I just checked the wind forecast though and it's 15 mph winds with 20+ gusts expected from SE for both places.
I think I can manage BNWR - Salt lake if I stick to the west and south shorelines from launch and then make my way to the cut. The cut ought to be ripping pretty good so I'd hope to fish some wind blown current action there.
From there make my way through the cut then head to Nicks and the cut between it and the ICWW - but that paddle would have the wind right in my face so would probably not be fun. I could probably manage it though, it's about a 0.5 mile paddle and I could probably hug the east shoreline for a tad bit of protection.
I could fish that cut and then head back along the south to west to north shoreline of nicks and fish the shoreline as I go; wind ought to be at my back. North west corner could suck though but it's about a 1/4 mile paddle to the cut from the west shoreline.
Back to salt lake through the cut - I had wanted to go up to the north east side of salt lake to check the cut up there for sheepshead but I'm second guessing that because then I'd be getting slammed full force by the wind waves on my way back to launch for a good 1.25 miles. I don't like that idea at the end of a likely long day so probably best bet is to use the wind at my back and just head straight back to launch.
Any thoughts or suggestions TKFM
I've paddled 15 mph sustained winds before on the windward side of the bay. you basically can't fish but my heritage was stable enough. took a lot of water over the bough but it wasn't horrible.
Wind cocking was a huge problem last time but this time I have a rudder so I should be able to do better.