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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.

 

 

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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!

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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.


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