Larry, I didn't mean that you would catch them on the north shore just that the fish were there.
Seriously, you battled that wind so you must have thought it was a good spot under the conditions. It must have been hard to position the boat even with a trolling motor. I'd rather fish a wind pounded shoreline by wading and casting parallel to shore if I think the fish are in tight.
The spot I fished had a two-foot shelf against the shore that attracts feeding bass as the bass can pin their prey against the shoreline. Only spot on the lake that has this feature. I grew up on the lake so I had plenty of time to figure out a pattern or two.
Was the water clarity a lot worst by the north shore? Also, have you had a chance to fish Clearwater bay?