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How to Effectively Fish Current and Wind | Bass Fishing

How to Effectively Fish Current and Wind | Bass Fishing

Glenn: Hey folks, Glenn May here with,
and I’m here with Hank Parker with another edition of Hank Parker’s Fishing Tips. Hank, this week’s question comes from Angie
Dover from Enumclaw, Washington. And she says, “Why do you consider fishing
objects into the current or wind so important?” Hank: Why do I consider fishing objects, casting
into the wind or fishing with…throwing my bait against the current and bring it with
the current? Because fish always face the current. If you’re not in a river system or a lake
that is generating electricity or letting water out at the dam, the wind will dictate
the direction of the current. When you’re fishing, bank fishing small ponds
and reservoirs, that current is completely dictated by the wind. So it’s a lot easier to cast with the wind
as far as convenience and getting further cast distance. But the fish unfortunately are facing that
wind so you must cast into that wind if you wanna bring your lure in the direction that
the fish are facing. So always remember, fish always face current. It’s the only way they have to stabilize themselves. I don’t say they never swim downstream, but
when they stop, they point that nose upstream because that is the way their fins work in
order for them to stabilize. So they’re always…when they’re in an ambush
position, they’re in a fixed position in a river or a lake, they’re facing the current. So that’s why you bring your lure with the
current, and that’s why you cast into the wind. Glenn: Great question, Angie. Thanks so much for submitting it, and I hope
it answers your question. For more tips and tricks, head on over to and check out all the tips and tricks and articles that are on there. And if you wanna get notified the next time
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6 comments on “How to Effectively Fish Current and Wind | Bass Fishing

  1. Fantastic advice. I live in Tampa Florida and plan to fish a larger pond in the AM and will be fishing into the wind thanks to you fellas. They’re calling for 15-17mph winds due to Hurricane Dorian which is off of the East Coast of Florida right now.

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