Old anglers will tell you that when the wind’s from the north, the fish come fourth.
When the wind’s from the east, the fish bite the least.
When it’s from the west the fish bite the best, or from the south it blows it into their mouth.
But is it really like that? There are probably as many opinions on that as there are people who fish and have heard the old sayings.
Me? I kind of think there may be something to the sayings, though I’ve always thought it probably had more to do with pressure systems that cause the winds than the wind direction.
I’ll fish whenever I can, but I seem to have more confidence when the wind’s from the west or the north, and don’t put a lot of hope into east wind days.
That said, THE best day I’ve ever had crappie fishing was last February at Glen Elder Reservoir with guide Chat Martin. The wind was howling from the east, and we couldn’t have put fish in his boat any faster at the seafood counter at Dillons.
But that’s been the exception.
But as already mentioned, I go whenever I can go but pay attention to the conditions and the fishing success.
I’ve also noticed I usually catch more fish in the dark of the moon compared to any other phase, too…and if I’m catching fish, all the conditions must have been perfect.