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Well, that sucked.

PostPosted: October 9th, 2019, 7:25 pm
by Srbenda
I took a few days off to try and get some R&R, and we rented a house in Carrabelle with a dock. That way, we'd have easier access to deep water, and what better time for fishing than October?

I decided to take the boat via water rather than land, because it seemed the amount of time to trailer the boat, launch it, and then reverse the process would be longer than the boat ride there.

The forecast on Saturday was for light winds out of the east at 6 to 8.

That was not the case. Winds were blowing at 20 to 25 out of the east, and the ride around Bald Point was unpleasant to say the least.
It ended up taking me about 2.5 hours to get to the Carrabelle river entrance, and I was soaked. This was the wind history when I got to Carrabelle.

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I fished for a bit that day on the dock, and I did catch a jack....I also got some tips from Greenbone, here on the forum, but unfortunately, the weather prevented me from trying them, but many thanks!

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The weather did not improve the next two days, with constant winds blowing out of the east with intermittent rain showers. I got out on the bay on Monday morning for a bit, and caught a few sailcats, but otherwise nothing.

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Tuesday, the weather was better, and we went to the east pass and drifted live baits at the bottom, in the middle, and on the top, all with no luck. The good news is that the crab trap at the dock produced pretty well, and I was able to enjoy some fresh crab.

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That afternoon, I took the boat back to St Marks since the Wednesday forecast was terrible again. The ride back was much more enjoyable, and I did see some big bait schools about 4 miles offshore.

Water temps are still holding around 80f.

Re: Well, that sucked.

PostPosted: October 9th, 2019, 8:06 pm
by Hit-n-Miss
Dang tough trip. At least nothing broke.


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Re: Well, that sucked.

PostPosted: October 9th, 2019, 8:08 pm
by DixieReb
That don't sound like much, the cats tell it all! :lol: I'm glad I werked. :wink: East winds usually stink.

Re: Well, that sucked.

PostPosted: October 9th, 2019, 10:26 pm
by silverking
Thought this post was about the Braves' Game 5. That's another sloppy story.

Thanks for the report. I was fishing Lanark area Saturday and can confirm nasty conditions. Sorry your break wasn't more pleasant.

I'm changing locales for my next outing. And waiting on next season. :roll:

Re: Well, that sucked.

PostPosted: October 10th, 2019, 12:54 pm
by fishfalcon
I did not fish this weekend, but the week before I could not stand up in my boat in more than 4 feet of water. This weekend, we were on a pontoon boat on Lake Oconee in the whitecaps and took a beating. East wind is never good, and double digit east winds usually means finding something else to do.