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Do you fish with the wind? #12810081
06/29/18 02:10 PM
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When the wind is blowing 10-15, do you fish the wind blown points? Typically I fish the protected areas, but I am wondering If I should go take a beating in the waves for more fish.


Re: Do you fish with the wind? [Re: LeonSulak] #12810090
06/29/18 02:16 PM
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When the wind is blowing you can almost always find feeding fish on a wind blown point....

It just makes for some tough boat maneuvering etc


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Re: Do you fish with the wind? [Re: LeonSulak] #12810111
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Not sure what your idea of a beating is but yes the wind is your friend in the summertime.

Re: Do you fish with the wind? [Re: LeonSulak] #12810116
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I used a 20# anchor for many years on Fork. I know all the Young Guns think using an anchor is gauche but it works well.

I now have Spot Lock. thumb

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Re: Do you fish with the wind? [Re: LeonSulak] #12810120
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My last 2 club tournaments the wind was blowing over 20 mph.

First tournament I found a big school of 2-3 lb fish with an occasional 3+. As soon as I put my 3rd 3+ in the livewell, I left because all the fish were close to the same size and I had caught 20-30 fish.

I bounced around fishing protected areas and finally ended up on the roughest spot on the lake. It was a long point about 10' deep that stretched out a couple hundred yards from shore.

I caught fish on every 2nd or 3rd cast for over a half hour. These fish were mostly 3.5 - 5 lbs. I think I only caught 2 less than 3 lbs.


Then our most recent tourney My son and I caught 3 fish first thing in the morning on topwater. Last fish was caught at 6:23. We fished all over the lake and wind was probably blowing close to 30 mph at times. I told my son we were going to run up a creek to get out of the wind, I was just trying to put a 3rd fish in the boat, since I had 12 lbs with my first 2.

Ran into a buddy that was having motor problems. So I told him I wouldn't abandon him and would go fish the opposite shore and wouldn't leave until I made sure his boat was okay, he figured it was just flooded.

I moved over to the roughest spot on the lake (different lake) and at 11:45 caught a 6.5 lber. I kept fishing that shoreline and almost every little subtle point along that shoreline had a 3-4 lb bass on it. The waves were breaking on the shore like at the beach, it was close to 100 degrees outside and all of these fish were in 2' of water just off the shore.

I just put the boat on spot lock and fish out the back of the boat. I'll move down the shore 40-50 yards and then spot lock again, until we eventually found most of the fish were on small points or any change in the shoreline. We caught fish until 1:00 like this. Only had 2 fish that were shorter than 18".


So I'm a believer now.

Re: Do you fish with the wind? [Re: LeonSulak] #12810167
06/29/18 02:46 PM
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I love fishing in the wind! I HATE getting to my spot though.

This has been typical for my lake since about March. This is a point I set up on and fan cast all around with spot lock on. Simply put the nose in the wind and get on the back deck where it's smooth and fish.

Like I say, I do hate going across the lake in this [censored] though.



Re: Do you fish with the wind? [Re: LeonSulak] #12810229
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As long as I can keep my boat out on a spot I will be in the wind. Running from it never has produced for us. The fish know where the wind blows bait and they set up on locations where that will happen when the wind blows.

Re: Do you fish with the wind? [Re: LeonSulak] #12810281
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I fish both the wind blown point and the non wind blown areas as well. Let the fish tell you which one they want and go according to where they are biting. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains


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Re: Do you fish with the wind? [Re: LeonSulak] #12810302
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One of the best days I ever had on Fork was Memorial weekend and the south wind blew 25-35 all weekend. Sat with a 20# & a 10# anchor down on one deep spot and killed them. Best five was 41.53 (aka 50# bag for some of the guys) LOL

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Re: Do you fish with the wind? [Re: JavelinJ] #12810728
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Originally Posted By: txfour
I love fishing in the wind! I HATE getting to my spot though.

This has been typical for my lake since about March. This is a point I set up on and fan cast all around with spot lock on. Simply put the nose in the wind and get on the back deck where it's smooth and fish.

Like I say, I do hate going across the lake in this [censored] though.


I fished Fayette on a wind blown point today (in 15-20mph), and they sure were stacked up. But just like txfour, I have an xi5 to hold my spot while I fish. it's definitely a requirement for me to fish windy points to have a GPS trolling motor.


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Re: Do you fish with the wind? [Re: LeonSulak] #12810737
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This time of year especially the wind is your friend. Some of my best days in the summer have come when I'm taking wave after wave over the bow of the boat while slinging a big ole crankbait.





Re: Do you fish with the wind? [Re: LeonSulak] #12810759
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Ha, yeah the wind helps especially when it's this hot but like txfour said it can be rough getting to your spot. Best thing I did for myself this last year was buy a Ultrex. Sure pays for itself on these windy days.


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Re: Do you fish with the wind? [Re: LeonSulak] #12810772
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For apples to apples comparison a buddy and I went out earlier this year same lake same time. Separate boats(we don't like each other's fishing style). I go to very windy side and he went to the protected side. Hour later we meet up at a half windy half protected point. Ask him how he is doing and he says they ain't biting today. He hadn't caught one yet. I had landed close to 25 in the wind. 10 cast and 2 bass and I knew where and what they wanted. Put TM on high and went to town. Was a beating though nearly took a dip when I bumped a tree. Never could get him to get in the wind and he zeroed that day.

Re: Do you fish with the wind? [Re: LeonSulak] #12810827
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My biggest bag came from out of the wind as well as my PB. And my boats red! Yall have fun in it. bolt

Re: Do you fish with the wind? [Re: LeonSulak] #12810918
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Do you position your boat upwind from the spot and cast with the wind, or vice versa?


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