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Wind From The East Fish Bite Least. Why?

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#16 FishinDaddy


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Posted March 08 2014 - 01:18 PM

In the SE US, this is generally true.  As a front approaches, the wind is from the West and South with warmer air and the bite is good.  After a front passes, the wind is from the North and East and cold.


In Florida the bite is generally best with stable warm air.  Any change either way and you might as well stay home, particularly Jan through Mar.  We had a front move through Thursday afternoon and the bite is not likely to be back until Sunday afternoon even though it will get into the 70's today.

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Posted March 09 2014 - 06:31 PM

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Posted March 09 2014 - 06:49 PM

Wind from the West, fish bite the best.
Wind from the East, fish bite the least.
Wind from the North, do not go forth.
Wind from the South blows bait in their mouth.
This is the saying I learned.

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Posted March 10 2014 - 04:20 AM

Not here..............Nothing better than a Northeast wind.  That said, wind direction dictates the target species.

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Posted March 10 2014 - 06:31 AM

I regularly fish East winds in Maine. It makes no noticeable difference to me. My first thought when I heard this that it's made for the south or central US... Just like just about everything in bass fishing :eyebrows:

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Posted March 10 2014 - 07:59 AM

In MN the wind rarely comes out of the East so when it does, it means some weird weather is happening or just happened. My grandfather always paid attention to the barometric pressure and I believe that's the culprit here.


If I didn't go forth when the wind blew from the North, I'd hardly ever fish!

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Posted March 10 2014 - 08:21 AM

I think the full saying is something like this:


When the wind is from the east, that's when fishing is the least,

When the wind is from the north, do not bother to venture forth,

When the wind is from the south, it blows the lure into the fish's mouth,

But when the wind is from the west, that's when the fishing is the best


And when the  wind is from the rear...  Ooh boy :fart: .

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Posted March 10 2014 - 08:50 AM

Heard this awhile,ago. Just thought it changed barometric pressure. Good posts tho guess deffiently need to research this.

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Posted March 10 2014 - 07:58 PM

The jet stream moves across the country from west to east in a sine wave north to south pattern.
Wind out of the west is usually from low pressure of an oncoming storm...falling barometer = good fishing.
Wind out of the east is created by high systems generating clearing skies and high wind or raising barometer = poor fishing conditions.

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Posted March 19 2014 - 10:48 AM

On lake erie east winds blow the colder water from the eastern basin westerly and it always has an adverse effect on the bite. Like a light switch it shuts down quickly.

I actually made a post with this question a few years back. I was asking with having Erie in mind with me being from Cleveland. I could just always remember wanting to go out as a kidand my grandfather or who ever I was asking saying no because it was a east wind.

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Posted March 19 2014 - 10:56 AM

The bite doesn't shut off because the wind changed direction. People that say this don't adjust, and fish the same spots they fish when the prevailing wind is blowing, usually west or northwest, here. There are biting fish, but you have to locate them. My experience is they are where it's the most difficult to fish. Places I'd usually skip in normal conditions.

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Posted March 20 2014 - 08:47 AM

It's been repeated so often that the fish have come to believe it.

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Posted March 24 2014 - 09:26 AM

If it were true, the fish would almost never bite here in East Texas, cause it blows from the east or southeast most of the summer.

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