Sunday, October 18, 2015

Change in Wind and Weather Change the Fishing

It was really good fishing for several nights until a big
wind shift put an end to it.
I was on a roll for several evenings/ nights this week.  I was getting good numbers of schoolies, keeper stripers and big blues.  I found big amounts of bait and the fish were on it.  Then the wind changed, the weather changed and it was all downhill from there. The fourth night in my hotspot produced nothing.
This happens so many times in the fall. You find good fishing in a certain location and it will remain good so long as conditions stay the same.  Get a big wind shift to northwest as we did yesterday along with a big drop in temperature and the surf  conditions as well as the fishing will change almost instantly.  The bait departs and the predators leave.
However, I have found that as the wind shift drives the fish out of one spot, it might deliver them to a different location. Ideal wind and surf conditions vary from location to location. Experienced surf guys know that.  In addtion, the bait and stripers are on the move at this time of year, and it's a matter of really looking around to find the best fishing.