View Full Version : Del. Bay Help?????
04-18-2004, 12:26 AM
I am heading out into the bay tomorrow morning as long as the wind is nice. My questions really arnt about catching fish but conditions on the tides. Basically...
*What wind will make it kick up on outgoing?
*What wind will make it kick up on incoming?
Any tips on wind direction, tide, ect. will be a big help. I dont want to get in trouble for being a moron and not at least having a basic idea of wind/tide in the Bay. Thanks for any tips you have to offer.
04-18-2004, 12:29 AM
DELAWARE BAY WATERS NORTH OF EAST POINT NJ TO SLAUGHTER BEACH, DE-
940 PM EDT SAT APR 17 2004
S WINDS BECOMING SW AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 1 FT OR LESS.
SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 FT OR
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING SW. SEAS 1 FT OR LESS.
04-18-2004, 12:37 AM
Hip ,, can't help you out for tomorrow ,, but give stevie a call at school on monday ,, he can hook you up with ray or freddie,, both very experienced,, drop me an e-mail ,, i'm still up north skiing ,, its been good ,, be home in a few weeks,, fish should be accommodating by then ,, i hope,, good luck tomorrow
04-18-2004, 01:09 AM
We can fish the river near the Big bridge ;)
Im scared of your lil flats boat :eek: :eek:
Last time I was in the boat a WHALE almost ate us :eek: up at shark river....LOL
Id be happy fishin the river too, Im in need of a lazy day.
04-18-2004, 02:05 AM
What? This whale??
04-18-2004, 02:43 AM
There's no hiding on anything from the west. 15k will produce rough conditions, without going into a long explanation. It's too late. :)
04-18-2004, 04:27 PM
Thanks Phil. It was a lake today.
04-18-2004, 05:15 PM
That picture still FREAKS ME OUT :eek: :eek:
I could have been landed on by a whale, A WHALE!!!!
04-18-2004, 05:24 PM
04-19-2004, 01:01 AM
Winds from the N, NW W typical of fall are bad, steep slop, worse w/ an incoming tide. Usually will lay down a little on the outgoing, but not if it's blowing good. Winds from the S, SE, SW typical of summer are tolerable at less than 15 kts. but you have to remember in the Spring and Summer, winds from southerly directions will increase by the afternoon, and if there is a swell in the ocean and the increase in winds are accompanied by an incoming tide, what was 1-2 feet can turn to into 4-6 foot rollers in no time, worse on the lower bay, but they will reach the upper bay, just a little later! On the jersey side, E and NE you can hide from. A good rule of thumb for mariners to follow, (remember this) is when going out into unprotected waters, ie. the big bay and the ocean, plan to go to a spot that's into the direction of the wind, because if you can get there going into the head/wind, you'll be able to get back!!!
Alot of boaters don't take this into consideration, they'll head out w/ a following sea (seas behind them) and think this isn't too bad and keep going. Then when it's time to turn around and go back, they are now going into the head, which is a whole different ball game. Fighting a head sea home isn't good planning, if big and running fast, it can take you hours at less than 10 kts. and ruin your trip.
[ 04-18-2004, 11:16 PM: Message edited by: CaptG ]
04-19-2004, 08:51 AM
Thanks a lot Capt.G. Appreciate it.
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