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I have a Bass Tournament tomorrow and it is calling for Fog until 10am, overcast all day, and 60% thunderstorms. I assume that bass usually are feeding in the shallows in the morning (correct me if i am wrong), so would bass be feeding in the shallows longer in the morning if its overcast and the sun is not out? Also, is there a basic/solid fishing technique when its raining in the morning and mid-day? I usually never really change my approach no matter the conditions because I do not know any better and it works fairly decent. But I am ALWAYS wanting to learn!  Thanks!

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They should stay shallow longer, they move to avoid the sun and heat.

with limited data on the terrain I would say Spinnerbait, though color could be a wide variety depending on location, water clarity etc...

Remember no tourney is worth your life

If you can hear thunder, you can be hit by lightning

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The shallow bass should stay active longer , perhaps all day . But if you have a good deep spot , dont forget about it . 

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If there is thunder and lightning it's not worth it. Being out on the water with a 7'+ "lightning stick" is a disaster waiting to happen.

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Yea don't go out in lightning man, but rough weather can bring good fishing. 

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Try to keep your fishing rod pointed at the water if lighting is around. I know that is how I will one day meet my end. I love fishing in the rain, or before, and I think Fiberglass is safer?

But I love a Lizard or Frog or any lure once you find areas with moving water that attracts bait and where water enters the lake etc..It is more location than lure, but soft baits, cranks, topwater can all work. I do well with a lure like a Gunfish when raining since the water has some chop, You can also get away with heavier line many times. Buzz Frogs work well also. I like fishing under trees with lizards here in Florida or Creatures like a brush hog.

5 hours ago, Jon G said:

If there is thunder and lightning it's not worth it. Being out on the water with a 7'+ "lightning stick" is a disaster waiting to happen.

But the Fish are super active....Risk vs. Reward. But always best to be safe, Lighting is no joke when holding a graphite rod in your hands or any rod. Some of my best topwater bites of all time have been when lighting is "Approaching or really close". I put the boat on shore and get under trees, fish from shore, not sure if that is scientific but I feel safer, even though it is probably not. 

Bass go on the prowl when the pressure drops quickly. Stay close to the ramp as storms can come close really fast.

Tournaments will not let you fish if conditions are dangerous. They don't play around, safety is always first since storms can be dangerous for tons of reasons, Fog being very scary as well.

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1 hour ago, primetime said:

Try to keep your fishing rod pointed at the water if lighting is around. I know that is how I will one day meet my end. I love fishing in the rain, or before, and I think Fiberglass is safer?

But I love a Lizard or Frog or any lure once you find areas with moving water that attracts bait and where water enters the lake etc..It is more location than lure, but soft baits, cranks, topwater can all work. I do well with a lure like a Gunfish when raining since the water has some chop, You can also get away with heavier line many times. Buzz Frogs work well also. I like fishing under trees with lizards here in Florida or Creatures like a brush hog.

But the Fish are super active....Risk vs. Reward. But always best to be safe, Lighting is no joke when holding a graphite rod in your hands or any rod. Some of my best topwater bites of all time have been when lighting is "Approaching or really close". I put the boat on shore and get under trees, fish from shore, not sure if that is scientific but I feel safer, even though it is probably not. 

Bass go on the prowl when the pressure drops quickly. Stay close to the ramp as storms can come close really fast.

Tournaments will not let you fish if conditions are dangerous. They don't play around, safety is always first since storms can be dangerous for tons of reasons, Fog being very scary as well.

Sure the fishing can be good but no stupid fish is worth risking serious injury or death for

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You lost me at thunderstorms...

Overcast morning will definitely keep them active in shallow water longer before their daily migration to deeper water and/or thicker cover. But they will still move. 

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Down south the Dog Days of summer brings with it two things; triple digit temperatures & scattered heat thunderstorms.

I keep an eye on the sky & a radio tuned to NOAA!

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I like a black buzzbait in the fog or a drizzling rain. I try hard not to fish in a thunderstorm.

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When I hear thunder I go back to the boat ramp.  End of story.

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I target days with inclement weather because the nice sunny days are full of recreational riff raff.  Its great having the lake to myself in the rain.

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I kind of agree with "gimruis"and "primetime".  I will usually hug the bank when it comes through and keep my rod low.  Having moved out east here from Oregon there is definitly more thunderstorms...actually almost every day at one point.  I just can't stay home....will just have to cross fingers today is not my day.  I'm actually more terrified about the drivers around here on the wrong side of the line most of the time!!!  Or ...druggies or drunks.....just sayin.

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