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Fished Shabbona lake today for Crappie and caught none. The water is very cold and needs more sun and warm air. We caught a few bluegill (small) on the minnows and waxies we were using. Caught them over weeds in 3-4 feet of water. It was very windy and when we left at 4:45, white caps were everywhere. The wind was out of the South. Talked to several:eek:ther boaters and their results were similar.)27 :)14
 

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typically whitecaps only form when the wind is at gale force (the whitecaps are big waves)... of course on lake michigan they go from calm to gale in a matter of seconds, but hey...
 

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Using the Beaufort Scale of Wind Force, scattered whitecaps begin to appear at Force 3. A "gentle" breeze of 8 to 12mph. Large wavelets (less than 20") with breaking crests (the white caps) as the wind blows the tops off the waves. The white foam begins to blow in streaks at Force 7, "near gale" conditions of 32 to 38mph.

Beaufort starts at Force 0, a "calm" sea, and goes up to Force 12 which is labeled "Hurricane".
 
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