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#11378282 - 01/29/16 03:43 AM How much is "Too windy"?
Pufferfish Offline
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Registered: 09/03/15
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Loc: Watauga, Tx
I have a 17ft Lowe, and had a good scare on a solo trip last fall when the wind suddenly kicked up to 25. How do you handle sudden changes in wind speed...and how much is just too much?
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#11378293 - 01/29/16 05:01 AM Re: How much is "Too windy"? [Re: Pufferfish]
tbates Offline
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Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 266
Loc: Lubbock
Less than 8 is not enough, 14-18 gets annoying. Sustained 18-22 I start looking for a break. 22+ I pack up and go in.

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#11378337 - 01/29/16 05:59 AM Re: How much is "Too windy"? [Re: Pufferfish]
BeardedBanker Offline
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Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 502
Loc: Queen City, TX
Was looking forward to the 70 degree weather this weekend, then saw where there will be 25mph winds on Sunday. Not sure I want to fight that.

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#11378348 - 01/29/16 06:15 AM Re: How much is "Too windy"? [Re: tbates]
Lee in Texas Offline
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Originally Posted By: tbates
Less than 8 is not enough, 14-18 gets annoying. Sustained 18-22 I start looking for a break. 22+ I pack up and go in.

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#11378352 - 01/29/16 06:18 AM Re: How much is "Too windy"? [Re: Pufferfish]
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Registered: 06/09/08
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20 - 25 no can do , unless fishing tournament

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#11378368 - 01/29/16 06:32 AM Re: How much is "Too windy"? [Re: Pufferfish]
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Registered: 05/30/13
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Loc: lake conroe, tx
If my trolling motor is bouncing out of the water and waves are coming over the front of the boat while I am standing on the front deck I'm done. If I can get out of the waves/wind in a good area to fish I will but otherwise I'm done

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#11378376 - 01/29/16 06:37 AM Re: How much is "Too windy"? [Re: Pufferfish]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
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Loc: Lufkin Texas
What about just fishing the bank that the wind is coming from?

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#11378458 - 01/29/16 07:24 AM Re: How much is "Too windy"? [Re: Pufferfish]
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Registered: 01/26/10
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I think it is also important to consider the body of water. Some little lakes that are long and narrow are just fine. Any large impoundment can be a rodeo even in a much bigger boat!

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#11378460 - 01/29/16 07:26 AM Re: How much is "Too windy"? [Re: Pufferfish]
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 1863
Loc: Beckville, TX
Be your own judge. If you start feeling uneasy or unsafe with the situation your in, then call it a day. It's just a fish and it will be there tomorrow.

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#11378463 - 01/29/16 07:27 AM Re: How much is "Too windy"? [Re: Lil joe]
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Originally Posted By: Lil joe
If my trolling motor is bouncing out of the water and waves are coming over the front of the boat while I am standing on the front deck I'm done. If I can get out of the waves/wind in a good area to fish I will but otherwise I'm done


Haha. You'd be done on my little boat after the first 10moh gust then. grin
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#11378475 - 01/29/16 07:31 AM Re: How much is "Too windy"? [Re: Pufferfish]
Nutman Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 2634
Loc: Athens, TX
Depends on how much you want to be out of the house.
you can always do as Andrew suggest and fish the bank on the upwind side,,,,or find a cove out of the wind. Launch in a spot keeping the afternoon wind in mind and then drive slow.
I certainly would not be in the middle of Sam Rayburn in 25 mph North winds.
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#11378504 - 01/29/16 07:44 AM Re: How much is "Too windy"? [Re: Pufferfish]
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Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 794
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
Depends on the lake. If the wind is over 25mph and I really want to fish, I'll go to Holbrook. Smaller lakes are much easier in the wind. I certainly don't want to be on Ray Hubbard with a strong south wind.
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#11378754 - 01/29/16 09:27 AM Re: How much is "Too windy"? [Re: Pufferfish]
Bassalong Offline
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Registered: 02/08/05
Posts: 769
Loc: Iowa
There are lots of lakes. Find one with a ramp where you can launch and fish in moderate wind conditions without having to run through the rough stuff.

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#11378783 - 01/29/16 09:42 AM Re: How much is "Too windy"? [Re: Pufferfish]
GROD Online   content
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Registered: 09/12/10
Posts: 775
Loc: Eagle Mountain
If by myself then no such thing... If I have someone with me it just depends on what they can handle and their experience on a boat.

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#11378885 - 01/29/16 10:20 AM Re: How much is "Too windy"? [Re: Pufferfish]
kirbydog Online   content
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Registered: 02/18/06
Posts: 633
Loc: Colorado/Conroe
My rule is, if its windy I stay on the side of the lake where I launched. That way I don't have to cross open water.

Anything with sustained winds over 20 and I stay home.
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