How Water Temperature Gauges Can Predict Saltwater Fishing
Ninety miles from port and running out of hope, my fishing buddy, John Gaebel, and I were struggling to find a tuna bite. Then, just as we prepared to tack for home, a strike on the starboard line gave us reason for optimism. As we boated the fish, Gaebel glanced at the sea-surface-temperature gauge and informed me that the water had warmed by nearly 2 degrees in a very short distance.
We had found an offshore temperature break, and it was holding fish. On nearly every subsequent trolling pass, we hooked a tuna, and we had our fill within an hour. The long offshore run had proved immensely successful, due largely to having a high-end sea-surface-temperature gauge, and paying close attention to it.