Rain swollen river hurt fishing?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by VA Whisker Wrangler, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. VA Whisker Wrangler

    VA Whisker Wrangler New Member

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    Rookie here!!!!
    Any use trying to catch the "big one" if it has been raining
    off and on for the last two days?
    Thanks
     
  2. bigfatcat

    bigfatcat New Member

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    in the pond i go to the catfish come out when it rains
     

  3. maddcatter

    maddcatter New Member

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    I hear that's a real good time to catch em.
     
  4. vacatfish

    vacatfish New Member

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    When the water level comes up it can force the fish into the feeder creeks of whatever river or lake your fishing.

    If you can fish the mouth of the creek where it joins into the river using shad creek chubs.

    If you can get on up into the creek look for bends that goto your right or left.

    If the bend gos to your right fish the left side of that bend reason is as water washes into the bend it takes and pushs parts of the bank out making it the deepest area. finding areas like this with down trees large rocks or logs in them are a good place to hold fish.

    Do the same if the bend is to your left.

    Always remember it does help to keep that bait off bottom a foot or more. the reason is when it's off bottom all the fish have to do is swim into it and see that it's a food source then suck it in. it also lets the get a better hold on it giving you more a chance at a better hook set.

    Hope this is to some help. remember rising water feeder creek.
     
  5. abilene

    abilene New Member

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    WW, Randy gives good advice, I'd take myself if I had water on the rise.
     
  6. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    I've heard the same thing, it's great fishing while it's raining. Gonna try it out at Buckeye Lake.
     
  7. davesoutfishing

    davesoutfishing New Member

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    vac said it all high water bankpole time and troutlines in the creeks catch alot on small bits of worm fishing no, 4 baitholder eagle claw on troutilnes I run them every hour
     
  8. Catcaller

    Catcaller New Member

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    I have always had my best luck catfishing on the river when it has rained or is raining and the water is on the rise...even if it's only slightly rising. The same is true on lakes, ponds, and strip pits. I have been fishing in the rain at night at a runoff that pours into a strip pit near here, and there was lightning hitting the ground...and even that wasnt enough to run me off from the action I was getting that night during that rainstorm. It was so good that you couldnt handle fishing with two rods because there was a fish on both rods everytime you threw out and the bait hit the bottom. I dont advise fishing during a lightning storm, but I did get away with it that time without getting charged.
     
  9. 98custom

    98custom New Member

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    that info might help me too because it rains every afternoon here.
     
  10. vacatfish

    vacatfish New Member

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    Another bait that is good at thes times is soft shell crayfish.

    Keep us post as to how you do always remember to take photos so we all can see.
     
  11. VA Whisker Wrangler

    VA Whisker Wrangler New Member

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    No Luck, used everything, but live or fresh cut.
    Maybe next time.
     
  12. cat4life

    cat4life New Member

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    Here we always get shut out after the rain. we dont have a boat and I think all the channels go to the feeder creek. Has anybody tried that after a rain, sposed to get good fish there.
     
  13. Larry

    Larry New Member

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    Up here in MN. The fishing seems to pick up right after the rain. (Maybe does during the rain, but I wouldnt know). My guess is the fish are capitalizing on food in the run off. Insects and crap attract the baitfish and the bigger ones follow.
     
  14. hookeye

    hookeye New Member

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    I love to go when the creeks are running hard where they join the main Lake.
     
  15. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I think its good fishing when the water is up.