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Winds on erie and detroit river
« on: August 28, 2011, 01:02:29 PM »

What are the pros (if any),and cons of the winds on the river and lake? I've always heard thing but never paid attention.Now that i'm fishing them any input would be helpfull..thanks


Re: Winds on erie and detroit river
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2011, 01:19:15 PM »

In general, wind will increase the strike zone for bass, allowing you to find and catch more fish than you have been (assuming you're new to the water and don't have any spots/waypoints). As far as cons, you better watch out for the wind on the great lakes because it can ruin your day pretty fast.


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Re: Winds on erie and detroit river
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2011, 11:43:23 PM »

I like fishing in wind-tossed areas on lakes because the fish can be easier to catch. I don't like big waves very much though. If the water gets too muddy too fast, fishing might be tougher for a time though fish can get used to it if it lasts a long time. I've done real well on some waters fishing the line where muddy water hits clearer water - a few times even when there was no cover or structure involved.

Wind that hits directly into a strong current it can pile up water and sometimes mess up fishing on some rivers. There are times when the waves are twice as big in front of the mouth of the Detroit River as they are once you clear it.

Once you figure out what types of current areas attract the most feeding fish, you can look for that even when wind changes where the right current is sometimes. I have always had a tougher time getting on bass more consistently in the lower Detroit River when the wind blows against the current. Same thing with the St. Clair River.

One tip about big water, particularly the Great Lakes, a strong continuous wind can 'push' a lot of water one way for a while, piling it up. When the wind stops - or changes direction - all that water 'moves back' where it came from creating a current many anglers miss. I've had some fantastic fishing a number of times because of this type of current ganging fish up in small places!

Help stop invasive spcies. Don't move fish between unconnected bodies of water. Clean, drain and dry your boat before launching on another water body.
Unless clearly stated as such, opinions expressed by Dan Kimmel on this forum are not the opinions or policies of The Bass Federation of Michigan.
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