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04-11-2006, 09:54 AM
Can any one tell me the water temp in or around Newport.I have not been in the water this early before , but don't know if I can wait any longer.I went in early september is the water still much colder right know.I will be doing shore diving for TOGS and stripers. :thumps:
04-11-2006, 10:03 AM
That's the link to the buoy data center. Newport temp is running around 48 deg.
In RI you cannot legally take tautog until May 1st. Here's the DMF website:
04-11-2006, 09:05 PM
it was above 40 all the way down to 30 feet today didnt find anything but lobsters but you dont see me mad about it. the water was very dirty vis was about 6 feet but murky they whole way
04-15-2006, 10:48 AM
As of April 15 water temp in Newport is 49.8 according to NOAA here in Woods Hole 46.2.
48 in westport- folks said blues + bass were running.
I dove and saw nothing.
04-15-2006, 02:26 PM
Vin what do you wear in water at these temps. I have a 5mm two piece with hood, boots and gloves all 5 mm, still to cold for me right now.
I dive all year (less free diving or in warm water) in in DUI CF 200 w/ a 7 mil hood and (w/ dry gloves & heat packs inside on deep dives when H20 is 40- 30s) regulate my undergarmets as temps heat up. In Summer I loose the gloves as my pref is neoprene bcs of dexterity and the simple fact that I am always digging around and bugging hunting etc. and have punctured the gloves...
If you add a 2/3 mil shortie on your 5 you'll be fine. the issue is more what the surface weather / conditions are when you break down you gear for winter diving wet. Unless you are part of a police unit with a heated van your like me breaking down gear in the snow or rain freezing and it suck being 100% wet.
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