Originally Posted by A Draper
I wasn't very specific. Mainly thinking of redfish and drum that sort of thing. Casting from the beach primarily. Take this coming friday for instance wind 10-15 mph from SE and 2-3 seas. Worth a shot or not?
That is a typical forecast for the upper coast. Most any south,east or west wind over 15mph starts to become work. True north wind you can fish easy up to 20mph, blows the surf flat. Any harder than that it is not nice to you on the beach, kinda sand blast you. Further south you go down the coast the harder a norh wind becomes to fish.
There are a lot of factors that come into play, a 15mph wind that changes directions is great fishing. A 15mph wind that has blown the same exact direction for more then a day will build massive surf. The coast of Texas is also the shape of a half moon, so a lot depends on where you are fishing. Sea weed is always a factor, and depth of the beach is also a factor.
My general rule when I was surf fishing all the time was if it the wind under 20mph, under 120 degrees, over 40 degrees, not lightning and no tornadoes. I went fishing, and would just figure it out when I got there.
Good luck, and post a report.