Nice, that's a pig too!
We lost at least one bigger than that. Hooked an angry one on the iron...it pulled 60’ of line on a buttoned down drag, found the rocks and earned his freedom. I was fishing a stout 50lb yoyo outfit but it was not enough. By far the biggest yellow I hooked this season, I’m guessing it was 35-40lbs.
Hey Chris, Was that you in the black Radon?
Ya, that was an interesting day. NOAA was waaaay off, SailFlow was incorrect, but iKitesurf was actually spot on.
ughh... bummer! I guess you gotta check them all! Thanks for the tip!You are 100% correct and it's about to get weirder.... Sometimes the iKiteSurf app on your phone has a different model than the iKiteSurf website on the computer!!! No clue why but it happens!
Even though they're the same company, different forecasts are based on different computer models, run by different government agencies.
On Sailflow if you click on "Customize" you can try out different forecast models. The high resolution models are way more accurate than say Quicklook or 0.5 degree GFS. I've found the HRRR model (3km resolution) to frequently be uncannily accurate. Unfortunately it only looks ahead 12 hours. The NAM 5 km model is also decent and looks further ahead.
If several models all look similar then chances are that's what you're going to get. If you look at several models and they're wildly different then they're all wrong, it's a crapshoot.