here's the site I go to. click on #45142 & click on the triangle on the left (if you've never used this site).
if you've used the site, then disregard the above.
I look for the trends, though. It can be calm out but if the wind speed trend looks like it's climbing, I don't go out. It'll eventually get too rough. If it's windy but the trend shows a downward slope, I'll go out & stick it out because it'll eventually calm down. As far as the fatheads, you might as well throw them out. never had any luck with them. Emeralds are the best & I net mine at the ft of Ferry, then salt & freeze for when they're hard to get. good luck with the perch. They don't get any better tasting than that.