Mindarie Night Fish - Weather Conditions

For those signed up for the Mindarie Night Fish next Saturday, I was wondering what conditions would warrant the night being put off until the following week. I just want to make sure that you will all feel safe and confident with going out there. Each skipper has their own opinion on what they deem is acceptable conditions for their own boat so I would just like to know what you guys think.

I know that atleast one of you is in a tinny, what is the worst conditions you feel safe with taking your boat out at night?

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Thu, 2006-10-12 14:09

I have always stuck to anything worse than yellow on the Seabreeze site and I won't head out. I think it will most likely be a sea breeze in the evening so as long as it stays below 18knots its fishable (preferably 10 - 15knots). Anything above that and I would probably be sticking inshore on the pick and burleying up.

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Nite Sortie

Thu, 2006-10-12 16:27

might be a bit of swell to drive around to get up to Staggies...

15-20knts and I watching TV.

Maybe the weekend after as you have a few 'nite newbies'
Otherwise might be safer to fish OR 3 Mile...

Plus a few crew might get a bit crook with a swell running in the dark...nothing to focus on other than the bottom of the boat....which isnt conjusive to having a brite night

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agree

Thu, 2006-10-12 16:50

Anything over 15knts and over 2 mtr swell it is a bit much for me. Still safe to go out but to uncomfortable to fish and if it did start to blow it makes for a long trip home. Will see what the weather is doing a few days out before i decide to can it.

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My thoughts!

Thu, 2006-10-12 18:09

If it's over 15 knots I would suggest canceling, if it's over 2.5m swell I'd suggest cancelling also. I do go out in higher wind strenghts but far more comfortable under 15 knots..................fingers crossed eh!

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Still looking bleak....wind

Fri, 2006-10-13 11:08

Still looking bleak....wind and swell wise...

Any thoughts Adam????

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Dont worry about me

Fri, 2006-10-13 11:28

Duh....I thought we were talking about this weekend.....
its not till next weekend

many apoligises

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heheh

Fri, 2006-10-13 13:17

No probs Salmo, we'll forgive ya this once. I'm staying at Ob City next Friday night so I'll see what the conditions are like Saturday morning and give you all a buzz to confirm departure or delay until the following Saturday.

Everyone, Saturday the 21st is the day of the Mindarie Night Fishing Invitational. :)

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15 knots plus is enough to

Fri, 2006-10-13 18:26

15 knots plus is enough to keep me out of the water at night and 2m+ of swell would make for some sloppy fishing conditions, can get pretty average in close with all those reefs but is ushally OK once you get outside the 3 mile,will just keep hoping for some nice conditions

Live in Mindarie with the missus and daughter Makenzie and another due nov, work in aviation industry as an engineer,love fishing and diving on the Hookah in cray season....Dont mind the odd coldie.....

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andy m

Sat, 2006-10-14 11:42

hey dont have any jobs going? i tried to get a apprenticeship in aircraft engeneering but never got a place. still very keen though.

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ob city hey, got a romantic

Fri, 2006-10-13 19:27

ob city hey, got a romantic date in the presidential suite? haha

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nah sorry mate ,I work for a

Sat, 2006-10-14 17:52

nah sorry mate ,I work for a Virgin company and they dont take on any apps in WA, pretty hard to break into these days,its a diploma and some other stuff.....

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Hey andym

Sat, 2006-10-14 18:33

Just wondering about Hookah,s. Im going to get one myself but dont no too much about them. Ive used them before but dont no what to look for before buying one. Have you got any advise.

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My hookah I bought of a mate

Sat, 2006-10-14 19:17

My hookah I bought of a mate who is a welder and he built it himself, to buy new they are pretty pricey ,but aslong as the filters,oil are changed regularly and the engine is reliable you cant go wrong, but maintenance is very important. I dive on tanks at 20m plus ,but the hookah is tops for anything shallower ,which is where we dive for crays all season, no bulky tanks and unlimited time (within the charts ).....
Cheers Andy

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Yeah I no what you mean

Sat, 2006-10-14 20:00

Yeah I no what you mean about bulky tanks. When I Used a hookah my mate was using tanks and he couldnt get under the ledges I could to get the crays. Plus its always good to no that your always attatched by a hose to the boat.(I dont want a movie about me like the movie OPEN WATER).

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the Power Dive hookas are

Mon, 2006-10-16 06:10

the Power Dive hookas are good value @ $1200.00

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mindarie

Mon, 2006-10-16 08:51

hey guys wheres mindarie might sound rude but im up north any where south of onslow im lost.fishing comp this weekend in onslow will get down that way for a fish one day

cheers salty

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Good luck with the fishing

Mon, 2006-10-16 11:07

Good luck with the fishing comp Dusty.

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Mindarie Night Fish

Tue, 2006-10-17 13:54

Just checked seabreeze, not looking good for Saturday at this early stage, but Sunday looks like its going to be a corker. :( Here's hoping that things change for the better as the week goes on.

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ssshhhhhhh Adam

Tue, 2006-10-17 16:50

Don't do that, don't mention the w.e.a.t.h.e.r. for sunday cos sure as the sun'll shine, as soon as ya mention it, it turns to crap.... And we all goin out on shikari.... :-)

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Heheh

Tue, 2006-10-17 17:11

You'll be fine Deefa, so how are you going to pull up if the conditions turn out to be ok for the night fish. ;) Going to be well and truly fished out by the end of the weekend. :)))

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Hmmmmmm, unfortunately Adam,

Tue, 2006-10-17 17:20

Hmmmmmm, unfortunately Adam, my spare time is at a premium at the moment, bloody busy life for many reasons, so i'm basically down to one fish trip a week, be that shore based, boat based(Ryans boat generally) or out in my dinghy, soooooo unfortunately i've had to pull the pin on saturday night. I spoke with Mr Snapper today and he's ok with it, he still has his original deckie lined up, so i haven't let him down.

I've been wanting to fish off Shikari for ages, so when this came up, i had to jump at it, When i did, my dear lovely wife reminded me of our once a week agreement, bless her cotton socks...:-D, so unfortunatelt saturday night lost...

Good Luck to all involved though

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mmhhhhhh!

Tue, 2006-10-17 21:13

Looks fine for Sat late arvo/night......as of 9.12pm 17/10/06 that is :)

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Who's scared of a little electrical storm?

Tue, 2006-10-17 22:06

Ummmm?????

Looks great from a wind perspective but as long as they are isolated thunder storms confined to the hills, we'll be right.

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Forecast

Tue, 2006-10-17 22:08

That forecast is changing every two hours. Looks good at the moment, wait and see in a few days time.

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No prob IMO!

Wed, 2006-10-18 18:35

Personally the thunder storms dont worry me, it means lighter winds.....calmish sea's JMO ;)

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:))) Fishing in electrical

Wed, 2006-10-18 19:14

:)))

Fishing in electrical storms using graphite rods is always fun....:-0

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Looking ok

Wed, 2006-10-18 20:15

Still looking ok at this stage. A bit of rain wont keep me away. As long as the wind drops a little should be ok. Will make a final descision on friday arvo.

Just make sure your not the one with the biggest fishing rod when the lightning strikes. lol

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Thunderstorm!

Wed, 2006-10-18 20:23

I'm not saying electrical storms are okay but a bit of dark cloud and a flash every so often doesn't worry me personally nor keep me off the water.......each to their own!

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Wont have time to worry

Wed, 2006-10-18 21:20

Wont have time to worry about thunderstorms, Be to busy pulling in 10kg snapper and 15kg dhu,s. Hey Adam. Well would be nice anyway.

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hehehe.....I wish I was that

Wed, 2006-10-18 21:23

hehehe.....I wish I was that confident...does sound good but!

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Yeah well my usual moto is ,

Wed, 2006-10-18 22:48

Yeah well my usual moto is , If you dont expect to much you will never be disappointed.
I just thought I would try a different approach this time.Should be a good night either way. My plans are to shut of all my lights and follow Ryan in stealth mode. hehehe

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Weather looks great at the

Thu, 2006-10-19 09:16

Weather looks great at the moment,5-10kn ,hope it stays that way.Im heading out with a mate early sat off two rocks and then the night on my boat, might be sick of fishing by sun.......naahh
Fingers crossed....

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bit average now, but today

Thu, 2006-10-19 19:19

bit average now, but today was supposed to be windy and i went for a flick and there was bugger all breeze!
Good luck guys!

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hehehehe...Tapout, I've got

Thu, 2006-10-19 19:29

hehehehe...Tapout, I've got radar on my boat so I know where's you are......I've got some good wrasse spots to deflect ppl also hehehe :)

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Looking dodgy at the moment!!

Fri, 2006-10-20 12:35

BOM are forecasting 13-18knots in the evening. We might get lucky and the winds ease early and build late, but its looking very borderline at present. May have to wait for the 4-00am forecast in the morning to get a more accurate view.

Offshore will be heaps worse than inshore, so I'm still in two minds how to approach it.

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