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LSUFan3434
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Wind direction for fishing


i have always believed that winds out of the east call for poor fishing. am i the only one who thinks this? it has pretty much held true so far






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Tiger 79
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re: Wind direction for fishing


Stay home on a west wind





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SCUBABlake
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There are a lot of old rhymes... "Wind from the east, fishing is least." Wind from the west, fishing is best, wind from the north, big bass come forth, etc etc. None of which are necessarily true.

Basically... Just gotta find a pattern. One of my best days bass fishing was facing into a stiff 20+ mph easterly wind.



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LSUFan3434
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quote:

Stay home on a west wind



i've heard exactly the opposite

to add to scuba's post....winds out of the west is best....winds out of the east you will get the least






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Bleeding purple
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in north America and specifically LA east winds usually means you are post frontal. The wind direction has less to do with it than the pressure change and the crystal clear skies.

IMHO

Pre frontal (west or north west wind) is money though.

scuba is right though fish feed every day just like we do but patterning them to location, depth and presentation gets harder when the pressure is high and the skies are crystal clear.



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JasonL79
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Usually what the wind does is keep the tide from falling (depending on location to land) and the wind will also muddy up the interior bays. I've fished on windy days, just got to be able to play the wind. If it's blowing out of the east, just have to fish a bay that is protected by land. Usually works for me.

The best wind for me is no wind.






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Bleeding purple
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good points Jason

wind can make a slow day better. some times fishing a wind blown point especially if the wind is coming perpendicular to the point can be money.






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Icansee4miles
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quote:

Stay home on a west wind


Has always been my experience. A light SE wind was always best in the middle part of the coast for specs (cleaner water)






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Tiger 79
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I've caught on SW winds, but a dead arse west in Barataria is pure poison.





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JasonL79
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quote:

quote:


Stay home on a west wind


A west wind for fishing on the east side of the mississippi south of venice is never bad. Really just depends on the area and how long it has been windy for. If it has been windy for a few days before fishing usually the water will be very murky also. A lot of factors go into fishing really.

The worst day of fishing/hunting is better than the best day at work. Or so they say. I've had some pretty bad fishing/hunting days.






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ChenierauTigre
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I have done the best redfishing on windy days, no matter which way the wind is blowing.





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Tiger 79
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A lot of factors go into fishing really.


Really?






j/k






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Tiger 79
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I have done the best redfishing on windy days, no matter which way the wind is blowing.


I like to fish the wind side of the ponds, thats were the bait blows



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yellowfin
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depends where you are fishing

on big lake i have a lot more spots that are protected from east winds than a west wind






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LSUFan3434
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not going salt water fishing....going to choke canyon next week

to those that don't know...it's south of san antonio






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yellowfin
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I don't have the patience to fresh water fish.





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LSUFan3434
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i know salt water fish fight harder, but IMO fresh water fish as a whole are much better eating





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yellowfin
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which ones?

bass?
catfish?

If i listed my favorite fish to eat the first fresh water fish wouldn't make the top 10.






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LSUFan3434
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bass and white perch would be my top 2

specks would be the first saltwater fish on my list at #3






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yellowfin
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grouper
lemon fish
bull dolphin
wahoo
swordfish
tuna


off the top of my head would all be above the first freshwater fish






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