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#12209490 - 04/20/17 10:02 PM Jeesh! This wind!
NitroGlistenin Offline
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Registered: 03/08/16
Posts: 74
Wondering if it's ever going to slow down. Seems it blows a little lighter during the week then, bam!, back gusting again for the weekends. mad

How much wind does it take to keep you guys off the water? Or do you just lean into it and somehow find a spot?

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#12209536 - 04/20/17 10:19 PM Re: Jeesh! This wind! [Re: NitroGlistenin]
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Loc: Longview, Tx
I fish no matter what usually

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#12209687 - 04/21/17 06:08 AM Re: Jeesh! This wind! [Re: NitroGlistenin]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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Registered: 11/08/07
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Loc: Irving, Texas
This is going to be the norm as long as these storm systems keep coming in every few days. For me, 15mph is too much, but then again I am in my tube.
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#12209719 - 04/21/17 06:56 AM Re: Jeesh! This wind! [Re: NitroGlistenin]
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Loc: Midlothian
If it's out of the north 10-15mph. Not much sheltered brush on Bardwell when it is out of the north.
Now out of the south is a different story. I've fished Bardwell when it is 20mph out of the south. But usually don't go if it's forecast at 15mph or more.
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#12209821 - 04/21/17 08:17 AM Re: Jeesh! This wind! [Re: NitroGlistenin]
DaveTV Offline
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Registered: 03/28/17
Posts: 37
Loc: Plano, Texas
I got up to go this morning but changed my mind. Forecast of 15-20 mph winds and gust up to 30 mph are keeping me home. Thunderstorms are forecast for the afternoon as well. Under 15 mph doesn't bother me, 15 to 20 is doable for me but depends upon other variable also.

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#12209968 - 04/21/17 09:41 AM Re: Jeesh! This wind! [Re: NitroGlistenin]
Big_CatEM Offline
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Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 3368
Loc: Keller Area
Originally Posted By: NitroGlistenin
Wondering if it's ever going to slow down. Seems it blows a little lighter during the week then, bam!, back gusting again for the weekends. mad

How much wind does it take to keep you guys off the water? Or do you just lean into it and somehow find a spot?


Called Spring in Texas. They usually settle down more by late May into the Summer. That is all. bolt
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#12209970 - 04/21/17 09:43 AM Re: Jeesh! This wind! [Re: DaveTV]
Big_CatEM Offline
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Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 3368
Loc: Keller Area
Originally Posted By: DaveTV
I got up to go this morning but changed my mind. Forecast of 15-20 mph winds and gust up to 30 mph are keeping me home. Thunderstorms are forecast for the afternoon as well. Under 15 mph doesn't bother me, 15 to 20 is doable for me but depends upon other variable also.


Yep. Some scattered big ones late this afternoon N of I-20, then later this evening or near midnight S of I-20 and mostly along and east of I-35, though shouldn't be near as bad. Much cooler this weekend due to a strong, late season cold front that arrives Saturday morning.

Guess it's a good time to be working graveyards.


Edited by Big_CatEM (04/21/17 09:44 AM)
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#12209993 - 04/21/17 09:54 AM Re: Jeesh! This wind! [Re: NitroGlistenin]
PKfishin Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 2557
Loc: Texas
Like this every year. One of my favorite post titles of all time I saw on this forum was " ding dang wind on my day off". I still laugh about that.

Wind was really bad on PK yesterday. Between that and minn kota spot lock trying to ram me into docks while I boat fish made it a busy day.
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#12210804 - 04/21/17 07:47 PM Re: Jeesh! This wind! [Re: PKfishin]
NitroGlistenin Offline
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Registered: 03/08/16
Posts: 74
Originally Posted By: PKfishin
Wind was really bad on PK yesterday. Between that and minn kota spot lock trying to ram me into docks while I boat fish made it a busy day.


That's funny. Was your TM having to fight the wind and overcompensating on you? I was wondering if that happens. Seriously considering a new MK with spotlock.

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#12210838 - 04/21/17 08:09 PM Re: Jeesh! This wind! [Re: NitroGlistenin]
JIM SR. Online   sick
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
At Fork I come in (or hide from the wind close to the RV park) when it starts to white cap.


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#12210873 - 04/21/17 08:26 PM Re: Jeesh! This wind! [Re: JIM SR.]
Bobcat1 Online   content
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 18415
Loc: Sanger,Texas
I wish the wind would blow when I have to work!

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#12211339 - 04/22/17 08:52 AM Re: Jeesh! This wind! [Re: NitroGlistenin]
PKfishin Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 2557
Loc: Texas
Nitro: Minn Kota Spot lock works well in open water. You have to give it time to wander around before it will hold you in the right place. I understand the Motor Guide units do a better job on this.
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#12211475 - 04/22/17 10:51 AM Re: Jeesh! This wind! [Re: NitroGlistenin]
UJC Online   content
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 1965
Loc: Plano, TX
Five years later and I'm still waiting on my MK Terrova to Spot Lock. bang
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#12213143 - 04/23/17 09:52 PM Re: Jeesh! This wind! [Re: NitroGlistenin]
Stucky76 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/07
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Loc: Bedford, TX
30 mph is when I'll stay away. Was out on GV today and it was rough but still found some protected spots and bought some nice crappie.
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#12213165 - 04/23/17 10:18 PM Re: Jeesh! This wind! [Re: Stucky76]
Bobcat1 Online   content
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Loc: Sanger,Texas
Originally Posted By: Stucky76
30 mph is when I'll stay away. Was out on GV today and it was rough but still found some protected spots and bought some nice crappie.
Yup on Lewisville that day broke me from sucking eggs.

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