View Full Version : When do you guys say no?

06-19-2017, 03:42 PM
Learned the hard way that over 10 knots and the peak of an outgoing tide spells danger in the bay for me here.

I'm assuming anything from 5-10 knots is alright with 1-3 foot waves. Anything stronger than that and I'm better off on a lake.

What about you guys? What conditions are the threshold?

06-21-2017, 05:52 AM
Geez, 3 foot waves would takeep the fun out of it for me. I might not be able to get off the beach if it is blowing g in. Sometimes, the forecast says 8 or 10 knots, you get all packed up, get there and it is too rough. Usually a judgement call when you get there.

06-21-2017, 09:18 AM
5-10mph is fine when it gets near 15mph thats where I draw the line! Its not fun getting blown around out there! Its supposed to be fun and I like to get home at the end of the day!

06-22-2017, 11:58 AM
Just heading out in decent winds and waves can be daunting enough, not even considering that a good fish will pull you with AND against the current and wind, creating a whole other scenario to deal with!

06-26-2017, 05:05 PM
Usually anywhere from 10 to 12, depending on conditions (lee shore
or not). Over 15, never; can't paddle sideways, and the waves
are usually too high. Under 10, almost always, unless the forecast
calls for 2 foot waves or higher.