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2 questions,

1. Do you follow barometric pressure prior to decision to go fishing?

2. Do you have a barometer?

I personally started following barometric pressure to increase my chance of success.  I was thinking of getting a cheap barometer from Cabelas just to help me gauge whether pressure is rising or falling.  I saw one review at BPS that did not recommend the cheap one.  

I was wondering if I should ignore the bait monkey on a cheap barometer.  Thanks.

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1.- Absolutely NOT

2.- Yes I do, my FIL gave me a termomether/barometer.

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I go fishing no matter what the pressure is. It doesnt seem to have much affect as far as my fishing goes. I do have a barometer...It's called the weather channel.  ;D ;D ;D

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I should have stated that I go out every year to a remote location where there is no TV or computers.  I can go fishing, hiking, biking, etc.  I was thinking of getting a barometer so it will help me decide whether I should fish or do something else.  Granted, I will most likely choose fishing but I like knowing what I am up against if i do go.  

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In my experience, I haven't seen convincing evidence that there's a 'dependable' correlation

between barometric pressure and fishing success. On the other hand, I've experienced poor fishing on countless occasions

when the air temperature was significantly colder than the water temperature, irrespective of barometric pressure.

In sharp contrast, we frequently experience good fishing during days when air temperatures are significantly higher

than water temperatures, regardless of barometric pressure. If I were backed against the wall though,

I'd probably choose a steady barometer, over a rising or falling barometer.

Roger

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I should have stated that I go out every year to a remote location where there is no TV or computers. I can go fishing, hiking, biking, etc. I was thinking of getting a barometer so it will help me decide whether I should fish or do something else. Granted, I will most likely choose fishing but I like knowing what I am up against if i do go.

To answer your first question again:

Absolutely NOT

Pay attention to the weather previous to your trip, that one does have more impact in your fishing.

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You're going to miss a lot of good fishing sitting there and watching that barometer and yes I have one.

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The best two days of fishing is the day before you get there and the day after you leave.

     

I believe that barometric pressure, moon phase, atmospheric temperature, wind direction, water temperature all has an effect on bass. However do not let them control when I go fishing, I go when the opportunity arises. I adjust my fishing location, lure selection, and technique accordingly.

To answer your question on should you buy a barometer NO, watch the weather channel prior to going, and learn to deal with Mother Nature

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Well I have a baromoter and I read it regularly but I haven't seen any correlation between BP and fishing success.  The general concensus is that fishing is better under a low pressure system but fishing barometers indicate just the opposite ie:  higher readings are labeled "fishing improves".  It's getting too confusing and I'm about to forget barometric pressure as a fishing indicator.

I fully agree with CATT - forget the factors and just go fish.

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Thanks for all the input.  I came to the conclusion that I just fish whenever I get a chance.  I check the pressure just to know what I am in for but rarely does that deter me from fishing.  Even when I went to my remote camping spot, I fished almost all day and didn't do any other activities.  Actually, I have been dropping other activities to make room for fishing.  Gotta love having that fishing itch.

The main reason I thought about getting the barometer was I got a free $10 gift card in the mail from Cabelas.  I'll just allow the bait monkey to purchase more lures to crowd my tackle box.   ;)

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Here is another vote for ignoring barometric pressure.

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2 questions,

1. Do you follow barometric pressure prior to decision to go fishing?

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I just fish all the time, rain or shine

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