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Wind mph and tournaments #12712538
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At what mph do you think is unsafe to fish and for the td to call the tournament? Our club is discussing this now.


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Re: Wind mph and tournaments [Re: cephusjoe] #12712553
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Depends on the lake and the direction of the wind.


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Re: Wind mph and tournaments [Re: cephusjoe] #12712554
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Anything over 25 mph is my limit, but it also depends on which direction it's coming out of and the size of the lake.

I've fished Lake LBJ in a 30 MPH wind but it was coming out of the South. The only time that lake gets to rockin' is when it comes out of the Northwest.

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Re: Wind mph and tournaments [Re: cephusjoe] #12712558
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Probably the best way to solve that problem is to have a committee of 5-6 members and vote on it. Skill levels vary from the novice to the veterans and usually the newbies are gung ho to fish in any conditions. Years ago when I was in Century Bass Club they operated that way and it seemed to work great. Bass Champs handled the weather situation at Ray Roberts with a great amount of common sense and as far as I know there were no serious accidents however most of those guys are veterans with years of experience fishing in inclement weather.


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Re: Wind mph and tournaments [Re: cephusjoe] #12712581
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Yeah I feel 25 is my max but we are expecting 23 sustained with gust up to 40. Were a new club out of Abilene so the lakes get rough fast.


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Re: Wind mph and tournaments [Re: cephusjoe] #12712589
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I'd be upset if my club cancelled a tournament due to 25mph winds.

Re: Wind mph and tournaments [Re: jbcarroll3000] #12712607
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Originally Posted By: jbcarroll3000
I'd be upset if my club cancelled a tournament due to 25mph winds.


Did you see the "Gusting to over 40" part? After the FLW Costa January fatality on Okeechobee every tournament
trail seems to be more concerned with lake conditions as they should.

Re: Wind mph and tournaments [Re: El Skeeter] #12712659
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Originally Posted By: El Skeeter
Originally Posted By: jbcarroll3000
I'd be upset if my club cancelled a tournament due to 25mph winds.


Did you see the "Gusting to over 40" part? After the FLW Costa January fatality on Okeechobee every tournament
trail seems to be more concerned with lake conditions as they should.


Right on.

25+ winds aren't bad, by themselves....you can fish a protected area. Very cold ain't bad by itself either.....extra hand warmers and clothing layers.


Last weekend was pretty bad. It was everything in one....wind, sleet, rain, cold. .....and we all still fished.


I am tired of the weather patterns though. Seems as though it is nicer during the week and Friday night storms, Saturday and Sunday cold and WINDY!

I guess I'll add...better safe than sorry, but I'd still be fishing tourney or not, so might as well make it interesting. Nothing is as boring as "fun fishin".


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Re: Wind mph and tournaments [Re: El Skeeter] #12712679
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Originally Posted By: El Skeeter
Originally Posted By: jbcarroll3000
I'd be upset if my club cancelled a tournament due to 25mph winds.


Did you see the "Gusting to over 40" part? After the FLW Costa January fatality on Okeechobee every tournament
trail seems to be more concerned with lake conditions as they should.


Yes, I did read that part, and I guess I should clarify, I'd be upset if my club cancelled a tournament due to forecasts of 25 mph winds with gusts up to 40. You also wouldn't find me 10 miles from the boat ramp or fishing main lake points. Same could be said for thunderstorms--if "scattered thunderstorms" were forecasted or let's say thunderstorms expected to roll in at 1:30 when weigh in is at 3:00, I wouldn't want my club to cancel, but again and as a big fan of common sense, you wouldn't find me on the opposite end of the lake come 1:30.

Re: Wind mph and tournaments [Re: cephusjoe] #12712731
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I don't know about cancelling a tournament, but I won't be on the water Saturday. I just heard our weatherman say north at 25 to 35 with maybe higher gusts. Dangerous or not, I wouldn't enjoy it if I went so I'm staying home.

That's for prefishing. If the tournament was Saturday I'm sure I would be out there. I would be miserable, but I would show up.

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Originally Posted By: Razorback
I don't know about cancelling a tournament, but I won't be on the water Saturday. I just heard our weatherman say north at 25 to 35 with maybe higher gusts. Dangerous or not, I wouldn't enjoy it if I went so I'm staying home.

That's for prefishing. If the tournament was Saturday I'm sure I would be out there. I would be miserable, but I would show up.


This is me, I feel like I’ll be there. Probably against my will but I’ll be there.


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Re: Wind mph and tournaments [Re: cephusjoe] #12712747
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Wind on Belton during TTZ last week was 25-30mph. not to mention thick fog, rain, and low 30s wind chill. There were still 180~ boats. It really wasn't that bad, unless you on the main lake, or driving directly into the wind

Re: Wind mph and tournaments [Re: cephusjoe] #12712755
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Depends on the lake for sure but as long as there if fishable water that's safe to get to I say get with it. Our club does it like this, you can trailer anywhere but everybody leaves the same ramp at the same time. So you either leave that ramp in your boat or in your truck. To me that allows us to fish pretty much anything besides a hurricane.

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