CALIFORNIA'S ONLY SPORTSMAN'S NEWS SINCE 1953

Brandon Hayward's Blog

Click here for Brandon Hayward's Bio





Saturday, February 11, 2012
Had squid, would travel
Monday, February 13, 2012
Tackle week


Week's weather outlook
It obviously been a pretty mellow winter so far as weather goes. It's been the best winter fishing locally in a few seasons. After all, this time last year there was no big local white seabass showing up around each new and full moon, no local yellows in La Jolla, no consistent halibut fishing up and down the coast. 

The conditions really impressed my on Friday. They really were good enough--beyond good enough--for a local seabass, although we're still a few months away from the first little schools of big fish pushing in. The divers will get their licks in first. But the clean green, almost emerald, 59.5 degree water that had rivers of bait pushing under the skiff on Friday looked plenty good enough, if only the curent wasn't going in the wrong direction for most of the spots below Dana Point. 

Hopefully the conditions keep improving, although this little front and another to kick off the week could knock things back. That default to cold, as usual, will happen in March and April, when winds and upwellings kick in, like they always do. 

In the meantime, it looks like from Wednesday on the weather for inner waters gets back how we like it. Here it is, in the classic NOAA font that fuels the robotic voice on the radio:

COASTAL WATERS FROM SAN MATEO POINT TO THE MEXICAN BORDER AND OUT
 30 NM-
 132 PM PST SUN FEB 12 2012
 
 ...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
 MORNING...
 
 .TONIGHT...WIND W 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. SWELL W 5 TO
 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. ISOLATED SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING.
 ISOLATED SHOWERS AND PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
 .MON...WIND SW 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
 AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 TO 4 FT IN THE
 AFTERNOON. SWELL W 5 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
 SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
 .MON NIGHT...WIND W 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
 MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 35 KT. WIND WAVES 4 FT. SWELL W 5 TO 8 FT AT
 11 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
 TSTMS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
 .TUE...WIND NW 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
 AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 FT IN THE MORNING... BECOMING 2 FT OR
 LESS. SWELL W 5 TO 8 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
 .TUE NIGHT...WIND W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE EVENING... BECOMING
 VARIABLE LESS THAN 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. SWELL W 4 TO
 7 FT. 
 .WED...WIND VARIABLE LESS THAN 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
 SWELL W 3 TO 6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 
 .WED NIGHT...WIND W 10 KT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING VARIABLE LESS
 THAN 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. SWELL W 2 TO 5 FT. CHANCE OF
 SHOWERS. 
 .THU...WIND SE 10 KT IN THE MORNING...BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN
 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. SWELL W 3 TO 5 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE
 OF SHOWERS. 
 .THU NIGHT...WIND VARIABLE LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 KT
 AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. SWELL W 2 TO 4 FT.
 SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 
 .FRI...WIND VARIABLE LESS THAN 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
 SWELL W 2 TO 4 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 
 .FRI NIGHT...WIND W 10 KT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING VARIABLE LESS
 THAN 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. SWELL W 3 TO 6 FT. SLIGHT
 CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
 



Reader Comments
Be the first to comment!
Leave a Comment
* Name:
* Email:
Website (optional):
* Comment:


The Longfin Tackle Shop