Jump to content

How does wind effect fishing?

Recommended Posts

Hey guys, first mated on a charter boat for a couple years, but honestly, the guy I fished with wasn't great at explaining why we were doing what we were doing. I just bought a boat of my own, and for the last several weeks I've been reading 100-140 fow, 60 ft down. However, with the strong winds this weekend, strongest of which are expected to be WSW 15-25 mph, how will that effect the fish? Will they move in, or out? Sorry for the rookie question, I know how to run all my lines, and how to run the boat, but I'm a little behind on the how's and whys when it comes to salmon doing what they do. Thanks in advance.



Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A few days of decent WSW wind should stack up the warm water n setup thermocline for fishing in deeper water.

Right now in Manistee there has been a north n east blow n cold water is in now near shore n big kings r stacking up in shallows.

I prefer west or SW wind. Makes things easier.Don't like hassle of doing harbor patrol when there r a lot of boats there.

 Hope this helps!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank you, that helps a lot. So basically north wind coming down pushes cold water, and moves them in, south wind pushes them out with the warm water. Definitely something to keep in mind. Thanks again.

Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...