rabot wrote:As we all know wind speed is a big concern for kayakers. What's the limit for a comfortable day on the water. Is it 5 mph, 10 mph, 15mph? Let me know your opinions based on location such as a bay, bayou, off shore. I'd even be interested in specific locations such as Matagorda, High Island, Port O'Connor, Christmas bay, etc.
Looks like this weekend will be around 10mph along the coast.
I don't mind some wind. I think it gives cover to the fish and helps them hunt baitfish. As long as you have a yak that is good in the wind and waves don't be afraid to get out in it. Sometimes, fish are on the windward shore
I think the marsh is harder in the wind sometimes. It is hard to judge your cast is a gusty wind when you have a marsh drain that is 15 feet wide. In a bay, you can just chunk it with the wind. This time of year, water settles quicker and muddies up slower than summer. So a Southwest wind is not as bad now as it is in the summer for bays around Galveston. But wind is a HUGE factor on deciding where to fish, or at least for me it is.