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#1 ChrisO

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Posted May 01 2009 - 6:53 PM

I'm curious what others think about fishing for bass right after it stops raining. Good? Bad? Are the fish a bit shy? In the past i've usually had less success when fishing after hard rain so i'd like to hear some opinions on it. thanks



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Posted May 01 2009 - 7:04 PM

I prefer to fish in the rain. the fish are already wet and my spots are empty.
if it's a heavy rain, I like to fish spots that normally aren't under water.


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Posted May 01 2009 - 8:43 PM

Today was a perfect weather fishing day, humid light rain little breeze...oyea!!! to bad i was working ...>))>


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Posted May 01 2009 - 10:50 PM

During the heat of the summer, I've had lots of luck fishing right after a heavy afternoon thundershower... especially for largemouths in ponds. Also, if you can catch the beginning few hours of a cold front...when things are still unsettled... it can be very productive.



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Posted May 02 2009 - 12:14 AM

Fishing was good tonight in the rain....guess what I got?


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Posted May 02 2009 - 12:53 AM

Cuaght this one along with a few others this morning in the rain. After it stopped the bite pretty much died. Lure of choice was a Excalibur shallow runner.


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Posted May 02 2009 - 5:28 PM

Fishing was good tonight in the rain....guess what I got?

did it have teeth??


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Posted May 02 2009 - 7:18 PM

I like it better in the rain, i find that the fish bit better.



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Posted May 02 2009 - 9:22 PM

thanks for the replies. ill just have to keep at it.



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Posted May 02 2009 - 9:26 PM

caught 15 bass over the past two days in about 3-4 hours of fishing. mostly dinks, but caught a couple nice fish in there as well. the bite was much more aggressive than it was when i fished last week. i like to get out when it rains cause i like to stay cool and fish alone. keeps the fair weather fishermen home



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Posted May 02 2009 - 10:13 PM

did it have teeth??


It did....and a big forked tail.


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Posted May 03 2009 - 8:09 AM

It did....and a big forked tail.


A bluefish ??


Nice work btw, ive always wanted a musky.



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Posted May 03 2009 - 9:05 PM

Post front is typically not known for a good bite, although a sudden thunderstorm can stimulate a bite due to runoff for a short time. As soon as the wind kicks in, it's usually over. Pre-front, right as the barometer falls drastically will give the most consistent bite, especially for larger fish.

Just my $.02


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Posted May 03 2009 - 11:13 PM

Post front is typically not known for a good bite, although a sudden thunderstorm can stimulate a bite due to runoff for a short time. As soon as the wind kicks in, it's usually over. Pre-front, right as the barometer falls drastically will give the most consistent bite, especially for larger fish.

Just my $.02

i think thats fairly accurate. I was fishing in the rain on saturday and was catching a good amount of fish, the rain stopped here around 11:30-11:45 and the fishing completely died. not a bite in the next half hour so i packed it in