ROFFER’S OCEAN FISHING FORECASTING SERVICE, INC. TOLL FREE 800 677-7633 & (321) 723-5759 // WWW.ROFFS.COM ROFFS™ FISHERIES OCEANOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS FOR THE NORTHEAST AREA CAPE HATTERAS TO MASSACHUSETTS UPDATED ON MONDAY 18 APRIL 2016 FOR A SPRING SPECIAL and EARLY SUMMER PREVIEW
We are providing another complimentary analysis of the ocean conditions from Monday, April 18th of the overall northeast offshore region from Cape Hatteras to New Jersey to Massachusetts including all offshore canyons to provide some fishing motivation. We have included some spot sea surface temperatures (°F) and located the main eddy features with arrows indicating the flow direction of the water.
Overall, we continue to monitor the large clockwise rotating Gulf Stream warm core eddy now centered south of the Atlantis Canyons and providing some decent chances for bluefin tuna, sharks and bigeye tuna where you find the warmer 58°F to 60°F northern eddy edges pushing into the 100 to 500 fathom ledges of West Atlantis, Atlantis and East Atlantis Canyons. We estimate that if this large eddy continues to drift westward as it has been for the past month or two it will again react with the direct Gulf Stream water and pull direct Gulf Stream water into the Atlantis Canyons then to the Dip and Fish Tails area within the two to four weeks for good to excellent fishing action. If you look farther east we have a couple of encouraging Gulf Stream eddy features lining up nicely south of Georges Bank indicating that the summer season could be a productive fishing season if these eddies remain in-tact and make the traditional long trek west then southwest to the canyons offshore of New York, New Jersey then Delaware and Maryland area by mid-to-late summer.
Farther south and west we are excited about the proximity of the Gulf Stream direct water and filaments (68°F to 71°F to 75°F) to the canyon regions with 60°F to 65°F water as far inshore as 250-500 fathoms in the Baltimore, Poor Mans and Washington Canyons and 65°F to 68°F Gulf Stream related water over the 1000 fathom ledges east of Wilmington and Spencer Canyons indicating some good early season yellowfin tuna chances once the weather cooperates. Farther south, it appears that there are some good chances not far from Oregon Inlet and Cape Hatteras area for tuna, wahoo, dolphin and billfish action right now. Again, with the location of the main Gulf Stream further north and west than usual and depending on what the Gulf Stream eddies do, some of this indirect warmer Gulf Stream water could be pushing into the 100-200 fathom ledges over the canyons in a week or two so please stay tuned to ROFFS™ and call and order for a more detailed look at what is going on offshore of your inlet and start fishing.
Summer is approaching quickly and the waters are warming up so NOW is the time to get your boats ready, do not miss out on some early season tuna, wahoo, dolphin, shark, swordfish and even billfish action. Contact ROFFS™ and get the up-to-date integrated fishing forecasting analysis to locate the best fishing conditions for fishing action near you.
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