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Offshore from Freeport this weekend

Old 10-07-2019, 11:11 AM
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Default Offshore from Freeport this weekend

I was planning on heading offshore this weekend, I think the cold front will calm the seas the day after which could lead to good fishing. Just wondering what I should target, should I just go for state snapper or head to intersection and go for amberjack and bill fish, any info would be helpful
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:04 PM
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What forecast you looking at ?? this is NOAA wind and wave forecast as of 2pm today out of Galveston. Lot can change between now and then, but a LOT will have to change to be fishable on Saturday.

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North winds 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
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Old 10-07-2019, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeepman View Post
What forecast you looking at ?? this is NOAA wind and wave forecast as of 2pm today out of Galveston. Lot can change between now and then, but a LOT will have to change to be fishable on Saturday.

47NM SE Galveston TX


Friday Night
North winds 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
next Sunday and Monday my dude
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:47 PM
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What forecast you using for 10 days out?
You find it reliable? I know they do that in the Keys, but here...ehh.
Curious to see the link though.
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Fisherfoster View Post


next Sunday and Monday my dude
my bad. My weekends never include mondays. Everything i am seeing now has front coming thru late friday/early sat along coast. Still long ways out and all could change. But if it holds, most often the early year fronts stall or slow at the coast and the winds turn more east. Depending how far you go, this could really suck. Planning a trip behind an early front also can be bad if it stalls and backs up toward land. With few and very far weather stations offshore the weather guys are giving there best guess and often the early fronts do not have the entergy to push on out and end up coming back. There is not enough data for them to forecast this good enough to trust.

guess what i am saying is do what you want, but trust front forecasting this time of the year as far as you can carry your boat by hand.
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:01 PM
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I’m chomping at the bit to make my maiden fish voyage in my new to me boat but my 40 years of offshore experience tell me it’s too unstable right now, even for my 29 fter, Plus the further you get offshore the worse conditions can be. With 42019 not transmitting solid data, you have to watch the forecast closely. If you just gotta search that itch, fish the state reef so you can get in if things turn out snotty.
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:28 AM
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https://www.windfinder.com/forecast/south_freeport_buoy
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Old 10-10-2019, 01:32 PM
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Can't recall ever seeing a TX GOM forecast prove to be accurate 9 days out...
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:56 PM
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Can't recall ever seeing a TX GOM forecast prove to be accurate 9 days out...
Same here. It would be lucky if it gets it almost right 3 days ahead.
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Old 10-13-2019, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by cp10415 View Post
Same here. It would be lucky if it gets it almost right 3 days ahead.
Reefcast at seven days has been pretty reliable all year long...IMO
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