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Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by badcat, Jul 27, 2006.
just wondering, do any of you guys think that fishing in the rain is productive?
I do real well when it rains
I've had some luck in the rain and its better than sitting home watching it rain.
Depends on what kinda rain you talking about, lite rain I have had some luck. Heavy rain, no luck.
Fishing is usually real productive before a rain front and during a rain but after the rain front moves through the fish will not feed as actively as they were. I usually wont fish for one full day and sometimes two after the front passes. The only exception to this is if you get a big rain and the feeder creeks are running high then the fish will be feeding on whatever is being washed in. This is a guide I pretty much go by to save wasted time on the water when these fronts are moving through.
Thats some good info Brother.Definitely words to fish by.
iv fished in the rain before and did good when it rains u get to cool down:cool2:
I usually try to catch bait while I am at a spot (to pass the time and to replinish what I have used) and if I hardly ever catch any. This means that they are off hiding, which (if my experiences have proved me well) means that the larger fish have moved in. That happens to me whenever it rains, and I always have good luck afterwards, so I think it is productive.
Rain never hurt my fishing unless it was a flood. A little fresh water washing food in, and putting oxygen into the water helps sometimes. If I were fishing from a boat when a big storm blew up I would keep a watchful eye out for lightning, and be prepared to crankup, and get to safety, but as a general rule, fish don't mind some water, after all, they live in it. It seems to bother fishermen a lot more. JMHO. Jack.
I second the above post on fishing feeder creeks after a big rain. We had over 4" Tuesday night and even small creeks are running bank full. Was on my way to a spot on the lake where one of these small creeks dumps in and had to cross a bridge over one of the tributaries. Guy was fishing there (couldn't have been more than 10' wide, but full) and busy unhooking a 20"+ channel. This bridge is nearly a mile upstream of the lake and not normally more than 4' wide and 6" deep, but with the heavy rain, the cats were up there stuffing themselves full. He was still there fishing two hours later when I left, so I'm guessing he had some more luck. I tried another similar spot and had several good runs but could not hook up. Ran out of bait and went home empty handed but I'll be back tonight- rain day +2.
777 pretty much hit the nail on the head as far as I am concerned on the topic of fishing in the rain. If you watch the air pressure numbers, it will tell you when to fish. It drops before the rain, it rises after the rain.
We have had rain almost every day in July and it seems that the fishing has died down some. It is keeping the tempature down so I do not mind.
i always do pretty good in the rain. my dad told me that the fish really cant feed during that time so theyre looking for food. i always seem to do pretty good afterwards too.
The last time I got to go fishing with my DAD befor he died was at lake Texoma and it started raining so hard we are in his boat I said Hey Dad do ya think we should go in for a little bit and He said (Iv Fished in the rain befor)And By God we fished in the rain so when it rains Im one of the only guys you will see standing in the rain with a big ass smile and a fishing poll in hand so if you see me like that you will know what time it is............Patrick.........
Hey yall Dont know where that came from but there you go:crazy:
I am not sure but I think I will be able to tell you tommorow. We are headed out tonight and It does not look promising. I don't mind a lite rain and don't think the fish do either cause it runs most boaters and fishermen off the water.:big_smile:
it seems to me that they bite good in a rain.
i love fishin in the rain. I have caught my personal best in a heavy rain....
The kind of rain i'm talkin about is where it rains steady all day...little wind, but the heavens just keep dumpin.
it is when a strong low pressure system parks it's butt overhead and the rain keeps comin..no lightning...variable to light winds...that's my perfect fishin/catchin weather....well other than ice off on a mountain lake.
I have always found that fishing is very productive in the rain. It turns evreything up and gets more bait i the waterways. Some of my best days are in the rain. The same goes for hunting! Plus alot of people will stay home when it is raining so it leaves more for me!