best online tool for finding Gulfstream

Can anyone point me towards the best online resources (either free or subscription sites) to find the western edge of the Gulf Stream in South Florida?

Thanks

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  • Gary S. ColecchioGary S. Colecchio Posts: 24,922 AG
    Drive east until you find blue water and you are in it.
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  • ontheedge5658ontheedge5658 Posts: 2,664 Captain
    SST charts or Roff
  • brianbbrianb Posts: 2,316 Captain
    I have been researching this too lately. The simplest way to get a decent idea is weatherunderground. They tell you how many miles out it is. 7 today. Otherwise, you need to check the SST temps and you can easily see it. Roffs is good, there is also Hiltons, ripcharts, and buoyweather which a lot of people around here use. NOAA also has free info.
  • The Greater FoolThe Greater Fool Posts: 134 Officer
    Thanks...I went to the west palm fishing club the other night, and Poveromo mentioned a site he said was great but I am drawing a total blank on the name....
  • ontheedge5658ontheedge5658 Posts: 2,664 Captain
    Contact the Pres of the fishing club.
  • ResinheadResinhead Posts: 9,820 Admiral
    Roffs is pretty **** good at what they do.

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  • The Greater FoolThe Greater Fool Posts: 134 Officer
    So am I reading this right? Roffs is $52 per analyses?!
  • Gary S. ColecchioGary S. Colecchio Posts: 24,922 AG
    If George told you about it , it was probably Roffer's . And its very expensive for recreational purposes. Tom Hilton and Denny O'hern offer similar programs but they are an investment also.

    It much less expensive to drive east.
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  • avmechavmech Posts: 1,303 Officer
    Thanks...I went to the west palm fishing club the other night, and Poveromo mentioned a site he said was great but I am drawing a total blank on the name....

    It was Roff's: roffs.com
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  • avmechavmech Posts: 1,303 Officer
    So am I reading this right? Roffs is $52 per analyses?!

    As Gary said, it is very expensive, especially for recreational use
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  • brianbbrianb Posts: 2,316 Captain
    Povermo pushes Roffs, I was at the club too...but also go to his site and there are some good articles to read in the archives. One recommends Roffs.
  • chalmerspchalmersp Posts: 265 Deckhand
    Last time I was over on the East coast and tried to find it, we went 40 some miles offshore... Later to find that the weather channel on our VHF tells you roughly where it is :P
  • gruntkinggruntking Posts: 806 Officer
    This one at least gives an idea of how far east you will be running. If fishing Marathon for instance, a long way.

    http://marine.rutgers.edu/mrs/sat_data/show/?file=../../regions/floridacoast/sst/noaa/2013/img/130402.092.0941.n18.jpg
  • TeamTekeTeamTeke Posts: 962 Officer
    NOAA marine forecasts offer general gulf stream location info. It is somewhat accurate. I watch my temperature gage as I head out.
    http://forecast.weather.gov/shmrn.php?mz=gmz053&syn=gmz005
    GMZ005-030230-
    SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
    420 PM EDT TUE APR 2 2013


    .SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WELL NORTH OF OUR REGION WILL MOVE SLOWLY
    EASTWARD INTO THE MID ATLANTIC REGION...AS LOW PRESSURE TAKES SHAPE
    IN THE GULF OF MEXICO ON THURSDAY. THIS AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL
    LIFT NORTHEASTWARD ALONG THE CAROLINA COAST...PULLING A TROUGH
    THROUGH OUR REGION FRIDAY OR FRIDAY EVENING.

    THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MARCH
    29...

    30 NM S OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
    41 NM S OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
    41 NM S OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
    33 NM S OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
    32 NM S OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
    6 NM SE OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
    6 NM SE OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
    4 NM E OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

    GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.
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  • gruntkinggruntking Posts: 806 Officer
    TeamTeke wrote: »
    NOAA marine forecasts offer general gulf stream location info. It is somewhat accurate. I watch my temperature gage as I head out.
    http://forecast.weather.gov/shmrn.php?mz=gmz053&syn=gmz005
    GMZ005-030230-
    SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
    420 PM EDT TUE APR 2 2013


    .SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WELL NORTH OF OUR REGION WILL MOVE SLOWLY
    EASTWARD INTO THE MID ATLANTIC REGION...AS LOW PRESSURE TAKES SHAPE
    IN THE GULF OF MEXICO ON THURSDAY. THIS AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL
    LIFT NORTHEASTWARD ALONG THE CAROLINA COAST...PULLING A TROUGH
    THROUGH OUR REGION FRIDAY OR FRIDAY EVENING.

    THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MARCH
    29...

    30 NM S OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
    41 NM S OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
    41 NM S OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
    33 NM S OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
    32 NM S OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
    6 NM SE OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
    6 NM SE OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
    4 NM E OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

    GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

    That seems to jive with the Rutger's image.
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