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Topsail inlet
Topsail inlet
September 21, 2017 6:50 am EST
Location: 33.436N 77.743W
Wind Dir: WNW (290°)
Wind Speed: 10 knots
Wind Gust: 14 knots
Sig Wave Height: 3 ft
Dom Wave Period: 10 sec
Average Period: 4.9 sec
Mean Wave Dir: E (84°)
AT Ps: 30.02 in (1016.5 mb)
Air Temp: 80°F (26.4°C)
Dew Point: 74°F (23.2°C)
Water Temp: 82°F (27.7°C)

Topsail inlet
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shane7mc
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:14 pm    Post subject: Topsail inlet Reply with quote

Good day guys, just seeing if the cans are accurate in topsail inlet. It has been probably 6 weeks since I have poked through the inlet. Trying to take a group of kids out Spanish and bottom bouncing Saturday morning.
I was going to enter the inlet thru topsail sound.
Thanks again!
  
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bfisch
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:08 pm    Post subject: NTI Reply with quote

I tried making it out through the S Curves yesterday. Bumped bottom a time or two just past the last red can at the tip of Leah Island, and decided to turn around. I had my family on board and wasn't going to push my luck. Looks like coming from Topsail would be a better route based on the last survey I've seen.  
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aftergolf
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a new survey up on the Army Corps page. The route from the S creek past Leah Islands is terrible, much better through the back bay.
The buoys are not correct.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is Topsail creek?  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is Topsail creek?  
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Roosterfish
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where are you calling Topsail Creek? Is that the same as Mud Creek?  
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aftergolf
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the ICW to where Black Mud Creek comes into Topsail Creek (Howards Channel on the charts) at the end of the 'S' there is plenty of water, but from Black Mud to the SW end of Topsail there is very little water.
Take a look at the late June Army Corps survey and you can see the shallow water in RED.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aftergolf wrote:
From the ICW to where Black Mud Creek comes into Topsail Creek (Howards Channel on the charts) at the end of the 'S' there is plenty of water, but from Black Mud to the SW end of Topsail there is very little water.
Take a look at the late June Army Corps survey and you can see the shallow water in RED.


This the ones you are referring to?

http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/Hydrographic-Surveys/Inlets-Crossings/
  
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Sandtiger
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made some tracks last week at low tide. There are a couple areas where's where it's 10-20 yards wide of good water. 3-5' at low tide. When you look at the survey Can 8 and 12 appeared to be the trouble areas.

Going out the inlet I think running straight out is the better path right now versus to the North along Topsail island. READ THE WATER APPROPRIATLY

Good luck.. Be safe
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went out about month ago and came from the Mud Creek side around the northern tip of Lea and went north toward Topsail and almost got in a mess I made it out but it was hairy for a little bit. Coming back in I came in straight and was fine. Don't trust the buoys.  
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mojohalibut
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yall its Topsail Inlet......the cans are never correct and if they are they wont be tomorrow. The inlet is always changing and always will be. Read the water and run the inlet at low tide and see where the water is, waves dont break where its deep. Save a track or two and use it as a current reference and IGNORE the buoys (wish theyd take the damn things out, cause more confusion than anything and they are something to hit at 2:oo in the morning).

If the wind lays down a lil you will see me out there in the morning as well. Catch em up
  
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Whaler1253
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was at Topsail Inlet this weekend. I hit bottom at #8, be careful around this area. Great info guys, thanks.  
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bigfishhooker
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mojohalibut wrote:
Yall its Topsail Inlet......the cans are never correct and if they are they wont be tomorrow. The inlet is always changing and always will be. Read the water and run the inlet at low tide and see where the water is, waves dont break where its deep. Save a track or two and use it as a current reference and IGNORE the buoys (wish theyd take the damn things out, cause more confusion than anything and they are something to hit at 2:oo in the morning).

If the wind lays down a lil you will see me out there in the morning as well. Catch em up


Loud and clear bud. Used to fish it weekly in the summer until a family house sold on Inlet Dr. We now try to navigate the waters from the OBX to DR to CR.

While your basic summary on navigation is spot on....it sure is nice to hit up the locals for a perspective on recent passage.
  
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mojohalibut
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didnt mean to come across as a butthead, sorry guys  
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BluePirate
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject: Nti Reply with quote

I went out the inlet Friday morning at dead low tide. Go slow and read the water while ignoring the cans and you will be fine. Worst spot just off Lea island was 3'. Saw no less than 5' over the bar on a heading of about 140. However on the way back in it was rough with a killer SW blow so I opted not to take the risk and returned via MBI. Topsail while navigable demands respect.

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