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The Flounder Pounder Open Anglers Are Ready But Weather Is An Issue

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2017 Flounder Pounder Open at Paradise Island

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.

 

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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.

Fish On!

Rich King

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.
Buoy … Station 44009 (LLNR 168) – DELAWARE BAY 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ as of (5:50 am EDT)
5-day plot - Wind Direction Wind Direction (WDIR): S ( 180 deg true )
5-day plot - Wind Speed Wind Speed (WSPD): 15.5 kts
5-day plot - Wind Gust Wind Gust (GST): 17.5 kts
5-day plot - Wave Height Wave Height (WVHT): 2.6 ft
5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 4 sec
5-day plot - Average Period Average Period (APD): 3.8 sec
5-day plot - Mean Wave Direction Mean Wave Direction (MWD): SSW ( 193 deg true )
5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.92 in
5-day plot - Pressure Tendency Pressure Tendency (PTDY): -0.02 in ( Falling )
5-day plot - Air Temperature Air Temperature (ATMP): 78.1 °F
5-day plot - Water Temperature Water Temperature (WTMP): 77.0 °F
5-day plot - Dew Point Dew Point (DEWP): 76.8 °F
5-day plot - Heat Index Heat Index (HEAT): 80.8 °F
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 10 meters (WSPD10M): 15.5 kts
5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 20 meters (WSPD20M): 17.5 kts

 

Continuous Winds
TIME
(EDT)
5-day plot - Wind Direction WDIR 5-day plot - Wind Speed WSPD
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

 

Peak gust during the measurement hour
TIME
(EDT)
5-day plot - Gust Direction GDR 5-day plot - Gust Speed GST
5:49 am S ( 180 deg ) 19.4 kts

 

Previous observations
5-day plot - Wind Direction 5-day plot - Wind Speed 5-day plot - Wind Gust 5-day plot - Wave Height 5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period 5-day plot - Average Period 5-day plot - Mean Wave Direction 5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure 5-day plot - Pressure Tendency 5-day plot - Air Temperature 5-day plot - Water Temperature 5-day plot - Dew Point 5-day plot - Salinity 5-day plot - Visibility 5-day plot - Tide (above MLLW)
MM DD TIME
(EDT)
WDIR WSPD
kts
GST
kts
WVHT
ft
DPD
sec
APD
sec
MWD PRES
in
PTDY
in
ATMP
°F
WTMP
°F
DEWP
°F
SAL
psu
VIS
nmi
TIDE
ft
08 18 4:50 am S 15.5 19.4 2.6 3 3.8 S 29.93 -0.03 77.9 77.0 76.6
08 18 3:50 am S 15.5 17.5 2.6 4 3.6 S 29.93 -0.05 77.7 77.0 76.3
08 18 2:50 am S 15.5 17.5 2.3 4 3.7 S 29.94 -0.05 77.5 77.0 75.0
08 18 1:50 am S 15.5 17.5 2.3 4 3.8 SSW 29.95 -0.04 77.7 77.2 73.4
08 18 12:50 am S 13.6 15.5 2.3 4 4.0 S 29.98 -0.02 77.7 77.4 73.0
08 17 11:50 pm S 13.6 15.5 2.0 7 3.8 SE 29.99 +0.00 77.7 77.7 73.9
08 17 10:50 pm S 13.6 15.5 2.3 7 4.0 SE 30.00 +0.00 77.4 77.7 75.7
08 17 9:50 pm S 13.6 15.5 2.0 7 4.1 SE 30.00 +0.00 77.4 77.5 75.7
08 17 8:50 pm S 11.7 13.6 2.0 7 4.4 SE 29.99 +0.00 77.7 77.7 74.7
08 17 7:50 pm S 11.7 13.6 2.0 7 4.3 SSE 30.00 +0.01 77.9 78.1 73.6
08 17 6:50 pm S 11.7 13.6 1.6 7 4.4 SE 30.00 +0.00 77.9 78.3 73.6
08 17 5:50 pm S 13.6 15.5 2.0 7 4.4 SE 29.99 -0.03 77.7 78.1 75.2
08 17 4:50 pm S 11.7 13.6 2.0 7 5.6 SE 29.99 -0.05 77.7 78.4 75.4
08 17 3:50 pm SSE 7.8 9.7 2.0 6 5.4 SE 30.00 -0.05 78.1 78.6 75.4
08 17 2:50 pm SE 3.9 5.8 2.0 7 5.4 SSE 30.02 -0.05 78.4 79.0 72.5
08 17 1:50 pm SSW 3.9 3.9 2.0 7 5.7 SSE 30.04 -0.02 77.4 77.9 72.9
08 17 12:50 pm WSW 7.8 9.7 2.0 7 6.2 SSE 30.06 -0.01 77.0 77.5 73.4
08 17 11:50 am SSW 7.8 7.8 2.0 7 6.2 SSE 30.07 +0.01 77.4 77.5 76.5
08 17 10:50 am SSW 3.9 3.9 1.6 8 5.9 SSE 30.06 +0.00 77.4 77.7 75.0
08 17 9:50 am W 3.9 3.9 1.6 8 6.1 SE 30.06 +0.02 77.0 77.0 75.7
08 17 8:50 am WNW 1.9 1.9 1.6 7 6.0 SE 30.06 +0.03 76.8 77.0 75.9
08 17 7:50 am W 1.9 3.9 1.6 8 6.1 SE 30.06 +0.04 77.2 76.8 75.0
08 17 6:50 am WSW 3.9 5.8 1.6 7 5.5 SE 30.04 +0.03 76.6 76.8 75.2
08 17 5:50 am W 5.8 5.8 1.6 8 5.4 SE 30.03 +0.01 76.6 77.0 74.1

 

From the NWS … 

Today
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. South wind 11 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 70. West wind around 6 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 71.

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