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Old 06-19-2019, 01:42 PM   #1
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Here's where I'm getting my info.

https://forecast.weather.gov/shmrn.p...650&syn=gmz600



1. Do the waves ever get below 2-3 at 6sec periods?

2. What changes the dominant wave period?
3. At what height/period do you personally think it's "too rough" to go out?


Always trying to learn something new. Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:22 PM   #2
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depends on the direction and how big your boat is. I personally when fishing for fun, don't go with anything more than 2 ft. remember that is the average, some larger, some smaller and closer together.... on charters depending on the age of the crew, i make the decision after talking to them. safety is priority 1..... I saw a fella fall and break out his teeth and bust his face up bad, bad one trip I was on.... not pretty... remember, not everyone has sea legs....
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i'll take number 2, alex, for 500.

https://www.weather.gov/media/jax/pd...e%20Period.pdf
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and on number 3.
i agree with jim (realtor) about the sea legs. this comes with a few years experience but i have been in 7', didn't enjoy it, caught the last two trigger of the season, water coming over the gunnels, holding on to something on the boat while holding a rod, waiting for a bite. tough, but we did it.

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and on number 3.

i agree with jim (realtor) about the sea legs. this comes with a few years experience but i have been in 7', didn't enjoy it, caught the last two trigger of the season, water coming over the gunnels, holding on to something on the boat while holding a rod, waiting for a bite. tough, but we did it.



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Thanks for the help guys.
Realtor- Is that the forecast for the next 7days? I will be fishing at Noon this coming Tuesday 6/25. Are the predicted levels for Tuesday, good, normal, bad??? I believe we are going out on a 24’ boat. Thanks
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1-2 feet isn't too bad, depends on the period. 2ft at 3 sec makes for a fishable day with some pitching, but a pretty bumpy run out. 2 feet at 6 seconds is quite pleasant if it's not chopped up real bad.

3ft and up I often just find something else to do.
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If the winds are forecasted to blow over 10 knots I don’t go outside the pass. That’s just me.
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Thanks for the help guys.
Realtor- Is that the forecast for the next 7days? I will be fishing at Noon this coming Tuesday 6/25. Are the predicted levels for Tuesday, good, normal, bad??? I believe we are going out on a 24 boat. Thanks
it could go either way right now. next Tuesday it will be about a 2 ft chop. the closer in time, the more accurate the forecast, but its just a forecast. accurate, but its a weather forecast... 24 ft boat, young people with some experience, you should be okay, but it also depends on current and shifts in the wind.... time will tell...
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We're lucky here in that you can always go check the pass, and if you don't like what you see, there are plenty of fish to be caught in the bay and intracoastal.
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