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Sosua, Dominican Republic
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Sosua Fishing Map and Ocean Temperature

This is the larger version of our Sosua Fishing map, showing the approximate path taken by the fishing yachts departing from Sosua Bay. Based on daily trips, we found some areas offer better chance of catching bigger fish than others, but most of the best fishing occurs at the GPS buoy points along the path, where small fish gather and big ones feast on them. Clicking the pointers in the map will show a description and image.

Ocean Temperature

Changes in ocean temperature over the last 20 years has affected weather, which in turn, can vary the way we do fishing nowadays. Changes in temperature affect aquatic life. Temperature determines which organisms will thrive and which will diminish in numbers and size. For each organism there is a thermal death point. Also there is a range of temperature of that produces optimal abundance. The effects of temperature upon life of a cold blooded or poikilotherm are profound. Poikilothermic animals, such as fish, are those whose body temperatures follow closely the temperature of their medium.

Where we fish: The Atlantic Ocean

Containing most of our planet’s shallow seas – but with relatively few islands – the Atlantic Ocean is a relatively narrow body of water that snakes between nearly parallel continental masses, the Americas, Europe and Africa. Famed for offering incredible encounters with large pelagics in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Baltic, and the Gulf of Mexico. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge, that runs roughly down the centre of the ocean, separates the Atlantic Ocean into two large basins. The average temperature of the Atlantic Ocean is from -2 degrees Celsius in the polar regions to over 30 degrees Celsius North of the Equator.