Sea surface temperature (SST) maps are made by satellites orbiting the Earth. These images show you where the water temps are right for the species you’re targeting, such as tuna, marlin, mahi, and wahoo. Temperature breaks also mark “edges” that congregate bait fish, kelp, weed lines and sea life.
Find the break, find the structure and you’ll find the fish.
SatFish processes data from multiple satellites, enabling us to provide you with multiple near real-time sea surface temperature maps every day. Our in-house expert with a PhD in marine science processes all the data for our fishing charts with our own custom filtering and analysis routines, delivering accurate SST images at the highest resolution possible as soon as possible after each satellite passes overhead.
The resolution and quality of a particular SST map depends on how close the satellite’s orbital track is to the region for which the images are generated. In clear-sky conditions, we can generate up to 8-12 SST images daily, giving you near-constant coverage around the clock. You can easily scroll through the latest week’s worth of images with thumbnail previews, allowing you to choose the best ones for the regions you’re targeting.
SST measurements can only be made in clear-sky conditions. SatFish’s advanced cloud-masking routines allow us to show the highest quality data with maximum coverage, making full use of all the clear data pixels. Even using our state-of-the-art cloud masking technology, at time clouds can make it impossible to generate high-resolution SST images. During extremely cloudy conditions, anglers can utilize our Cloud Free SST Images and SST Composites to get an overview of the conditions in the region.