Anyone know...?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Moonlightn, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Moonlightn

    Moonlightn New Member

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    G'day all,
    I was told years ago by an old Friend that when the white tail that trails behind jets is long and doesn't quickly fade. It's a good day to wet a line. Since then I've noticed several times in my life that there just might be something to it. He fished about half as much as I did and his catch rate was always better than mine was. He claimed that it's a good indication of barometric pressure. I figured maybe just maybe someone here would know something about this.
     
  2. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    i never heard that one but sure will be interesting to see if anyone else has, does make sense
     

  3. centexcop

    centexcop New Member

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    Your friend could be right. According to the National Weather Service (Link to article below) Sailors use the following; if contrails are not present, expect good weather. If contrails hang around for an extended period of time, a change in the weather pattern may occur.

    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/science/contrail.php?wfo=fgz
     
  4. Salty1

    Salty1 New Member

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    Damn !!!! Learn sumtin new everyday !!!!! Don't know if its true but I bet I will try and find out.
     
  5. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Gonna have to make a note on that. Thanks
     
  6. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    it does make sense . im always fishing so i wouldnt know but i watch the sky for plane tails hanging around and not hanging around while fishing and see which days are better ,
     
  7. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Well WEll Its never to late to learn something new thanks for the infro guys:cool2::cool2:
     
  8. Moonlightn

    Moonlightn New Member

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    Thanks guys! Let me know what you find out!
     
  9. radish

    radish Member

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    may be a good reason to tell your wife you have to go fishing.
     
  10. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Had never heard of that but worth checking into. Like they say your never to old to learn. thanks.
     
  11. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Learn something new everyday. I'm going to be smart one day. Thanks.
     
  12. centexcop

    centexcop New Member

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    It's a beautiful day here in Central Texas..... a little cold at 45 degrees, but it's supposed to warm up in the 60's. As I'm driving down the road, I'm noticing contrails that are stretching across the sky. It looks like they're just hanging up there. I'm on the way to help one of my employees with a business inspection, but think I'll try to be gone and home by noon.... I need to test this.
     
  13. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Very interesting. Have never heard of this. Just hope no one watches for the tails so hard that they can't find their bait, or , run into something with their boats cause they are too busy lookin at the sky.:eek:oooh::wink:
     
  14. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    That would be a very useful tip but I live in Ohio, we only have 6 days per year without cloud cover. I was ten before I figured out what that noise was in the sky.
     
  15. TheRiverRat

    TheRiverRat New Member

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    lol well said
     
  16. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Thanks for the tip!
    Bill in SC
     
  17. Angler Ace

    Angler Ace New Member

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    Now that you mention it, I seem to remember having good days when I noticed those trails in the sky, but now I will document them to see how accurate they really are.
     
  18. centexcop

    centexcop New Member

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    Only six days per year without cloud cover? I feel for ya brother
     
  19. Catcaller

    Catcaller New Member

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    Had never heard the one about the jet trails. I'll pay attention to that one.

    As bad as I hate to say it...my buddy has this theory about cows...and how they carry themselves relates somehow to whether the fish bite or not.

    It's simple. If they're laying around...no bite. If the herd is up and milling about and feeding...the bite is on.

    Actually...it turns out there may be a co-incidence of factors going on...because it tends to be fairly accurate.

    Also I've noticed...if the shiners are balled up on the bottom of the tank...it's typically a tough day.

    If they're scattered...or towards the top of the tank...the day is usually good.

    Another old one is wind from the east...fish bite the least. Wind from the west...fish bite the best.

    Everybody knows that one...but is it true??

    I've seen it go both ways...but for the most part...west beats easterly wind IMO.

    http://weatherstories.ssec.wisc.edu/sayings/wind_west.html
     
  20. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That's one that I HAVEN'T heard before might be something to it Thanks.Being the subject has been brought up about fish bite indicators,I,m sorts Curious if when I fire the old pickup up in the morning and it Spews that black smoke out of the the exhaust cause it has 250.000 miles on it and burns oil it's sorta like a con trail on them jets would that be a Good fish bite indicator also,and a good day for the fish to bite??? Just wondering,What do you fellas think? J.D.