My grandpa taught me to check the barometer before we go fishing to see if the fish are gonna be biting. He was a shrimp boat captain, and quite the fisherman. I have noticed over the years that the pressure affects the bass and crappie quite a bit, but have not noticed that much of a difference when it comes to catfish. Im gonna be on the water any chance I get, pressure good or bad. I was just wondering if anyone else checks the pressure before they go out and if so, what conditions seem to work out best in your favor? And does the pressure affect one type of cat more than another? This is a great site with tons of info and great people. I am glad that I found it.