Anyone have concerns on Grays Harbor Bar crossing on Thursday, gonna be interesting?

Roll the Bones

Dr. Fong
Jul 15, 2008
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Weather and tide look really shitty for a reasonably early start, looks like to me before 4:00 AM (shit that's early) or after 7:30 AM (shit that's late) on the later. Dare I say restriction?
 

bducky

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Jul 31, 2017
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the tide is screwed but weather from the NOAA site says 5 15 N.W. winds, wind waves 2 ft. or less, west swell 5 ft. Timing of tides sucks, tidal exchange sucks, hopefully quota holds 'till next week when exchange rates are reasonable.
 
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WaveDancer

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Reel Hooker

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Weather and tide look really shitty for a reasonably early start, looks like to me before 4:00 AM (shit that's early) or after 7:30 AM (shit that's late) on the later. Dare I say restriction?
we won't know till we go! it sure is forecasted to be sporty. doesn't seem to matter is halibut season is in august or may seems to find the winds
 
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wdlfbio

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You wouldn’t ask this question if you were still a prick...
 

Emzbuddy

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Decisions. Decisions.
 

Elkfins

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Weather and tide look really shitty for a reasonably early start, looks like to me before 4:00 AM (shit that's early) or after 7:30 AM (shit that's late) on the later. Dare I say restriction?
Not sure about the tides but what the fuck are you doing to that poor elephant in your avatar???
 

jonnyboy852

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Jul 3, 2009
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Forecast just changed a little...
NW wind 10 to 20 kt becoming W 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 6 ft at 8 seconds. A slight chance of rain in the morning. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
 

TooManyHobbies

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I don’t know about all you kids, but fishing should be fun, and tomorrow in my boat doesn’t look like ‘epic’ or anything like it. Pulled the plug for a better day. Be safe out there guys!
 

KimH

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We did an early like really early run to Olympia from Westport to an emergency vet for our old Lab. Obstruction in her stomach...damn labs will eat anything. It was raining hard this morning. Bunch of boats on the highway headed toward Westport. On the way back from Oly we met 3 or 4 boats headed the other way so they must of bagged it. Not much wind now at the place...3 or 4 mph.
 

wdlfbio

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How’s the dog? Had that happen to my current idiot. Vet wanted >$4k on a Sunday. I told them I’d donate $4k to an orphanage before spending it on her. Heck, a new one would be $1,200. Put her down. Vet about fell over. Then negotiated it to under $2,700 and included spaying her while they were in there. 😂.
 

KimH

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How’s the dog? Had that happen to my current idiot. Vet wanted >$4k on a Sunday. I told them I’d donate $4k to an orphanage before spending it on her. Heck, a new one would be $1,200. Put her down. Vet about fell over. Then negotiated it to under $2,700 and included spaying her while they were in there. 😂.
We don't know yet. She's 12 1/2 and very arthritic. They're holding her, giving fluids et cetera to see if she clears out otherwise we'll have to take her elsewhere and probably surgery. Plus because of the problem she aspirated while trying to vomit so has pneumonia......damn dog anyway but they're family.
 

Kool-Aid

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Mar 18, 2008
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So as I'm sort of new to westport and rough bar crossings... On days like yesterday and you plan on fishing north...do most of you just run across the opening on the inside then turn out to cross the bar on the north side of the entrance?

There were waves breaking in the middle where I usually would cross...but I figured WTF...send it. And so I sent it. But once through the snotty stuff I needed to go north to drop my pots off.

That's when I noticed the highway of boats running the bar on the north side.
 

Elkfins

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So as I'm sort of new to westport and rough bar crossings... On days like yesterday and you plan on fishing north...do most of you just run across the opening on the inside then turn out to cross the bar on the north side of the entrance?

There were waves breaking in the middle where I usually would cross...but I figured WTF...send it. And so I sent it. But once through the snotty stuff I needed to go north to drop my pots off.

That's when I noticed the highway of boats running the bar on the north side.
In my experience, when it's rough, the north side is typically rougher because you get waves coming from 2 or 3 directions. Typically on snotty days like yesterday I will try to cross a bit south of the green cans then turn north after I'm out a ways.