Friday, December 21, 2012

12.21.12 Went down to give it a go....this will be our first test post Sandy

     Thought I might be able to sneak out and get in a little fishing before the weather kicks in with the incoming tide. Low tide was 646 a.m. and I got there just about that time. I was all geared up having dressed at home and already stopped for a coffee and a egg white and turkey bacon on a round roll. (Not quite a bacon, egg, and cheese on a hard roll- but I am trying to be good.)
     At dead low the SE wind was honking at 40 mph with gusts to 46 mph. Swell at 14 ft @ 8 seconds. I bailed on my first spot, then drove to my second- hoping to find that north side pocket that could possibly still be fishable. Forget it.

     As I stood on the boards in Allenhurst I realized just hard bad a weather day this could be for those people that took a hit from Sandy. I have seen many homeowners starting to rebuild their bulkheads and dunes along the beach, and they are in varying degrees of completion. The barrier island homes are still prone to flooding and with high tide almost 6 hours away this could be their first real test post Sandy. 

I hope all along the shore fare well today and tomorrow. Looks like fishing will be shut down for a while. Next boat trip looks like Christmas day- hope the bass are still around. 

From NOAA- 

Today: SE winds 30 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt...becoming SW 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt late this morning and afternoon. Seas 9 to 13 ft dominant period 8 seconds...subsiding to 7 to 10 ft dominant period 9 seconds this afternoon. Rain early this morning...then a chance of showers late this morning.

Tonight: W winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Mainly in SE swell with a dominant period of 9 seconds.

Sat: W winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.

Sat Night: NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft...subsiding to 3 to 5 ft after midnight.

Sun: W winds 20 to 25 kt...diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Sun Night: NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Mon: NW winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to around 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tue: NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.