CATS AND BAROMETRIC PRESSURE

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by KATKING911, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. KATKING911

    KATKING911 New Member

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    I HAVE RECENTLY HERD THAT THE BAROMETRIC PRESSURE HAS A LOT TO DO WITH CATCHING CAT.. ANYONE AGREE OR DISAGREE
     
  2. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    I totally agree that the barometric pressure has a great deal of effect on the activity of fish. Ive learned that the higher the pressure, the slower the bite. The lower the pressure results in more aggressive, more active bite.
     

  3. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I think a sudden change in the pressure will also singnal a feeding spurt.
     
  4. orion_xxvx

    orion_xxvx New Member

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    All know is my barometer is marked best 29.8 to 30.6 rising or falling i dont know which.
     
  5. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Concure! In the summer, I pray for storms and low pressure fronts to come in. I hate those hot summer days with no clouds. The fish never seem to be agressive.
     
  6. catter62

    catter62 New Member

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    texas
    Falling or low pressure has always worked best for me. I love storms. I think the cats can sense low pressure and probably instintively associate it with rising water which means increased availablility of food for them.
     
  7. catchaser1

    catchaser1 Active Member

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    where do you get the barometric readings
     
  8. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    The Weather Channel or any reputable weather station. You can also buy your own barometer.
     
  9. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    I have noticed the agressive bites on lakes... not rivers, do you find this to be true in rivers? anyone?
     
  10. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    I don't think the body of water that you are fishing has anything to do with it. I believe that barometric pressure has alot to do with the way the fish bite no matter where you're fishing at.JMO
     
  11. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    i agree with steve, i think lakes and ponds are more effected by pressure. rivers seam more effected by flow.
     
  12. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    welcome to boc:wink:
     
  13. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    that isa nice bass:cool2:
     
  14. BMills13

    BMills13 New Member

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    oklahoma
    Fished with a guide late last year on the red river. It was a clear nice day immediatiely following a brutal cold front. Asked first thing if he thought the change in the pressure result in a poor day and he said he felt the b.p. didn't affect rivers. Not that he would have been likely to say we would have a bad day, but we ended up boating 30+ fish over ten pounds.
     
  15. waynesburgjay

    waynesburgjay New Member

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    I like it when a major storm or low pressure is movin in.
    That seems to be the best times.
    The bigger the storm (or drop in pressure) the better the bite.