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How to find wind protected area on a lake? #13327129 10/30/19 04:05 AM
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I realize this would be an unbelievable dumb question for most of you but please bare with me. With a given wind direction, let say south wind, how do you determine what areas would be wind protected when looking at the map?

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Re: How to find wind protected area on a lake? [Re: YakRider] #13327250 10/30/19 12:09 PM
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With a South wind the South shore line would be most protected from the wind. The further out you get from the South shore the waves have more time to build up. You could also fish the north side of an island with a south wind to have a little "wind break."

Re: How to find wind protected area on a lake? [Re: YakRider] #13327330 10/30/19 01:19 PM
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Sometimes the wind seems to blow no matter where you are. It whips around corners and comes at you no matter how hard you try. Getting on the upwind side of a tall cliff or deep into a cove is the only way sometimes.

Re: How to find wind protected area on a lake? [Re: YakRider] #13327367 10/30/19 01:55 PM
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While out scouting it’s a great time to either make written or mental notes of areas with wind direction in mind...... When putting structure out it’s always good to take notice of wind and current that will be good for that pile......
Will be a big factor in putting fish in the boat more times than not.....


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Re: How to find wind protected area on a lake? [Re: YakRider] #13327487 10/30/19 03:10 PM
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Re: How to find wind protected area on a lake? [Re: YakRider] #13327724 10/30/19 07:09 PM
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Fish around the marinas. they are built to be protected in most areas.

Re: How to find wind protected area on a lake? [Re: ThaDudeAbides] #13327869 10/30/19 09:41 PM
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You know that is a very good question, I ask myself that lots of times. I have a cove that has many coves or fingers that can be fished out of the wind for that very reason. Knowing boat ramps that are fairly protected is also valuable. On windy days I try to stay out of the main body and fish in protected areas. Living on a lake I notice that the wind can change complete direction during the day more than once and if I am paddling a canoe I want to know direction and strength. Stay safe out there.



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Re: How to find wind protected area on a lake? [Re: YakRider] #13327938 10/30/19 10:54 PM
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I'd look at a satellite map and see what has large structures to block the wind. Many times it is just experience of a lake. I fish Joe Pool a lot and one side can have big rough waves and the other side can be almost like glass at times or will change direction enough to cause calm areas that you wouldn't necessarily think would be calm just going by the reported wind direction.

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