Rain & Catfish

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by jailcop2, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    Well it looks like we're finally going to get a break from the heat here in S/W Iowa , rain storms for a day or so ,and a 15 degree drop in temperature . What is this going to do to the Catfishing , will it be better in the rivers or lake etc .
    Thanks for the help
    Brian
     
  2. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Its always good for me just before the rain, in the rain, after the rain, and, if there is a runoff, the day or two the water is running. The lake I fish, after a heavy rain, has a current like a river. I fish the channel cuts in the lake and do well in the run off. That's why they're called channel cats, I figure.
     

  3. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    rain is good ,hug the banks thats where the fish will be , in the shallows the shad will run , creek mouths baitfish will seek the cats wont be far behind sorry just read jacks poem lol
     
  4. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    I like fishing after a good rain. Seems when the river is on the rise the Cats are bitin'!
     
  5. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    If the rain muddies up and raises the water level some, you should be in for some good fishing. The cooler temps might help also.
     
  6. elalr

    elalr New Member

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    any time you have current and run off cats bite. thats been my experience anyway.
     
  7. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    Thanks all ,think I'll give it a try .
    Brian
     
  8. Cattoo

    Cattoo New Member

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    no better time to go cattin than after a good rain.
     
  9. Gr_Cat

    Gr_Cat New Member

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    I have the best luck right before rain sets in...