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#12366550 - 07/31/17 05:01 PM Source for determining when it's "Green to the Beach"?
shotgunwilly Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 750
I love doing some wade fishing in the surf when it's right. Usually down in Matagorda. But it's a drive for me to go down there and kinda disappointing when you go all that way and it's dirty and the trout aren't anywhere near the beach. Right now, I use SwellInfo.com and wunderground.com to try and make a guess at when the water is going to be good.

Does anyone have a good source they use to get a good report on how the water looks? Maybe I need to find a "source" i can call anytime and they're like "it's green! cmon!" roflmao


Edited by shotgunwilly (07/31/17 05:08 PM)

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#12366960 - 07/31/17 09:26 PM Re: Source for determining when it's "Green to the Beach"? [Re: shotgunwilly]
smith04 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/02/15
Posts: 11
Loc: Houston, TX

I would like the same info for West Galveston and Surfside.

Thanks,

smith04

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#12367029 - 07/31/17 10:03 PM Re: Source for determining when it's "Green to the Beach"? [Re: shotgunwilly]
C.M. Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/09/16
Posts: 142
I found that all prediction sites are full of sh.t... 1 out of 10 at best. The only way to have it -- is to live on the coast. Wake up in the morning, walk out on a beach, if it looks good -- jump in, if not -- go back to sleep.

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#12367560 - 08/01/17 09:58 AM Re: Source for determining when it's "Green to the Beach"? [Re: C.M.]
shotgunwilly Offline
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Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 750
Originally Posted By: C.M.
I found that all prediction sites are full of sh.t... 1 out of 10 at best. The only way to have it -- is to live on the coast. Wake up in the morning, walk out on a beach, if it looks good -- jump in, if not -- go back to sleep.


Wish i could!

As far as swell info, it's worked OK for me, but not great. Probably 50% of the time I thought the conditions were right from the chart and went down there it truly was good.


Edited by shotgunwilly (08/01/17 10:00 AM)

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#12367638 - 08/01/17 10:42 AM Re: Source for determining when it's "Green to the Beach"? [Re: shotgunwilly]
Bayou Burner Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 3520
Loc: Chocolate Bayou/Lake Conroe
The Saltwater Recon site has live cameras that you can control (on pc or laptop, no mobile) and see live footage of the Galveston area.

http://www.saltwater-recon.com

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#12367654 - 08/01/17 10:53 AM Re: Source for determining when it's "Green to the Beach"? [Re: shotgunwilly]
skeeterK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/17
Posts: 132
Loc: Stagecoach, TX
Find a local bait shop that has a facebook page and ask them the day before heading down there. Not saying the tide can't change water color over night but usually if it's green one day and the weather holds, it's a good chance there will be green water the next day. And by all means visit that tackle shop and tell them their FB page really helps.


Edited by skeeterK (08/01/17 10:55 AM)

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#12367836 - 08/01/17 12:53 PM Re: Source for determining when it's "Green to the Beach"? [Re: shotgunwilly]
Bayou Burner Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 3520
Loc: Chocolate Bayou/Lake Conroe
I just check the wind direction- If there are Southeast prevalent winds for a few days and low wind speed, it's time to go.

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