Last night was the captain’s meeting at Paradise Marina for the Flounder Pounder Open 2017. Never heard that much smack talking in my life, it was awesome. There are over three hundred boats and a thousand plus anglers in this year’s Flounder Pounder Open. Good luck to everyone in the tournament and especially those actually fishing today. Everyone was asking am I fishing, I said no, I can’t. Since I am a sponsor it would be unethical to go out there and win this tournament as a sponsor. People who set up tournaments or sponsor them should never fish them as well, that is just unethical and wrong in my book. The buzz last night aside from the conditions for Friday, was the bigger flounder that have been brought to the scales the last few days and of course … where everyone was catching them. There are some tight-lipped captains right now and will be for the next few days. Can’t blame them, there is a grand prize of one hundred thousand dollars on the line.
It’s looking a bit sporty or nautical out there today. We have a small craft advisory starting at eleven this morning into the evening. Looks like the conditions have shifted to the worst overnight, which is good and typical Dela-weather, just wait fifteen minutes if you want it to change. Most of the boats will be fishing Saturday and Sunday. Te scales should be busy and exciting to watch. The general consensus last night was no one wanted to fish today due to the weather and conditions at sea. Some were saying five foot swells at three to four seconds. The south wind is never popular either, if given the choice. Anglers just have to report in via email or in person at the marina the day they are not going to fish and many of them were already doing that last night. We will see how many went out today and if they had any luck when the scales open at four. See you in Paradise.
Marine Forecast …
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY... A cold front will approach from the west and move through the region tonight into early Saturday. High pressure returns Sunday through Tuesday. Another cold front will cross the region on Wednesday followed by high pressure for the end of the week. ANZ450-182215- Coastal waters from Sandy Hook to Manasquan Inlet NJ out 20 nm- 635 AM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING... .TODAY...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt late this morning and afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Mainly in S swell with a dominant period of 6 seconds. A slight chance of tstms. A chance of showers until late afternoon, then a slight chance of showers late. .TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Mainly in S swell with a dominant period of 6 seconds. A chance of showers and tstms early in the evening, then showers and tstms likely late in the evening. A chance of showers and tstms after midnight. .SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Mainly in SE swell with a dominant period of 6 seconds. .SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft until early morning, then 2 ft or less. Mainly in SE swell with a dominant period of 6 seconds. .SUN...W winds around 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less. .SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 2 ft or less.
|5:50 am||S ( 183 deg )||15.0 kts|
|5:40 am||S ( 181 deg )||15.0 kts|
|5:30 am||S ( 180 deg )||15.2 kts|
|5:20 am||S ( 181 deg )||15.7 kts|
|5:10 am||S ( 180 deg )||15.9 kts|
|5:00 am||S ( 178 deg )||15.7 kts|
|5:49 am||S ( 180 deg )||19.4 kts|
From the NWS …