The wind can definitely play a role in where northern pike will be located.  Northern pike are opportunistic feeders and they will follow the bait fish.  Wind can help position bait fish, which helps anglers locate northern pike.  Wind-swept points and shorelines will usually hold plenty of bait fish, so you can expect to find plenty of northern pike in these areas. When pike are found deeper, a slight chop on the water tends to help improve the fishing.