Joined: 27 Dec 2005 Posts: 348 Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:07 pm Post subject: the wind
Hi, I'll give you a quickie summation. To get the "full" story, do some Google searches.
Basically, wind disrupts the water surface. It stirs things up, don't know how much additional oxygen you get in the water, but it does diminish light transmission. It also breaks up the surface layer so overhead predators and fishermen can't see the fish as well. That's enough to turn on the big fish. But, what's really good for big fish hunters is this sequence:
Wind creates waves which push plankton and forage fish against a shoreline. And, guess what? Big fish know this and big fish handle the waves well. So, the trick is, fish the windward side of the shore, where the waves are breaking on the shore. don't go fish where you're protected, even if it is easier to fish and more pleasant.
A lot of guys like to troll in the wind. The waves give the lures an erratic motion. _________________ Mark-O
Brown Trout-Aholics Anonymous
Well said Mark. I think the wind also breaks up the smooth water surface and the fish can't be seen. They don't like to be seen or to see you. So they can and do feed more actively if their hungry. _________________
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