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  • Do You Like To Fish In The Rain ?

    We are getting a nice slow soaker of a rain for most of Sat afternoon. Reminds me when we fished from my Fathers cruiser. It was called an express cruiser so a hardtop covered half of the rear deck. Several could fish from under that and we never passed up an opportunity to fish in the rain - unless there was lightening. Several of us used steel rods. It seems the fish got turned on with the rain. Anybody else fish in the rain ?

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    Brings back many happy memories growing up on a farm. We worked hard except when it rained too hard to get in the field. That was the kind of day my brothers and I looked forward to. We would grab our rods and head for the Missouri river and we'd stay as long as it rained. I agree with you that the fish seem to bite well in the rain. We each kept a five gallon bucket for our catch and we usually filled them with crappie, catfish, walleyes, bass, and northern pike. Our family always looked forward to the fish feast after good rain.

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    • #3
      It's been many years, but "Yes!"! I love fishing in the rain!
      I think barometric pressure is a key part.
      There was a farm pond about 200 yards behind the house.
      I did a whole lot of "catch & release".
      Why mess up a fun time fishing by having to quit early to clean fish! LOL!

      A time or two, I've had a light rain hit during the crappie bite. I couldn't tell the bite picked up any, but it sure didn't slow it down.
      Last edited by FirstBubba; 08-01-2020, 07:57 PM.

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      • #4
        so long as there's no lightning, I love it.

        Lots of fish go crazy as the pressure changes.

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        • #5
          A light rain yes, not wild about getting caught in a downpour. We actually did get drizzled on tonight.

          We’re a bit out of our element, haven’t even taken the canoe off the truck and are leaving tomorrow. Little more water than what we’re used to.

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          • #6
            I fish in any kind of weather rain, snow, or sunshine. I like overcast days where it’s cloudy out and not pouring out. I’ve had some really good days on light rainy days.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Solitario Lupo View Post
              I fish in any kind of weather rain, snow, or sunshine. I like overcast days where it’s cloudy out and not pouring out. I’ve had some really good days on light rainy days.
              When I fish Erie for Walleye it all depends on the angle the sun hits the water how far the fish go down. Afternoon they go deeper or right on the bottom I think to rest - they are very hard to get to bite when they are down there.
              We hit them big one morning when the sun was very low and we found them in 10' of water feeding. Almost every cast was a nice fish. We got our limit in about an hour.

              Here I am in 40' and the fish are down 20', probably where the thermocline is.
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              • #8
                As long as no lightning I don't care if it rains.

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                • #9
                  Jimbo I dont really go for eyes on Erie but that is impressive almost 80 degrees on top and in that depths wonder how cold it gets in that thermocline.
                  I go to Erie for steelhead sometimes.

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                  • #10
                    I agree with you that the fish seem to bite well in the rain. We each kept a five gallon bucket for our catch and we usually filled them with crappie, catfish, walleyes, bass, and northern pike. Our family always looked forward to the fish feast after good ra Nox Vidmate VLC
                    Last edited by EVAKATY75; 11-26-2020, 04:39 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Overcast skies and a light rain is my favorite fishing weather. I do like my wet-wading summertime stream fishing on hot sunny days, but they're never all that great for fishing, least not until evening time.

                      One time on a Lake Ontario charter trip, there were thunderstorms rolling through. There were ten of us on two boats, Seaweed Charters and the Flying Dutchman out of Mexico Bay. We were right near a couple of sheltered coves, and the captains did a great job zipping us in to take cover when needed, then getting us right back out on the water. Lots of fish that day, four or five over twenty pounds, most of the kings and lakers in the 15-18 pound range.

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                        Originally posted by Solitario Lupo View Post
                        Jimbo I dont really go for eyes on Erie but that is impressive almost 80 degrees on top and in that depths wonder how cold it gets in that thermocline.
                        I go to Erie for steelhead sometimes.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MattM37 View Post
                          Overcast skies and a light rain is my favorite fishing weather. I do like my wet-wading summertime stream fishing on hot sunny days, but they're never all that great for fishing, least not until evening time.

                          One time on a Lake Ontario charter trip, there were thunderstorms rolling through. There were ten of us on two boats, Seaweed Charters and the Flying Dutchman out of Mexico Bay. We were right near a couple of sheltered coves, and the captains did a great job zipping us in to take cover when needed, then getting us right back out on the water. Lots of fish that day, four or five over twenty pounds, most of the kings and lakers in the 15-18 pound range.
                          Saugatuck, MI was my best charter - 3 boats, 9 licenses per boat and we limited out in about half day. 15# to a few 20+ # of kings.

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                          • #14
                            Getting walleye from the rivers. Biggest around the 26in range. I don’t do much perch fishing. They seem to die easy picking them off of that deep waters. Looks like some nice lakers are being caught up in Erie. That got me wanting to go.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Solitario Lupo View Post
                              Getting walleye from the rivers. Biggest around the 26in range. I don’t do much perch fishing. They seem to die easy picking them off of that deep waters. Looks like some nice lakers are being caught up in Erie. That got me wanting to go.
                              we catch perch from 20' to 35' of water. have to find the pack of boats and that holds the feeding perch in one area. BTW, perch have changed their diet in L.Erie. They used to hit on shiners, now they hit on spike water flea - looks like a small dragon fly with little spikes on it's tail. also hit on another water bug both on the surface. biologists are not sure why the change in diet.

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