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Eyes on the Bay: Don't Fish Below This Depth

Using the data collected by our Long-Term Monitoring Program, this map shows the maximum suggested fishing depth at each station, based on oxygen availability:

  • Blue stars (blue star): entire water column has oxygen levels suitable for Bay gamefish (> 3 mg/L).
  • The remaining stations are color-coded in a rainbow gradient from red (red circle shallow fishable range available) to purple (purple circle large fishable range available). The color indicates a suggested maximum fishing depth, which is where oxygen levels are above 3 mg/L.
  • Mouseover the 'Show Legend' title to view the color-code key.
  • Under 'Filter Stations', toggle stations or map layers on/off, such as the 'Tide Prediction' map layer.
  • Mouseover or click each station to view more information.

For more details on finding the best fishing location using our water quality tools please visit our Click Before You Cast page. You can also get an overview of current fishing conditions based on water quality on our Weekly Fishing Conditions Forecast.

Eyes on the Bay - Interactive Map of Fishing Depth Limits Based on Oxygen Availability
Map data from: 6/4/24 - 6/27/24
Show Legend
Station Legend -
teal triangle marker Tide Prediction Sites
blue star marker
Whole water column fishable
Maximum best
fishing depth (ft)
red circle marker
1 - 10 ft
dark orange circle marker
10 - 20
yellow circle marker 20 - 30
green circle marker 30 - 40
purple dot 40 - 50
burgundy circle marker > 50
The suggested maximum best fishing depth is the depth at which the oxygen level is above 3 mg/L. Below the reported depth, the oxygen level is < 3 mg/L, which fish generally avoid.
More info on Eyes on the Bay:
"Click Before You Cast"
Filter Stations

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