Down wind side of a Lake!

Discussion in 'IOWA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Mrquickset, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Mrquickset

    Mrquickset New Member

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    On windy days like today I always have better luck on the windy side of the lake. This is where the waves are splashing against the shore. Especially for catfish. I catch lots of crappies like this too!

    I've often wondered why...the wind is not blowing the baitfish...there is no wind under water. Maybe some current is caused by this, but I think it's more the algea that is in the water that gets pushed to the bank which causes the bait fish to follow. One of my golden rules when catfishing is to find the baitfish.

    Has anyone else had similar luck?
     
  2. Kyle

    Kyle New Member

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    yeah I love a wind blown bank! Your theory is exactly right
     

  3. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    When the wind blows it makes ripples on the water which makes small waves
     
  4. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    That's also our golden rule. If the wind has been consistant for 2 days or more out of the same direction. The wind blows the plankton and the bait fish follow feeding on it. The predator fish follow the bait fish. Doesn't apply as much to smaller rivers but you can usually bank on it in a lake situation.
     
  5. Wolfdog

    Wolfdog New Member

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    I also find the wind blowed bank ,works for me.
     
  6. oldstylelight

    oldstylelight New Member

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    i dont fish lakes much, just the mississippi and i hate wind with a passion. especially wind going against the current. When the wind is blowin the anchored boat all over the place, try a drift sock or two out the stern of the boat . They catch enough current to eliminate or reduce the boat sway. those things will save a whole day on the windy river!
     
  7. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    I would have to agree 100% with this post. Catfish also know that the wind blown bank will also be their best bet for dead fish, I like to fish shallow in this situation.