Ocean wind farms to provide new fishing hot spots?
Think structure. Now think wind farms. If we have access to these standing towers what will we find in the water columns?
Years ago we wrote a book called "Skinny; How to Fish in Shallow Saltwater". The basis of the book was to "fish where the fish are". It offered simple instructions about how to find fish near docks, at sea walls, underneath bridges, and in passes, pockets, and other structure around shallow water.
The same applies to deep water; find a spot where the botton is hard, or there is any kind of structure, and you will find food and the food will attract fish that wanna eat it.
This small portion of an article came from Outdoor Life:
One can only speculate about the aggregation of sportfish that might occur should the proposed 190 wind towers south of Long Beach, N.Y., be approved.
“The area hosts a soft bottom in every direction for dozens of miles,” says local charter boat operator Captain Frank Crescitelli. “With water depths upwards of 125 feet, there would likely be concentrations of mahi during the summer months. Tuna would probably show in the fall. In the shallower portion, black sea bass and tautog should be stacked on every stanchion.”
“Anglers, at least those fishing from boats, seem to generally support wind-farm construction,” says The Fisherman editor Fred Golofaro. “But there is some concern about access.”
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