Fishing in the wind

Even in strong crosswinds, we do not need to switch to a ground set with a feeder right away. When we fish with the appropriate float line, we can also be very successful.
Float fishing can sometimes become extremely troublesome in strong crosswinds. Many anglers then decide to fish with ground rigs with a feeder and it is impossible to hide, that this is sometimes the only sensible solution. However, there are such situations, in which strong wind blowing can prove very useful. Suddenly it turns out, that a float set is much more effective than a set with a feeder. Make a float fishing decision and make appropriate use of the circumstances, with whom we confront by the water, very often they decide about success while fishing. However, a strong side wind causing waves to form on the surface of the water is not the only factor, however, which you should pay attention to.

Electricity versus wind

In most cases, Strong winds create a so-called submersible current in stagnant water reservoirs. The water in the lake or pond then moves in the opposite direction to the wind. We can use this current, so that our bait moves in the water (naturally – in the direction of the water current, so against the wind). Bait, moving against the flow regardless of this, whether it moves along the bottom, or above the bottom, behaves very unnaturally and scares the fish away. A well-balanced float set should enable the bait to move naturally with the water current, and this, in turn, makes for a significant advantage (in the effectiveness of fishing) the float set above the feeder set. The bait given on the set with the TV set can be gently pulled towards you from time to time, but we will never manage to "let it go" downstream. In a normal stagnant water tank, at least a few meters deep, we have many possibilities, to "cheat" the wind. First: never fish straight ahead, but always slightly diagonally in the direction of the wind. Thanks to this, we will be able to feed the bait from the left and right side of the baited place (on "windward" or "leeward"). Otherwise, thanks to partial use of the wind, kit casting becomes much easier. It is also very important to choose the right float. Due to the constant gusts of wind and a strong surface water current (consistent with the direction of the wind), only models that connect to the line with a single point are possible, that is through the eye ending the keel of the float.

Flooding the fishing line

After making the throw, we must sink the line in the water between the float and the tip of the rod as soon as possible. Thanks to this, we will eliminate the influence of wind on the line, that is, its movement across the surface of the water. Flooding the fishing line is very easy. We have to shift the chosen place a bit, then immediately immerse the rod tips in the water and quickly wind the line onto the reel, until the float is in place, where we want to fish. While turning the handle, the line will hide itself under the water. My advice is to always fish with the thinnest main line possible. Thin line is easier to throw, it also has a smaller surface area, affected by the wind. I usually fish with a line of diameter 0,10 mm. By choosing a larger float or expecting to catch larger fish, I'm using fishing line 0,12 mm. When we fish with the float method, we also have to deal with the floating and falling of the float on the waves. The long floats made of peacock feathers are the most stable. Let's not be afraid of fishing with large floats! I often use models from 25 do 40 cm. You can throw them well and they hardly react to waves. The large mass of the float and a correspondingly greater load have a soothing effect on the swaying effect on the waves.