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#12190469 - 04/09/17 02:58 PM NTX wind
KevinB Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 108
Loc: Lewisville TX
So what are you guys doing with all this wind? Every time I have a day I can get away to get on the water it 15-25 mph. So frustrating.
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#12190495 - 04/09/17 03:25 PM Re: NTX wind [Re: KevinB]
TTUshane Offline
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Registered: 01/05/15
Posts: 22
Loc: Dallas
...or thunderstorms. I feel ya man!

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#12190642 - 04/09/17 05:26 PM Re: NTX wind [Re: KevinB]
Superslab Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 128
Loc: Frisco, TX
I try to fish a lake that has a cove that at least one side is protected from the wind. I fished Ray Roberts yesterday in the wind and had no issues in Buck Creek. I hate the wind but have learned to deal with it and respect it. You need to be flexible and adjust as necessary, which isn't always easy.

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#12190665 - 04/09/17 05:45 PM Re: NTX wind [Re: KevinB]
Brad R Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1553
Loc: Texas
Superslab has the right approach.

North Texas is very windy especially over its spring months. I panfished today (see my big bluegill under the bluegill section!) and what I did was I left the bank near Lake Athens' boat ramp, crossed over in the no wake zone and I fish along and in between the boat houses. I could actually position myself out of the wind, had no issues at all holding water in my Propel 10.

Later, I fished under the 2495 bridge for a bit, also a good hiding place, then I left there and I let the wind "push" me down a long bank where I could make repeated short casts to the edge of the grass, never pedaled once.

Coves are great, too, especially if one or both sides are high and the wind gets directed overhead.

Another location I like is whenever the wind is blowing over the dam, I'll get just below it and fish the rip rap where the wind goes over me.

On Wheeler Branch, there is a small rock island and if the wind and current are big, I like to get on the leeward side of the island, drop an anchor and the island cuts the currrent, redirects it left and right so you find yourself in a little bit of dead water.

Finally, another trick is to pull up on top of a pad of vegetation as it acts as a wave arrestor. You can sit there and fish over and along the edge. Or just pull up to a nice shoreline and hop out of the kayak and fish from the bank.

Brad

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#12190799 - 04/09/17 07:28 PM Re: NTX wind [Re: KevinB]
Shaun Russell Offline
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Registered: 03/15/08
Posts: 6312
Loc: Ray Roberts
One of the most consistent patterns I have found is fishing the "edge" between rough and calm water. Just remember and be safe and know your kayaking limits.
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And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Matthew 4:19

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#12190850 - 04/09/17 08:08 PM Re: NTX wind [Re: KevinB]
C.M. Offline
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Registered: 09/09/16
Posts: 151
Originally Posted By: KevinB
So what are you guys doing with all this wind? Every time I have a day I can get away to get on the water it 15-25 mph. So frustrating.

I take days off for calm days (and work weekends, if need be). Or go to saltwater, I can fish it in 15-20mph winds.

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#12191197 - 04/10/17 05:54 AM Re: NTX wind [Re: KevinB]
redshad Offline
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Registered: 04/26/03
Posts: 233
Loc: Sanger Texas USA
I try to launch where the wind will be at my back on the return trip and have had some really great days throwing at windy banks.
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#12191299 - 04/10/17 07:43 AM Re: NTX wind [Re: KevinB]
PlanoTom Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 558
When it's as windy as it was this weekend, I'll fish the local ponds. That leaves a lot of time to do work around the house, errands, do maintenance on reels and kayak, etc. so I don't feel so bad if I spend an entire day on the water when the weather improves.

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#12191369 - 04/10/17 08:28 AM Re: NTX wind [Re: KevinB]
skeeteroneal Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/28/04
Posts: 1709
Loc: Hico
I said heck with it and went yesterday. Went to the river as opposed to any lakes. Now granted I took my Outback so that it did make it easier but it still was a challenge. Try to find places that are protected from the wind if possible so your not fighting it the whole time. Another thing is use something like a drift sock or stake out stick so that you can work areas better. FYI fishing was a grind. The wind made me cuss. BUT, I caught these to make it worth the trip. Sometimes you got to say what the heck and go. Just make sure its safe conditions.


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#12262656 - 05/25/17 12:54 PM Re: NTX wind [Re: KevinB]
Shaun Russell Offline
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Registered: 03/15/08
Posts: 6312
Loc: Ray Roberts
Just wait till August, you'll be begging for a little breeze. wink for now I'll hit the mouths of the coves.
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And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Matthew 4:19

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#12262860 - 05/25/17 03:01 PM Re: NTX wind [Re: KevinB]
Brad R Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1553
Loc: Texas
July/August is tough. The trick I have found it to get out really early, then get off the water by about noon.

Don't over-extend time on the water because you need to preserve some for getting back off the water.

And, afternoon fishing is great if you go get over on the shady side of something, or on the shady side of a bridge. Then, once the sun drops low, you have some spectacular 2 or so hours of fishing.

Brad

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