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Old 09-25-2005, 04:21 AM
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Default Wind Direction

this might seem like a stupid question, but when wind direction is given is it the direction the wind is going or the direction the wind is comeing from?

i.e. north east- blowing from the northeast. or to the northeast.

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Old 09-25-2005, 05:19 AM
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Its from the direction given. A north wind is coming from the north.
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:41 AM
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The only stupid question is the one not asked, and oh yeah in fishing, where's your spot ? is the only other stupid one. Great question though, I guarantee there's other's out there that didn't know it.
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Old 09-25-2005, 10:48 AM
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Damn Wind

Last night's predicted NE wind turned and came dead off the water at us all evening, we were casting wood out and watching it flutter, and drop into the waves 30' away from us.
Metal was a little better, at least we could reach where you might expect to find a fish.
Wind never died off at all after sunset, Oh Well

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Old 11-10-2005, 01:17 PM
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When dealing with winds, a "southerly" wind means that is blowing from the south, but a ship that takes a "southerly" course is moving toward the south.
As Dobb pointed out wind direction is given as the direction from which it is blowing -- a northeast wind is therefore blowing from the northeast. This could also be called a northeasterly wind.
From the surf ideally you want to fish where the wind is blowing at you. The windward bank can present favorable temperatures and oxygen levels and also concentrate forage.
If the wind is against you try to find a cove that is protected a bit from the wind (leeward) or the opposite side of the island you may be fishing on. If the wind is blowing at your back for any periods of time this can create a mudline from sand blowing off of the beach and bait will be blown away from you as well.
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