South-Southwest winds are mean poor fishing?True or False and Why
Posted July 08 2008 - 03:48 PM
Thanx as always
Posted July 08 2008 - 03:56 PM
Posted July 08 2008 - 04:15 PM
Why would a south wind equate with cold water. Intuitively I would think south winds would be warm. And then how would you explain a north wind per water temp Drew C.
Posted July 08 2008 - 04:20 PM
What is upwelling?
Posted July 08 2008 - 04:44 PM
There's something called the Coreolus effect. When winds blow across water in the northern hemisphere, the current runs to the right and perpendicular to the wind. So, a southwest wind causes a current moving in the northeast direction. This current moves warm surface water off the beach and causes colder water to move up (upwell) from the ocean bottom. You end up with cool water replacing the warmer water. If the water is cold to start with, colder water will turn off the bite. If the water is really warm, the colder water will cool things off and make for a more comfortable temperature for the fish and might turn on the bite.
I like a strong southwest wind at times because it causes a strong surface current that just begs for a needlefish plug to be drifted across this current. The fish see this thing hanging in the current and just swinging side to side and I think they find it irresistable.
Posted July 08 2008 - 05:24 PM
Posted July 08 2008 - 05:37 PM
Thank you for a clear and cogent explanation Impalervlad. What upwelling effect would occur with a wind from the Northwest and how would your tactics change?
Posted July 08 2008 - 05:47 PM
Posted July 08 2008 - 06:06 PM
Thanx Bido. You prove that a picture can be worth a thousand words. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of information that SOL members have and are so willing to share with others. As I fish alone your collective help is so appreciated. Maybe one day I will find a mentor, but for now this is almost as good, maybe even more beneficial in many respects.