Rain Rain go away, come again some other day.Some of my best trout days have been during rainstorms. Rain washes food into the river, but changes where they hang out to wait for it. Usually in slower currents just off seams or alone banks.
I don't really know if has an effect, unless it becomes to swift or really off color.There have been times when I've experienced good and bad fishing in the rain.
Howard from your lips to God's ears. Thanks for the info. I am hoping to get out maybe Thursday come rain or shine so that will help.Alan...I am going to give it a shot since I have had a lot of "bad" days while the sun has been out. I am going to hit a new spot on the same river I was shown the other day. Thanks.
Just remember fish eat whether the water is off color or high. It's our job to figure out what and where. The only exception is flooding. Even in runoff the fish will find back eddies or move close to the bank.
Thanks again.Are you watching the Bruins vs Lighting game on Versus?Playoff hockey is great!
Hey Ed. If rain is hitting the water on a lake, it gives the fish a sense of security that the predators can't see them, subsequently they tend to feed closer to the surface making it easier to get them to bite flies and such. On the other hand, if you're like me (sugar)and melt when you get wet, fishing in the rain is problematic. Don't puke.Mark
Thanks Mark.Rain....can't live with and can't live without it!
I feel like writing a book for you on the subject! The rain is best when the low front comes in. Although, if it hasn't rained in some time, it pumps more oxygen (even though droplets of rain carry CO2) into the system and makes fish a bit more squirrelly and are more apt to hit those big woolly buggers. To put it simply; When the rain is coming in, fish shallow. When the front is going out, fish deep. If you are fishing a fast turbid river, bigger fish are just more active.
A book would be very nice. :)Thanks for the information. It is going into my log.
What is this hockey thing you speak of?
This is a sample of the game:http://bit.ly/kxKpxh