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comfortable wind

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Depends. Wind and sea conditions are considered together, and I never really know what it's blowing, just what they said it was blowing. Fishing is good with FAC, 10-15 with some gusts is ok, 15-25 might be ok from the N or NW in the Sound. If its blowing S or SW it can push up chop and if it's a good one from E it can push a lot of water into the Sound. Long lines of whitecaps closely spaced is a bad sign. Cold water wind is different than warm water wind so I check forecasts carefully spring and late fall.

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It depends upon where I'm fishing and its relationship to both waves and land.

 

In Jersey a west wind will blow you out to sea however it flattens the surf. I've had some great fishing then but you must pay attention to where you are. A drift sock is a must.

 

Also if the wind will blow you down a beach and you can leave a vehicle I'll go out in more wind as I don't have to paddle back.

 

I might only be using my yak for access so again that can affect my decision.

 

I don't have any hard and fast rules.

 

 

 

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20-30 mph just got to pick your spots.Its not alot of fun fishing in those conditions though.Sometimes its a death paddle back to the launch site.

 

JoeV

 

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good points here!

 

IMHO you also have to take into account the wind's effect on your yak.

 

I higher profile yak catches more wind.

 

I plan my trips with a tide and find over a 20 mph wind has greater effect than the tide. So 15 mph is my limit.

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