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Does wind matter?

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As with most anything regarding bass fishing, the answer is "it depends'.  I've had days where the wind blowing up on a bank was absolutely key to catching bass.  And they simply weren't there when the wind wasn't blowing.  The same can be true about points.

That said, the opposite can be true as well.  Some banks, points, and pocket are very productive when it's calm, and desolate when it's windy.  

Clearer water tends to have better fishing with a chop on the water than when it's calm. I believe this is because the light underwater is broken up more.

Time of year seems to be factor too.  At least for me, in the colder months the wind tends to kill the bite, whereas the warmer months it could be beneficial.  A cold north wind on my home lakes signals a good day to stay home and work on the "honey do" list.

So the key is to try different areas with and without the wind, and take note which conditions produce better for specific areas.

 

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Mike,

You always want to check the wind as the wind can produce some very hazardous fishing conditions.

Wind will also play havoc when trailering your boat.

So Glenn's input regarding fishing is important, it is imperative that we all check the wind as high winds can turn a fun day into a horror story.  ;)

And I want you around for future football seasons.  :D

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wind does several potentially beneficial things for fishing. deflects some of the sunlight, helps hide the true "fake" look of your lure when seen from below, stirs up the bottom bringing out crayfish and making baitfish more active, lets you get closer to your target because the fish cant see above the water's surface as well.

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Some of my best fishing has been on windy day's. I love the wind, especially if I'M flipping mat's. You can bet that the fish will be on the side the wind is blowing to waiting for bait fish! Actually the worst weather seems to be the best time for me, unless I'M looking for beds....

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I know up here in the N.E. that after a couple of days of warm weather after ice out I will fish the wind blown shores as the warm top water piles up against it and the fish are stacked on it.

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Does the wind matter. To me yes it is the most important factor in the way I do most of my fishing. If the wind ain't blowin' I ain't goin' except for night fishing.  That is why I ride in a big old glitter sled with a strong tmotor.

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Being from the Windy city, I don't know any other way of fishing.

It's not a matter of wind but how much. My boat is aluminum and if it's too windy it becomes a kite. Generally, fishing will be more productive on the windy side but trade offs are boat control and casting. Some days you just have to get out of the wind to avoid a constant beating.

Who says fishing isn't work?

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