The Secret To Guaranteed Speckled Trout On SUPER WINDY Days


It’s been a crazy windy year so far!

And the bad news is that for most of us, we don’t get to choose the days we fish.

We’ve got to learn how to get strikes even when the wind is cranking.

But the good news is that you can still catch in these conditions even without a trolling motor or Power-Pole.

So if you’re not a fairweather fisherman and want to be successful even in the worst conditions, then check out this LIVE fishing trip!

You’ll see how we were able to catch a few nice trout, even with the wind cranking.

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Here’s a timestamped table of contents from our windy trip on the water fishing for trout:

0:29 – Joe’s mystery trout (pictures or it didn’t happen)

1:08 – Luke hooks into a hunkered-down trout; look at that color!

1:34 – Launch the bomber

3:08 – The secret is out: cover more ground

4:06 – If you want to have live bait as a backup, use this:

5:09 – The technique you should be doing to feel more strikes

6:12 – Arm wrestling for the perfect fishing spot

9:29 – Another option is to dock fish to find wind protection

11:47 – What line is crucial for windy days and long casts

Also, check this out for a breakdown of the best options for your line right now:

12:18 – 15 casts equal a football field

13:50 – Potholes are bad for the road but good for the water

16:55 – How to safely release your trout

18:12 – What is the bomber?

19:37 – Learn how trout attack a lure

24:10 – Make the wind your best friend, not your enemy

24:32 – Slam Shady 2.0: don’t toss that lure bro

25:11 – Benefits of the Insider Club (Hint: Catch more fish.)

33:52 – Human intelligence for the win


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The bottom line is that just like a good salesman is always closing (ABC’s: Always Be Closing), a good fisherman should Always Be Casting!

Like dad said, you can’t catch anything if your bait is not in the water.

But it’s how you cover more ground and present the bait that will make you more successful on windy days!

What are some of your success stories in sloppy conditions?

Let me know down in the comments!

And if you know someone that refuses to let a windy day stop them from fishing, please TAG or SHARE this with them!

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Jamie Brinck
3 years ago

Luke, with that wind you might need to put that hair in a ponytail. LOL🤣

Great video guys.

Jean Long-Thomason
3 years ago

Thanks for sharing guys.

Luke Simonds
3 years ago

Our pleasure! Thanks for making time to leave the nice comment.

3 years ago

Luke – got a question- do you feel the owner twist lock hook let’s you bring more fish to the boat than say a traditional jig head with a slam shady on it? It seems the jig head would let you cast farther but I’m not sure about hookup ratio. I’m currently using a 1/4oz strike king trout magic with 3.5 slam shady with good results. Appreciate you guys

Luke Simonds
3 years ago
Reply to  Michael

They both are the best for their specific depth ranges… weighted hook rules the shallows and a traditional jig head rules the deeper water (more than 2.5 ft)

Bob Hartwein
3 years ago

Enjoyed the Video but please give Luke a “mike”! 😉 Wind was taking his voice away.

Luke Simonds
3 years ago
Reply to  Bob Hartwein

Darn wind

James Waugh
3 years ago

I am a member. I’ve watched more videos than I can count and I have a question regarding wind and its affect on fish. I know that you discuss fishing shores with good structure on the wind protected side. I don’t guess I really understand how or why wind would affect fish under the water. I know wind affects casting, the boat position, etc… but after watching many videos I don’t understand why wind affects fish habits, feeding patterns, etc… It may be that I am misunderstanding the relationship wind has on fish but as I try to understand it seems that fish prefer not to be in the wind. I have heard you describe that fishing on the winding side blows fish here and there but being under the water it seems wind should have littke to no affect on fish being blown anywhere. Take for instance trout that prefer current, the wind by comparison shouldn’t have anything but maybe a slight affect at the surface. Can you please help me understand what you are talking about when you discuss wind and its affect on fish?

James Waugh
3 years ago
Reply to  James Waugh

In this video you mentioned fish wind protection and them beating you to the wind protected cove. I’m not trying to be funny or anything. I just don’t understand wind protection for fish.

Luke Simonds
3 years ago
Reply to  James Waugh

During the spring, the wind protection vs. wind blown is not as much of a driver in where predator fish are holding since the water temps are not at an extreme high or low… I simply wanted to be in the wind protected zone so that I could have more choices on where I can cast and what species I can catch… with that strong wind, we could only cast with the wind and we could only cover that wide open flat which meant our odds of catching a slam (redfish & snook) was very low.

Luke Simonds
3 years ago
Reply to  James Waugh

Great questions… the wind blown zones have have more surface to air touch points so the water temp is more likely to swing faster than a wind protected zone during periods of temp swings (important in the winter). Also, the wind blown shorelines have more DO2 due to the extra movement of the water and increased exposure to the air in addition to a higher chance of small baitfish being shifted around making them easier targets.

Phillip hilgert
3 years ago

So you are casting with the wind, but what direction is the current going? I thought that fish would be facing the wind and not seeing your bait, but obviously not the case, is that because the current is going opposite the wind? Very confused 😉

Luke Simonds
3 years ago

The current wasn’t moving very fast so it was a non-factor. Here’s a link to the Current vs. Wind module in the Positioning & Approach course:

Phillip hilgert
3 years ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Awesome, thx for the reply.

Harry Craig
3 years ago

Now this really helps ! Been so windy in beautiful ROCKPORT, Texas( please don’t move here).

Luke Simonds
3 years ago
Reply to  Harry Craig

Glad to see that you enjoyed this post!

3 years ago
Reply to  Harry Craig

Thats rockport for u.

Dave Otte
3 years ago

That was absolutely fantastic! Stick around for the ending and wait for it. I love the live events Joe and Luke! We get to join in on the stories as they happen. That’s what it’s all about, the stories and the memories. Thank you Joe and Luke for that gift you give us.

Luke Simonds
3 years ago
Reply to  Dave Otte

Thanks so much for making time to leave the nice comment Dave!


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