The wind will play a role in where bait fish will be and that will then move spotted bass around the lake. The wind won’t always dictate where the fish will be, but it will usually be one variable that plays an important role. The shorelines and points where the wind blows into will usually hold more fish than the calmer sides.
Flat Calm, Throw a Top Water
When there is no wind, you can usually have better success with topwater lures. From early summer through early fall, these flat calm mornings and evenings are great times to fish with topwater lures.
When the Wind Picks Up, Start Drifting
Drifting is one of the better ways to cover water when fishing deeper. When you get the right amount of wind, get on a good piece of structure and start drifting with live baits or your favorite soft plastics.
Fish the Windy Shorelines
The shorelines that the water is being blown into will usually be more productive. However, you still usually have to find the right structure or cover for this to work. If the spotted bass are on the points, then try fishing the points where the wind is blowing into them. If they are are on the rocky shorelines, fish the shorelines with the wind blowing into them. These spots can be awesome at times, so it’s worth fishing this pattern if the wind is right.