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Wind all the time ????? #13662782 08/10/20 04:02 PM
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LOL. Having just moved here from Tennessee, I'm frustrated with the amount of wind we have here. Anything over 6-7 mph was a tornado to me. breakdance

Does it calm down any in the Fall or early Winter? Or is this just another "Welcome to Texas" thing?


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Re: Wind all the time ????? [Re: Hair Jig] #13662784 08/10/20 04:04 PM
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I think it depends on where you fish, mostly. And Texas is a big state, so it's different all over. For the most part, though, the state is flat. So you're going to get more wind generally. I live closer to the Gulf, and so that also produces more wind.

Re: Wind all the time ????? [Re: Hair Jig] #13662818 08/10/20 04:33 PM
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Yup. Welcome to Texas. 10-20 is all too common. 15-25 isn’t out of ordinary. I’d much rather have the wind during summer anyway.


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Get an Ultrex, you will want to stay in bed if its not 15mph.








Re: Wind all the time ????? [Re: Hair Jig] #13662882 08/10/20 05:05 PM
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I moved here from Wyoming. It’s positively calm down here compared to the high plains. Wind is good though. Stirs up the plankton that stir up the baitfish that stir up the bass.


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Most people don't know this but Chicago isn't the windiest city in the US. So, Welcome to texas. This is a list of major cities in America average wind speeds.


City MPH KPH
Boston, Massachusetts 12.3 19.8
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 12.2 19.6
Buffalo, New York 11.8 19.0
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 11.5 18.5
Dallas, Texas 10.7 17.2
Kansas City, Missouri 10.6 17.1
San Francisco, California 10.6 17.1
Cleveland, Ohio 10.5 16.9
Minneapolis, Minnesota 10.5 16.9
Virginia Beach, Virginia 10.5 16.9
Providence, Rhode Island 10.4 16.7
Chicago, Illinois 10.3 16.6
Detroit, Michigan 10.2 16.4

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Originally Posted by Cuervo Jones
I moved here from Wyoming. It’s positively calm down here compared to the high plains. Wind is good though. Stirs up the plankton that stir up the baitfish that stir up the bass.


You’re not lying! I worked in Wamsutter, Wyoming for 6 years. I’m not sure our plane ever landed in Rock springs that we weren’t hitting the runway sideways.


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Re: Wind all the time ????? [Re: Hair Jig] #13662961 08/10/20 06:06 PM
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I think this has been a windier summer than the past few, it happens some years. It also get windier the further west you go in Texas.

Re: Wind all the time ????? [Re: Hair Jig] #13662978 08/10/20 06:18 PM
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One of the reasons Texas sells more 20-21ft boats. They’re safer on rough lakes.


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This time of the year you would burn up if the wind is less than 10mph.

Re: Wind all the time ????? [Re: Hair Jig] #13663102 08/10/20 07:44 PM
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I think it is safe to say it's good to get used to fishing in 10mph wind and the winter is probably the worst for wind lol Wind is a good thing when it's a 101 outside... cowboy

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Try living out west when the wind blows less than 15 most people fall over, We're just used to leaning into it. Learn to get used to it.

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Originally Posted by Hair Jig
LOL. Having just moved here from Tennessee, I'm frustrated with the amount of wind we have here. Anything over 6-7 mph was a tornado to me. breakdance

Does it calm down any in the Fall or early Winter? Or is this just another "Welcome to Texas" thing?


I feel your pain.. I moved here from Ga. where the lakes are surrounded by 60' tall pine trees and you could get out of the wind pretty easily when it was blowing. I think that its really important to have a TM with Spot Lock or Anchor mode. Otherwise, you are constantly fighting the trolling motor to maintain position. As far as seasonal relief.. it blows year round.

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Ive had a bass boat since 1995 and when I moved to Iowa I would go fishing once in a while and the wind would pick up every day about 9 so I wouldnt make it much past that.. I was racing cars full time and building them so fishing was just a once in a while weekend thing....

Then in 2016 I googled trolling motors because I saw a add about some spot lock thing and thought it sounded interesting. I bought a terova and put that on my 84 glastron and went fishing, that day the wind picked up at 9 and I fished 7 more hours without even thinking about it, it was no big deal to me because I just hit spot lock and then used my remote to jog 5 feet any direction at a time etc.

I hated that trolling motors pedal by the way, so I always used the remote, but spot lock kept me out on the lake for longer than I had stayed in the last 10 years. When I was having to run a normal trolling motor like many people I would fish in the non windy areas, once I had that spot lock I thought hmmm if the wind blows into xxx bank then bait is being blown in there etc. so I started fishing in the wind only and my catch rate went way up and I had more fun fishing etc. Fishing in the wind makes it tolerable when its 90-100 and humid out etc.


Ive got a newer boat now, talons and all the latest stuff and no regrets. I fish a lot more now and look for the wind blown banks specifically.


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I live 20 minutes or so (depending on where you want to launch) from Sam Rayburn and if the wind is blowing 10 mph at home you can bet it's close to 20 on Big Sam! fish


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