Weekend Outlook Gale Warning
Well … its cold, then it’s warm, it’s sunny, then it’s raining and windy. It has not been nice out most days. I haven’t seen the light of day in a week anyway. Few people have been fishing, and the ones that have are spending hours drowning bait at the beach. Boats are looking for striped bass but not hooking up. The fishing is good for tautog if you can get offshore. The inlet action is small fish. The charters and head boats are landing some big tautog. Seabass is done in two days until May fifteenth, everyone (for hires) will switch to tautog and fish until they can’t fill a boat with anglers. The surf is slow even for skates and dogfish. You might hook into the occasional short striped bass, but that is few and far between. White perch is decent if you can scoop up some grass shrimp, no one has bloodworms. Small jigs will work under a bobber too, shrimp is much better. Bass fishing in the ponds got a little better with the warm up. The back bays are okay for short striped bass action, you just have to find some. Warmer water is helping.
We have a little weather coming as far as more rain starting Saturday night, and Friday night the temperatures will drop below freezing. That rain will probably block the chance to see the New Years comet. Tuesday might hit sixty degrees, but it will be raining. Masseys Landing has been bouncing around between forty-four and forty-seven degrees. Before Christmas it was down to forty degrees and has been rising a little each day. We have a gale warning into Friday night. You know, it’s that perfect weekend weather you always wish for. Sunday won’t be much better, but at least it will be less windy. The Delaware Bay from Cape May to Lewes is forty-four degrees and so is the surf. The upper Delaware Bay is forty-one degrees. You can give it a shot because unless you are out there you won’t know what happens if it does.
I’ve been elbow deep in a computer for a week, good times, learning new software. I did check out Broadkill beach today it was dreary, cold, and wet. Typical winter day at the beach, it might be sixty on Tuesday, but still raining.
By the way … you can read the old fishing reports if you click on the blue tab above the title that is marked FISHING REPORT. I have had a few people ask how do you see old reports and articles. Click on the category title above the article title, for the corresponding category. We will probably add a feature for that in the tool bar with a drop down list. All of the pages have a category, and you can see all of the old articles just click show more posts at the bottom of the page. Changing the format was great, but I forgot that the site works different. The three bars under the logo (feet) is a button to open a sidebar menu, just click on it, to close it hit “X”.
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK NEAR COASTAL NEW ENGLAND THROUGH TONIGHT...THEN MOVE INTO CANADA DURING FRIDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD TO OUR SOUTH FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY BEFORE MOVING OUT TO SEA. A WEAK COLD FRONT SETTLES ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO NEW ENGLAND. LOW PRESSURE TRACKS INTO THE GREAT LAKES REGION EARLY TUESDAY WITH AN ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT CROSSING OUR AREA TUESDAY NIGHT. A SECONDARY COLD FRONT MAY THEN MOVE THROUGH DURING WEDNESDAY.
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- 631 PM EST THU DEC 29 2016 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT... .TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. MAINLY IN SE SWELL WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 7 SECONDS. .FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. MAINLY IN S SWELL WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 8 SECONDS. .FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT... DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. MAINLY IN NW SWELL WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 7 SECONDS. .SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KT LATE. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. MAINLY IN NE SWELL WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS. .SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. .SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT... BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. .SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.