Frequently Asked Questions - California Fishing Reports | Sea Surface Temperature Maps

What areas do you cover?
The Fishdope chart covers from Point Conception to San Quintin Mexico. The daily written reports cover the Channel Islands to San Quintin both inshore and offshore.
Where does your daily fishing reports come from?
Fishdope has partnered with commercial boats, fishing guides, fishing industry, sport boats, landings, bait barges and private boaters. Fishdope also contracts a fish spotter plane to fly once a week during the offshore season, weather permitting. Fishdope also has its own code group of boats that insures we have fresh information 7 days a week.
Can I go up in the spotter plane with you?
We currently do not take people in the spotter plane with us.
Where do you get your Satellite sea surface temperatures and chlorophyll information?
Fishdope has a scientist with a PHD in ocean imaging on staff. We have partnered with him to bring the best images available straight from the satellites to our Fishdope Charts. The scientist is also a fisherman and knows what fishermen want in their offshore charts.
Why are there no live satellite images every day?
The live data images (Sea Surface Temperatures & Chlorophyll) cannot see through clouds and fog. There will be days where there will be no data in your region. This is why we have composite Cloud Free SST charts, the next best thing.
Does Fishdope work on mobile and tablets?
IOS and Android Apps are now available, please view the Chart Viewing Requirements Page
Can I take the maps on my mobile device offshore with no connection?
The Fishdope mobile application caches all images for use when not connected to the internet. The last chart that was downloaded is what will be used. There is a mobile GPS locator embedded in the app that will display your location on the chart.
Can a friend and I split the cost of a single user account?
Fishdope is a one user license. The website tracks all IP addresses and cookies for security reasons.
Do you offer month to month subscriptions?
We currently offer 1 year (365 days from date of start) and 2 year (730 days from date of start) subscriptions. We do not offer month to month subscriptions.
How do I disable the recurring subscription charges on my account?

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