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This afternoon. Rain likely. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds 10 mph becoming southeast 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Tonight. Rain. Breezy. Lows in the upper 50s. South winds 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Saturday. Mostly cloudy and breezy. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 15 to 20 mph becoming southwest. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Saturday night. Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Sunday. Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

Sunday night. Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s.


Conditions at CHLV2 as of
(12:00 pm EDT)
1600 GMT on 04/25/2003: Wind Direction (WDIR): SSE ( 160 deg true )
Wind Speed (WSPD): 12 kts
Wind Gust (GST): 17 kts
Wave Height (WVHT): 1.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 10 sec
Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.92 in
Pressure Tendency (PTDY): -0.02 in ( Falling )
Air Temperature (ATMP): 55.8 °F
Water Temperature (WTMP): 49.1 °F


Continuous Winds TIME
(EDT) WDIR WSPD
12:00 pm S ( 169 deg ) 15 kts
11:50 am SSE ( 165 deg ) 16 kts
11:40 am S ( 177 deg ) 12 kts
11:30 am S ( 180 deg ) 9 kts
11:20 am S ( 191 deg ) 8 kts
11:10 am S ( 185 deg ) 9 kts


Previous 24 observations MM DD HH
EDT WDIR WSPD
kts GST
kts WVHT
ft DPD
sec APD
sec MWD PRES
in PTDY
in ATMP
°F WTMP
°F DEWP
°F SAL VIS
mi TIDE
ft
04 25 11 am S 10 11 1.3 10 5.4 - 29.94 +0.00 58.3 49.3 - - - -
04 25 10 am W 5 6 1.6 9 4.9 - 29.94 +0.02 56.5 51.4 - - - -
04 25 9 am SSW 15 15 1.6 10 4.3 - 29.94 +0.01 56.1 49.8 - - - -
04 25 8 am SSW 18 19 1.6 9 4.6 - 29.93 +0.02 56.7 48.9 - - - -
04 25 7 am S 15 15 1.3 11 5.1 - 29.93 +0.01 54.9 47.8 - - - -
04 25 6 am S 14 14 - - - - 29.93 -0.00 52.9 47.7 - - - -
04 25 5 am S 15 15 1.3 11 4.9 - 29.92 -0.04 54.3 47.8 - - - -
04 25 4 am S 17 17 1.6 11 4.8 - 29.92 -0.04 54.7 47.8 - - - -
04 25 3 am SSW 15 16 2.0 10 4.4 - 29.93 -0.05 55.0 47.7 - - - -
04 25 2 am SSW 18 19 - - - - 29.95 -0.03 54.0 47.8 - - - -
04 25 1 am S 15 15 2.0 10 4.3 - 29.96 -0.02 51.6 48.0 - - - -
04 25 12 am S 14 14 2.0 11 4.3 - 29.98 -0.01 50.4 48.2 - - - -
04 24 11 pm SSE 14 14 1.6 11 4.6 - 29.98 -0.01 50.4 48.2 - - - -
04 24 10 pm SSE 16 16 2.0 11 4.8 - 29.98 -0.01 50.9 48.4 - - - -
04 24 9 pm SSE 18 18 - - - - 29.98 +0.02 52.9 48.4 - - - -
04 24 8 pm S 14 15 1.6 11 5.6 - 29.99 -0.00 51.1 48.9 - - - -
04 24 7 pm S 13 13 - - - - 29.98 -0.01 52.2 49.1 - - - -
04 24 6 pm S 15 15 2.0 6 4.9 - 29.96 -0.06 52.0 49.3 - - - -
04 24 5 pm N 4 4 2.3 10 5.1 - 29.99 -0.06 56.5 48.9 - - - -
04 24 4 pm NW 11 12 2.0 11 4.7 - 30.00 -0.05 57.4 48.9 - - - -
04 24 3 pm WNW 10 10 - - - - 30.03 -0.04 56.3 48.6 - - - -
04 24 2 pm WNW 11 12 - - - - 30.05 -0.01 54.5 48.4 - - - -
04 24 1 pm NW 14 15 - - - - 30.04 -0.02 53.2 48.0 - - - -
04 24 12 pm NW 13 15 - - - - 30.06 -0.02 51.4 47.8 - - - -

Happy Fishin'!

NS4D, what's the weekend work schedule look like? Give me a call at least 6 hours before you decide when and where. Mrs S&T wants to go too so I have to prepare.
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In fresh water where I am from fish absolutely quit biting when it thunders, and sometimes wont bite for a few days after wards. Is it the same for Saltwater fish?

Also, all the old timers tell me the fish bite best when the wind is from the North East, so seeing that the weather said it would both rain/thunder and blow from the south east I was very disappointed for the weekend prospect - do you think the fish will still be biting?

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south east winds are what we need to get the water temp up, then we will have fish. need to be around 60 for things to start happening
 

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There is an old saying, "Wind in the west, fish bite best. Wind in the east, fish bite least." The general principle behind this being that, west winds are USUALLY associated with stable weather patterns, and east winds with unsettled or stormy patterns. Wind also causes sediment to either build up, or fall out of the water column. In the Bay,an E or NE wind tends to clean the water up a bit, and a W or SW wind tends to leave the water with more sediment. This is ofcourse in conjunction with tides and currents. In Lynnhaven, since it's just at the mouth of the Bay, I suspect these things may not hold as true and that a SE wind will surely bring warmer water. Also, a NE wind might hold bait to the shoreline and bring the fish closer in search of a meal. Just some food for thought on the whole wind debate. If it's not raining, and with the weather as it's been lately, I say just go for it, whatever the wind. Unless ofcourse there's a gale or somethin' crazy like that. GOOD LUCK!!

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Northeast wind is good for stripers, bad for warm water fish. We need the warm waters to move in so the cobes, spaniards and kings will show their face. Stripers are fun to catch, don't get me wrong, but I want to feel the pullage of some big fish from the planks.
 

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Zigh and others -

Thanks a lot for the info. What you said makes sense zigh, and I will keep it in mind.

When warm water comes will the croaker, blues and round heads still bite? Its really warm out there on the pier right now and the skates are biting like crazy.
 

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Always a pleasure talkin' fishing Dude!! The story is that the Croaker, Blues, and skates are here to stay until fall. The sea mullet(great Flounder bait by the way) will pull out in June, but you might catch those 'til fall also. They just aren't as prevalent in the Bay as Mr. Croaker....Soon at Lynnhaven the Spanish Mack's, Flounder, and Puppy Drum, as well as Spot and Stingray's will show up. They all love warm water(Puppy Drum excluded). Once we have sustained water temps. of 65+, things will EXPLODE!!!! Last year I caught my 1st Spanish Mackeral at Grandview Pier on May 15th.... I'm hoping they'll be in at the same time this year. Last year was a poor year for size, but there were a lot of small fish. I'm hoping for a citation this season. My biggest to date is 26 1/2" at 5 lbs.
Go Get 'Em!!!!!

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Zigh - I can't wait to catch a Spanish Mackeral or a Puppy Drum. Everyone talks about it and Im excited.

Since I have never seen a skate in my life up until the other day I was excited about them too but after catching 20 or more today i dont ever want to catch another! lol....those are some nasty critters. Kind of fun to drag in because the big ones fight good (I caught a nearly 14 pounder today).

I noticed that some have big oval things near their tails and some dont - are those thier nutz? lol...the girls I was with got a kick out of the sting rays and we all laughed pretty good when one swallowed a girls hook and she kicked it in the "nuts"
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