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As a kayak guy lots of swear words and cursing the wind 😁

 

Windy days are great to throw reaction baits especially chatterbait, spinner baits, and underspins. The bass are definitely more active and feeding here. Daiwa SV spool reels keep backlashes minimum.

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8 hours ago, 928JLH said:

As a kayak guy lots of swear words and cursing the wind 😁

 

Windy days are great to throw reaction baits especially chatterbait, spinner baits, and underspins. The bass are definitely more active and feeding here. Daiwa SV spool reels keep backlashes minimum.

Or DC reels.

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Wind was so bad today that it created walls of mist 10 feet high.

 

Still caught those fish

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I absolutely hate fishing in wind of 15mph+ where you have nothing to break it. Open water. Just miserable. The best way for me is a spinnerbait or a crankbait thrown with the wind.

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I'm beating a dead horse here, but man, it's hard to find a better bite window than when it's really windy, throwing lipless cranks, spinnerbaits, chatterbaits & the like.

 

In my opinion, high winds+warm temps is 2nd only to a glass calm pond at dawn where you can really enjoy the topwater explosions!

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Do yourself a favor and don't spin yourself up about wind.  It is what it is and if you let it get in your head, it can ruin a day of fishing.  Lakes, especially big lakes are windy more often than not.  Think about it, wide open water with nothing blocking the wind.  You always have options, sheltered coves, leeward side of islands, creeks, etc.  If the wind is too bad to fish the main lake, explore the other options and get used to having a backup plan (A, B, C & D).  On St Clair we always plan for "Blow Day(s)" but we have a lot of options like staying in the bays where the cottage is located and even trailering to a part of the lake that is more sheltered.  When I was guiding, I didn't have the luxury of staying home when the wind blew plus I had the added pressure of putting clients on fish.  If I spun out every time I have to fish windy conditions I would have been a pretty poor guide.  I have a motto, "Never Fight Mother Nature, Because You Will ALWAYS Lose" learn to work with the conditions.  ;) 

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