Joined: Jun 08, 2005 Posts: 3145 Location: Cape Coral, Florida
Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:16 pm Post subject: Fishing: Wind stops biting
And the winds came and the winds stayed. It seems that every day the wind is up, the fish are down and vice versa. Where do the fish go?
I do not think they go anywhere. The only thing I can imagine is that they just go off their feed bag the same as when the water temperature drops rapidly.
It could be because there is so much silt in the stirred-up water that it gets in their gills. If this is the case then perhaps they sit as still as possible, to keep from having to use up their oxygen and start panting. Of course, I have never seen a fish pant.
Then there is another possibility that the fish that feed primarily by sight, cannot see. Even though our water is seldom really clear, it has been extremely murky lately. This would cause the sight feeders to fall back on their lateral lines and smell organs. Whatever the cause, the wind has made the fish of the larger sizes extremely rare. And we have about another month of windy days to look forward to.
All is not gloom and doom though. There have been some very good stories of catches of snook going around. The seawall at South Seas Plantation has been producing and the Burnt Store Bar area along with Two Pines.
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