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wind and barometric - does it affect fishing?


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wondering what wind does for the fishing in the winter, it seems that east and south winds affect the bite, also don't really understand baro pressure, anybody with answers?

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My two cents..

I am a firm believer in barometric pressure affecting how fish bite. I have been a fisherman for 35 years and learned this from my dad, he used to carry a barometer with him.

Barometric pressure changes when either high or low fronts come through the area. I always try to fish when a high pressure system is coming in, means the barometer reading is rising. A steady barometer is ok.

As far as wind and ice fishing, I'm kinda new on the hard water, but in the summer a stronger wind blowing bigger waves into a shoreline can stir up sediments and baitfish, bringing many predarory fish in closer to shore.

Usually a West or South wind is better, but this may go back to barometric pressure, since most fronts in the spring and summer come from the west, or southwest.

An old German fisherman (grandpa)used to say:

If the winds in the North - the fisherman does not go forth,

If the winds in the East - the fish bite the least,

If the winds in the South- it blows your bait in the fishes mouth,

If the winds in the West - the fish bite the best.

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For the barometer - you'll get as many different answers as replies. My personal experience - stable high is best, nothing has been changing to throw the fish off. But a falling barometer can be good too. Kind of like you see deer and pheasants out feeding heavily before the storm comes, the fish will do the same.

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Most people seem to feel as though the best fishing is right before and during a Low pressure moving through. Think of it this way. When do you catch the most fish, when it is sunny or cloudy out?

I guess I have personally had my best fishing on cloudy, overcast days which are related to low pressure. Sunny, cloudless days are more associated with High pressure systems.

As far as wind is concerned, I don't know how it affects fishing while the lake is frozen, but people swear that it does.

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Definitely low. If that pressure gauge is at 30.00 and dropping, usually 6-8 hours before a storm blows in, them fish are usually snapping. Of course, it doesnt always work that way, but seems like all species get the feedbag on and you can catch bigger fish.

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