Fishing After A Storm

Discussion in 'OKLAHOMA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by PeZ, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. PeZ

    PeZ New Member

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    I was thinkin about going out fishing tonight but we had a storm blow through today. Does anyone no how this affects the fish? Please any experiences with help thanks.
     
  2. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Usually I have pretty good luck after a storm. Depending on if it rained a lot or not, if it didn't rain a lot, the fishing is usually the same as always, but if it rains hard, I like to fish at the mouth of a feeder creek. Works for me, I say, go fishing man!
     

  3. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    I never fish after a storm unless it rains and we have high wind and thunder just before I go fishing.
     
  4. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    Tom: I don't have much after a storm but somehow the fish know when it's going to storm, I think the pressure tells them there is a storm comming so they feed up because they don't know how long the storm will last. After the storm the fish are full and sometimes don't feed for a day or two. I find the third day after a storm returns them to normal if the pressure stays steady.

    I have also noticed that the best bite is the first 30 minutes to one hours of the pressure drop. my best catches have been when I'm already on the water when the pressure starts to drop. Fish can feed up really quick, I mean they could eat until busting in just a few minutes.
     
  5. Norm

    Norm New Member

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    Yes, that seems to be how it works, especially in muddy water. The mud gets stirred up alot during a storm, and that may also affect the fishing. The bad thing lately, is it seems to rain almost every other day around N. IL, and the fishing never gets a chance to recover before the next storm (as opposed to last near with no rain which negatively affect the fishing too). I always wondered if a lot of food gets washed from shore into the water (worms, etc) so after the storm the fishing is not good because of a glut of available food.
     
  6. slipbobber

    slipbobber New Member

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    here in west virginia around the huntington area seems like the channels bite good on the water rising. but when it goes down the falthead eat..this how its worked for me...
     
  7. rwbrown1

    rwbrown1 New Member

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    My experience has been that the cats are on the slow side after a storm for a couple of days. Before a storm comes thru the fishing usually seems much better.
    (This is not a hard rule though.):big_smile:
     
  8. bartmccollum

    bartmccollum New Member

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    My old man used to say that the fish won't bite when the water is falling....after a flood. I believe it. My best fishing is right before and during a storm. I read a study by some biologist about catfish growth a long time ago. He said that catfish gain all their weight during floods. They also look to supplement their diet in the flood plain with insects and small rodents caught in the flood. He (the biologist) was talking about the adverse effects of dams on large river catfish.
     
  9. mr. flathead

    mr. flathead New Member

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    ive alwys had the best luck fishing after a storm
     
  10. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

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    We have gone during the storm and right after the storm and it don't seem to make a difference, but the night after the storm seems to make a big difference in the bite. If it storms that day and we go that night the bite is slow. If it storms that night and we fish later that night, the bite is slow. If it storms that day or night and we go the next night, the bite seems to be very good. So my opinion is the night after the storm is the best fishing. But like I said that's just my opinion. :smile2:
     
  11. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    Martin, I couldn't agree more. I love to find a place where a feeder creek or small stream is dumping into a lake and hit that place right after a storm. The cats are usually in there going crazy. If you can catch some shad and lob 'em in the lake where the creek is coming in, it's usually automatic. That's my experience anyway.

    Jerrod
     
  12. okshores17D

    okshores17D New Member

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    i find flats are more likely to bite cut bait after a storm(i have no idea why) but i have had mixed results after a storm either great fishing or just ok!
     
  13. PeZ

    PeZ New Member

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    Ok here were the results for fishing after a big storm.
    The storm blew in friday morning and let up in the evening.
    I went out to keystone lake tulsa ok that evening after the storm with 15 jugs
    baited 5 with chicken livers, 5 with worms 5, with cut shad wanted to see what there were hittin on well the next morning I checked my jugs...
    caught 1 channel cat about 1.5 lbs on the worms and caught 1 blue 3 lbs on livers that was all. Imo they dont bite well after a storm on keystone for a couple days. because I baited the same 15 that night 5 hole shad, 5 whole gold fish, 5 whole bluegills, and went back the next night about a 20 hour soak and had 0 fish caught and still had bait on most jugs.

    Needless to say fishing was slow for me on keystone lake this weekend with only 2 fish caught hope everyone else had better luck but im sure you didnt have as much fun as I did.
     
  14. PeZ

    PeZ New Member

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    well it stormed again here all day im gonna try fishing tommarow night and ill post the results
     
  15. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

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    Good luck brother, I hope you catch some bigguns! :smile2: