Joe’s Fishing Hole: Follow the wind for the best fishing

The windy afternoons that have popped up over the past few weeks make casting very difficult. However, use the wind to your advantage. Wind will often push food sources to the leeward side of the water through wave action, providing easy pickings for fish. Knowing this, fish the side of the lake where the fish are foraging.

Wind will also blow terrestrial insects into both lakes and streams, providing some furious top water action as the fish dine on larger insects like beetles and grasshoppers. So fish those types of bait; whether floating a natural on a bare hook or using an artificial, let the presentation drift through the riffles and pools.

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