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 Posted: Fri Feb 27th, 2009 03:20 pm
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LADYBIRD
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Looks like there is no fishing at the Point this weekend - was hoping to get out there to find some Tail, so what other choice is there, ofcourse Robben Eiland apparently the Snoek are still around and hopefully might get the odd Tail or Geelbek inbtweek the snoekies!:wfish

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 Posted: Fri Feb 27th, 2009 03:37 pm
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I have just spent the past two hours watching the snoek commercials run past my front door from my desk, back to Hout Bay. The snoek are sill here too.

I'm interested to know why you reckon you can't fish the point. Not tomorrow sure, but I know of a few charters who are booked for Sunday?
I can tell you I'll be past the SW reefs on Sunday.
Remember your run to the point ins a SE is bad. But home is an absolute pleasure.


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 Posted: Sat Feb 28th, 2009 07:36 pm
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Hi Hammertime, well toay was disaster the SE came through at Robben Eiland alas only a few vis!   Ran to white house and yep again SE right through!  Hey thanks for the  info perhaps its a good call after all!  Even the Hotties have disappeared from Cape Town side.  I heard the snoek are dik at Groendam but don't want to chase snoekie again!  Perhaps will seeya at SW reefs.   http://www.windfiner.com  on the net predicts SE at the Point but as you say we run back with it.  Tight lines!:ifishin

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 Posted: Mon Mar 23rd, 2009 03:41 pm
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After all this worry about weather. We launched - we fished -we slayed the fish and then we ran home at 30 knots.

Hate to say it but "I told..."

The best weatherman is experience!

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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2009 06:37 am
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We ran out of Hout Bay on Sun and the weather was absolute peach. Water a nice chilly 9 degrees. Got a call in the morning to say some tail were seen at the island but we stayed for the snoek.
Heard last night that they are still being caught at the island yesterday.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2009 07:00 am
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Cool Patrick

I am referring to the social day Sunday, where there were so many worried weatherman. This Sunday past I deaped it and the weather was fine too.

The barometer never lies and if you know the Cape you will know that after a gale SE you can put to see the next day almost every time. Even if it only drops at around 2:00am that morning, you can run by 9am very comfortably.

The NW is a different ball game and the ocean normally settles only a day and a half to 2 days later. I'm not talking inside the bay here but on the outside.

So if you got a screaming SE for 4 days and you get a drop that evening and wind the next day at about 12-15 knots you CAN go fishing.

I was amazed at how much time was spent weather watching on the few days before the social with a few guys predicting a no go. In fact it almost became irritating. We just chuckled on Sunday whilst Nepptune, Gavin and Junior were slaying the fish on the jigs.
Sure we poked out nose out the point early and got a snot klap, so we came back in, waited two hours and shot back out as it dropped. The same drop that the weather sites I watch had predicted for 7 days before and which I had mentioned in a few posts.

I used too make this mistake 10 years back when I first came to the Cape. The only way I worked it out was to go down to the slip. Launch the boat and see if these "drops" actually came true etc. Coupled with a fascination for reading barometers I must be honest and say I normally get it right.
Barometer = fishermans best friend. Then the weather forecasters. If you watch the glass often and with dedication, make a few notes of pressure and outside conditions in a diary, you will see patterns. We are into a very nice pattern now which allows for some novice predictiing that is pretty accurate.

This being said I only know if I am calling a trip off the morning I'm supposed to go. This is my Summer SE attitude. Like I say Winter NW's are a different game.

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HT

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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2009 09:55 am
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Aah yes, now i remember that week before the social. I heard you guys got good snoek on the day.

How did you do in the deep on sun?

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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2009 10:02 am
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very well.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2009 12:32 pm
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Nice to hear!

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