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#11921136 - 11/07/16 10:24 AM How windy is too windy?
422studiosdotcom Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 317
Loc: Lewisville,Texas
What do you consider is too much wind to take the lake? Some boats handle better than others so I take it that would obviously matter but I have seen some tournaments like the TTBC be so windy (while pros take points and wind head on) that I question if I would do the same or look for a cove?
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#11921185 - 11/07/16 10:48 AM Re: How windy is too windy? [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
Okie Poke Offline
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Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 14134
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
35mph and I'm out...30 is alright if you're at the right lake.
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#11921187 - 11/07/16 10:48 AM Re: How windy is too windy? [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
M. Alexander Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/03/13
Posts: 545
Loc: Rowlett, TX
Fun fishing: If my trolling motor won't stay in the water, I'm looking for calmer seas.

Tournament: Fish where the fish are no matter the conditions with the exception of lightning.
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#11921358 - 11/07/16 11:58 AM Re: How windy is too windy? [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 802
Loc: texas
Depends on the lake. 15-20 on Tawakoni out of the south and you better have a BIG boat. Toledo Bend and Rayburn you can get in one of the EW coves and be fine, also Fork has some EW coves that can be fished. At 30mph hard to keep the trolling motor in the water and why even in a tournament.
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#11921359 - 11/07/16 11:58 AM Re: How windy is too windy? [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
Bobby Milam Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 1993
Loc: Arlington
I'll go out in 25 and maybe even 30 but only if I can find places to fish out of the wind. Don't care about standing in the big waves and feeling bits is too hard. I have a terrova so I can easily hold a spot in the rough water just don't want to.

All depends on the boat though. My last boat, anything over 15 beat you to death and you'd be soaked so I didn't go out in it over 15

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#11921449 - 11/07/16 12:30 PM Re: How windy is too windy? [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
921 Phoenix Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 1819
Loc: Lake Fork
depends on fish bite it sure is fun to cast square bills on points during shad spawn when the wind is blowing at 30+ into point in the spring. Yes it is rough but you can load the boat at the right time. This requires long boats and long shafts on trolling motor for me to fish. The wind is your friend if you do not mind the rough ride and rough water while fishing. The deep bite I do not mind the wind up to about 25-30. just my .02

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#11921505 - 11/07/16 01:03 PM Re: How windy is too windy? [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
perrypogue Offline
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Registered: 03/20/09
Posts: 206
Loc: haskell tx
I can remember being caught out on a lake when the wind/waves got high but you had to make weigh-in. Maybe you wouldn't have launched had you known the wind was going to get that high but there you are. I've speared 4 waves in a lifetime ... all in 18' boats. That's when the value of TOW can't be under estimated. I believe you can keep yourself safe when caught out in the most extreme weather but you must know how to operate your boat.

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#11921585 - 11/07/16 01:47 PM Re: How windy is too windy? [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
SKEETER_MAN_225 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/25/07
Posts: 2900
Loc: TEXAS
It seems like every time I go fishing the wind is blowing like crazy! So I really don't have an answer LOL.
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#11921588 - 11/07/16 01:50 PM Re: How windy is too windy? [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
bradnitro175 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 3776
Loc: Dallas,tx
When you can't hold your spot with the trolling motor on high

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#11921952 - 11/07/16 05:03 PM Re: How windy is too windy? [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
BMCD Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 3500
Loc: Katy, Texas US
Depends on the lake and direction. Have fished in 40mph.

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#11922071 - 11/07/16 06:24 PM Re: How windy is too windy? [Re: bradnitro175]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12208
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: bradnitro175
When you can't hold your spot with the trolling motor on high
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#11922117 - 11/07/16 06:40 PM Re: How windy is too windy? [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
Bassin Fever Offline
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Registered: 01/30/06
Posts: 719
Loc: Colorado City
Depends on who is with me. My wife and anything above 15 n we head in. A buddy with me and we've fished in 30mph. I usually try to find a calm cove if it gets high after I'm on the water.
A longer boat is a blessing in higher wid. Learned this from the bay's.
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#11922136 - 11/07/16 06:47 PM Re: How windy is too windy? [Re: bradnitro175]
Battson34 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/14
Posts: 213
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: bradnitro175
When you can't hold your spot with the trolling motor on high



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#11922496 - 11/07/16 09:34 PM Re: How windy is too windy? [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
TorySweatman Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/03/13
Posts: 231
Loc: Sanger, Texas
When you gotta keep your bilge pumps running.

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#11922502 - 11/07/16 09:44 PM Re: How windy is too windy? [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
Billy Blazer 300 HPDI Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/16/08
Posts: 2112
Loc: Pearland Texas/Rayburn Country...
If the tops of the big pine trees are swayin.........I'm stayin......at home when it comes to Big Sam !!!
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