Northeast Winds Will Pound The Coast


Conquest Beach
Conquest Beach on Monday

We are going to experience heavy Northeast winds into the weekend.  Expect some flooding in low lying areas from higher than normal tides caused by wind stacking water in the inland bays.  There is a  full moon Sunday night into Monday that will add to the higher tides.   Chiefs road in Oak Orchard flooded yesterday which is normal for that area, but we just want everyone to keep that in mind.  The beaches are getting hammered with heavy waves upwards of eight feet.  We will experience heavy gusts of wind from twenty to thirty knots,  with steady winds in the fifteen to twenty knot range.  There is a small craft advisory until Wednesday afternoon I expect that will be extended into the weekend.  I don’t have to tell you how stirred up the water is going to be.  Normally this would be great striped bass weather but the run has not started.  Resident striped bass and bluefish will be feeding heavy in these angry seas.  We will have to see how the fishing is after the weekend for the rest of our fishy friends.  I talked to a few guys braving the elements yesterday at the Inlet, nice meeting you Evan good luck out there and be careful.  lot of short striped bass  on the walls and bluefish in the rips.  Inside the inlet the wind is not as bad and the water is much calmer.  compared to the coast it is night and day.  Up north the bay beaches are getting pounded but the inlets are not as bad and tidal rivers and creeks.  It will be interesting to see how Broadkill Beach looks after this Northeast wind blast.  I will have a fishing report up later today, right now it is honestly a moot point.  If you go out there, be careful and keep an eye on the tides on the beaches.  If any are closed due to higher than normal tides we will let you know.

Fish On!!

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