Dud of a storm

After checking out the weather information for the past week and watching the predictions for a big blow to hit Perth today - I was preparing to head down to North Mole this afternoon in the hope that there might be some snapper action. Looks like it has turned out to be a bit of dud, so I think I will try some of new soft plastics down at Hillarys.
Anyone planning to hit the Mole today?
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It was no dud up at Ocean

Thu, 2008-05-22 13:47

It was no dud up at Ocean Reef.

 

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Hairy

Thu, 2008-05-22 14:00

Yup getting pretty hairy down here. Foot in mouth

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Seabreeze says tomorrow will

Thu, 2008-05-22 13:48

Seabreeze says tomorrow will be a bit windier with more swell to knock those tasty (to snapper) crabs off for the tastier snapper (to me :D).

Got the option to take the arvo off work (and just work at night), but was thinking it would be a bit too windy to chuck plastics around? Though, metals might work, and might be some tailor hanging around?

 

 

 

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Yeah Matt

Thu, 2008-05-22 13:58

It might be worth a go there tomorrow.
Hope you didn't get blown away Alfred.
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Well I opened my big mouth too soon

Thu, 2008-05-22 21:18

Decided to head up to Hillarys hoping that the bit of inclement weather might have stirred up some action.
Almost got blown off the rocks by some the heavy squalls that came through.
Hardly got a bite - but had a good chat about fishing with a cool Irish dude.

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Hi Ya, Thought the same

Thu, 2008-05-22 22:23


Hi Ya,

Thought the same Colin 2 about a dud storm.  Was actually looking forward to it but heard absolutely nothing here (Booka).  But a woman I work with said the same as Alfred & she's also in Ocean Reef.  Seems you had to be in the right spot.

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Staying home

Fri, 2008-05-23 09:52

Was just out the back watching the waves crash over the top of the south wall at Hillarys, when the whole suburb disappeared in a wall of rain.

Think I might give fishin a miss todayWink

 

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yeah pretty crappy out there

Fri, 2008-05-23 09:55

yeah pretty crappy out there today, certainly no dud today, very very windy here and alot of rain atm

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Tell it to calm down a bit

Fri, 2008-05-23 10:36





Friday 5/23







Morning









Breezy whitecaping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Small long period swell.

Winds: SSE 11 to 15 knots

Seas: SW 5 feet at 12 sec.








Afternoon









Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Moderate long period swell.

Winds: SSW 5 to 6 knots

Seas: SW 6 feet at 12 sec.





 


Saturday 5/24






Morning









Breezy whitecaping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.

Winds: SE 13 to 18 knots

Seas: SW 8 feet at 12 sec.








Afternoon









Light winds with a slight chop. Moderate long period swell.

Winds: SSW 6 to 8 knots

Seas: SW 8 feet at 12 sec.





 

With a good storm down there we should be getting better weather, not happy Jan.  Tell it to drop 5 knots for us, theres some fish that need a hole in there head today. 

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18 knotts would have been nice last night

Fri, 2008-05-23 11:14

According to BOM it was blowing about 40 knotts at Ocean Reef (and I assume Hillarys).
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as long as its nice next

Fri, 2008-05-23 12:14

as long as its nice next week adam thats all we want, yeah colin some big winds around today

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When are you heading off Matt

Fri, 2008-05-23 12:15

Are you doing the trip in one session, or are you planning to stopover somewhere?
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yeah we stopping overnight,

Fri, 2008-05-23 12:19

yeah we stopping overnight, no point driving in the dark when we dont get into the unit the next day, that way we can have a good rest some food and a shower and be refreshed when we actually get into exxy

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Good if you can miss the goats, kangaroos and cattle

Fri, 2008-05-23 12:46

that seem to congregate around Carnarvon at night.
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yeah thats why we staying

Fri, 2008-05-23 12:49

yeah thats why we staying overnight, dont like the idea of a kangaroo emblem on the bow of the boat or the car