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Fishing In the Rain

Is it just me or are people under the impression that fishing in the rain is the best time to go fishing?

Well I thought that for years myself, it’s something that you just knew not sure how but just knew, everybody did. I was never sure how it made fishing better but always believed it did, I was wrong.

It is funny how old wise tales can stick in your mind and all the time thinking that they are true. Now you may have even went out fishing for ole bucket-mouth and caught more than usual and thought, see it’s raining, fishing is better.

Well let’s take a look at what the rain is doing to the water, is it a cold rain or a warm rain, is it windy, is it raining hard or just spitting out. Is this rain accompanied by big dark rain clouds or it is just a passing rain cloud, is it going to be raining for a while or short term.

Never thought there was so many different types of rain did you?

If it is raining and is accompanied by the wind and your fishing near the shoreline and the waves are crashing up on shore, is it the rain. Well let’s see, the rain is falling down and you are getting wet, but the waves churn the water near shore attracting bait-fish, not the rain doing this, it’s the wind.

Cold rain and or warm rain, does this make the fishing better? Again the rain is getting you wet and it is now dripping off your nose, are you catching more fish? OK now it depends on the time of the year if it is warm rain and the water is cold, it will warm the surface temperature up and possibly make the fish turn on and bite, the temperature change does this; it could have been the sun warming the water.

Largemouth feed more in low light conditions that is a fact, this is why we fish in the weeds or the shady side of cover, and this is why we search for shady shoreline to fish, morning and evening is prime time in a clear lake (3-5 feet clarity).

Is it the rain that makes them bite or perhaps the low light conditions, or the temperature change or the wind kicking up food, OK maybe rain can accompany all these things, but it’s not the rain that makes it better fishing. It is all the other conditions that come with the rain.

You just get wet in the rain….


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