SiriusXM Marine
Fish Mapping
FEATURES
Whether you're competing in a tournament, out fishing for fun, or taking clients on a charter trip, Fish Mapping identifies specific locations in the ocean with the highest likelihood of finding the fish that you're seeking to catch. Fish Mapping provides regularly updated, science-based data to help you locate fish faster – saving time and fuel. This service includes all of SiriusXM Marine's weather data plus the 8 dedicated features below for offshore anglers.
Select each feature to learn more
Fishing Recommendations
Fishing
Recommendations
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Weed Lines
Weed
Lines
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Sea Surface Height Anomaly
Sea Surface
Height Anomaly
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Sea Surface Temperature Contours
Sea Surface
Temperature Contours
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Sea Surface Temperature Front Strength
Sea Surface Temperature
Front Strength
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30m Subsurface Sea Temperature
30m Subsurface Sea
Temperatures
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Plankton Concentration Contours
Plankton Concentration
Contours
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Plankton Front Strength
Plankton
Front Strength
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Value
Value
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FISH SPECIES

Recommended locations where fishing conditions are favorable, by species

Use the information below in conjunction with the individual Fish Mapping features to help you identify locations with favorable fishing conditions for your target species. In general, areas with any fishing recommendations, regardless of the specific species shown, demonstrate locations that are much more likely to have bait fish and the other key oceanographic features that attract game fish. If you don't see recommendations in the area where you want to fish, we recommend that you overlay individual Fish Mapping Features like Plankton Front Strength and Sea Surface Temp Front Strength in to determine the areas where fish are most likely to be found.
Tuna
Tuna
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Mahi
Mahi
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Swordfish
Swordfish
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Billfish
Billfish
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Wahoo
Wahoo
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Kingfish
Kingfish
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REQUIRED HARDWARE

Required Hardware


Garmin Receiver

Garmin users can access Fish Mapping with a Garmin GXM™ 54 Receiver and a compatible Garmin display with updated software.


Compatible Displays

GPSmap 74xx/76xx and newer displays including:
  • 74xx/76xx
  • 84xx/86xx
  • 7x2/9x2
  • 10x2/12x2/12x2t
  • 86xx xsv
Simrad Receiver

Simrad users can access Fish Mapping with a WM-4 Receiver and a compatible Simrad display with updated software.


Compatible Displays

NSS Evo3
NSO Evo3
NSS Evo3S
NSO Evo3S
Furuno Receiver

Furuno users can access Fish Mapping with a Furuno BBWX4 Receiver and a compatible Furuno display with updated software.


Compatible Displays

TZtouch3
COMING SOON: Lowrance will be compatible with Fish Mapping in early 2021!
Gear up now with WM-4 receiver and be ready when Fish Mapping launches.
Check back here for updates on other electronics brands!
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TRIAL OFFER

Try Fish Mapping and All Access Entertainment FREE for 1 Month!

See Trial Offer Details below.
With this trial, you'll have all the Offshore weather features plus 8 regularly updated, science-based fishing features. Whether you're competing in a tournament, out fishing for fun, or taking clients on a charter trip, you'll have the information you need to get you to the spots where fish are most likely to be located, saving you fuel. Plus, you'll have over 140 channels of ad-free music and news, sports, talk, comedy, and more to keep you and your passengers entertained while out on the water.

Subscribe today and get your first month FREE.

Call 1-844-342-0665 and ask for your "1-Month Fish Mapping & All Access trial!"
FAQs

Frequenty Asked Questions

How often will information update from the satellites?
Updated every 3 hours:
  • Sea Surface Temperature Contours
Updated every day by 5 AM (ET):
  • Sea Surface Height Anomaly
  • Sea Surface Temperature Front Strength
  • 30m Subsurface Temperatures
  • Weed Lines
Updated every day by 10 AM (ET):
  • Plankton Concentration
  • Plankton Front Strength
Updated every Tuesday and Friday by 5 AM (ET):
  • Fishing Recommendations
Why do weed lines appear and disappear?
There are several reasons weed imagery can be blocked by cloud cover causing the satellite to not see them. Additionally, weeds can be moved by winds, waves and currents, and they can also disperse and sink below the surface.

Will there be additional fish species added to the Fishing Recommendations feature?
The following 6 species are the current list of Fishing Recommendation locations. More species may be added in the future.
  • Tuna
  • Mahi
  • Swordfish
  • Billfish
  • Wahoo
  • Kingfish
What hardware do I need for Fish Mapping service?
You will need to have a Garmin GXM 54, Simrad WM-4 or Furuno BBWX4 receiver/antenna installed on your boat. Information on compatible hardware can be found here. Fish Mapping is coming in 2021 to Lowrance using the WM-4 receiver. Stay tuned for compatibility with additional hardware brands.

What are the areas where the Fish Mapping service is available?
SiriusXM Marine Fish Mapping subscribers are able to receive service from anywhere within the SiriusXM satellite footprint, which blankets the 48 contiguous states, Southern Canada and international waters extending hundreds of miles into the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Gulf of Mexico. See Coverage Map.

Will I always see Fishing Recommendations in my area when using Fish Mapping?
Fishing Recommendations are locations oceanographers recommend with the ideal conditions for finding specific types of game fish. Locations are based on their expert analysis to help you find the types of fish you’re looking for, faster. Note that if conditions are not ideal for the selected species in your area, a Fishing Recommendation zone will not be displayed. In this case, use the other Fish Mapping features in combination to find the most favorable fishing conditions in areas you plan to fish.

Where does SiriusXM Marine Weather and Fish Mapping Data come from?

The Weather Company, the industry-leading professional weather service supplier for over 25 years, is the source for the weather information for SiriusXM Marine Weather. Fish Mapping data is provided by Maxar and their team of oceanographers. Our weather and fishing data combines NOAA data with information from other government, research, commercial and proprietary sources, and creates timely, accurate weather and fishing information using the most reliable, sophisticated analysis methods and processes in practice today. 

How much does SiriusXM Marine Fish Mapping cost per month?
The Fish Mapping service package is $99.99/month and includes all Offshore Weather features (a $59.99 value) plus any applicable activation fee or taxes. You can pay monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. For more details visit SiriusXM Marine. We also allow customers to “Seasonally Suspend” service at no charge for up to 6 months when their boat is not in use.

How do I activate my SiriusXM Marine Fish Mapping service?
After your receiver is installed, connected to your compatible chartplotter/MFD product and powered up, you can activate your service online or you can call 1-844-342-0665 to activate the service. To activate, be prepared with your SiriusXM radio ID/ESN for your receiver, billing information, and subscription preference for Fish Mapping. In mere minutes after your Customer Care representative enters the information your service will be activated. The SiriusXM radio ID/ESN # of your receiver is accessible via the user interface on your weather viewer display. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 8 PM ET.

Are there any long-term subscription requirements for SiriusXM Marine Fish Mapping service?
No. You can subscribe monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. SiriusXM will bill your credit card monthly in advance, and you may cancel your subscription at any time. There will be a $25 activation fee when you reactivate your service. We also allow customers to “Seasonally Suspend” service at no charge for up to 6 months when their boat is not in use.

How can I temporarily suspend service if I won’t be boating for a while (due to winter weather, maintenance, other)?
You can suspend your SiriusXM Marine Weather service at no cost for up to 6 months when you are not using it by calling 1-800-985-9200 and asking to suspend.

If I have questions about my SiriusXM Marine service or billing or other weather service related questions, whom do I contact?
If you have questions regarding your SiriusXM Marine service plan or billing, please contact SiriusXM Marine customer care at 1-844-342-0665. SiriusXM Marine customer care hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 8 PM ET. You can also email us at marine.support@siriusxm.com

Can I access SiriusXM Marine Fish Mapping service online?
SiriusXM Marine Weather and Fish Mapping services are currently available only through our satellites using compatible hardware. It is not currently available online.

What are the Terms & Conditions of SiriusXM Marine Weather and Fish Mapping services?
SiriusXM subscription and hardware are sold separately. The subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms and how to cancel, which includes calling us at 1-800-985-9200. All fees, content and features are subject to change.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Not all devices are capable of receiving all services offered by SiriusXM. Current information and features may not be available in all locations, or on all receivers. Data displays vary by device; images are representative only. SiriusXM services may include weather and other content and emergency alert information. Such information and data is not for “safety for life,” but is merely supplemental and advisory in nature, and therefore cannot be relied upon as safety critical in connection with any aircraft, seacraft, automobile, or any other usage. SiriusXM is not responsible for any errors or inaccuracies in the data services or their use.

Do you get charged for Fish Mapping per every analysis provided, like some fishing information services do?
No. You will enjoy unlimited fishing recommendation analysis in addition to plankton concentration, weed lines, etc., and all SiriusXM Marine weather features throughout your subscription period across our entire service coverage area. We do not charge customers per analysis.

How long does it take to receive all the most updated fish mapping information?
It will take no more than 20 minutes from the time you first power on your boat's display to load all of the current Fish Mapping data. The information is available for subscribers within in our service coverage area. This includes when you are still at port, or on the ocean for extended fishing trips. In addition, we automatically send data updates, so there is no need for you to send out request for updates once the system is turned on.

Is there any cost to the seasonal suspension service?
No, there is no cost to suspend your service and no reactivation fee. You may suspend your service for up to 6 months when your boat is not in use.

CONTACT US

Questions? Comments?

We’d love to get your feedback! Please email us at fish.mapping@siriusxm.com

Get Fish Mapping.

More Fishing. Less Guessing.™

Adding the Fish Mapping package to your boat is easy and it includes all of our weather and fishing data!

•  Purchase and install compatible hardware:

  • Visit the required hardware tab for compatible devices
  • $100 rebate available (See below for Rebate Offer Details)

•  Subscribe online or call 1‑844‑342‑0665 and ask for your 1‑month trial of Fish Mapping and All Access entertainment! See Trial Offer Details below.

See SiriusXM Marine Fishing Package Features
$99.99/month
See Subscription Offer Details below.
- Includes option to seasonally suspend for up to 6 months per year, at no cost.

Get Fish Mapping.

More Fishing. Less Guessing.™

Coming late Summer 2019, adding the Fish Mapping package, which includes all of our weather and fishing data to your boat will be easy!

$99.99/month
See Subscription Offer Details below.
- Includes option to seasonally suspend for up to 6 months per year, at no cost.

•  Purchase and install compatible hardware

  • Visit the required hardware tab for compatible devices
  • $100 rebate available (See below for Rebate Offer Details)
See SiriusXM Marine Fishing Package Features
Fishing Features    Weather Features    All Features   
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SiriusXM Marine Fishing Package Features

Fish Mapping

$99.99/month
See DETAILS below

Fishing Recommendations

View locations oceanographers recommend to find specific types of game fish, based on data-driven analysis. The locations are overlaid on your chart, can be viewed in combination with any of the other features and are updated twice per week.

Weed Lines

View concentrations of floating algae/plants, which provide nutrients and cover, creating habitats for bait fish, shrimp, etc., and attract larger, predatory game fish. Weed lines drift and shift over time, so they can be hard to locate. Use this feature to help find where weed lines have been sighted recently, or are most likely to be forming – to help you find game fish. Updated every 24 hours.

Sea Surface Height Anomaly

View locations where the sea surface height is different than the surrounding area. The anomalies in the sea height show where fronts, eddies, upwellings and downwelling are located. Our experts identify these spots using radar data and models of the sea surface. Updated every 24 hours.

Sea Surface Temperature Contours

View contour lines where there is sea surface temperature warming. These contour lines show noticeable breaks where the water temperature is changing from cool to warm – attracting bait fish. Use these contours to help locate your target species based on their preferred temperature range. Updated every 6 hours.

Sea Surface Temperature Front Strength

View estimated strength of ocean “fronts”, which are significant temperature changes that create distinct boundaries between bodies of water. Fronts concentrate nutrients which attract bait fish and also creates barriers to fish movement. The location of strong and very strong fronts are good places to find game fish. Updated every 24 hours.

30m Subsurface Sea Temperatures

View the water temperature 30 meters below the surface. Different species of fish prefer specific ranges of temperatures. This feature allows you to identify areas with the preferred temperature range of your target game fish in the area below the surface where they are likely to be hunting. Updated every 24 hours.

Plankton Concentration Contours

View contour lines which show distribution of plankton concentrations in water. Plankton is the primary food source for most bait fish, which attract hungry game fish. Updated every 24 hours.

Plankton Front Strength

View areas with strong plankton concentration bordering areas with relatively little or no plankton. Plankton “fronts” show where murky, nutrient-rich water favorable for bait fish occurs next to clear, predator-preferred water (providing better visibility for hunting). Strong plankton fronts indicate areas for game fish feeding activity. Updated every 24 hours.

High-Res Coastal Sea Surface Temps to 24NM Limit

Offshore Sea Surface Temperatures beyond 24NM Limit

NEXRAD Storm Cell Attributes

Weather Radar - Base Reflectivity

Cloud-to-Cloud and Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Strikes

Tropical Storm Tracks with Windfields Observed

Alerts Service

Weather Watch Boxes

Local 5 Day Weather Forecasts

Offshore Surface Wind Forecasts

0-48 Hr

High-Resolution Coastal & Inland Surface Wind Forecasts

0-24 Hr

Weather Map with Surface Features & Isobars

0-48 Hr

Offshore Forecast Wave Height, Period & Direction

0-48 Hr

High-Resolution Coastal Wave Heights

0-24 Hr

Great Lakes Forecast Wave Height, Period & Direction

0-24 Hr

Marine Warnings

Marine Zone Forecasts

Tropical Weather Statements

METARs

Marine Observations (buoys)

Cloud Top Images

Dolphinfish Research Program Logo
Dolphinfish Research Program release

Check out the Dolphinfish Research Program (DRP)!

While dolphinfish, also known as mahi-mahi, are one of the most common game fish caught in the Atlantic Ocean, very little is known about the migration and overall health of the species.

The DRP is the world's largest public tagging system for dolphinfish. Since 2002, the DRP has worked with anglers around the world to tag and release dolphinfish. This data has enabled the DRP to chart the migratory nature of dolphinfish throughout the Atlantic Ocean – critical information necessary to improve dolphinfish management and ensure conservation of the species.

To support DRP and join other anglers who are tagging dolphinfish to improve our knowledge of their life history, movements, and population dynamics, request a free tagging kit at the link below. Whether you hit your daily limit or not on dolphin, if you find small fish consider tagging some for conservation.

SUBSCRIPTION OFFER DETAILS: Fees and taxes apply. The Marine weather subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Please see our Customer Agreement at www.siriusxm.com for complete terms and how to cancel, which includes calling us at 1-866-635-2349. All fees, content and features are subject to change.

ABBREVIATED REBATE OFFER DETAILS: Purchase a new eligible receiver between December 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021, activate it with any SiriusXM Marine Weather or Fish Mapping subscription package by January 31, 2022 and MAINTAIN 60 DAYS OF CONTINUOUS PAID SERVICE to receive a $100 SiriusXM Rewards Visa® Prepaid Card. If activating the receiver with a free trial subscription, you must maintain 60-days of paid service after the trial period ends to qualify for the rebate. A credit card is required for subscription purchase (may be combined with a SiriusXM prepaid service card). Fees and taxes apply. The subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at the then-current rates. Please see our Customer Agreement at www.siriusxm.com for complete terms and how to cancel, which includes calling us at 1-800-985-9200. All fees, content and features are subject to change. Subscription and hardware sold separately.

TRIAL OFFER DETAILS: Activate a new monthly subscription to either: (i) SiriusXM Marine Fish Mapping or (ii) SiriusXM Marine Fish Mapping and SiriusXM All Access audio on the same device, and receive your first (1) month free for each activated service (a savings of $99.99 on Fish Mapping and $21.99 on All Access), plus get free device activation (an additional savings of $25). A credit card is required on this offer. Service will automatically renew every month thereafter and, at the beginning of your second month, you will be charged at then-current rates (currently, $99.99/mo. for Fish Mapping and $21.99/mo. for All Access). Fees and taxes apply. You must cancel your subscriptions during your promotional period(s) to avoid future charges. Please see our Customer Agreement at www.siriusxm.com for complete terms and how to cancel, which includes calling us at 1-800-985-9200. All fees, content and features are subject to change. This offer may be modified, suspended or cancelled at any time. Subscription and hardware sold separately.

Your All Access subscription may be eligible for a multi-radio discounted rate if maintained on the same account as an activate full-price SiriusXM Marine Weather or Fish Mapping subscription package or other qualifying SiriusXM audio subscription.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Not all devices are capable of receiving all services offered by SiriusXM. Current information and features may not be available in all locations, or on all receivers. Data displays vary by device; images are representative only. SiriusXM services may include weather and other content and emergency alert information. Such information and data is not for “safety for life,” but is merely supplemental and advisory in nature, and therefore cannot be relied upon as safety critical in connection with any aircraft, seacraft, automobile, or any other usage. SiriusXM is not responsible for any errors or inaccuracies in the data services or their use.

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