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#11242297 - 11/24/15 01:47 PM How does wind change the way you fish?
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Registered: 02/27/13
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I was curious, as opposed to a calm(er) day, what does it make you do differently? Do you throw moving baits more because it is windier? Just curious what adjustments people make based on on the wind. Thx
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#11243125 - 11/24/15 08:20 PM Re: How does wind change the way you fish? [Re: Frank the Tank]
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Registered: 01/12/15
Posts: 131
Loc: LOZ
If it's windy I'll usually be throwing a Spinnerbait.
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#11243129 - 11/24/15 08:21 PM Re: How does wind change the way you fish? [Re: Frank the Tank]
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Registered: 09/10/15
Posts: 319
Loc: Jacksboro Texas
I hate the wind!!
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#11243139 - 11/24/15 08:27 PM Re: How does wind change the way you fish? [Re: Frank the Tank]
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Registered: 08/04/06
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Loc: Dallas/Quitman
It makes me wanna go home.
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#11243146 - 11/24/15 08:31 PM Re: How does wind change the way you fish? [Re: lakeforkfisherman]
JkWho Offline
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Registered: 04/27/15
Posts: 308
Loc: Mid Cities
Originally Posted By: lakeforkfisherman
It makes me wanna go home.


This!!!

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#11243148 - 11/24/15 08:34 PM Re: How does wind change the way you fish? [Re: Frank the Tank]
Trickster Online   content
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Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 34423
Loc: Plano TX
Hit your good areas. Cast into the wind if possible with moving baits. Then follow up with soft plastics with a weight heavy enough to feel the bottom and keep a tight line to feel the bite.

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#11243176 - 11/24/15 08:56 PM Re: How does wind change the way you fish? [Re: Frank the Tank]
epicoutdoors Online   content
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 1944
Loc: On The Water NE Texas
Wind is a good thing. Fish activity is normally better with some wind action.
Counting on certain conditions to always fish the same is not a good habit to get in to though.

On any given day a good approach is to concentrate your efforts on "QUICKLY" eleminating unproductive water.

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#11243178 - 11/24/15 08:57 PM Re: How does wind change the way you fish? [Re: Frank the Tank]
Ricky Taylor Offline
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1822
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
I love windy days.
I target wind blown points, and hit it shallow with a 1.5, follow up with a 2.5 on the deeper end and then move to a C-rig senko.

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#11243187 - 11/24/15 09:00 PM Re: How does wind change the way you fish? [Re: Frank the Tank]
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Fish in it all you can; but the older you get the more we hunt semi calm water.
I'm not as mad at them as I once was. Once upon a time I would thank nothing about fishing out in the waves with the bilge pumps running.
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#11243217 - 11/24/15 09:25 PM Re: How does wind change the way you fish? [Re: Frank the Tank]
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Registered: 02/25/03
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Loc: Forney TX
Changes boat positioning and how fast I run across the lake.
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#11243237 - 11/24/15 09:37 PM Re: How does wind change the way you fish? [Re: Frank the Tank]
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Registered: 09/26/08
Posts: 125
Loc: Wylie,Texas, U.S.A.
Necessary evil. It always has to be considered.


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#11243253 - 11/24/15 09:45 PM Re: How does wind change the way you fish? [Re: Frank the Tank]
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Registered: 12/11/04
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Loc: Weatherford
Wind is your friend

If you on the calm side of the lake your giving up
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#11243413 - 11/25/15 04:51 AM Re: How does wind change the way you fish? [Re: Frank the Tank]
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Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 2186
Loc: Fork
I love the wind! Especially on Fork.

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#11243418 - 11/25/15 04:58 AM Re: How does wind change the way you fish? [Re: Frank the Tank]
Lee in Texas Online   content
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Registered: 03/23/13
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Loc: Wise County Texas
JMO, but if the wind is above 15mph...I usually don't go....my rig (18') and my lack of 'boating skills'....no,,not fun so I stay home. Otherwise, going to be a rough/wet ride...
God Bless


Edited by Lee in Texas (11/25/15 05:00 AM)
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#11243600 - 11/25/15 07:47 AM Re: How does wind change the way you fish? [Re: Frank the Tank]
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Registered: 02/04/11
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Loc: DFW
The wind used to completely ruin my days. I'd bitch about the boat, not being able to cast, couldn't feel the bites, everything. I HATED the wind.

Learning to fish a heavy C rig really helped me come around. Find some techniques you can use and CAST effectively in the wind and wind fishing gets much easier.

Then you can move on to the real fun part, boat control.

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