Wind / Water conditions for Land Based Fishing / Perth Metro & North Perth

I was wondering what opinions / criteria the members would have for going down to the beach for a cast. What would you look for as your "ideal" conditions?

(This specifically for the Perth Metro / North Perth area. The reason I'm asking - I have seen people cast from the beach with a easterly behind them and no wave / water action. The water colour was clear. This made me question as to what the ideal conditions might be for Perth and surrounding. My opinion is that you would want some wind in your face and I prefer brownish / dark blue colour with a nice wavey / not yet chopping action. This seems to spark some action in the water.) 

1. What would you rate to be the ideal wind conditions. 

2. Secondly, would the colour and water action play any influence where you would cast? 

Cheers

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cuthbad's picture

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hey mate,I thought about this

Tue, 2011-04-12 13:48

hey mate,

I thought about this a bit over summer as I noticed a few things quite different this year compared to previous summers. Previously I thought the conditions you described above with dark water and swell to be ideal. However this summer I noticed in a couple of spots that when the water was clear and flat (particularly around a full moon) the herring where plentifull and I reckon this is what brought in the larger fish. Sliding a live or dead herring or tailor into deep water when conditions were calm in close produced our best results all summer. This was quite consistent with fish caught in these conditions but plenty of blanking on other occasions.

Coming into this time of year though I reckon your right with the dark water and a bit (not too much) swell.

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Bit of wind

Tue, 2011-04-12 14:45

I know guy's that wont fish unless the sea breeze is howling. as for me i'm lazy and like calm conditions.

A bit of a breeze in your face is good tho, chop's up the water nice and keep's all the bug's away. i agree this year has been a bit different, uaualy if it's too calm with an easterly i dont get many large fish, just the usual bread and butter species.

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best conditions are at the

Tue, 2011-04-12 14:51

best conditions are at the moment in my opinion. between storms, when there is a bit of light coming through the clouds, bit choppy, but not too windy

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tonite any good? il get there

Tue, 2011-04-12 14:58

tonite any good? il get there at 5ish, out going tide tho, so that sucks, sw 15 knots ish, but 2.5m swell, hmm that swell puts me off tho... maybe some tailor on sunset, maybe not .

 

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John - I agree with the

Tue, 2011-04-12 17:12

John - I agree with the overcast - always had good fish during day time when it was overcast. I dont know about the swells - might push the fish a bit further in??

Cuth - Sliding I found seems to work during periods when the water is calmer with a slight breeze in your face, especially on the incoming tide into deep water. I see most of the big fish here is caught during night time? What about daytime? I would say late afternoon 4-ish, sunny, breeze on your face into deepwater with the rising tide?? (I need to give this a go.) Whats your take on this?

About tides, I always favoured the incoming tide - 2hrs before and 2 hours after seems to produce well. Obviously sunset, 1 hr before and after, same in the mornings.

Tailor tonight - water is a bit rough, went down this morning, but you never know. Saw a good spot at Quinns Rocks just north of the mindarie marina. Nicely sheltered with good white wave action - suppose just behind the surf should entice - if they're there. (Give it a go mate - if I was able I would have gone tonight.) 

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cuthbad's picture

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Yea its strange hey, I

Tue, 2011-04-12 18:42

Yea its strange hey, I noticed in SA you guys get some great sharks during the day. I have had almost no luck sliding during the day except fo rthe occasional small ray. Though to be honest I havent put all that much effort into it.

Starting to see some great tailor weather hey. Dying to get my new rod and get into some winter fishing!!

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Yea - its looking good - let

Wed, 2011-04-13 09:22

Yea - its looking good - let me know - I'll join you - want to give that waft rod a couple of casts!

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