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#12436097 - 09/21/17 06:05 PM Prevailing winds and subsequent pressure?
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If a north wind always means high pressure does a south wind always mean low pressure? What about winds from the east and west respectively? I don't think those are too common here but still..

I know up north they like a southwest wind in late fall & winter because it moves warmer water to the surface. How does that work?

I'm looking for the nuanced knowledge pertaining conditions like these as it's just another key to unlocking the bite!


Edited by i-Fish (09/21/17 06:07 PM)
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#12436139 - 09/21/17 06:34 PM Re: Prevailing winds and subsequent pressure? [Re: i-Fish]
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A north wind this time of year is not gonna shut them down. To me any wind is better than no wind unless we are into winter time or early spring.

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#12436154 - 09/21/17 06:45 PM Re: Prevailing winds and subsequent pressure? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
A north wind this time of year is not gonna shut them down. To me any wind is better than no wind unless we are into winter time or early spring.


A north wind just holds them tighter to cover, right? Still catchable just with some different techniques.

I'm wondering what the behavioral effects are or patterns that are most consistent with the different wind directions.
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#12436165 - 09/21/17 06:50 PM Re: Prevailing winds and subsequent pressure? [Re: Mark Perry]
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Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
A north wind this time of year is not gonna shut them down. To me any wind is better than no wind unless we are into winter time or early spring.


You obviously weren't on Ray Hubbard yesterday, Mark, lol.
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#12436179 - 09/21/17 07:05 PM Re: Prevailing winds and subsequent pressure? [Re: i-Fish]
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The wind is always your friend, until it isn't your friend anyway.

Personally I like a north wind this time of year!
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#12436243 - 09/21/17 07:48 PM Re: Prevailing winds and subsequent pressure? [Re: i-Fish]
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Keeping a log book over your years of fishing is the best way to get some kind of consistency out of wind changes, strength of the wind, temperatures of air/water and the change in pressure. Most do not do this as they have to fish when they can fish; come what may.

Lakes are just different; so what you log and develop a pattern on one lake will not hold true for another.

Through out West TX. the wind is usually out of the SE. and the fish are accustom to this. Every change we get affects the bite somewhat. When several of these things come together then the bite can really get tough.
So here are the old rules considering we have a SE. wind for normal fishing:
- Wind out of the WEST the fish bite the best.
- Wind out of the North, catch them tight to cover big as a horse.
- Wind out of the East, fish bite the least.
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#12436254 - 09/21/17 07:56 PM Re: Prevailing winds and subsequent pressure? [Re: i-Fish]
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Don't get caught up in all that and overthink it. Wind is wind, it moves the bait around and the fish follow. I've had some great days in a north wind, I've had great days in slick calm conditions. Any other time than the spring when you want the water to warm up the wind is your friend. Although a warming trend with some wind can make a wind blown bank killer in the spring. It's fishing, just go and do what you think you need to do. If it doesn't work keep changing until it's dark or you find them. That's how you learn how to do it

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#12436263 - 09/21/17 07:59 PM Re: Prevailing winds and subsequent pressure? [Re: the skipper]
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Originally Posted By: the skipper
Don't get caught up in all that and overthink it. Wind is wind, it moves the bait around and the fish follow. I've had some great days in a north wind, I've had great days in slick calm conditions. Any other time than the spring when you want the water to warm up the wind is your friend. Although a warming trend with some wind can make a wind blown bank killer in the spring. It's fishing, just go and do what you think you need to do. If it doesn't work keep changing until it's dark or you find them. That's how you learn how to do it


Good point.
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#12436264 - 09/21/17 07:59 PM Re: Prevailing winds and subsequent pressure? [Re: Donald Harper]
i-Fish Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
Keeping a log book over your years of fishing is the best way to get some kind of consistency out of wind changes, strength of the wind, temperatures of air/water and the change in pressure. Most do not do this as they have to fish when they can fish; come what may.

Lakes are just different; so what you log and develop a pattern on one lake will not hold true for another.

Through out West TX. the wind is usually out of the SE. and the fish are accustom to this. Every change we get affects the bite somewhat. When several of these things come together then the bite can really get tough.
So here are the old rules considering we have a SE. wind for normal fishing:
- Wind out of the WEST the fish bite the best.
- Wind out of the North, catch them tight to cover big as a horse.
- Wind out of the East, fish bite the least.


Thanks. A log is a great idea.
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