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What's your opinion  on this. My buddy  I fish with will not hardly go on an East wind. Says wind from the east ....fish bite the least. Do you see this as the case?

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15 minutes ago, WildmanWilson said:

What's your opinion  on this. My buddy  I fish with will not hardly go on an East wind. Says wind from the east ....fish bite the least. Do you see this as the case?

LOL. Yeah, I know the saying well. Told it to 
a buddy tonight, in fact. He and I got skunked
while my youngest son pulled in 3 bluegill and
a baby bass.

So ... yes, fish didn't bite well tonight. Except for
my son. Bluebird skies, NE wind, but a 98% full
moon should have at least been better for me 
and my buddy. ;) 

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I don't pay attention to it except when it's stronger, then it might influence which lake I go to. You can't catch them at home. 

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While an east wind won't stop me from going out, I have seen situations where the east wind may have affected the bite. A couple years ago I was fishing for smallmouth on an offshore rock pile. We were destroying the smallies, like boating 50+ in just a couple hours. We did this for 3 straight evenings. On the fourth day the wind changed from W to E, and that night we only boated 1 or 2. It was like a light switch. Went from 3 days of incredible fishing, to slow as can be and the only thing that changed was the wind direction . Take that for what it's worth. Don't let a little east wind stop you from going out though! 

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If I remember correctly (and Lord knows I don't remember much these days), an east wind usually signifies a high pressure system which can affect the fishing.  I've caught fish in an east wind, but then I've also gotten skunked.

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It really doesnt matter to me,.I will agree that this does hold some water,  fishing "can" be harder with a eastern wind,..but I look at it like this: You need to keep your line wet to catch fish no matter what the wind is doing. If you ever fish tourneys you will find that scheduled tourneys dont care either. You need to be diverse to be consistent, able to catch fish in any conditions to cash a check. So my philosophy is, go fish when you can. What I learn on the tougher days is just more experience

 Of course there are some limits, lightning storms, 50+ mph winds, hurricanes, etc...lol,. But if its safe enough to fish?, I will fish any day I can and will check the weather before I go, but its not the deciding factor whether the winds blowing west or east

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In my experience , when he wind blows from the east it usually  blows very hard  

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I fished an east wind yesterday and I caught about 20 of them from 1lb to 4lbs. Unfortunately I'm not a rich man and my fishing days are on my days off along with my honey do days, so I fish no matter wind direction and I havent been skunked in a couple years. Some days may only be one or two, but any day out on the water is a great day. The only time winds keep me home is if it's really blowing and that's only because I fish electric motor only reservoirs.

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east west north or south I'm going to go and catch something. unless it's unsafe to be on the water.I don't care how the wind blows just work with it the best I can.

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it depends. living in western NC, we'll get whats called a "back door" cold front that will push cooler air off the Atlantic from the NE and it will "dam up" against the Appalachian Mountains, bringing clouds and drizzle along with it.  during the winter it can stiffle the bass bite but enhance the striper bite. other seasons it does not hamper the bite, just the fisherman. tropical systems can push easterly winds and really, really enhance the bite. i love that stuff. high pressure invloved with a big sun and east winds are not that good for me. but the fish are gonna eat sooner or later. typically that wind stuff applies in late winter and early spring anyways. now it may position the fish differently on structure but dont stay home. go find them.

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Ive never noticed any problem on an east wind but southwest winds are the worst for me.I think its because of the prevailing pressure influence that comes with SW winds.Need to do a study on it.?

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I watch wind speed more than direction.  Some of those gusts can be murder.

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Low pressure systems associated with cold fronts rotate in a counter-clockwise direction as most of you know.  Often, when you experience an easterly wind it is because a cold front just recently went through and you are experiencing the winds from the back side of the low pressure system.  It is not the wind, but the cold front that just passed through that typically affects the bite.  Not all cold fronts are strong enough to have great effect on the bite which is why sometimes in an easterly wind you can't buy a bite while other times the fish are still fairly active.

 

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I did extremely well bass fishing this past Sunday and there was a east wind of 10-15,with gust of +20.

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i always thought that applied to saltwater. up here in massachusetts. the N and E winds are tough fishing due to the big surf and they push in cold canadian and deep ocean water.

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