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

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Tippman

Thoughts on an east wind muskie fishing

Recommended Posts

Looking ahead at the forecast after Tuesday it's supposed to be rainy with east winds. The rain really doesn't bother me muskie fishing but east wind sure does. I even remember how Jim Saric noted it at his muskie expo seminar that VERY few of his big fish were caught with an east wind. And personally I've never had any luck with it either.

So what are others thoughts on this? Have you ever had success with an east wind?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Wind from the east, fish bite the least"

That being said, I have never had much luck with an east wind, but I have caught fish with it. Correct me if I am wrong, but most of the time, and east wind signifies the back side of a front that has just pushed through the area. I think the fish can still be caught, but i think you just have to work that much harder to find them and then get them to hit. All in all, I won't let an east wind stop me from fishing, but it doesn't give me the utmost confidence.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Joe Bucher's thoughts are to stay home!

I've moved them in the evening and night as it dies down, but I agree, whether psychological or not, Eastward winds seem to tone down activity.

That said....they're still fish... underwater, without weather forecasts and maps, and they eat metal, plastic, wood, rubber etc. Don't let 'em outsmart you. Stick to some consistent and proven patterns, but spin your approach 180 degrees to structure compared to your approach in a typical Westward wind condition.

Going off RKs movement theories, look to hold-over or "rest-stops" between major areas, as the conditions may have them moving.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those conditions are not ideal, but if I can go fishing, I go fishing. They can still be had. A couple of good times come to mind. In both cases, I was on off-shore structure fishing (rock/weed mix) the side the wind was pounding on. In that case, I think location was everything, because as I recall, there wasn't much going on elsewhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got me to thinking, so I thought I would ask some of the "big guns" their thoughts on an East wind. Doug Johnson says that he actually prefers an east wind because he fishes a lot of west facing structure and it makes it more productive. One of the best winds on LOTW, and the worst being W/WNW. Pearson on the other hand, just says he likes wind, no matter the direction, the more wind the better.........I think he has spent too much time in the sun!!! crazy

Figure these two know their fare share of fishing, so from now on, I won't let an east wind deter me at all!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welp, the wind and or direction didn't help any tonight. Couple pike and two lost muskies. Back into my hooking slump on a certain lure....(no not a topwater)

-Jeff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We had east winds yesterday (5-10 mph) and caught about 5 nice pike while musky fishing. Then once it got dark and the wind died down we were night fishing and landed a 40", 43" and 44" and lost a big one right by the boat. I don't think it hurts as long as there's no other frontal conditions.

Share this post


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



  • Posts

    • My buddy does the same always revs the four wheeler up before he leaves. On his sits he would have someone else drive him in bait while he gets in the stand they rev the four wheeler and take off. Dinner bell come and get it
    • No clue yet somewhere with a cheap motel and some public land
    • Who's ready for the season? Cant wait!
    • After a while we only started hunting evening because we never had any come in the AM. We also started making a bit of noise when baiting (rattling cans) when we had two Bears working. They started coming in right after we baited so the bait, after noon and stay behind hunter seemed to work pretty well.
    • sorta helps, I'll find it...  thanks... me and google just got it.....     have to go see!!
    • Hall of Fame? You must be joking...... Every player starts out like that. No one starts out with a 23 m dollar contract. He still averaged about 15 million per year for his career, that average probably goes up if he plays past 2018. I think he will be ok.
    • Joe was also the 74th highest paid player the year he won the MVP. You may say he is over paid now but he was underpaid 1st half of his career. @Bobby Bass   I don't think Joe is a future Hall of Famer, not even close to borderline but a great player none the less. I think if the Twins would have made a deeper playoff runs back when Morneau was healthy and Santana was Cy-young would have helped. But Joes playoff numbers are terrible. I could maybe see HOF if he would have stayed at catcher his entire career though..... But he will more than likely end up winning a gold glove at 2 positions, and with one being catcher that is pretty elite.
    • Big Dave most if not all pro contracts are paying you for what you have already done with the hope that you will continue to produce. Looking at todays contract Joe's is not to out of line for a future Hall of Famer
    • Great! He is finally earning a contract close to what he is being paid. 
    • thx.  directions are on the site below. just across river from college    http://www.munsingerclemens.com/the-gardens/munsinger-gardens 2 areas, up top and down by river
  • Our Sponsors