Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Iceman73

Wind Conditions

4 posts in this topic

We are heading up tomorrow around 6 am and fishing through the day, and they are saying winds at 10-20 mph. Any thoughts on what point you don't want to be out there? Thanks for any input.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It obviously all depends on what size of boat you have & how much you like to fish the surf? I had good fishing in the surf yesterday in a 20' boat, but if its an issue drive farther and fish the "lee" side of the lake. That's the best advice I'd follow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the insight. The main reason I am leery at all is the wife and I were out on my first trip ever to Mille Lacs about 6 years ago and the wind picked up something fierce while we were out and when we got back to the access, it was underwater basically. We had put in at an access on the east side just north of Mac's Twin Bay I believe, and the wind was howling out of the west and basically the whitecaps were rolling over the dock at the access. It was crazy. Just want to avoid that again. Thanks again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like a typical day on ML if you ask me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • ANYFISH2
      Good luck. Guys!
    • eyeguy 54
      I crossed over to the dark side of smallies about 15 years ago. Mostly chase pannies in winter but used to chase eyes a few times on the hard water each season.   I could post a ton of pics if you need more proof.  
    • leech~~
        Sorry to make you hold up a bottom feeder, but we needed to see it!
    • eyeguy 54
    • RoosterMan
      I was up over the weekend and my shoreline was getting pretty sketchy.  Had a pocket of open water down the shore about a 100 yards. Where I could see the bottom in two to three feet of water.  Walked out about a hundred yards and popped four holes Saturday afternoon. There was 17- 18.5"s of ice in those four holes. Looking at the forecast I can't see the ice sticking around too much longer.  The holes I popped had 5-6" of pretty mushy cloudy stuff on top and about 12"s of pretty solid stuff underneath it.