Fishing in the rain what do you do

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by superman, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. superman

    superman New Member

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    i just got off the phone with a buddy of mine and i was telling him about my fishing trip last night on the mississippi river i went out in mid afternoon ran about two or three miles up river and started fishing as i was half asleep with the radio on i heard thunder and the rain started about five or ten mins. later i grabbed a tarp that i always keep in my boat covered up and road out on heck of a storm so i my question is what do you all do ride it out head back to the ramp drive to cover or what and i only caught three gar and a cold
     
  2. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    Awww, We jus "ride'r out but if the rain gets too hard wejust bannk fish! LOL. Those poncho's you can get a walmart really help in a pinch too! LOL
    I think the rain helps the bite as far as I'm concerned! Have fun!
     

  3. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    I Always Have Rain Suits Stored For Just In Case.lol
     
  4. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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  5. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    In the summer I wear swim trunks...lol Works great actually.

    In the colder months, I have a special rain suit that my dads friend gets for us, he works at the shipyard. We are getting a pontoon boat one day though and we are going to have a good top on it for the rain.
     
  6. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    For me if it's a lite rain no big deal if it's coming down in buckets and thunderin I'm not real crazy about bein close to water.Just my opinion.--------pk powell:smile2:
     
  7. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    I fish from the shore so I am sure that things are a bit different priority-wise. However, I try to ride out the rare storm we get out in lower Az. The fish either turn on really good after rain or completely off the bite.
     
  8. rocket256

    rocket256 Well-Known Member

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    I had some of my best luck when fishing in the rain. I bank fish when it is really poring down. But for the most part I just wear a poncho, shorts and a T-shirt.
     
  9. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    What else is there to do?







    FISH ON! :006: :go:
     
  10. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Always carry a rain coat with mebehind seat of truck,if fishing off the bank.If i'm in a boat i carry 2 ponchos in my tackle box .one for me and one for who ever owns the boat (in case they don't have one)
     
  11. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    if its a lite rain i fish it out , if its a storm coming down river no lightning i don the rain gear and fish it out , if its a storm coming up river i do the same , unless this storm has lightning and wind , when the wind blows up river above 15 mile per hour theres a wake thats quite unsafe , i try to avoid that as much as possible lightning can be dangerous they say , but the wind is down right terrorfying for me . if youve ever been on the water in high winds im sure you understand .
     
  12. Stumpknocker2

    Stumpknocker2 New Member

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    Well, if I am fishin by myself, and the fish aren't biting when the rain starts I usually leave. If I have some company and the fish are biting I will stay. There are times when I ride it out, unless it looks like a bad storm, which here in florida we get often.
     
  13. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    I do my best to stay dry, LOL!!!
     
  14. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    Not when you're out with me....lol!
     
  15. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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    When I ordered this boat I went ahead and got it with the cabin which makes the rain no dig deal, I go fishing on the rainy days that I would used to stay home on.
     
  16. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    I just keep fishing. If lightning hits me I'll never know it anyway.
     
  17. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    When I was a much younger fellow before children and nieces and nephews and such I would have stayed till hell froze over but since my bud got struck by lightining while we were fighting a prarie fire if I hear thunder absolutely get my a$$ in the house ,I think the ole self preservation mode has done kicked in
     
  18. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    We've always just rode it out, unless theres thunder and lightning. No big deal really. The only thing that made me drop fishing and run for cover was a gator that wanted a closer look. I was out on a log and assumed it too was a log...till that 'log' kept getting closer. When it realized I was hauling it was coming in faster. That gator tormented us all night:lol: or visa versa.

    Dang, wasnt this about rain...:lol:
     
  19. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I think the gator would have got a new fishin spot ....unless I had my trusty 12ga loaded with a couple o #00 buck dont ya know
     
  20. just cats

    just cats New Member

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    I fish in the rain with a Poncho if it isn't lightning. I did today as a matter of fact. If it is lightning then I head for the ramp if I'm close or to the bank if I'm not. Won't stay in the boat when it's lightning.If it's a gulley washer then I have a tarp that I put over me until it slacks off.