos so you have an understanding of the vocabulary. Then shoot me a pm and I will give you my number and talk you through our system as to how to identify the actual water to fish vs finding a break and guessing.
The more data points you can apply to your trip the better you can define areas to catch fish throughout your trip. Like Tunee said you will fish by yourself quite a bit but you will also get shots at fish others will not
awesome I just signed up today, Iím gonna start looking through it
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:13 PM
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awesome I just signed up today, Iím gonna start looking through it
On the bluewatermap button page, the tutorial videos are on the margins. Watch those(they are short) when you have a bit of the vocabulary pm me for my number and we can get on the phone and I will walk you through the system. Takes at least an hour sometimes 3 lol.
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Tunee you had a a good season almost a great one, Hopefully we can fix that this coming season!! They say it heals the soul when you talk about things
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Just the story about how you got to the spot of the above story would be good enough!!!!!!!
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:43 PM
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I actually had a killer season. No one would believe that story Rich. Maybe someday I will tell it but the 5 or so people that were with me know its true. I remember the day I called you on the sat phone at high noon? I was surrounded by green dirty water and could not get out of it. I had been out for 3 days and the water had broken up. You jumped on your computer and sent me 20 miles from where I was at. I arrived at the spot and the two boats there were tight. You called me an hour later and asked how it was going and I was to busy to talk. Good stuff.

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