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Old 06-23-2011, 02:49 PM   #1
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How is the current out there today? It has been really strong our last few trips out. Has it let up any? Any way to predict that?
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:55 PM   #2
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Kicking ass just got back at anchor the boat sits there and fishtails. Out of the West and filthy on top about 10 ft vis at 80' on bottom
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:30 PM   #3
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Absolutely cranking yesterday, sure it's the same today
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:42 PM   #4
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Is there a way to predict the current?
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:49 PM   #5
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If you have high winds for an extended period of time running the same direction in the area you are more than likely in for some quick current regardless of the tide structure. Especially if it follows the same pattern as the gulf flow. That's not scientific, but just something I've always noticed. 20mph plus winds for a 5-7 day stretch and I'd put my money on a strong current. Look back over the last few days and you'll see there's been some pretty steady winds in that direction if my memory serves me right. I'm just judging by what i've seen at the house as I haven't gotten out since Sunday.
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Taking two green novices out tommorrow. Hope it lets up a bit. Sucked my bouy under last time I was out.

Quick Question. Is the current that strong at the bottom and how does it affect fishing usually.
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:12 PM   #7
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I dove last week, the current was extremely strong in the top 10 ft, strongest on the surface. At 20 ft still noticable, but much less. Below 20 ft on down to the bottom completely non existent.

For fishing try braided line with heavy weight. If it drifts back, let some line down, then reel it back up mid way in the water and re drop to bottom. By then it should be straight up and down if your captain can hold you over the spot. The key is getting it past that first 20 ft. Smaller diameter lines help as well.
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:32 AM   #8
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The ONLY free websites (I know of) that show current...
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/por...type=Composite

and

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=42364
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Well, I don't know what changed but the current 13 miles S of OB was non existent today. We didn't even drift at all. Sat in the same spot for 5 minutes.
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:29 PM   #10
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Current effects fishing - in high current fish stay lower in the water column, hould tighter to a wreck or reef and getting good postion is more important - when the current light, snappers, triggers and AJ roam up and down - can't really tell you how current effects the bite - in high current its just tough fishing - deep dropping can become just impossible

I have cross rips and tide lines - and the seen big changes in the current -

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