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Old 02-26-2020, 06:54 AM
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I decided to give the S Fla CMOR chip a try. Pretty impressed with the detail. I wanna try to do some medium depth deep dropping and am wondering what I should be looking for on chip.Fishing mostly out of Miami and Islamorada. The expanded coverage looks great, so what am I looking for as far depths and bottom features?
Old 02-26-2020, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by keleast View Post
I decided to give the S Fla CMOR chip a try. Pretty impressed with the detail. I wanna try to do some medium depth deep dropping and am wondering what I should be looking for on chip.Fishing mostly out of Miami and Islamorada. The expanded coverage looks great, so what am I looking for as far depths and bottom features?
Tile like the flat areas between structure, around 5-700 ft. Snowies 600-900 near structure. Queens, no idea.

There is good detail around that depth in the Islamorada area
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I to have south fla c more mapping and im new to deep drop fishing I’m gonna give it a shot this weekend let us know how it went
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The colors on your CMOR Chart are a useful tool to understand the depth and type of bottom.

Red represents the shallowest part of the data set and violets are the deepest. So just like the visible spectrum you can rank the depth by color, ROYGBIV - and the black shading is relief.

The colors represent depth and are ranked like so:
RED (SHALLOWEST PART OF DATASET)
ORANGE
YELLOW
GREEN
BLUE
INDIGO
VIOLET (DEEPEST PART OF DATASET)

The data won't tell you in specific what type of bottom you are looking at, but thinking back on the colors you can get a general idea. A hard or live bottom tends to be porous which will generally have black shading like the image below noting the relief and holes.

Section 1: Here we are looking at a reef. The orange is the top of the structure (shallowest part by color ranking) and you can see black shading outlining a natural shape, with black spots on top outlining holes. This is a great way to identify a hard bottom.

Section 2: Here you can see that the bottom has a similar look the the reef in section 1 but is more consistent with a yellow/green color. This means it does not have a dramatic change in depth, but looks to share a similar visual to the reef which can be identified as a hard bottom.

Section 3: Here we are looking at wrecks. You can see the black shading gradually fades to the north without the presence of black spots like section 1. This appears to be a softer bottom with the current pushing north.



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Thx cmor. Hope to fish one soon.

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