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fishing after storms
I am wondering about fishing on a reservoir after a storm. I am wanting to fish Starvation on Sunday but see there is a storm forecast for Saturday. Are there other variables involved, season, barometric pressure, intensity etc.?
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Re: [Papasan] fishing after storms In reply to
There does not seem to be any hard and fast rule. For every "always" somebody lays down someone else has a "never". And they may both be right.

My experience has been that the best time to go fishing is whenever you can. Sometimes you find the fish active...for their own reasons...and sometimes you find them with lockjaw...even when the "so looney" tables say fishing should be great.

The one difference I have observed...on some lakes for some species...is that fishing is often better just ahead of a front...and not as good immediately after a front has passed through. This seems especially true if there has been a lot of wind and wave action. It sometimes takes the fish a day or two to settle down after a big blow.

But, that being said, I have had great trips the day after a front...and terrible trips just ahead of a front.

Bottom line? No matter what the weather conditions...and how bad you find the fishing...on any given day there will be someone on that lake catching fish. They just found the area there were some active fish and worked out the right pattern.

Starvation is a lake that gets a lot of wind and variable weather conditions. I have found that the fish there do not seem to be nearly as much affected by a passing front as those on shallower and murkier lakes. The water there stays pretty clean even during a big blow. So it doesn't take long to get them back on the chew.

The flip side is that during prolonged periods of super calm conditions the fish sometimes get spookier and less active during daylight hours. But as soon as a breeze kicks up a ripple on the surface the dinner bell rings.

Some folks try to make fishing too scienterrific. Hey, it is a sport and recreation. Forget the charts, graphs and diagrams. Just go fishing and have fun. Fishing is always good, even if the catching ain't. But if you are good...and lucky...you will catch fish and that is even better.

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Re: [TubeDude] fishing after storms In reply to
Agreed! Catching skunks at the lake is still better than working, so give it a try whenever you get a chance!


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Re: [Papasan] fishing after storms In reply to
An old timer once told me that after a storm and lets say the wind was coming from the south during the whole storm that he would fish the north end of the lake because that's where all the feed had been blown to. Never really tried that but it sounds reasonable. But like TudeDude stated I've had better luck before a storm (high barometer) versus after a storm (low barometer). Just my 2 cents worth.
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Re: [lovetofish] fishing after storms In reply to
That may be true about the windy shore. Wind blows the near-surface zooplankton and algae to the shore, and the small fish follow it. The big fish follow them - and the anglers follow the big fish.

I watched a Bill Dance show recently in which he talked about storms. He claims that fish move deeper under high barometers and shallower in lower barometers. It's due to sunlight. High pressure means clear skies and fish move to darker/deeper waters. Low pressure means clouds, and fish can move shallower due to reduced brightness.

Whatever. Fish seem to move in ways I can't predict. I can fish where they "ought to be" and get skunked, yet occasionally stumble upon fish that are where I'd least suspect them.



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Re: [Papasan] fishing after storms In reply to
Before after heck some of my most epic days have been pelting rain and snowing sideways. The type of days when you ask yourself "what am I thinking" I agree fish when you can let them decide.
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I went last night and fished during the storm on Willard without a nibble. However I was fishing with my father and my son and it was better that staying home and watching American Idol. Wink
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Some will tell you that right before an electrical storm is the best time to catch fish. Just don't stay in the area if lightning is getting close- just not worth it.


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Re: [lavaman] fishing after storms In reply to
Graphite rods make great lightning rods

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Re: [JLTD] fishing after storms In reply to
+1
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Re: [TubeDude] fishing after storms In reply to
HERE HERE TD! Too many times anglers seek that one piece of information to coax them out of bed to hit a lake. I have found that I have never caught a fish sitting on my couch wondering if I should go. The beauty of not following the charts or the 'Hot Spot' is that sometimes you find yourself alone on a lake catching fish when everyone else is doing the the Mamba train somewhere else.

"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive, but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope" - John Buchan