Gale Force Winds Fishing Tomorrow
Gonna blow a gale tomorrow and will start picking up later this afternoon. Going offshore for sea bass or up to Jersey for striped bass is going to be a bad idea. There are a lot of bass off Sea Isle and farther north. Find the whales you find the fish for sure. We have few and far between large bass being trolled up in the Delaware bay. Mostly schools are off the coast headed south in the EEZ. Surf is a skate and dogfish festival on bunker chunks or mullet. At least it is a tug on a line for this time of year.
The south Jersey surf bite has picked up and it would be nice to see that hit Delaware. Hopefully soon that will change up the Delaware Bay. So far not so much. Lot of short action around the area, and the bigger shorts are hitting at night. Indian River Inlet is decent action some nights and slow others. You definitely have to put in the time. At least tomorrow you will get a good exfoliation while surf fishing. There is always getting out of the wind along a tidal creek or river and try for short bass or white perch. Pond action around the county is good too, that is another option to avoid the wind tomorrow.
The surf is calm now, but that will change later this afternoon or evening. Expect the water to get stirred up pretty good. Delaware Bay is currently fifty one degrees, and holding around fifty degrees with the recent warm up we had. Masseys landing is fifty two degrees and will drop to about fifty tonight or a little less. Great temperatures for bass and we have plenty of food out there. Still a lot of bait slicks off the beaches with occasional birds. Have a great weekend and be safe if you are near water, it’s cold out there.
Marine Forecast from the NWS ….
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- 1228 PM EST FRI DEC 2 2016 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... ...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON... .THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. MAINLY IN W SWELL WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 4 SECONDS. .TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. MAINLY IN NW SWELL WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 4 SECONDS. .SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. MAINLY IN NW SWELL WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 5 SECONDS. .SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. MAINLY IN N SWELL WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 5 SECONDS. .SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. .SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT.
DELAWARE BAY WATERS SOUTH OF EAST POINT NJ TO SLAUGHTER BEACH DE- 1228 PM EST FRI DEC 2 2016 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... ...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON... .THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS AROUND 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. .TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. .SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. .SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. .SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. .SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.