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planning on taking pops to manitee for a night this week. 2 hour drive. i dont want to waste his time. we are new at salmon fishing, and heard the forcasted south winds are no good. can someone explain why a north or east wind is preferred, and if we should plan another day when winds are better, since the old man has limited days available
 

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During the summer the NW N and E winds blow cold water to the piers. S and SW push the warm water up from the south.

Kings like water 48-56 or so.

Sooner or later however they are going to come no matter what!
 

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Where are you gonna be fishing , the big man, the pier , the dam? The salmon are coming and I don't think that a day or 2 of south winds would hamper your efforts enough to not go. We need a little more info to help you though.
 

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Ive made the 2 1/2 hr drive way to often only to fish all night without a bump. Ive learned the hard way that it is better to be patient (as hard as it can be when you wanna fish!) and wait until you know the fih are in, especially if you have limited opportunities to go. 2 more weeks and the wind probabley wont matter anyways. But good luck if you go!
 

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If your gonna fish off the pier , then it would probably be more beneficial to wait. If you were gonna head to the river you would probably have a better chance waiting 2 to 3 weeks for a sure bet.
 
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