Fishing Forecast

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Here it is: fishing forecast for now and future, best info on TIMING and LOCATION for fishing.

Are you ready? Just click one of the link on the table below, you will get the best fishing forecast ever.

You will find fishing forecast and useful information on tides, moon phase, sunrise, sunset, also minor and major times for fishing and rating. Enjoy!

Area Forecast 1 Forecast 2 Forecast 3 Forecast 4
Fujairah Shore 1  – Deep Sea Weather
Dubai Shore 1 Shore 2 Deep Sea Weather
Ghantoot Shore 1 Shore 2 Deep Sea Weather
Abu Dhabi Shore 1 Shore 2 Deep Sea Weather
Sharjah Shore 1 Shore 2 Deep Sea Weather
Umm Al Kuwain Shore 1 Deep Sea
Ras Al Khaimah Shore 1 Deep Sea
Muscat Shore 1 Shore 2 Deep Sea
Salalah Shore 1 Shore 2 Deep Sea Weather
Musandam Shore 1 Deep Sea
Masirah Island Shore 1 Shore 2 Weather 

thanks to Best fishing forecast for UAE ever! and fishtrack.com

How do we know the best timing then ?

From 90 minutes before until 90 minutes after sunrise, sunset, moon rise and moon set everyday.

At both the full or new (dark) moon, even that continues for a three to five day period afterwards.

Expect to catch a big fish whenever there is a major weather change during on each occasion mentioned above.

Change of tide whether it occurs at low water or high water is the time to be down at the beach casting.

It is great time for surf fishing when the water level start to raise (Incoming tide)

Slack water (When there is no movement on the water between tide change) rarely provides good shore fishing

Fast tides work better on boat fishing whereas slower tides are better inshore.

In boat fishing, a moving tide or current is usually more productive than no tide or current.

Lets learn more on fishing forecasts:

Tides : Tides are caused by the gravitational forces of both the moon and the sun. The moon, being nearer the earth than the sun has the greater influence on the earth’s waters.

When the tide rises the water moves toward land and it is then known as the flood tide. When it drops and moves back to sea it is called the ebb tide. The “slack” tide is the period when the tide moves neither way. It takes about 6 hours for the tide to go from low to high and 6 hours from high to low. Every 24 hours the tides occur approximately 50 minutes later.

Tides also vary in the degrees to which they rise or drop. When the moon and sun are on the same side of the earth in a direct line the combined influence causes the highest tides. These are known as the spring tides and occur during the full-moon and new-moon periods. At this time the tides are both higher and lower than usual in a given area. During the first quarter and last quarter phases of the moon the tides do not rise or fall as much. These are known as the neap tides.

One of the reason of productivity on moving tides are the small fishes are at the mercy of currents and that makes them easy to be caught by bigger fishes, so the bigger fishes become more active. Another reason is that when tones of water moves it carry food organisms, then small fishes follow those organisms and big fishes follow the small fishes. Good food chain for us, right ?

Sea Surface Temperature (SST) – The location of fish is affected by fish comfort and the availability of food. Both of those factors are affected by sea surface temperature and because of that, each species of offshore game fish has a sea surface temperature range they prefer and a wider range outside of which they will rarely be found.

Wind, Wave and Weather Forecasts – Our custom 2 day wind, wave and weather summary helps you quickly plan ahead to avoid uncomfortable or unsafe conditions. What makes our system unique is the ability to receive forecast data for your exact fishing location.

Ocean Currents – Currents moving into bottom structure like ledges and canyons can cause upwellings of nutrients and attract baitfish and the larger gamefish that prey on them.

Wind, Wave and Weather Charts – These charts are custom centered on your fishing location and provide a complete day graphical view to complete the weather outlook.

Wave Period – (seconds) The interval between wave crests measured in seconds. Large, short period (<12 sec) swells can mean danger to small craft. Long period swells mean opportunity for surfers. You can see swells coming and going in the data by watching step changes in period. Each step means a new swell has become primary.

Please have a look at the widget below after all those explanations:




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Another fact for fishing forecast !

Chlorophyll– (also chlorophyl : Green Leaf) is a green pigment found in seaweed and plants. Chlorophyll is critical in photosynthesis, which allows plants to absorb energy from light. High amounts of chlorophyll in the water are generally associated with plankton concentrations.

Please click the earth image on the right to watch the animation depicting nearly four years worth of SeaWiFS ocean chlorophyll concentration.

Baitfish feed on plankton and many pelagic species will be attracted to these areas. The borders between high plankton concentrations (yellow/orange) and clear water (blues) are generally considered the best fishing locations and are visible on the chlorophyll charts. High levels of chlorophyll should indicate off color, nutrient rich water. Lower levels of chlorophyll should indicate cleaner water.

Remember that the clean blue water is also most likely very low in nutrients, so the best combination for offshore fishing would be to find where the clean blue water meets an area with a higher level of plankton. That area will be more likely to hold baitfish and to concentrate the fish.

Mixed Layer Depth -This information can be used to determine thermoclines and the proper depth at which to set your gear to target specific species.

Salinity – You can use salinity data to help make informed decisions on the best areas to locate target species.

AltimetryAltimetry charts can be used to detect Sea Surface Height anomalies (SSH). Fish are often found in the slightly positive upwelling areas located on the outskirts of either the high or low anomalies, not in the centers of strong highs & lows. Look for the frontal zones between upwellings and downwellings (low SSH).

Conclusion:

1. Most of us hardly find time to go fishing, so forget about the forecasts and go as much as you can. You may get your best catches at worst shown day !

2. We cant make our own forecast considering all the facts above. Just rely on good forecast sites such as buoyweather (fishtrack) or tides4dubai, but also keep in mind the hints that I gave under lets learn header above.

3. Dont forget to log what you caught and tide, weather, sun and moon status of the good catch days. That will help you to experience all of those and be a forecaster yourself ! Also there are software and applications made for that purpose on PC, android, iphone and other platforms.