Fishing out wide after the storm - any advice/experience appreciated

 Looking safe to head out of two rocks tomorrow from around 10 am onwards as swell and wind drops off quick around then. Ive never gone out  wide directly after a big storm before cos i know snapper tend to come in close after storms. But what about chasing dhueys and baldies out deep say from 40m -80/90m where we usually go off two rocks? do you think its worth it? or is ocean too stirred up and dirty out there to bother?  any advice greatly appreciated

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Pretty keen

Tue, 2022-05-24 10:14

Big swells and big seas . I would think fish would Still be sea sick. I would have thought it would be like mud.( also surge below would make it like sand storm). Thursday looks okay . Normally takes few day to clear up ( even Outwide)

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 I'd give it a miss till

Tue, 2022-05-24 10:59

 I'd give it a miss till Thursday, don't know how big your boat is but it will be messy.


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Two Rocks

Tue, 2022-05-24 14:04

 Be extremely careful if the swell is above 3 metres, it can break all the way across the entrance to the marina at times. Even if you stick to travelling in and out in line with the lead markers as the first and second bank will make the swell stand up.

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both days

Tue, 2022-05-24 16:05

 Both days look about the same on meteye with swell size only a small difference, less wind wednesday arvo. Fish can bite hard after a storm. Know your abilitys and get out for a fish.


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Thanks fellas yeh not gonna bother going out

Tue, 2022-05-24 17:17

 tomorrow. Gonna take LJ's advice about the surge/mud water/sand storm that likely still gonna be deep down there.  thanks for the other replys ! 

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Head to a local rockwall

Tue, 2022-05-24 18:17

Head to a local rockwall instead and try your luck. A size pinky was pulled in from the Hillarys northern rockwall accessability platform around midday today (I saw the guy and fish in the carpark)... Most struggle to catch blowfish there on a normal day, the guy was chuffed to say the least.

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It is going to be sloppy as

Tue, 2022-05-24 20:44

It is going to be sloppy as hell but if you take the rite prekorshuns you should be fine...


I recommend against it as the water is filthy.