Delaware Weekend Weather Outlook

Weekend Weather Outlook Whether You Like It Or Not Is Going To Be a Little Nautical

We have been dealing with storm surge from Hurricane Humberto off our coast, wayyyy off our coast. North Carolina was getting the brunt yesterday, we are getting less, but it is still nautical. Small craft advisories and rip current advisories. The waves are supposed to be sick tomorrow according to all the surfers. Next up is Hurricane Jerry and the possibility of storm surge or affects. There are many storms lined up in the Atlantic right now. It is a busy season for tropical storms and hurricanes.

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Storms in the Atlantic Ocean as of Sept 19th

Surf fishing is doable with these heavy waves, you just have to surf fish closer to the beach and hold onto your gear. Surf Anglers will be resetting lines a lot, holding bottom with large weights and sputniks is recommended. I tend to use small claw or pyramid weights that barely hold and let the gear drift a bit then reset my line. The heavier weights hold better obviously, but I like too drift a little in these conditions. The fish are moving may as well move the bait around.

The wash is full of striped bass feeding on sand fleas and confused bait fish. Mullet for the win on mullet rigs or chunks on top and bottom rigs and surf rigs. The bayside of the point and the cape henlopen fishing pier is the calmest place to fish and the Delaware bay beaches.

As much as I hate wind, I will be hitting the ocean surf for some short bass action or as we call it rat wrangling. If you are tossing plugs and lures, go with white for the color. If you drive the Delaware bay beach at Beach Plum Island State Park mind high tide and that goes for all the beaches. Mid day high tides starting a little after noon

Fish On!
Rich King

Indian River Inlet Tide Chart

2019/09/19Thu12:01 AM2.71H
2019/09/19Thu05:44 AM0.55L
2019/09/19Thu12:27 PM3.01H
2019/09/19Thu6:30 PM0.77L
2019/09/20Fri12:43 AM2.60H
2019/09/20Fri06:26 AM0.59L
2019/09/20Fri1:15 PM3.02H
2019/09/20Fri7:24 PM0.86L
2019/09/21Sat01:32 AM2.50H
2019/09/21Sat07:17 AM0.63L
2019/09/21Sat2:12 PM3.02H
2019/09/21Sat8:27 PM0.91L
2019/09/22Sun02:31 AM2.44H
2019/09/22Sun08:16 AM0.63L
2019/09/22Sun3:19 PM3.06H
2019/09/22Sun9:35 PM0.87L
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Marine Forecast NOAA … SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY…

High pressure will gradually build southward into the Middle
Atlantic region through the end of the week. Hurricane Humberto
will continue to move to the northeast, well away from our waters.
The high will weaken and move offshore during the weekend as an area
of low pressure and cold front approaches the region from the west.

Coastal waters from Cape May NJ to Cape Henlopen DE out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island DE out 20 nm-
1235 PM EDT Thu Sep 19 2019

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING…

.THIS AFTERNOON…NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt.
Seas 4 to 7 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
11 seconds.
.TONIGHT…NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N after midnight. Seas
4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
11 seconds.
.FRI…W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft, subsiding to 3 to 5 ft
in the afternoon. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period
of 12 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT…W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly
from the E with a dominant period of 13 seconds.
.SAT…W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT…SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
.SUN…SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up
to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT…SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft.
.MON…SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to
4 ft.
.MON NIGHT…SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers after midnight.

Delaware Bay waters south of East Point NJ to Slaughter Beach DE-
1235 PM EDT Thu Sep 19 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON…NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
.TONIGHT…E winds around 5 kt, becoming W after midnight. Waves
2 ft or less.
.FRI…W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT…W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
.SAT…W winds 5 to 10 kt, diminishing to around 5 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 ft or less.
.SAT NIGHT…SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
.SUN…S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 ft or less.
.SUN NIGHT…S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves
around 3 ft.
.MON…SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning.
Waves 2 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT…SW winds around 10 kt, becoming W after midnight.
Waves 2 ft or less. A chance of showers after midnight.

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