There are many variables that determine why fish are in one place one day and not the next. Hilton’s is continually seeking new data portals to provide the most information available in order to achieve the highest success ratios when fishing offshore. Hilton’s recently-launched SALINITY data portal provides “cloud free” imagery in addition to the ability to tweak the imagery to “focus” the data in the area you are interested in (similar to how you can tweak the sea surface temperatures).
Hilton’s just launched a new Major/Minor Feeding Times feature! You can place the Nav Tool (oval with white box) anywhere in each region, and it will give you the major feeding times as well as minor feeding time for that lat/long position on the earth! Kinda cool to look at different areas of the Gulf (or wherever you are fishing) and see how the feeding times are affected by location.
You can look forward in time (or backward) to see when is the best time to make sure you are on the spot to fish!
MAY 07, 2004
Fifteen years ago today, was the date that Hilton’s Realtime-Navigator was launched with 3 regions in the northern Gulf of Mexico which has now grown to 36 regions; Gulf of Mexico, East coast, West coast, Central America, South America, Caribbean, and more! What an incredible journey, meeting so many great people over the years doing what we all love – fishing!
The site has evolved tremendously over the years and is still evolving – we will be unveiling several new features next week at the Mobile Big Game Membership meeting as well as the Orange Beach Billfish Classic!
A couple of sneak previews; our new service called Hilton’s SAT2NAV system as well as our new “H.E.L.P.” program.
Stay tuned – more details to come!
Thank you very much to everyone who has supported our service over the years!
All the best,
Thomas J. Hilton– Last fall, the NASA server went down for a couple of weeks which left us without any chlorophyll shots during that time. After listening to feedback from our customers, I directed our techs to expand our chlorophyll images to ensure this doesn’t happen again!
When you click on the chlorophyll button, you will see 4 options – simply click on the best/latest shot and it will pull up with full functionality. The upper left image is our original chlorophyll (NASA Modis Aqua), the upper right is the same image from but from the NOAA server (in case the NASA server goes down again). The lower left is NASA Modis Terra and the lower right is NASA VIIRS. So, now we have 2 different servers, and 3 separate satellites shooting at different times of the day to provide the most coverage possible!
Learn more at www.Realtime-Navigator.com
Appomattox is Coming!
An update from Hilton’s Realtime-Navigator
Shell’s largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico will be arriving on site sometime in May 2018 in Mississippi Canyon Block 392. This is about 18 nm
ENE of NaKika and about 30 nm inshore of Independence Hub in about 7,400′ water depth.
Balder is currently onsite setting up the mooring spread in anticipation of Appomattox’ arrival next month. This structure is certainly a heck of a destination in itself to go fish!
To give you an idea of the size of Appomattox….