If it was you?

Question is...     would you still go?

 

 Supposed to leave for exmouth fri morning for 8 days, scrambling through every weather site known to man to get an idea of the swell and wind that will effect the coast. 

 

WOULD YOU still go?

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 Yep! Gotta be in it to win

Wed, 2018-03-21 08:18

 Yep! Gotta be in it to win it! Plus there are worse places to be!

 

Sat and Sunday look good, then you could explore the bottom of the gulf cos the winds look southerly early next week. But things could change quickly.

 

Or you could spend another day of travel - have less days for fishing - but hit up Broome. Long range forecast looks pretty good

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Same boat as you Gilly, I

Wed, 2018-03-21 08:26

Same boat as you Gilly, I arrive in Exmouth on Monday. I figure 12 days of drinking and relaxing if I cant fish, is still better than being at work!

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 Bloody hell mate I go

Wed, 2018-03-21 08:27

 Bloody hell mate I go through this agony every year with Gnaraloo. But looking at the forecast I'd still go, southerly moderates forecast so still doable inside the gulf.

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Weather forecast.

Wed, 2018-03-21 08:37

 How many times has the weather forecast been correct??

Did Exmouth for 14 years & only a few times it was right. 

The weather changes, you can't control it. Go for it.

A bad day on holiday in Exy is so much better than a day at work.

The only time i wouldn't go would be if there is a cyclone on it's way.

Did it with cyclone Vance, delayed our time for 2 weeks & it was still a mess.

No power, no water, no launch ramps but it was still a holiday.

We made the most of a new experience.

Do it..........

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 Why wouldnt you go?It will

Wed, 2018-03-21 08:41

 Why wouldnt you go?
It will already be well past Exmouth by then.
Im at Cape Preston and we have the swell now.

Fly home tonite and get another bite of the cherry in a couple of days when it comes down the coast.
Exmouth may not even get any rain

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 We fished 8nm north of

Wed, 2018-03-21 08:53

 We fished 8nm north of Tantabiddi in 105 m in 20 kt sou westers.  Bit uncomfortable but still got a great feed of gold band.  Just trolled back in slowly rather than bash back.

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where are you staying?

Wed, 2018-03-21 09:02

you cant stay at work another week?  Staying in a tent or House? 

Why not hit kalbarri saturday .. stay a couple of days there and see what happens.

You might get a few days hot fishing before the low on the macs and then drive up when the weather turns. 

 

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looking at the forecast rack

Wed, 2018-03-21 10:24

 it is far more likely to have a negative impact on Kalbarri, or further south than it is at  Exmouth, 

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 im leaving friday arvo, been

Wed, 2018-03-21 09:02

 im leaving friday arvo, been onto all the weather sites and it looks fine mate, that storm is going way wide off exmouth already...... next week looks good. Always going to get a few days super windy up there but you can always fish inside the reef on the west side or in the gulf...... 

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Wed, 2018-03-21 09:39

 It is 465 miles off Exmouth now

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 Not concerned with it

Wed, 2018-03-21 09:48

 Not concerned with it crossing the coast just the effect it will have on the wind and swell. 

 I must be reading a different weather map because i thought i read as it grows in size it has slowed dramatically and it goes past exy on fri

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 As they slow down they

Wed, 2018-03-21 10:03

 As they slow down they intensify, speed up as they break down.
By the time you get to Exmouth it will be way down the coast and swell from it will drop away quickly

Its forecast to move steadily in a big arc and the forecast says it has a well defined centre so plotting and tracking has a high confidence until about friday/sat

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Just keep an eye on it

Wed, 2018-03-21 10:15

 Like Rob says it 950 km west of Exmouth heading west atm. Not a problem on that heading

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 Yep Rob H is spot on, id be

Wed, 2018-03-21 10:17

 Yep Rob H is spot on, id be suprised if theres any more than 1.5- 2m of swell by the weekend up there. 

 

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 is this meant to be a trick

Wed, 2018-03-21 10:30

 is this meant to be a trick question. 

plenty of opertunitys to fish from exxy . 

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 I spent a week there with

Wed, 2018-03-21 11:09

 I spent a week there with roaring notherlies and that was the only time we couldn't find anywhere soemwhere to fish from the boat. Frustrating fishing creeks at the bottom of the Gulf when there's a hire boat sitting there at over a grand a week! I'd still go based on teh above though!

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Go for it, that way you will

Wed, 2018-03-21 13:22

Go for it, that way you will miss it when it gives Perth a touch up

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 we where pretty confident on

Wed, 2018-03-21 16:48

 we where pretty confident on going, just not to keen on sitting in a cabin drinking piss for a week. 

 I do that at home enough as it is 

 hope for clean water to stir up a bill or 2

 cheers for the input as always lads 

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Go Go Go

Wed, 2018-03-21 17:43

If it was me I'd be packing ready to go, Marcus will bring the swell up bit IMO thats all its going to do. There is always the gulf or down around Wapet creek if things get too bad on the west side. If it turns pear shape then there is the Potshot to drown your sorrows.

Did a trip to Gnaraloo many years back, son and I got out the day we arrived for a quick fish, other mates arrived next day and never took boats off the trailer for the next 14 days.

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 Have done exactly that and

Wed, 2018-03-21 21:01

 Have done exactly that and cried, but got very drunk doing it 

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Good side to it

Thu, 2018-03-22 05:38

One good side to it was that we invented "Two Can Fishing"

You put a full can of beer in your back pocket and an open one in your shirt pocket, as you walk along the beach flicking lures , you slowly consume the open can, when its empty you swap it with the full one and reverse your direction, it should take roughly the same time to work your way back to the esky to sit down enjoy another can, reload and then head off the other way , flicking lures as you go, repeat as often as the esky or your sobriety holds out

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 Love it...going to try it

Thu, 2018-03-22 23:15

 Love it...going to try it

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 Never more than 50m from the

Tue, 2018-03-27 17:53

 Never more than 50m from the esky......

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 I think someone is  very

Tue, 2018-03-27 15:27

 I think someone is  very happy they went.

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