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Old 04-10-2017, 11:43 AM
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Default Most Important Weather Factors for Inshore Fishing

I have a trip planned for this weekend so naturally I have checked the weather, wind, tide charts, salinity tables, moon phases and the tons of other factors that go into fishing conditions. When you are planning your trip, what are the top factors you look for?

For me its always:

1. Wind
2. Tidal Movement
3. Salinity/Water Clarity

Obviously, its always better to be fishing bad conditions than not fishing at all
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:20 PM
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when I plan a trip its usually to Cypremort Point so water clarity, salinity, then wind. If the water looks like crap, I'm not going. If it looks good, but there's no salt then I'm not going. If it looks good, has salt but the wind will be blowing, I'd probably still go because I should be able to get out if I'm inshore fishing
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:26 PM
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My top factor is whether I'm working or not.
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Old 04-10-2017, 04:00 PM
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My top factor is whether I'm working or not.
If winds are up I might plan on using a different launch or fish an area where I can run back with the wind.

As long as it's not unsafe you can always learn from being on the water.
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If winds are up I might plan on using a different launch or fish an area where I can run back with the wind.

As long as it's not unsafe you can always learn from being on the water.
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:06 AM
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If I have time to go fishing, I will generally go regardless of the weather short of dangerous conditions. WInd direction may dictate where I launch as I run a small boat and try to run/fish protected areas. Timing of the tide will also play into my decision on where to fish.
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:32 AM
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I don't worry so much about water clarity, we underestimate a fishes ability to locate almost transparent forage in the dirtiest of water conditions, even in the dark of night in that same water. If they couldn't, they'd die. So as long as it's got some salt on the bottom and it's safe boating conditions I can find fish. If there is no tide, I can use wind driven water for moving water or even passing barges in the worst case scenarios.

As far as planning for best fishing.. plan for the tide and moon, but be willing to adjust when you get there. Many times in the spring, fall.. and sometimes even in summer you'll get a high pressure system move in and drop the tide out, dirty the water, even on your best planned tide movement days and if that's the only time you can fish you gotta roll with it. Water movement is key probably over the other items as long as it's safe and not a post frontal condition, and yes, you need a little salinity on the bottom somewhere but if you find it or you have to drive further to find it, you can catch fish.

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Old 04-20-2017, 02:01 PM
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wind. but that's because i am in a kayak
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:18 AM
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wind. but that's because i am in a kayak


I mostly fish from a Kayak as well. It seems like most tournament days are the worst weather days, so I try to "practice" in those conditions. Wind direction may dictate where I launch and light rain isn't an issue, especially in the summer.


Its the Thunderstorms/Lighting that keeps me on the bank.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:58 AM
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I have a high sided 18 ft aluminum boat that only draws a few inches fully loaded so wind really effects it. I can usually avoid it but it really limits my fishing. Water clarity does make a difference. Ya still get bites but not as many. I fish fresh so water level and current are a big consideration. If the water is high the fish have lots more cover to hide in. Falling water is best specially if ya know where the run offs are they always hold fish looking for stuff to come out of the swamps those are my favorite spots.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:16 AM
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Still learning, but i believe water movement (tidal or drainage choke points) and salinity (lack of freshwater influx) is crucial. Other than time on the water and sharing info to get info from better fishermen, i use google earth alot, and the stuff below..

Like most guys, i fish when i have time, so if its safe and im not tied up, im going.
tides4fishing.com (see below) is one resource i use, it includes solunar, tides, weather, wind, everything really.
http://www.tides4fishing.com/us/loui...ghthouse-wharf

For when i am on the water and those sudden summer storms are around, the very best ive found is the RadarScope app ($10).

The thing i look at most when planning is salinity (see below)
I-10: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=08017044
TURNER'S: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=08017095
CAMERON: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=08017118

Another is the NOAA weather (see below)
GULF W.: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/zone/gulf/lchmz.htm
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