Do you fish in the rain?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by FLATHEAD STEVE, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    I myself love to fish in the rain, lightning bothers me a bit but it's that feeling of pressure change that gets me goin! I love watching all the people rushing to get the he!! out of dodge :smile2: I don't know I think it's just a catfishing thing

    "That is if I brought my rainsuit" LOL!!!!!

    how do you folks feel about fishing in a good storm?:eek:oooh:
     
  2. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    I don't know, I've never done it.:wink:
     

  3. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    I also like the rain but i don't do lightning. Cloudy overcast days are much better than bluebird sky's in my opinion.
     
  4. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    As you know, I have fished a few storms... I have no problem fishing in the rain...

    I am under the impression that a rising barometric pressure causes a stronger bite with the catfish... any one else watch the barometric pressure?
     
  5. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    I think were gonna get wet tonight Chris! :smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  6. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    I got my rain suit next to the door... bring on the rain!!!
     
  7. LaBlueHunter

    LaBlueHunter New Member

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    rain snow neither of witch bother me just makes more room for me to fish in more spots when its crowded
     
  8. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    If I am already on the water and it is a light steady rain, then I will stay, otherwise I'm sitting in the house!
     
  9. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    The only things that keep me off the river are fog, ice, lightning, 90+ deg heat and floods. Anything else is fine...W
     
  10. dominoman

    dominoman New Member

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    Fishing in the what? Been so long since we had any of that stuff, forgot what it is.
     
  11. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    Love the rain it's the lightning I can do without.
     
  12. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    Lightning ain't a problem, Dave...just take a couple of golfers with you.:smile2:
     
  13. HOPPY4

    HOPPY4 New Member

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    Fishing in Rain is No Problem at all! Although , when the Lighting Starts, I am forced to STOP! Most of my rods are Graphite and SCIENCE comes to mind! Lighting Rods and Wet hands are not SAFE! All other forms of weather are accepted and OK, but I do not like to set-up in the rain!! It makes for a misrable time during the drying out process. JMHO!!!

    HOPPY4
     
  14. Boomer

    Boomer New Member

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    I like the rain, keep the others inside........some of my best fishing has been when it is raining. I dont like the lightning or the hail....lol....I load up when it starts. I had a buddy killed at a pond fishing....so I am pretty terrified of lightning.

    I remember a few years back I was out of fish, and wanted some for the freezer and me and a buddy went, it was snowing about a week before x-mas. In 2 hours we had 4 fish weighed about 50 lbs.
     
  15. waynesburgjay

    waynesburgjay New Member

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    Yeah I'll fish in the rain. I'll fish in a snow storm for walleyes.
     
  16. jolie

    jolie New Member

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    I must be a genetically different fishermen. :tounge_out: High water and rains = no bites (at all)... for me.

    Over and over I look at my notes and see that in nearly everykind of fish I've tried from trout to panfish to bass to cats. I don't catch squat in rain (esp. heavy rain) and high water.

    to each his own.

    One would think after after months and months of consistantly awful fishing in the rain/or high water.. I would learn to stay away ... I guess I'm mental:tounge_out:.

    So the answer is two fold
    YES I fish in the rain
    NO I don't catch (anything) in the rain

    and water level on a river is more important than actual weather. so If the local river is going up (dam releases,etc) is just as good as raining.
     
  17. boswifedeb

    boswifedeb USCA Jailhouse Lawyer

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    Rain is no problem, unless it's absolutely pouring. Lightning, on the other hand, I DO NOT do. That's God's way of saying, "Time to go home, Deb!!".:wink:
     
  18. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    back in my crappie fishing days if it was raining my boat was on the lake seems like fishing is good in rain but if its lightning my butts outa thear:embarassed:
     
  19. bnt55

    bnt55 New Member

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    I will fish in the rain, however like the rest of the guys say, if there is lightning I head in or for cover. My boat has a bimini top so even if it is pouring rain I am not directly in it. I sorta enjoy fishing the river in the rain, kinda peaceful and relaxing.

    Bill
     
  20. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    If there's a near 100% chance of rain I won't go. I won't let a little chance of rain stop me though. I always keep some cheap disposable ponchos in my tackle box in case it rains. I can also check the radar on my phone to see if rain is coming, how bad it is, and which direction it is moving, and it's saved my butt several times.